Last Chance: Thursday’s Cultural Leadership Breakfast

Rachel Goslins, director of the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, will speak at Georgetown Media Group's Sept. 13 Cultural Leadership Breakfast at the George Town Club. RSVP to richard@georgetowner.com.

Ears Perk Up at Plans for C&O Canal

Georgetown Heritage will be contracting for a new canal boat, using part of a $3-million grant from the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development, matched with private funds.

Christ Church Marks 200 Years

Hundreds of parishioners gathered at the Georgetown landmark for a special service commemorating the laying of the church cornerstone on May 12, 1818.

Georgetowners Remember Barbara Bush

The former first lady, who died April 17 at age 92, will be laid to rest in her adopted city of Houston. Georgetowner Boyden Gray, who started working for the Bush family in 1980, will be among the mourners present at the funeral.

Air and Space Curator Shares Revamp Plans

Chief Curator Peter L. Jakab, who spoke at this month's Cultural Leadership Breakfast, started out at the National Air and Space Museum seven years after the museum opened, during the nation’s bicentennial.

Statue of Former Mayor Marion Barry Unveiled (photos)

One of three African Americans with a full-body statue erected and standing in Washington, D.C., Barry is the first local elected official to be honored with a statue.

Bridge Street Books to Become Nonprofit

After its gregarious and affable owner Philip Levy died unexpectedly last October, many in Georgetown were concerned that the store they love might close.

‘City of Hope’ at National Museum of African American History

An exhibition that opened last month commemorates the 50th anniversary of what tragically became Martin Luther King Jr.’s final crusade, which brought Resurrection City to the National Mall.

Ideas Unlocked at Public Meeting on Canal Plans

On Nov. 2, following the formal presentation by Superintendent Kevin Brandt, attendees shifted between four planning stations to ask detailed questions and prepare comments about four aspects of the refurbishment plan. 

Textile Museum’s Wetenhall Speaks at George Town Club

The George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum — designed by Hartman-Cox to incorporate historic Woodhull House, most recently a security office — opened at G and 21st Streets in March of 2015.