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Canal Renewal: Lock 3 Gates Installed

In the coming year, the NPS will refill the Georgetown section of the C&O Canal with water. In 2020, a replica canal boat, for rides and educational purposes, is expected.

More Arlington Bridge Closures

The 86-year-old bridge, closed daily from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. since Wednesday, Oct. 3, will close at 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, and remain closed all weekend, reopening at 5 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 8.

Autumn Welcomed at Tudor Place

The third annual “Brews, Booze & Bites” party offered a taste of the spirits and flavors popular during the 18th century, when the Tudor Place mansion and gardens were constructed.

The Future of the Arts and Industries Building? The Future Itself

Though “A.I.B.” is the second-oldest Smithsonian building on the Mall — it opened as the National Museum in 1881 — it has a history of displaying technological wonders, starting with marvels of engineering from the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia.

Georgetowner Was First Miss America

Margaret Gorman was crowned “Miss America” in 1921. She also snagged a less politically correct title, “The Most Beautiful Bathing Girl,” for her turn at the “Bather’s Revue.”

Artifacts Hint at Halcyon House’s Past

On Aug. 21, at the Georgetown Public Library, Jennifer Porter-Lupu, a doctoral student in anthropology at Northwestern University, presented a portion of what she had uncovered.

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.

Independence Day in the Nation’s Capital (photos)

After the 3rd U.S. Infantry Fife and Drum Corps performed, Abigail and John Adams, Ben Franklin, John Hancock, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington read the Declaration of Independence aloud.

Garden Tour Offered Verdant Variety

Two of the gardens on the May 12 tour hadn’t been shown since the tour was first organized in 1928 by Edmonia Whitehead as a community fundraiser for one of the first integrated schools in Washington, D.C.