Park Service Approves C&O Canal Plan

February 27, 2020

Among the plan’s design concepts are improved canal and towpath access and accessibility, increased interpretive and educational opportunities and more welcoming and usable open spaces.

Canal Renovation Is Moving Along

November 4, 2019

A town meeting and workshop to view two alternative designs and to collect and consider public input on the Georgetown Canal Plan will be held on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.

Bowser, D.C. Officials Make Compelling Statehood Pitch to Congress

September 23, 2019

Proposed by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), the legislation would shrink the District — the official seat of the federal government — to two square miles.

Ribbon Cut at Restored C&O Locks

September 12, 2019

There were several dozen attendees at a Sept. 12 ribbon cutting for two newly restored locks, numbers 3 and 4, on the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal in Georgetown.

New Executive Director at Georgetown Heritage

August 21, 2019

For the past seven years, Jeffrey L. Nichols was president and CEO of Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, outside of Lynchburg, Virginia.

To the Manor Reborn: A Fairy-Tale Chateau Awaits Its Next Happily-Ever-After


Home to the great and the good — or, at least, the bold-faced — Massachusetts Avenue Heights is a secluded enclave known for its winding roads, pastoral setting and grand […]

Montrose Park’s Memorial Sphere Vandalized

August 12, 2019

The sphere was installed in 1956 by the Georgetown Garden Club as a memorial to Sarah Louisa Rittenhouse, who lobbied Congress from 1904 to 1911 to buy the Montrose estate for a public park.

Real Estate: Wright Pushed the Envelope

August 7, 2019

Few architects have had so transformative an effect on how we live and think about home design as Frank Lloyd Wright. The things we take for granted today — open […]

1969: Personal Recollections

June 19, 2019

Several area residents share their memories of two of 1969’s most historic events: the moon landing and the Woodstock festival.

Taste of Roaring Twenties at Dumbarton House

June 10, 2019

Transformed into Jay Gatsby’s mansion, Georgetown’s historic Dumbarton House will host an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel “The Great Gatsby,” presented by Picnic Theatre Company.