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Thanks to Tudor Place for not only hosting Christ Church Georgetown for a Garden Party to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the laying of their cornerstone, but for also putting together a great exhibit about the long history of the Peter-Kennon-Peter family with the church. There was also the most beautiful tent, a band, and a sneak peek of my fascinator prior to the royal wedding. #dchistory ~

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#museummadness Day 2 takes us a little bit down the street to the other Dumbarton, @DumbartonOaks. This estate, owned by Robert and Mildred Bliss, was split in half in 1946, with the Blisses giving the house, formal gardens and expansive Byzantine and Pre-Columbian art collection to Harvard University (Cambridge... Boston...St. Patrick's Day 💡🍀) and the informal gardens to the National Park Service.

Not only is the property a museum but also a research center for the University. The first two buildings are for research including the @aianational award winning library by Venturi Scott Brown and Associates. The third building is the Pre-Columbian Pavilion, designed by AIA Gold Medal recipient and Harvard graduate, Philip Johnson. #histpresinc (......) ~

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Finishing up #museummadness Day 1 with more images from @DumbartonHouse. This is probably a good time to disclose that I am one of the newest docents at DH, having gone through training last fall. I just wrote my tour and it focuses, surprise, surprise, on the architecture mainly. If you are ever interested in visiting, hit me up! Tomorrow we'll visit another Georgetown gem. #histpresinc ~

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Kicking off #museummadness at the new evening program at @dumbartonhouse, Dumbarton at Dusk. This new monthly event features food, a band, museum tours and a theme. In between bites, wine, and local band, @polaroppositesband, I had a chance to visit one of the three exhibits on view plus the pop up exhibit for this month's #womenshistorymonth/#cherryblossomseason theme, Blooms and Babes. The exhibit told the story of the women who chained themselves to cherry trees to prevent them from being destroyed to build the Jefferson Memorial. In a compromise, the trees were relocated to the south side of the new memorial site. #histpresinc (..) ~

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On a tour of the Kennedys' Georgetown with @dumbartonhouse. This was Jackie Kennedy's final residence in Washington after John was assassinated. If the house looks huge, it's because it was originally a finishing school for girls. Jackie finally left Washington after living here for a few years because she said she felt like she was "living in a fishbowl" and NYC would give her and her young children more anonymity. In a historical twist, the house is located directly across the street from the house Robert Todd Lincoln lived in exactly 100 years prior after his father was assassinated in 1865. This is also the end of the tour recap. Thanks for following along. #HistPresInc. ~

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On a tour of the Kennedys' Georgetown with @dumbartonhouse. Immediately after John was assassinated, Jackie Kennedy moved her young children into this house, owned by the Harrimans, friends of the Kennedys. She lived with them for about a year before moving down the street. #HistPresInc. ~

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On a tour of the Kennedys' Georgetown with @dumbartonhouse. Holy Trinity Catholic Church was founded by the Jesuits who also founded The College of Georgetown. Devoit Irish-Catholics, it was were John and his family worshipped regularly from the time he came to Washington with his sister as a young Congressman-to-be in 1946 to the time he was assassinated as President in 1963. #churchpicsunday #HistPresInc. ~

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On a tour of the Kennedys' Georgetown with @dumbartonhouse. President Kennedy was present when this plaque was dedicated on the side of a house on the corner N and 33rd Streets NW. The plaque states: "In the cold winter of 1960-61, this house had an important role in history. From it was flashed to the world[,] news of pre-inaugural announcements by President John F. Kennedy." The house happens to be across the street from John and Jackie's family home and where the iconic photo of the young family interacting on the sidewalk was taken. #HistPresInc. ~

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On a tour of the Kennedys' Georgetown with @dumbartonhouse. This is the house where John and Jackie lived the longest. They lived here while John was a US Senator and during his run for the presidency. It's where their two children were born and raised before they moved into the White House. Nothing identifies the house, not even a National Trust marker. #HistPresInc. ~

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On a tour of the Kennedys' Georgetown with @dumbartonhouse. After Jack and Jackie were married in 1953, they spent the first five months of their marriage living here while looking for a permanent residence. #HistPresInc. ~

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On a tour of the Kennedys' Georgetown with @dumbartonhouse. John lived in this house while running for US Senate. While living here, he would frequent Martin's Tavern particularly on Sundays, to read the newspaper after mass. This was also his final bachelor pad for he was also living here when he proposed to Jacqueline Bouvier. #HistPresInc. ~

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On a tour of the Kennedys' Georgetown with @dumbartonhouse. Senator John Kennedy lived around the corner from this iconic Georgetown establishment, Martin's Tavern. The tavern has been frequented by Presidents since Harry Truman and most recently, George W. Bush. In 1954, five Supreme Court justices were overheard deliberating the landmark Brown v. Board of Education here. It is also supposedly where John proposed to Jackie, though the Parker House Hotel (@omniparkerhouse) in Boston begs to differ. #HistPresInc. ~

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On a tour of the Kennedys' Georgetown with @dumbartonhouse. Before there was a Jack and Jackie Kennedy in Georgetown, there was Jack and Jean, John's youngest sister. They lived together in these two houses on opposite sides of Wisconsin Avenue NW when John moved to Washington from Boston in 1946 to become a US Congressman from Massachusetts. #HistPresInc. ~

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A tour of the Kennedys' Georgetown with @dumbartonhouse. This is Kew Gardens Apartments, a play on the name of the site in England and its Q St. location. In this building, Joe. Sr. had his Washington apartment for use as a city resident for his friends in the movie business. #HistPresInc. ~

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