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August 2020

Girl Scout Badge Workshop: Drawing Dumbarton

August 5 @ 10:00 am-11:30 am
online

Using 200 year-old objects from the museum,scouts will explore various methods and techniques of drawing including still life, shading, perspective, and even cartoons. During this program specific to art, Juniors will expand their art vocabulary and create a portfolio of their artwork. Drawing Badge Steps: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 Level: Junior Cost: $10/scout Registration: To register for a Girl Scout program, first submit an online registration form. After receiving your registration, a member of our staff will contact you…

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Book Discussion: Bind Us Apart

August 8 @ 4:00 pm-5:30 pm

Join Dumbarton House staff and George Washington University history professor Dr. David Silverman for a discussion of Bind Us Apart: How Enlightened Americans Invented Racial Segregation by Nicholas Guyatt. Guyatt's book explores how the founding father's understood racial difference and how their beliefs shape the America we still live in today. This program will be held virtually and is limited to 24 attendees to encourage discussion. The book is available online from Amazon. If you would like to buy a…

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Sunday Serenity Yoga

August 9 @ 10:00 am-11:00 am
Zoom

Yoga instructors Alia Peera and Audrey Roxas are back to host our 6th annual summer yoga series with Dumbarton House - this year, brought directly to your home thanks to Zoom! Enjoy a serene 60 minute all-levels vinyasa flow class that should be fun and challenging for both experienced yogis and yoga skeptics alike! Attendees must complete a waiver to participate. A $5 donation per person is suggested for the class. Donations will go directly to the instructor. Reservations are required to…

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Pick Your Poison: Curator Talk and Cocktails

August 14 @ 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

Join guest curator Kelly Bresnowitz and a local bartender for an evening of virtual, historic fun! First, Kelly will talk about our current exhibition, Pick Your Poison, which explores drinking in the Federal period. After Kelly's remarks and a Q&A about how our forebears imbibed, a local bartender will reimagine a classic colonial cocktail.  This program will take place virtually. Space is limited! Get your tickets now! tl_widget.update_widget("https://dumbartonhouse.ticketleap.com/widget/v2/", "a6ef53bd-257d-4f2e-8cf8-3b7140dcbd74", "events=curator-talk-and-cocktails&accent_color=#005e9a");

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Sunday Serenity Yoga

August 16 @ 10:00 am-11:00 am
Zoom

Yoga instructors Alia Peera and Audrey Roxas are back to host our 6th annual summer yoga series with Dumbarton House - this year, brought directly to your home thanks to Zoom! Enjoy a serene 60 minute all-levels vinyasa flow class that should be fun and challenging for both experienced yogis and yoga skeptics alike! Attendees must complete a waiver to participate. A $5 donation per person is suggested for the class. Donations will go directly to the instructor. Reservations are required to…

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Tea Party in the Pandemic

August 16 @ 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Join Dumbarton House staff for a virtual tea party! During this two hour program, we will bake a federal period tea time snack, make tea sanwiches and learn about proper table settings and etiquette. Once all is prepared, we will sit down and eat our delicious sandwiches and tea snacks together. An ingredient and materials list will be sent out in advance. Although the pandemic prevents our usual, decadent teas at the museum, we are excited to bring tea time…

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Suffrage Celebration at Dumbarton House

August 18 @ 7:00 pm-8:00 pm

"The Awakening" by Henry Mayer, 1915. Courtesy of the Library of Congress. Join Dumbarton House to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment! In support of the Forward Into Light campaign from the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission (WSCC), this program will provide a virtual space for reflection, conversation, and creative expression. Utilizing the suffrage colors of purple, gold, and white, create a piece of artwork using whatever materials you'd like! While you create your suffrage inspired…

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Girl Scout Badge Workshop: Playing the Past

August 19 @ 10:00 am-11:30 am
online

Learn about life during the Federal Period. Juniors will tour the historic house to "research" their role, then it's time to pretend you're a person living in the new capital city. Create some crafts, play games, and celebrate with a tea party of your own! Playing the Past Badge Steps: 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 Level: Junior Cost: $10/scout Registration: To register for a Girl Scout program, first submit an online registration form. After receiving your registration, a member of…

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Sunday Serenity Yoga

August 23 @ 10:00 am-11:00 am
Zoom

Yoga instructors Alia Peera and Audrey Roxas are back to host our 6th annual summer yoga series with Dumbarton House - this year, brought directly to your home thanks to Zoom! Enjoy a serene 60 minute all-levels vinyasa flow class that should be fun and challenging for both experienced yogis and yoga skeptics alike! Attendees must complete a waiver to participate. A $5 donation per person is suggested for the class. Donations will go directly to the instructor. Reservations are required to…

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Growing Gardeners

August 29 @ 10:00 am-2:30 pm
2715 Q St NW, 2715 Q Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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By learning about seasonality, the labor of planting seeds, and how gardens were depicted in the Federal period, Girl Scouts and children from the general public will appreciate where their food comes from and recognize the importance of gardens in the past and the present. Registration includes a tour of the house, a garden activity booklet, and a real planting to take home! Register for a time slot and if your child is a Girl Scout, she will complete all…

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