Programs at Dumbarton

April 2021

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Women in Preservation Symposium
9:00 am - 12:00 am

The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA) and the Smithsonian Institution present a three-day celebration of women and their pivotal role in American preservation!

Join us for three days of dynamic discussions with more than 30 scholars, museum professionals, and powerful, eve

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Women in Preservation Symposium
All Day

The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA) and the Smithsonian Institution present a three-day celebration of women and their pivotal role in American preservation!

Join us for three days of dynamic discussions with more than 30 scholars, museum professionals, and powerful, eve

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Women in Preservation Symposium
12:00 am - 1:00 pm

The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA) and the Smithsonian Institution present a three-day celebration of women and their pivotal role in American preservation!

Join us for three days of dynamic discussions with more than 30 scholars, museum professionals, and powerful, eve

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Intern Professional Development
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Calling all museum interns and young museum professionals! Interested in learning more about different types of museums and museum departments? Join us for any or all of our 6 online sessions from February through April to explore museums from around the country, speak with museum professionals, and network!

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Power in Preservation Virtual Exhibit Opening
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Catherine Nuzum, curator, and Samantha Hatton, collections manager, for a sneak peek at their new exhibition, Power in Preservation. The exhibition is a celebration of women’s contributions to the field of historic preservation and features 10 extraordinary preservationists. Catherine and Samanth

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Black Georgetown Community History Project: Oral History
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Explore Georgetown’s Black history and learn how to preserve family memories with oral history.

DC based oral historian, Anna Kaplan, and Georgetowner, Vernon Ricks will share best practices for collecting oral histories while exploring Vernon’s memories of the neighborhood.

This free, virtual community pro

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Inspired Painter Girl Scout Workshop
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Virtual Girl Scout programs at Dumbarton House are fun and interactive!

Join Dumbarton House for a 1.5 hour virtual Girl Scout program for only $10 per Girl Scout! Girl Scouts will get to know fellow Girl Scouts from around the country as they attend a fun, interactive tour of Dumbarton House interspersed with act

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Teddy Bear and Doll Tea
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join Dumbarton House for an outdoor tea for the whole family! Bring a picnic blanket and your favorite doll or teddy bear to enjoy individually packaged, tea boxes. After tea, we will take a tour of the grounds and learn about the gardens before playing some socially-distanced games.

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Centering Indigenous Voices in Historic House Museums Virtual Panel
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

For thousands of years before the foundation of Dumbarton House, Indigenous nations stewarded the land and developed intricate cultures that continue to thrive today, with 574 recognized Tribes in the United States alone. Dumbarton House was built on unceded Piscataway and Nacotchtank land and seeks to hono

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Intern Professional Development
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Calling all museum interns and young museum professionals! Interested in learning more about different types of museums and museum departments? Join us for any or all of our 6 online sessions from February through April to explore museums from around the country, speak with museum professionals, and network!

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Architecture Tour of Dumbarton House
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

April is National Architecture Month! Celebrate by learning about how Dumbarton House and its surrounding landscape have changed over the past two-hundred years, since it was built in 1799. Explore the site and imagine what it might have looked like with 8.5 acres of open land, multiple outbuildings, and a view do

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Drawing Dumbarton Girl Scout Workshop
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Virtual Girl Scout programs at Dumbarton House are fun and interactive!

Join Dumbarton House for a 1.5 hour virtual Girl Scout program for only $10 per Girl Scout! Girl Scouts will get to know fellow Girl Scouts from around the country as they attend a fun, interactive tour of Dumbarton House interspersed with act

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Reel Georgetown: Movies and Movie Theaters Virtual Walking Tour
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Warm up for the Oscars by joining Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides & former SAG-AFTRA actor, for a tour of Georgetown when the neighborhood was teeming with movie screens & settings for movie shots. Reminisce of Georgetown’s role in popular cinema productions from “

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