Programs at Dumbarton

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Georgetown Walking Tour: Frosting and Foliage
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides on a journey through Georgetown! You’ll explore the best foliage and sweet treats the neighborhood has to offer. Enjoy a cupcake from Baked and Wired and macarons from Olivia Macaron along with a generous dose of local history!

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Historic Healing Herbs Demonstration
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join Dumbarton House and local soap maker, Amanda Frayer, for a demonstration and discussion of the healing properties of herbs! During this demonstration, Amanda will make a balm with herbs harvested from Dumbarton House’s 19th century herb garden and we will discuss how herbal remedies were used in the past

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Drawing Dumbarton Girl Scout Badge Workshop
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Using 200 year-old objects from the museum, Junior Girl 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 to take home. Th

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Chamber Music Concert
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Please join us on select Saturday afternoons for live classical music concerts performed by the Friday Morning Music Club, a community of music lovers and musicians that has promoted classical music in the Washington area for over 130 years. Each concert is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome. See the

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Homeschool History Days
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Introduce students to our nation’s past!  Through hands-on programming at Dumbarton House, homeschool students ages 5-12 are invited to “travel back in time” 220 years and explore the early history of Washington D.C. Each program includes an interactive tour of the museum, snack, and an activity. Se
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At Ease with Etiquette Girl Scout Workshop
11:00 am - 1:30 pm

 In this workshop, Girl Scouts will learn the essentials of etiquette and how it has evolved overtime. From table manners to polite conversation, Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts will get to practice the basics. After, they’ll be able to put what they’ve learned to the test during an afternoon tea party!&nb

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Movie Night
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Celebrate Halloween Regency style with this scary spin on a Jane Austen classic! Bring a picnic dinner and your best Halloween costume to take in this spooky movie on the lawn of Dumbarton House!

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  • Movie is rated PG-13 for zombie violence
  • No outside alcohol or glass
  • Picnics welcome
  • Dress warm
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GTWT: Virtual Spirits of Georgetown
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join DC tour guide, Dwane Starlin for a virtual afternoon out on the spooky streets of Georgetown! Learn about local hauntings and happenings that will ensure you sleep with the light on during this fun and engaging webinar presentation.

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