Programs at Dumbarton

September 2022

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Flower Power Hour
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this program has been postponed to the Spring of 2023. Please check back early next year for more details. Thank you. Do you love flowers and have a passion for history? If so, we hope you’ll join us for an evening of floral expertise and artistry. Together we’ll harvest foliage fr , ...
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Dumbarton at Dusk: Madison Squeeze
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
See Dumbarton House in a whole new light by joining us for a party the likes of which Washington hasn’t seen in 200 years! During her husband’s presidency, Dolley Madison was famous for her weekly “squeezes”- a party that combined the political hob-knobbing of presidential levees with the social niceties of the fi , ...
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Smithsonian Museum Day
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. As a participating museum, we are offering FREE entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket! Register for your ticket at https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/search/?q= Please bring a printed copy of your ticket to D , ...
Herring Hill and Georgetown’s African American Community
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Uncover the rich history of Georgetown’s African-American communities, starting in Herring Hill, which was an 18th century community to both enslaved and freed blacks. See the churches and schools established by African-American Georgetowners during the 19th century and enjoy a stop at the Dumbarton House to hea , ...
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Community Conversation: Preserving the stories and sacred places of Black Georgetown
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
DC has always had a strong Black community. But, did you know that Georgetown was the first Black neighborhood?  The Mt. Zion United Methodist Church has been a cornerstone of this community since it was founded in 1816 by free and enslaved African Americans in response to discrimination at other churches. It ha , ...
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