Fascinating material, thoroughly researched, and beautifully presented -
it was a tour de force. Thanks for a
wonderful, thought-provoking evening.
--- audience member, Georgetown in the Civil War
Tudor Place offers in-depth talks by museum staff related to the site's history, collections, and gardens, as well as Georgetown and the Civil War in Washington.
Groups can schedule a lecture with accompanying PowerPoint show at their site or at Tudor Place. To schedule a lecture, contact the Education Department at 202-965-0400 x110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Georgetown: The History of a Neighborhood
Discover 200 years of Georgetown's history as a harbor in the 18th and 19th centuries and as a vibrant neighborhood and commercial community in the 20th century.
Tudor Place: History, Collections & Landscape
This special lecture highlights the house’s history, collection, and landscape. A model of Federal-period architecture in the nationís capital and a center of
early Washington society, Tudor Place was home from 1805 to 1983 to six generations of Martha Washington's descendants. Their stories and those of
the servants and enslaved workers who served them animate the site, with collections including more than 15,000 decorative arts items, archival, historic,
and archaeological artifacts, and a Washington Collection larger than any
outside Mount Vernon.
Civil War Washington
The nation's capital, sitting at the crossroads of the country in the 19th century, was shaped by the Civil War. While battles were fought in counties and states beyond the city, within its boundaries the struggle to define the core principles of the American Republic was fought. Explore how this city, struggling with the effects of war, managed and grew.
The Historic Landscape of Tudor Place:
200 Years of Change and Continuity
From the Federal era on, Tudor Place's four sequential owners cherished their landscape. Over two centuries, they transformed it from a small rural farm to a beautiful urban garden graced by a sweeping South Lawn, fountains, old growth trees, and boxwood. The current garden, based on that left by the last owner and meticulously documented in 1969, adapts to a modern climate while remaining faithful to its historic origins. This lecture traces the impact of successive Peter family members on the landscape that surrounded them, offering an in-depth understanding of the estate's beautiful gardens.
Scheduling a lecture requires one month's advance notice at a mutually agreeable date. Lecture venues should have an electrical power source and a screen for PowerPoint projection.
Lecture Fee: $250 per lecture; advance deposit of $100 required.
Cancellation Policy: To cancel or reschedule a lecture, notify the Education Department at least one week prior to your scheduled program. Your deposit, minus a $10 non-refundable administrative fee, will be refunded, or the lecture will be re-scheduled. Failure to provide timely notice of cancellation will result in forfeiture of the deposit.
For more information or to schedule a lecture please contact the Education Department, at 202.965.0400 x110 or email@example.com.