Lincoln in the Bardo

Andrea Seiger is walking us through the very space and setting of the story of Lincoln visiting his son Willie’s grave in the bestselling book, Lincoln in the Bardo. Lincoln’s clandestine visits occurred in the dark of night. Andrea is author of “111 Places You Must Not Miss in Washington DC” and the event is sponsored by Politics and Prose. Check out P&P website for an overwhelmingly interesting list of trips and events!

Washington DC Historical Society – DC History Conference

Mark your calendars for next year! Not to be missed. Mapping Georgetown met the most interesting, personable, informative, fun and pretty people at the DC History Conference! So many stories!

Favorite Things Georgetown

I engaged the help of graphic art student Abby Coe to tell the story about one of my favorite things in Georgetown, the cultural arts breakfasts put together by the Georgetowner, our much loved bi-weekly local newspaper.

There’s nothing like the early morning walk through Georgetown to socialize with friends and neighbors while meeting new people and discovering new treasures.

Adele Tells All…Oh Those Dodson Girls!

Thank goodness for Adele Dodson! She has gathered the and friends who have crafted a picture of growing up in Georgetown in the 50’s!

We can’t thank you and yours enough for the time and energy that went into these extraordinary accounts!

Margaret talks about the Phillips School.

“The Phillips school was built in 1890 to serve east Georgetown’s large African-American population. It was named after the abolitionist Wendell Phillips. ” Read all about it here in the Georgetown Metropolitan. Thank you to Topher Mathews for this trip through time!

So much fun for soo many years….Rose Park Playground!

Jo Anne attended Jackson School…

“Sometimes it seems that there are few children living in Georgetown. While GM has tried to rebut that perception with statistics, it is undeniable that before the late 20th century, there were many more children in Georgetown. What is more proof of that than the presence in Georgetown of no fewer than nine historic school buildings?” Topher Mathews did such a nice job digging into the history of Georgetown Schools.

I love how Jo Anne mentions that ‘tennis is her life’.

Thank you Georgetown BID – gaining some traction!

Georgetown BIDNESS

Are you familiar with the Georgetown Business Improvement District Organization and their Georgetown business news newsletter? You can subscribe using the link. They do an engaging job of presenting the news as demonstrated in this very original post for Mapping Georgetown! Be sure to check out their website and don’t miss their blog.