July 29 UPDATE
Hello, please note that we have decided to reschedule tonight’s Jacqueline Kennedy tour until Monday, August 6.
Reason being is that the current weather forecast calls for a greater than 50% chance of rain tonight (actually 60%) and for the rain to be thunderstorms. As our tour is 100% outdoors in a residential area there are not many opportunities to stay dry. Rain also makes traffic worse which may cause some people delays getting to the meeting point. Therefore, we will simply reschedule for the same time and place but next Monday, August 6.
If that date is not convenient for you simply change your RSVP from yes to no for a full refund.
FYI the same program is also being offered on Thursday, August 16 and Wednesday, September 12. Full details via the link below:
Apologies for the change of plans and please contact me if we can be of any assistance. Thanks!
July 28, is dynamic First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s 89th birthday (1929). Join us for a guided walking tour through Georgetown to see several of the most interesting places connected to Jackie - before, during and after her White House years.
Did you know that while residing in Washington, DC Jacqueline:
- Graduated from George Washington University, class of 1951, and later took additional courses at Georgetown University.
- Worked as a newspaper reporter for the Washington Times-Herald.
- Met her future husband Jack at a Georgetown dinner party.
- Became engaged to Jack at a Georgetown tavern.
- Resided in Georgetown both before and after the White House years.
- Gave birth to her son, John Jr. at Georgetown University Hospital.
- Served as, and transformed the role of First Lady of the United States.
- Became a fashion icon and style-setter.
- Remodeled the White House, founded the White House Historical Association, hosted an Emmy-winning television program and helped save Lafayette Square from demolition.
- Supported the development the Kennedy Center.
- Etc., etc.
Many of these events took place right in Georgetown. Come see where they actually occurred on this guided walking tour led by Robert Kelleman, the founder of Washington, DC History & Culture.
Please note, our tour has two separate meeting points and times.
Unofficial Start: 5:00 pm at the Foggy Bottom Metro Station - street level exit
Official Start: 5:30 pm at Le Pain Quotidien - 2815 M St NW
The unofficial start time is simply meeting your host Robert and several others at the Foggy Bottom Metro station and walking together as a group to Georgetown for the official start of our tour.
Registration: As this is a limited space event (and to reduce “no shows”) there is a $6.90 per person registration fee to participate in this tour, with proceeds supporting our Washington, DC History & Culture non-profit community programs. Full refund if the event is cancelled or if you change your RSVP to “no” at least 72 hours beforehand.
Weather: This event will take place light rain (sprinkles) or shine. If it’s on our calendar, then we’re proceeding as scheduled.
Meeting Point: Unofficial Start = 5:00 pm at the Foggy Bottom Metro Station - street level exit or Official Start = 5:30 pm at Le Pain Quotidien - 2815 M St NW
Ending Point: Our official ending point will be in Georgetown; however, afterward you are welcome to join us in walking back to the Foggy Bottom Metro station.
Additional Questions: Anything that can’t be answered by the above event description, Google, or common sense please let us know.
This program is sponsored by the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture.
“Bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC.”
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We look forward to seeing you - thanks!
When: Mon Aug. 6
5:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Address: 2815 M Street Northwest
Washington DC,US 20007
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