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Recollecting and Retelling Black Georgetown

City Tavern 3206 M Street Northwest, Washington

City Tavern Preservation Foundation invites you to join us for a celebration of the 25th anniversary of Breena Clarke’s beloved novel River, Cross My Heart, an Oprah book club selection. Her debut novel depicts the life of an African American family and the Georgetown community in the early 20th century. Breena Clarke in conversation with […]

Julie Farnam: Domestic Darkness

City Tavern 3206 M Street Northwest, Washington

After being named Assistant Director of Intelligence for the Capitol Police just days before the 2020 election, Julie Farnam warned its leadership of the upcoming insurrection, sharing that “Congress itself is the target on the 6th.” Farnam says her warnings were ignored. With the author's first-hand accounts, Domestic Darkness takes us inside the explosive events […]

The Syphaxes of VA and DC: Enslavement and Freedom and their connection to the Washington, Custis, and Lee families.

City Tavern 3206 M Street Northwest, Washington

Stephen Hammond is a 7th generation member of the Syphax family of Washington, DC. He has documented his ancestors' connections to several historically significant sites, including Mount Vernon, Arlington House, Abingdon, Decatur House, and Freedmen's Village. Mr. Hammond, a geologist, has retired from a productive 40-year career with the United States Geological Survey where he […]

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