Welcome to Georgetown, George!

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Welcome to Georgetown, George!

Thursday Evening Author Talks in May

This May marks the 200th anniversary of the arrival 17-year-old George Peabody's in Georgetown with his older uncle and their establishment of a dry goods store on Bridge Street, today's M Street. Over the decades, Mr. Peabody became a multi-millionaire and in 1867 donated $15,000 to establish a library in Georgetown. 

We will celebrate the anniversary and the return of his fully restored portrait -- damaged in the 2007 Georgetown Library fire -- with an author talk every Thursday in May, 6:30 p.m., Georgetown Library. The authors scheduled are:

Lost Washington, D.C.May 3
Garrett Peck, The Potomac River: A History and Guide

May 10
John DeFerrari, Lost Washington, D.C.

May 17
Michael Lee Pope, Hidden History of Alexandria, D.C.

May 24
James H. Johnston, From Slave Ship to Harvard: Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family

May 31
David Mould, Remembering Georgetown: A History of the Lost Port City

All author talks will be held in the Peabody Room on the 3rd floor of the Georgetown Library.  For more information, please contact the Peabody Room, named for George Peabody, at 202-727-0233.