Welcome to Georgetown, George!
Published on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 9:15pm
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:
Garrett Peck, The Potomac River: A History and Guide
John DeFerrari, Lost Washington, D.C.
Michael Lee Pope, Hidden History of Alexandria, D.C.
James H. Johnston, From Slave Ship to Harvard: Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family
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.