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10:00 am: Dive Into Dumbarton
August 9, 2018 –
Dive into Dumbarton and grow your little ones love of history! This 10-week summer program is 45-minute and is geared towards children ages 3-5 and their parent/caregiver. Each week, take a mini-tour of our historic property, then interact with fun activities, crafts, and games.
June 7 – August 9, 2018, Thursdays, 10am
*Parents/caregivers must remain with child/children throughout the program
|August 10, 2018
12:30 pm: Photographs of the Construction of Anderson House
August 10, 2018 –
Deputy Director and Curator Emily Schulz Parsons presents photographs of the construction of Anderson House. When the construction of Anderson House was completed in 1905, the mansion was celebrated for its elegant design and expert craftsmanship. Anderson House was one of the largest and most lavish private homes built during the first decade of the twentieth century in Dupont Circle—the most fashionable neighborhood in Washington, D.C., at the time. The mansion was also a technological achievement, with a steel frame and modern conveniences on the interior including a central heat system and electricity. With forty-five thousand square feet over five floors, it took three years to build the mansion, along with its walled garden and three-story carriage house and stable. Boston-based architects Arthur Little and Herbert Browne designed this urban estate and relied upon the firm Connery & Wentworth to oversee construction. Dozens of photographs survive in the library collections documenting the construction of Anderson House, revealing the materials and techniques used to build the structures, faces of the workmen who raised the buildings, and some of the surrounding neighborhood as it appeared in the early twentieth century. Most of the photographs were taken by Henry F. Withey, a draftsman with Little and Browne who represented the architects on site and sent weekly progress photographs back to Boston.
The talk will last approximately thirty minutes with time afterwards for up-close viewing of the photographs.
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10:00 am: Sunday Serenity Yoga
August 12, 2018 –
Local yoga instructors Alia Peera and Amy Mitchell host our 4th annual summer yoga series in at Dumbarton House. Our grounds provides a serene, outdoor space for this 60 minute all-levels vinyasa flow class that should be fun and challenging for both experienced yogis and yoga skeptics alike! Attendees should bring their own mat and must complete a waiver to participate.
A $5 cash donation per person is suggested for the class. Please give donations directly to the instructor. Reservations are not required but are encouraged. Donations to Dumbarton House for providing space are welcomed, donate online or in the museum after the class.
Class will be canceled if rain is forecast at or after 8:00 am the morning of class. Rain cancellations can be confirmed on the instructors and Dumbarton House’s Twitter @Path2Be @ProYogaUSA @DumbartonHouse
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