Dumbarton House

Historic house museum in D.C. & HQ of the NSCDA.

Dumbarton at Dusk is cancelled tonight. Enjoy the snow! ❄️
It’s our first snow of the season at Dumbarton House! ❄️ ⛄️
Join us this Thursday for the last Dumbarton at Dusk of 2018 and learn about family portraits! There will be music, free food, and a cash bar along with portrait activities including a photo booth, coloring sheets, a museum portrait scavenger hunt. An oral history expert will be ready to talk about family history and genealogy! Ticket link in the bio ☝🏼 . . . . Pictured here is a portrait miniature of Rebecca Wistar Morris Nourse.
Last week our brick wall Q Street was power washed- what a difference!
One week until the @picnictheater company's fall performance of the Maltese Falcon. Get your tickets now before they sell out!
Today we welcome the National Board of the @nscda to Dumbarton House to kick of Biennial! A big welcome to all Dames headed to DC this weekend. Safe travels, we look forward to welcoming you home to your national headquarters.
Early this week we showed you the handwritten indenture/mortgage document from the purchase of Dumbarton House by Joseph Nourse on April 22, 1805. This is the reverse side of the document where you can see that the mortgage was officially paid in full on May 21, 1808 as well as how it was folded. #AmericanArchivesMonth
Will you be the winner of this year's pumpkin carving contest? Join us and @geppettocatering tonight at Dumbarton at Dusk from 5:30-8:00pm. Enjoying free food, candy and pumpkin carving! A suggested $10 donation goes to benefit the @americanredcross
To kick off American Archives Month, we're highlighting the handwritten indenture/mortgage document dated April 22, 1805 between Joseph Nourse and the United States Treasury for four and one forth acres of land and "with all and singular the buildings, improvements and appurtenances" (AKA Dumbarton House) for the sum of $7,472.93. You can see Nourse's signature and where wax seals would have been located.
We’re celebrating American Archives month throughout October. We care for both archives related to the history of the house and the @nscda. We’ll dig into some of these boxes throughout the month and highlight some of our favorites!
Historic Georgetown has long been home to various published writers. Discover the residences of well known authors such as John Kennedy, Sinclair Lewis, Katherine Graham, Ben Bradlee, Sally Quinn, Katherine Anne Porter, Herman Wouk and many others. Ticket link in the bio $20/$18.
Join us Tuesday evening as we kick off the 2018-2019 season of Tuesday chamber music concerts presented by the Friday Morning Music Club! This special evening concert will take place from 7:30pm-9:00pm and feature works by Bach, Scarlatti, Mozart and more.
It's hard to believe this Sunday is our LAST yoga session of the summer. Yoga will be held in the North Garden (behind the museum) from 10am-11am with @path2be -- don't miss out!
Join First Lady Dolley Madison today at Dumbarton House from 10am-1pm to hear her story of fleeing the British during the Burning of Washington. Play lawn games, make your own ice cream, and tour the museum from 10am-3pm. FREE!
Do you have a passion for early American history, the decorative arts, architecture, or museums in general? Dumbarton House is recruiting dedicated museum volunteers! Training starts in September! Learn more and apply online at dumbartonhouse.org/volunteer-information
Congratulations to our final winner of the summer @lizcaruth ! Thank you to all who attended our 7th Annual Jane Austen Film Fest!
It’s our last night of the 2018 Jane Austen Film Festival which means it’s your last chance to win a prize from our gift shop! To enter our photo contest: •post a picture of the film festival on Instagram •tag @dumbartonhouse AND use the hashtag #AustenatDH •photos must be posted by 9pm on the day of the festival •a winner will be contacted via Instagram before the film ends and can pick up their prize that night.
Thanks to @lockerpoldingindex for capturing the film festival in this unique drawing! . . . @lockerpoldingindex Over four weeks in July and August, four Jane Austen movies are screened on the lawn at Dumbarton House in Georgetown
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