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Georgetown Library: Halcyon House lecture

Submitted by Jerry A. McCoy,

On Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at noon, the Peabody Room presents "Unearthing Secret Histories at Georgetown’s Historic Halcyon House," a lecture by Jenn Porter-Lupu, Northwestern University doctoral student in anthropology.

Excavating at Georgetown’s landmark Halcyon House in 1985, archaeologists found a wealth of household trash that provided new insights into experiences of residents, from the enslaved people living on the site in 1810 to a possibly gay or gender nonconforming resident in the early 20th century. Ms. Porter-Lupu discusses new findings based on the unstudied artifacts from the collection. Artifacts from the site will be on display.

This event is free and open to the public

Georgetown Neighborhood Library
Peabody Room (3rd floor)
3260 R Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 727-0233

Earlier Event: August 14
DMV town hall
Later Event: August 23
BCA board meeting