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      “Jacqueline Kennedy’s Georgetown” 90th Birthday Guided Walking Tour in Washington

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      July 27, 2019

      Saturday   6:00 PM

      513 13th Street Northwest
      Washington, District of Columbia 20004

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      “Jacqueline Kennedy’s Georgetown” 90th Birthday Guided Walking Tour

      July 28 is dynamic First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s 90th birthday (1929). Join us for a guided walking tour through Georgetown to see several of the most important and interesting places connected to Jackie - before, during and after her White House years.   Did you know that while residing in Washington, DC Jacqueline: - Graduated from George Washington University, class of 1951, and later took additional courses at Georgetown University. - Worked as a newspaper reporter for the Washington Times-Herald. - Met her future husband Jack at a Georgetown dinner party. - Became engaged to Jack at a Georgetown tavern. - Resided in Georgetown both before and after her White House years. - Inspired Jack’s “Profiles in Courage” book. - Gave birth to her son, John Jr. at Georgetown University Hospital. - Transformed the role of First Lady of the United States. - Became a fashion icon and style-setter. - Founded the White House Historical Association, remodeled the White House, hosted an Emmy-winning television program and helped save Lafayette Square from demolition. - Designed and built a home in Middleburg, VA. - Led the funeral arrangements and national mourning period after JFK’s death. - Was the first person to use the term “Camelot” when describing the Kennedy years. - Supported the development of the Kennedy Center. - And much more.     Many of these events took place right in Georgetown. Come see where they actually occurred on this guided walking tour led by Robert Kelleman, the founder of the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture:       Please note that this tour is scheduled for both 6:00 pm Friday, July 26 and 6:00 pm Saturday, July 27. For additional Jacqueline Kennedy 90th Birthday / Jackie@90 programs visit our Washington, DC History & Culture calendar:    ___________________________________   Registration: As this is a limited space event (and to reduce “no shows”) there is a $8.00 per person registration fee to participate in this tour, with proceeds supporting our Washington, DC History & Culture non-profit community programs - including our free Jackie@90 programs. Full refund if the event is cancelled or if you change your RSVP to “no” at least 72 hours beforehand.   Weather: This event will take place light rain (sprinkles) or shine. If it’s on our calendar, then we’re proceeding as scheduled.   Meeting Point: Unofficial Start = 5:30 pm at the Foggy Bottom Metro Station - street level exit. From there we can walk together to Georgetown. The Official Start = 6:00 pm at Le Pain Quotidien - 2815 M St NW. Look for your host Robert, wearing a fedora-style hat, and a group of friendly people.   Ending Point: Our official ending point will be in Georgetown; however, afterward you are welcome to join us in walking back to the Foggy Bottom Metro station.   Additional Questions: Anything that can’t be answered by the above event description, Google, or common sense please let us know.   ___________________________________   This program is presented by the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture: “bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC.”   For more fun and educational programs visit us at:   #DCHistoryAndCulture   We look forward to seeing you - thanks!   Robert Kelleman Washington, DC History & Culture 202-821-6325 (text only)    

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