Tudor Place: Scots in Georgetown
Scottish immigrants, including the father of Tudor Place founder Thomas Peter, shaped the Georgetown we know today. A few, including Robert Peter, who came to Maryland from Crossbasket Castle in Lanarkshire, became wealthy merchants and landowners. For its first Landmark Society lecture of the fall, on Tuesday, October 1st, Tudor Place (1644 31st Street, NW) welcomes John King Bellassai, J.D., of the St. Andrew's Society of Washington. Mr. Bellassai will look at the history of Georgetown viewed through its Scottish roots. Afterward, take a close look at a few items closely tied to the Peters of early Georgetown, including Robert's snuffbox from Scotland, a mourning ring commemorating his life, and his daughter-in-law Martha's pink kid slippers. The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. Join Tudor Place beforehand to enjoy a glass of Scotch and the sound of bagpipes. To RSVP, contact Jennifer Schleining at 202.486.0400 x104. Click here for more information and admission costs.