Guided Tour of the “The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander” at the National Geographic Museum
Friday, October 7, 1:00pm
The Museum is at the National Geographic Headquarters, 1145 17th Street (17th and M Streets), N.W., Washington, D.C. Enter at main entrance; exhibit in North and South Galleries. Go to tour desk and ask for “G.U. Retired Faculty” tour.
Cost: $20.00 per person. Please pay Mary-Lee Giblon Sheahan when you arrive by check or cash.
Metro Red Line – Farragut North station; Metro Blue, Orange or Silver Lines – Farragut West station
D.C. Circulator bus (Georgetown/Union Station route) – get off at K St. & Connecticut Avenue, N.W.
D.C. Metrobus – several routes come within a 1/4 mile of National Geographic Headquarters.
View driving directions from D.C, Maryland, and Virginia.
There is limited metered street parking but one must be very careful of the time limits. There are also a number of nearby parking garages (go to washingtondc.bestparking.com/). The closest is located on De Sales Street, 1/2 block from the National Geographic Headquarters. Two others are on 17th Street: one between K & L Streets and the second between L & M Streets, N.W.
Since space is limited to 15, we will be taking reservations on a first-come/first served basis.
AMCRF Annual Lunch at the GU Conference Center
Friday, October 28, 12:00 pm
The AMCRF annual lunch features Dr. Lucy Maddox who will speak on Martha Ogle Forman.
Martha Ogle Forman kept a diary of her life at Rose Hill plantation, on the upper Eastern Shore of Maryland, from the time of her marriage to General Thomas Marsh Forman in 1814 until his death in 1845. Martha liked measuring, counting, weighing, and keeping lists better than she liked writing, but she diligently kept track of many things in her diary: the work of the household and the farm, her husband’s political (and sporting) life, the great number of visitors the Formans entertained, and the lives of the 40-50 slaves who did the work at Rose Hill—their marriages, births, illnesses, and deaths, as well as the occasions on which they ran away or were sold. Martha, who never had any children, worked alongside the people she called “our family,” or the “servants,” or “our people,” making clothes, churning butter, preserving food, tending the sick. She also took pride in the extensive gardens that she and the General created. “The Good Wife of Rose Hill,” still a work in progress, focuses on Martha Forman herself and her efforts to manage the Rose Hill “family” of slaves, to keep a complicated household running, to please a demanding husband, and to be a good hostess to his friends and family, including his two illegitimate families of grandchildren.