Past Events
February 15, 2018 - 7:00pm

In Fortune's Fool, Terry Alford provides the first comprehensive look at the life of an enigmatic figure whose life has been overshadowed by his final, infamous act. Tracing Booth's story from his uncertain childhood, characterized by a difficult relationship with his famous actor father, to his successful acting career, Alford offers a nuanced picture of Booth as a public figure, performer,...

February 10, 2018 - 7:00pm

Salon-style cocktails, dinner and discussion at the Statehouse. Featuring Davide Dukcevich, third generation ham salesman, on Daniele, Inc.: The Making of an American Brand.

This salon-style evening promises to be a lively and entertaining event. Ashley and George Wilson will welcome 50 lucky guests to their recently renovated, historically significant home, which once served...

February 1, 2018 - 7:00pm

Warm up to traditional and contemporary blues guitar and vocals!

Meigs Hodge explores delta and Chicago styles through the music of Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, and others; as well as contemporary standards and original compositions. 

Tickets $10
 

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January 22, 2018 - 7:00pm

Renowned, international ballroom dance instructor, Gary Stephans, promises the most fun you'll ever have learning or improving your Fox Trot, Waltz, Tango, Swing, Salsa, Merengue, Rumba, Cha-Cha and Samba. Discover little techniques that will help you become a relaxed and confident social dancer in these small, personalized dance classes. Beginners and experienced dancers welcomed—no partner...

January 18, 2018 - 7:00pm

From October 1864 to November 1865, the CSS Shenandoah carried the Civil War to the ends of the earth pursuing a perilous mission in which they succeeded spectacularly after it no longer mattered. Shenandoah's commerce-raiding cruise was a watery form of asymmetric warfare in the spirit of John Mosby, Bedford Forrest, and W. T. Sherman. Shenandoah enjoyed a tropical Pacific island holiday as guns...

January 14, 2018 - 4:00pm

Join us for the opening reception for Form and Void / Ellyn Weiss. Free.

January 8, 2018 - 7:00pm

Renowned, international ballroom dance instructor, Gary Stephans, promises the most fun you'll ever have learning or improving your Fox Trot, Waltz, Tango, Swing, Salsa, Merengue, Rumba, Cha-Cha and Samba. Discover little techniques that will help you become a relaxed and confident social dancer in these small, personalized dance classes. Beginners and experienced dancers welcomed—no partner...

December 17, 2017 - 2:00pm

The Mount Vernon Flutes have been an Athenaeum favorite for many years. This small ensemble from the Mount Vernon Concert Band will perform holiday songs in the gallery. Join us for this festive performance! Free.

December 10, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Capital Hearings, Washington, DC's most versatile vocal ensemble, will delight you with a selection of pop, classical, and jazz music for the season. Join us for the celebration and meet the performers at a reception immediately following the concert.

Performance 7pm / Reception 8pm
Wine and dessert will be served, $30 per person

Tickets are limited and may not be...

December 7, 2017 - 7:00pm

"Julia Wilbur was a principal actor in the Civil War and Reconstruction era. Like many women reformers of that period, her story remains untold. In Paula Whitacre's talented hands, Wilbur's life bursts from the page. She appears as an adoring aunt, an ardent activist, Harriet Jacobs' ally, a committed teacher, and, most of all, an eyewitness to the ending of slavery and the beginning...