Join us on March 9 as we celebrate the arrival of Pierre L’Enfant to Washington, DC!
On Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 6:30-8:30 pm, raise a glass to Pierre L’Enfant and discuss his impact on Washington, DC during the 29th annual Welcome Pierre! party. This year’s event is hosted by the Heurich House Museum in conjunction with Dumbarton House.
Tickets are $30 per person and include period appropriate cocktails courtesy of Element Shrub, snacks and self-guided tours of the historic Dupont Circle home of DC brewmaster Christian Heurich. Guests will learn more about L’Enfant and receive prizes as they roam through the house. The Heurich family’s mansion was built from 1892-4 on property encompassed by L’Enfant’s plan.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here. Guests must be 21 or older. All proceeds benefit the preservation and growth of the Heurich House Museum.
About Welcome Pierre!: Welcome Pierre! is a celebration of Pierre L’Enfant’s arrival in Georgetown on March 9, 1791 to design the Federal City at the request of George Washington. His grid plan crossed by wide boulevards forms the underlying plan of modern-day DC. L’Enfant’s arrival time was unexpected and no one was there to greet him. Due to this oversight, reparations to L’Enfant have been made since 1989 with a festive civic celebration. Dumbarton House is the event’s ongoing host, but is partnering with the Heurich House Museum this year while its site undergoes renovation and restoration projects.
To learn more about L’Enfant and his plan, visit: http://smithsonianmag.com/arts-cultur/a-brief-history-of-pierre-lenfant-and-washington-dc-39487784/.
Tickets are non-refundable. If you purchased tickets to an event and are no longer able to attend, we thank you for your support of our museum. Please be advised that we may refuse service to anyone who appears intoxicated upon arrival or during the event.