Spouses and guests will enjoy the evening. Everyone is welcome.
THE ORIGINAL PROPRIETORS’ HOUSES – In 1791, when President George Washington chose the site for America’s new capital, it was mostly farmland belonging to nineteen individuals. Collectively known today as “The 19 Original Proprietors,” their names are seen on many early plats – Notley Young, Daniel Carroll of Duddington, Anthony Holmead, David Burnes and more than a dozen others. They owned 6000 acres on 30 parcels that became L’Enfant’s new City of Washington. Maps from the 1800s show their boundaries. But our speaker - one of DC’s leading architectural historians – began wondering where their houses actually stood. Do any traces of those ancient dwellings still exist? In a remarkable feat of archival research, our guest speaker found surveys, plans, paintings, drawings and even photographs. There’s never been a talk on this subject before. 1-Continuing Education Credit will be awarded. Please join us December 5.
ABOUT OUR SPEAKER :
We’re delighted to welcome back one of the city’s most knowledgeable and interesting speakers – Kim Prothro Williams of DC’s Historic Preservation Office. An accomplished architectural historian with a master’s degree from UVA, she’s the District’s official National Register Coordinator. Kim’s written a new book – her third - called ‘Lost Farms and Estates of Washington DC.’ Experts say it’s the first book ever published about DC’s once-rural ‘County’ region out beyond Florida Avenue – an area largely forgotten (or ignored) by most historians until now. Her talk on December 5 will explore one of its chapters. Buy a copy at our dinner (special price $15) - signed by the author.
Famous ‘family-style’ Italian dining! Bring your appetite. It’s a Six-Course Feast... You’ll receive ALL of the following ... -
Course ONE (Hors d’Oeuvres) — Mozzarella Marinara; Smoked Salmon Napoleon; Miniature Jumbo Lump Crabcakes
Course TWO (Appetizers) — Crispy Pepperoni Risotto Bites; Calamari Fritte
Course THREE (Salads) — Assorted Fresh-Baked Breads; Caesar Salad; Italian Tossed Salad
Course FOUR — Baked Rigatoni & Meatballs with Smoked Italian Cheese; Braised Beef al Forno
Course FIVE — Chicken Saltimbocca; Oven-Roasted Pork Loin with Balsamic Cream Sauce
Course SIX Desserts — New York Style Cheesecake; Gigi’s Butter Cake; Coffee, Hot Tea and Iced Tea; Fresh-Brewed Coffee, Decaf, Hot & Iced Tea
MAGGIANO'S LITTLE ITALY, 5333 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington DC 20015 202-966-5500.
The restaurant is located in the CHEVY CHASE PAVILION, on the east side of Wisconsin Avenue NW, half-a-block inside the District Line from Friendship Heights, Maryland.
$50 per person if registered by Midnight December 2. ($60 for all RSVPs on or after December 3.)
Free street parking can usually be found in the residential neighborhood behind the restaurant (Note: 2-hour limit) and there is a commercial parking garage in the building — reduced rate with Maggiano’s validation. Metro’s Friendship Heights station, on the Red Line, is across the street
| Meeting Agenda
|6:00pm - 7:00pm
|| Social Hour (cash bar)
|7:00pm - 8:00pm
|8:00pm - 9:00pm
|| Guest Speaker and Presentation
To register for the Wednesday December 5th DCALS meeting at Maggiano’s click the "REGISTER" button at the top of this page.
We’ll see you there!
If you register before midnight 12/02/2018, you will receive the Early Bird Discount of $50 per person.
Registration on or after 12/03/2018 will cost $60 per person. This includes registration at the door.
You can make an on-line payment through our secure website by one of the following two methods:
- Credit Card
- Check - choose the ACH/E-Check (US banks only) radio button
NOTE: There is a $25 cancellation fee.