Citizens' Group to Salute Oral History Pioneers

Catherine Bowman
Photos courtesy of CAG
Catherine Bowman

The Citizens Association of Georgetown will meet Wednesday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m., at the City Tavern Club (3206 M St., N.W.) to honor well-known Georgetowners who have been interviewed for CAG's Oral History Project. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m.

These residents have recorded their recollections about life in Georgetown in one-on-one interviews with CAG's oral history volunteers. The following will be honored for documenting the "living history" of Georgetown:

-- Catherine Bowman, leader and unofficial historian of the black community

-- Barry Deutschman, pharmacist at Morgan's whose clients swear he knows everything

-- Kay Evans, insider in the fabled Georgetown journalism world and widow of the syndicated columnist Roland Evans

-- Georges Jacob, last surviving founder of the famous French Market on Wisconsin Avenue

-- Margaret Oppenheimer, long-time resident, who along with husband Franz, raised three sons on O Street

-- Frank Randolph, lifetime Georgetowner and renowned interior designer

-- Don Shannon, 40-year Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent and 50-year Georgetown resident Annie Lou Berman will introduce the program with a summary of the project. The interviewees will talk informally about their memories of growing up in or moving to Georgetown, pursuing careers here, raising families, building business, entertaining, renovating houses -- and more.

The City Tavern Preservation Foundation, which recently marked its 50th anniversary of the purchase of the historic City Tavern by the City Tavern Association, is hosting the CAG meeting and reception. As the City Tavern Preservation Foundation is hosting this special meeting, please RSVP to cagmail@cagtown.org or 337-7313 if you plan to attend.

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