Tudor Place Garden Party Gets More Youthful

Tudor Place president Timothy Matz, Page Evans, Tudor Place executive director Leslie Buhler, Phillips Peter and Colman Rackley Riddell.
Robert Devaney
Tudor Place president Timothy Matz, Page Evans, Tudor Place executive director Leslie Buhler, Phillips Peter and Colman Rackley Riddell.

Tudor Place's 21st annual Spring Garden Party on May 22 had a youthful feel to it. Of course, its longtime stalwarts were also there to help raise more $250,000 for the historic house and garden on 31st Street.

The party's added zest was not doubt thanks to the work of event co-chairs, Page Evans and Colman Rackley Riddell, who kept things moving, drinks flowing and food abundant. The happy vibe mixed the serious purposes of preservation and philanthropy with a crowd of 450 simply glad to see each other.

The evening's honoree was Phillips S. Peter, descendant of Major George Peter, brother of Thomas Peter who built Tudor Place. Ten years ago, Peter was president of Tudor Place's board of trustee and is recognized for his extraordinary commitment to Georgetown's national treasure. "I salute you for keeping Tudor Place alive and well," Peter told the party-goers. "With your support, the best is yet to come." Along with family and friends, Peter, who was a vice president General Electric, also brought his grandson, Phillips Peter III, who works for LinkedIn Corporation.

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