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March 2018

Design Inspiration from the Archives

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Newseum, 555 Pennsylavania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Free

This workshop is designed to spark creative re-use of historical material. The collections are a goldmine for design inspiration. In this workshop, attendees will gain inspiration from collections ranging from Victorian dance cards to mid-century modern government docs, punk rock posters to 1940s restaurant menus, gold-inlaid bindings to mod fashions. Let the typography and ornament inspire your next creative project! Access to the reading room is via the Newseum’s Group Entrance on C Street (enter via C Street Group Entrance between 5th & 6th…

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Book Talk and Signing: “The Watergate: Inside America’s Most Infamous Address”

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
National Building Museum, 401 F Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001 United States

Book Talk and Signing: The Watergate: Inside America's Most Infamous Address National Building Museum Date: Monday, March 26, 2018 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM LEARN MORE $12 National Building Museum Members | $10 Student | $20 Non-member Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

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The Pilot District Project, 1968-1971

March 31 - October 1
National Building Museum, 401 F Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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In 1968, the eyes of a troubled nation were focused on Washington, D.C. After the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the ensuing widespread neighborhood destruction that followed in the district and nationwide, what would come next? Would D.C.’s political and community leaders rise to the occasion? A new exhibition organized in partnership with the National Building Museum as part of a city-wide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination and other historical events in 1968, the…

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April 2018

Intro to House History

April 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Newseum, 555 Pennsylavania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Free

This workshop is an introduction to resources available for discovering the history of houses and other buildings here in D.C. This is an opportunity to learn about information found in microfilm resources (including city directories and tax assessment records), digital resources (such as the building permits database and related History Quest platform), and real estate atlases. Access to the reading room is via the Newseum’s Group Entrance on C Street (enter via C Street Group Entrance between 5th & 6th…

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May 2018

D.C. 1968

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Newseum, 555 Pennsylavania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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Free

This workshop is an introduction to resources for researching and learning about D.C. in 1968. 2018 marks 50 years since Washington, D.C., and many other urban areas around the nation exploded in civil disturbances in the wake of the assassination of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. But as noted at the 2017 D.C. History Conference, D.C. in 1968 was about much more than the civil disturbances. The workshop serves as an introduction to resources relating to many aspects of…

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