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National Building Museum

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401 F Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001 United States
202-272-2448 NBM.org

NBM-Exterior_View-from-Police-Memorial-760x425The National Building Museum is America’s leading cultural institution devoted to interpreting the history and impact of the built environment. We do this by telling the stories of architecture, engineering, and design. As one of the most family-friendly, awe-inspiring spots in Washington, D.C., we welcome visitors from around the world to our exhibitions, programs, and festivals. Located just four blocks from the National Mall, the Museum occupies a magnificent building with a soaring Great Hall, colossal 75-foot-tall Corinthian columns, and a 1,200-foot terra cotta frieze.

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March 2018

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
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Hear how Italian architect Luigi Moretti promised to bring a “touch of Rome” to America’s capital city with the design of the Watergate complex. Author Joseph Rodota tells its story, which features a remarkable cast of characters, from Monica Lewinsky and Senator Bob Dole to Martha Mitchell and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Learn how this famous building, which the Washington Post once called “a glittering Potomac Titanic,” became synonymous with scandal. $12 Member | $10 Student | $20 Non-member Tickets are non-refundable…

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Community Policing in the Nation’s Capital

March 31, 2018 - January 15, 2019
National Building Museum, 401 F Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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  THE PILOT DISTRICT PROJECT, 1968-1973 OPENS MARCH 31, 2018 In 1968, the eyes of a troubled nation were focused on Washington, D.C. After the assassination of the Reverend 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…

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