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Downtown Villages Day at the National Building Museum

Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM
National Building Museum
About the Venue
401 F St NW
Washington, DC  20001

Bob Craycraft
202-812-0291 (p)
Lectures, Tours, Seminars
Registration is recommended
Transportation is not provided to this event. Nearest Metro: Judiciary Square (Red Line). MetroBus 74 stops one block away on 7th St SW.

Free admission is from 9-11am (Stay as long as you wish). The cafe will be open but the shop and exhibits will not be open until 10am. Photo ID is required to verify you are a Ward 2 or 6 resident.

Things to do:
- LAWN, an immersive summer fun installation taking up the entire Great Hall
- "Flickering Treasurers," the story of Baltimore's grand movie palaces (there will be a private, docent-led tour for Villagers at 12:30pm. Meet outside the exhibit entrance).
- "Animals, Collected," an exhibit of architectural elements
- "Hoops," a photo essay by Bill Bamburger on the power of basketball to unite communities
- "House & Home," an exhibit on what it means to be at home in America

SHOPPING - The Museum Shop is consistently rated one of the best museum shops in the region, and often #1 in the District.

SNACKING - A Firehook Bakery Cafe in the museum offers pastries and prepared sandwiches and salads. The cafe is on the first floor; seating available on the second (cafe will be open at 9am).

HISTORIC BUILDING TOUR - NBM docent and Waterfront Village Executive Director Bob Craycraft will be taking Downtown Villages' Members on a 45-minute historic building tour at 11:15am, including many areas not generally open to the public. Meet outside the Museum Shop, where seating is also available.

LUNCH OPTIONS - The NBM is just a block from the many restaurants of Gallery Place and Chinatown. Anyone interested in a group lunch at 1:30pm please email and we will take it from there.

ACCESSIBILITY: Museum is fully ADA compliant including historic building tour.
No Fee

LAWN, a massive immersive installation using the entirety of the museum's Great Hall.
"Flickering Treasures" celebrates the great movie palaces of Baltimore, past and present.  Above, the Hippodrome. Private docent-led tour for Villagers at 12:30pm, meet outside the exhibit entrance.

"Hoops," a photo essay by Bill Bamburger on the power of basketball to unite communities.
"House & Home," an exhibit on the many things it can mean to at home in America.