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Adult Programs

Adult Programs

The Quartermaster Book Talk

December 3, 2016

New light is shed on one of the nation's most important Civil War generals, Montgomery C. Meigs, architect and engineer of the National Building Museum's landmark home.


Dr. Ruth's Dollhouses

December 5, 2016

Dr. Ruth Westheimer collects dollhouses – not for her grandchildren, but for herself. The famed sex therapist fled Nazi Germany, leaving behind family and childhood. She tells this story and how her dollhouses play a therapeutic role in her own life.

CityVision Design Showcase

December 7, 2016

Through research and hands-on prototyping, students from Takoma Education Campus and School Without Walls at Francis-Stevens explored the role of commemorative spaces in the city.


Material-Driven Expressions in Architecture: Timber

December 12, 2016

Susan Jones, founding principal of Atelier Susan Jones, illustrates how architects choose materials to provoke emotional responses.

“F Street, the Place on the Ridge” Film Screening

December 15, 2016

This video portrait of downtown D.C.’s historic Main Street looks at the history of F Street, NW, from Third to 15th Street as part of DISTRICT II exhibition.


DISTRICT II Walking Tour: Billy Luck's Mt. Vernon Square

January 8, 2017

Join the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., and photographer and architectural history raconteur Chris Earnshaw for a stroll and discover the people, places and scenes of bygone Mt. Vernon Square.


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