The Building Zone will be closed for the day on Monday, August 26.


Collections Highlight: Bishop’s Garden

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

By Laura Hicken, Assistant Registrar The Collections Department getting in the spirit of springtime with this playful illustration in our Washington National Cathedral Collection. Noted illustrator Grace Norcross Fisher designed this whimsical guide for the Bishop’s Garden, which includes a list of “Interesting Plantings” which...

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Explore the Evicted Notecards, Written By Visitors – Part 2

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Join us for Community Conversation: Facing Eviction through Compassionate Action (Double Session) April 10. Learn more. Community Conversation: Facing Eviction through Compassionate Action (Single Session) April 29. Learn more. The Museum is reaching the final months of Evicted before it closes and begins traveling, starting...

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Collections Highlight: Dance of Dragons

Monday, March 25, 2019

With our upcoming Animals, Collected exhibition and Game of Thrones returning in April, we went on a dragon hunt to spot some flying creatures in our collections. Dragons are found in art and architecture around the world, symbolizing a range of themes and ideas, including...

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Playing in Nature

Friday, March 22, 2019

Join Peggy Ashbrook at our Growing Community event on April 7. By Peggy Ashbrook “Go outside and __________.” When we complete this sentence in our heads, many of us insert the word “play.” Connecting young children with experiences in nature builds their confidence as they enter...

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Museum Shop Guide

Monday, March 11, 2019

The National Building Museum’s award-winning Museum Shop features a wide selection of gifts inspired by architecture and classic design from around the world. From home design elements and jewelry to building kits and books, you’ll find gifts that combine function and beauty for every person...

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