Send us your #buildingcrush

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Have a favorite building crush? Perhaps you’re a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater or Zaha Hadid’s MAXXI? From now until Valentine’s Day we’re collecting haikus about your favorite pieces of architecture. Tweet your poem using #BuildingCrush or submit yours below. We’ll be posting our...

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Miscellaneous shoes

The Mystery of the Concealed Shoes

Friday, January 25, 2019

BY LAURA HICKEN, ASSISTANT REGISTRAR The Museum collects artifacts related to the history of our building and its various uses since it was first built in the 1880s. Sometimes these artifacts come from former tenants and other D.C. historians, but more often than not they come...

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Explore The Evicted Notecards, Written By Visitors – Part 1

Monday, January 7, 2019

Explore The Evicted Note Cards, Written By Visitors – Part 1 Over the past few months the Evicted exhibition has been collecting note cards written by visitors who have stopped by to learn more about the eviction crisis across the United States. Since setting out...

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Collections Highlight: Wrapping Paper

Friday, December 28, 2018

By Laura Hicken, Assistant Registrar Tis’ the season to highlight a couple of festive and unexpected artifacts in the National Building Museum’s permanent collection- wrapping paper! While both of our wrapping paper artifacts are in the Washington National Cathedral Construction Archives Collection, they could not be...

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