The Museum remains open with regular hours during the government shutdown.
Federal employees receive free admission by showing their federal badges at the admissions desk.




Secret Cities Book Club

8 Books to Discover the Manhattan Project’s Secrets

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Nearly 75 years after the end of World War II, Senior Curator Martin Moeller dug through the archives to present a declassified picture of the three cities at the core of the Manhattan Project. While these “secret cities” were behind building the first atomic bomb, officially...

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Museum Collections: Wurts Glass Negatives

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

By Laura Hicken, Assistant Registrar The National Building Museum’s prized photography collections offer a historic record of a number of buildings all over America. For example, our Wurts Brothers Photography Collection consists of nearly 20,000 photographic prints, print negatives, polyester negatives, glass negatives, notes, receipts,...

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Interview with Darwina L. Neal

Friday, March 30, 2018

Darwina L. Neal began her career in landscape architecture with the National Park Service (NPS) in 1965, working on Lady Bird Johnson’s Beautification Program. She was the first woman elected president of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and rose as a leader within...

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La Casa Complex. Image Courtesy LISC.

Making Room Case Study: LISC’s La Casa

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Making Room: Housing for a Changing America spotlights a dozen case studies from around the nation, suggesting innovative ways to address the housing crisis. One of these issues is housing affordability—which affects the economic outlook for millions of families in urban, rural, and suburban communities...

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