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.


National Building Museum Gala

Thursday, May 31

The Museum’s 2018 Gala honors Madison Marquette and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington.
The evening will also pay tribute to the Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE).

6:30 pm Garden Party Cocktail Reception
8 pm Dinner and Award Program, featuring special guest emcee Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, president emerita of Spelman and Bennett Colleges
9:30 pm After Party

Bestowed each year at our Annual Gala, the Honor Award recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to our built heritage. Recipients are leaders who have defined our culture, developed our communities, and crafted our built environment. Individually, they have advanced our building arts and sciences. Collectively their legacy is profound.

Garden Party attire is encouraged.

For more information about the Gala and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Tasha Ferguson, deputy vice president of development, by email or 202.272.2448.

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More about the Honorees:

Amer Hammour and Madison Marquette
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Madison Marquette, a Capital Guidance company, has demonstrated its commitment to placemaking in iconic neighborhoods in major gateway cities and emerging markets across America.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington
Opening their doors to more than 14,000 youth each year at 12 different Clubs across the region, the Clubs work tirelessly to guarantee that all young people reach their full potential and that future generations are growing into productive, caring, and responsible citizens.

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