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Fall Fest 2014 is here!

Join participating sites for programs!

Please note that some programs require advance registration. Check out details and register at our Eventbrite page by clicking here!

American Red Cross, 430 17th Street, NW

Tuesday, Oct. 14 and Thursday, Oct. 16 | 12noon-12:45pm
Wednesday, Oct. 15 and Friday, Oct. 17 | 10am and 2pm
The American Red Cross offers building tours, maximum 20 people, first come first serve
. To make reservations in advance, please email tours@redcross.org or call 202-303-7066.

 

 

AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, OAS, 201 18th Street, NW
Friday, Oct. 17 | 11am and 3pm
Join museum staff for a 45-minutes tour of our museum of modern and contemporary Latin American and Caribbean art, with our current exhibition Modern and Contemporary Art in the Dominican Republic: Works from the Customs Office Collection, a selection of works reflecting this country’s creativity beyond the vernacular, thus continuing to overcome old myth that the Caribbean and its art are sheerly exotic.  

DAR Museum, 1776 D Street, NW 
Saturday, Oct. 18 | 1-4pm
Fall is a chilly time of year, you need to bundle up! …But where do your clothes come from? Try your hand at making wool into yarn, explore a silkworm cocoon, and discover how people made clothing before there were factories. Contact the museum at 202-879-3241 or museum@dar.org. Drop-in, free admission, recommended for all ages. The DAR Museum will also offer regular tours Tuesday-Friday on the hour and half-hour, 10am-2:30pm, and Saturday 9am-4pm, of Period Rooms, each one a snapshot of a time and place in American history.

 


Federal Reserve Board, Marriner S. Eccles Building 20th & C Streets, NW
Thursday, Oct. 16 from 12noon-12:30pm and 1-1:30pm

The Federal Reserve Board’s Fine Arts Program is hosting a tour of its current exhibition, Japan’s Social & Economic Landscape: 19th-Century Woodblock Prints from the Currency Museum, Bank of Japan. The tour requires advance registration, and only those who register will be admitted to the building. Please sign-up with your name, phone number, and email address by Wednesday, October 8 using the registration link. The Federal Reserve Board of Governors is a high-secure facility, and in order to access the building, you will need to provide your full name, date of birth, and social security number. After you sign-up for the tour, you will be contacted and asked to provide this information. 

 

 

Decatur House on Lafayette Square
Friday, Oct. 17 at 10am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3pm
The White House Historical Association is pleased to offer tours of Decatur House, home of the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History. Explore the nearly 200-year-old history of Decatur House and its Slave Quarters, one of only a few remaining examples of slave quarters in an urban setting. Tours will begin on the hour from 10-3 and will last approximately 45 minutes. Decatur House is owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and operated by the White House Historical Association.


Department of the Interior Museum, 1849 C Street, NW

Tuesday, Oct. 14 and Thursday, Oct. 16 at 2pm
Wednesday, October 15 at 12noon
Mural Tour
Discover the art and architecture that made the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building a "symbol of a new day" during the Great Depression. The Interior Museum Murals Tour lasts an hour and visits 26 photographic murals by Ansel Adams and many of the over fifty mural panels painted by artists including Maynard Dixon, Allan Houser, Gifford Beal, and John Steuart Curry. Please call the Museum in advance of your visit at 202.208.4743 to make a reservation.
http://www.doi.gov/interiormuseum/tours.cfm

Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10am-4pm
Open House
Join the DOI Museum for a special Saturday open house at the Interior Museum. Catch POSTERity: WPA's Art Legacy and America's Public Lands, a visually stunning retrospective of screen printed national park posters from the 1930s to the present--including six rare originals. Plus, it's the last day to view See America, a traveling exhibition featuring 50 posters by 46 different artists depicting natural, cultural and historical sites across the country. Hands-on activity: in the WPA tradition, silk screen your own autumn-themed greeting cards from 10am-3pm (while supplies last). http://www.doi.gov/interiormuseum/event-details.cfm?pageID=561292&formID=273432

Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Wednesday, Oct. 15 and Thursday, Oct. 16
The Department of the Treasury offers tours of its building. Please sign-up with your name, phone number, and email address by Wednesday, October 8 using the registration link. The Department of the Treasury is a high-secure facility, and in order to access the building, you will need to provide your full name, date of birth, and social security number. After you sign-up for the tour, you will be contacted and asked to provide this information. 

The Octagon Museum, 1799 New York Ave, NW
Thursday, Oct. 16-Saturday, Oct. 18 from 1-4pm
The Octagon Museum will be open for free Thursday-Saturday, 1-4pm. Visitors of all ages are welcome to explore and learn about life in early Washington, DC at the house that served as the temporary White House for James and Dolley Madison!
 

White House Visitor Center, 1450 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Monday, Oct. 13-Saturday, Oct. 18 at 10am and 2pm
Saturday, Oct. 18 at 10am

The  National Park Service, White House Visitor Center will be offering interpretive programs at 10am and 2pm throughout the week. For young children the park offers a junior ranger program where children can earn a Junior Ranger badge. On Saturday at 10am children are invited to join a Ranger in a game called "Are You Smarter then a Park Ranger" where children can earn prizes. For specific details please contact the park at 202 208 1631 (ex. 213). 
 








 



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