Exhibition Tour of the Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeths 1852-2017

11/14/2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
National Building Museum
401 F St NW
Washington, DC 20001

Across the street from the Judiciary Square metro stop (Red Line). Enter the building at the G Street entrance. Parking is available at limited metered spaces and in nearby garages at 300 Massachusetts Ave. and Judiciary Square.

Our docent-led tour of the exhibition focuses on the history of the hospital as it traces St. Elizabeths’ evolution over time, reflecting on shifting theories about how to care for the mentally ill. The exhibit also looks at the current reconfiguration of the campus as a federal workplace and a mixed-use urban development. This is a remarkable story about American healthcare, architectural history, and promising adaptive reuse. Following the tour, you are free to visit the Grand Hall, gift shop and café.

Please RSVP by November 10 by sending an email to register@arlnvil.org or by calling the ANV office at 703-509-8057. Please be sure to include the name of each attendee, along with their email and/or phone number. Open to Members and Volunteers. ANV will pay for the admission fee for up to 20 members and volunteers, so be sure to RSVP to reserve your spot. We encourage those who are able to take the Metro; however, if needed, we will look into carpooling to the museum, so please be sure to tell us if you will need a ride.