"History Made Vivid": The Interior Museum at 80

Historic black and white photographs of the Interior Museum gallery and diorama.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm
Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, Rachel Carson Room

With the Interior Museum’s 80th anniversary in March 2018 comes the opportunity to reflect upon its innovative origins. Interior Secretary Harold Ickes envisioned the museum playing a key role at the new Interior headquarters, and when it opened in the midst of the Great Depression, it was a truly novel addition for a federal office building. Interior Museum Chief Curator Tracy Baetz will explore how one wing of the headquarters was popularly transformed into "history made vivid." Get a glimpse of how state-of-the art exhibition techniques of the 1930s achieved groundbreaking results that highlighted what was important to the Department in the interwar period. Bonus: lecture attendees will receive a special commemorative surprise!

Special Assistance -  For those in need of special assistance (such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired) or inquiries regarding the accessible entrance, please notify museum staff at (202) 208-4743 in advance of the program. Special needs will be accommodated whenever possible.

Building Access - All adults must present a valid photo ID to enter the building. All visitors will be subject to security screenings, including bag and parcel checks.
Location - The Rachel Carson Room is located next to the basement cafeteria of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC, 20240.
Diana Warring
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