"History Made Vivid": The Interior Museum at 80

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

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.
Contact: 
Diana Warring
Phone #: 
202-208-4743