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July 23, 2008
Media Contacts: Donald Swain (202) 219-0259
Joan Moody (202) 208-6416
Event Contact: Hunter Hollins (202) 208-4659

Interior Museum Opens Exhibition on the Historic American Buildings Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C. – An exhibition of more than 50 photographs and drawings of historic American buildings is open to the public through Nov. 14, 2008, at the Interior Museum in the U.S. Department of the Interior.  Entitled American Place: the Historic American Buildings Survey at Seventy-Five Years, the exhibit can be viewed at 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, DC 20240 weekdays and some Saturdays.  For more information, please call 202-208-4743, see the website: www.doi.gov/interiormuseum or find more details below.

More about the Interior Museum: The Interior Museum interprets the history of the U.S. Department of the Interior and promotes the current work of the bureaus.  It is located on the first floor of the Main Interior Building at 1849 C Street, NW between 18th and 19th Streets.  The museum is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month, except for all Federal holidays.  Entrance is free but all adults must have a photo ID to enter the building

More about historic American buildings: The Historic American Buildings Survey, a division of Interior’s National Park Service, began in 1933 as a Works Progress Administration effort to put unemployed architects to work surveying, drawing and photographing America’s architectural heritage.  In 1966 the National Historic Preservation Act was passed to establish a program to protect historic properties across the nation.  Today the program continues to document our national structures and to ensure that conceptually they will exist for generations to come

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