National Building Museum

Architecture of an Asylum Member Preview Day

Friday, March 24, 2017
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
National Building Museum
401 F St NW
Washington, DC 20001

St. Elzabeths Center Building Archives Image

The Center Building at St. Elizabeths housed both
offices for 
hospital administrators and wards for patients.
Courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration, 1900.

Members are invited to view the exhibition Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeths 1852-2017 before it opens to the public. The exhibition traces the history and future of Washington, D.C.'s well known and influential mental health facility through film, photographs, architectural fragments, medical instruments, and an enormous three-dimensional model.

The curator-led tour is now full. Reservations are not required to view the exhibition throughout Member Preview Day.

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This event does not require an RSVP. Registered users can request event reminders.