Historic Preservation of the Museum Building - 6:30–8 pm December 10, 2020

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Thursday, December 10, 2020


6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Take a history lesson and learn how preservation guided the transformation of the former Pension Building into the National Building Museum. It hasn't been easy: from roof replacement, to restoration of the massive interior columns, to the recently completed replacement of the Great Hall's floor, historic preservation experts have made sure that the Museum's iconic building will continue into the future. Emily Hotaling Eig, EHT TRACERIES, Lynn Scott Paden, CITADEL DCA, and others talk about the history of the Museum’s building, the range of preservation efforts over the years, and the latest work to secure its structural integrity. The program is moderated by John Sprinkle, adjunct associate professor, School of Architecture, planning, and preservation, University of Maryland. 

This program is presented as part of the National Building Museum's 40th Birthday weeklong celebration.

This program will be live streamed via Zoom Webinar. Register here. 

 This program includes optional closed captioning access.

Submitted for AIA CE Credit.

This program is presented free of charge. In lieu of a program fee, we ask for your support of the National Building Museum. Your donation to the Annual Fund will enable the Museum to adapt to these changing times and plan for our reopening. Thank you!