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Past Events

June 7, 2019

Saturday, June 8, 2019

12 pm to 4 pm

Rain or Shine

Join the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture for its 6th annual Glen Echo Park House Tour Fundraiser, which will celebrate the centennial anniversary of the Cabin John Citizens Association by featuring seven Cabin John homes. All proceeds from the House Tour support the arts and educational programs at Glen Echo Park.

Highlights of a few of the homes fea...

May 17, 2019

Docomomo DC will hold a general membership meeting on May 22nd. Come help conceive and plan our annual tour day event!

When: Wednesday, May 22, 6:00 pm

Where: 2121 Ward Pl NW Washington, DC 20037

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April 5, 2019

The DC Preservation League (DCPL) will join with the DC Office of Planning/Historic Preservation Office to host the 2019 edition of its annual awards presentation at Constitution Hall on May 8. The awards will honor achievement in these categories:  Stewardship, Volunteerism and Community Involvement, Education, Design and Construction. The ceremony will also include the State Historic Preservation Officer’s Award, HPRB Chair...

April 1, 2019

Thank you to everyone who joined Docomomo DC for a Victor Lundy happy hour at The Octagon Museum on Feb. 21, and thank you also to our gracious hosts, the AIA’s Architects Foundation. Guests had the opportunity to explore and discuss Lundy's drawings and designs as well as items from the Library of Congress. 

January 21, 2019

Join Docomomo DC and the AIA’s Architects Foundation at the Octagon Museum for a free happy hour and chance to experience an exhibit featuring the work of architect and artist Victor Lundy, FAIA. The exhibit, Victor Lundy: Educating an Architect + Preservation of Modern Architecture, is an immersive gallery showcase highlighting drawings, images, and works from Lundy’s Beaux-Arts and Bauhaus education as well as his servi...

January 20, 2019

The Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) returns to the National Building Museum from February 21-24 this year, marking the second annual D.C. edition of the event. Of particular note for Modernism enthusiasts are films on architects Albert Frey (paired with a short on Charlotte Perriand) and 2018 Pritzker Prize winner Balkrishna Doshi, whose first job was building Chandigarh with Le Corbusier. The festival will also sho...

January 20, 2019

AIA|DC will host "Changing Values," a panel investigating decades of design issues reviewed by the Commission of Fine Arts on February 4. Former CFA Assistant Secretary Don Myer, FAIA, and CFA Secretary Thomas Luebke, FAIA, will discuss Pennsylvania Avenue (site of Docomomo DC's 2018 Tour Day), the Southwest Waterfront, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Myer and Luebke will also broac...

November 6, 2018

Please join us for our next chapter meeting, on Thursday, November 15, for a debrief on Tour Day 2018 and a planning session for 2019. We welcome new volunteers to help us determine our plans for event programming in the coming year. 

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, 6pm – 7:30pm

WHERE:  Quinn Evans Architects

                2121 Ward Place, NW

                4th Floor...

October 18, 2018

The Paul Rudolph Foundation and the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division will host an all-day symposium in honor of Paul Rudolph’s centennial on Oct. 26. The Library of Congress is home to Paul Rudolph's archive of more than 100,000 items, and a small selection of drawings and artifacts from his collection will be on display in the Library of Congress Jefferson Building until Nov. 5.

Rudolph would have celebrated...

October 15, 2018

Historic Districts: Hidden Treasure or Hassle? Panel at DC History Conference 
 

The D.C. History Conference tackles issues of Mobility, Migration, and Movement in its 45th annual convening, which runs from Nov. 1-4. At one panel, Rebecca Miller, who is executive director of the D.C. Preservation League—a partner organization on this year's Tour Day—will discuss the creation of historic districts as a preservation tool. 

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