Exhibit Tour: Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeths 1852-2017 @ National Building Museum, Washington [7 December]

Exhibit Tour: Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeths 1852-2017


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07
December
11:00 - 12:00

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National Building Museum
401 F Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia 20001
Join the Historical Society of Washington D.C. for a special docent-led walk through the National Building Museum’s Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeths 1852-2017.

Explore the complex history of the federal government’s pioneering mental health hospital. Learn about theories on how architecture was thought to affect treatment for mental illness. See the plans for the site’s use in the future. This exhibition features site models, patient artworks, treatment equipment, and other objects that illuminate the history and life of those who worked and lived on the campus.
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