From a press release:
“Stretch your legs and your mind during the 35th Annual Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk (June 2 and 3, 2018). Five diverse museums will open their doors free of charge for this weekend long celebration in one of Washington, D.C.’s most beautiful neighborhoods. Discover Anderson House, Dumbarton House, National Museum of American Jewish Military History, The Phillips Collection, and the President Woodrow Wilson House free of charge.
In addition to a wide variety of exhibitions, all sites are offering special programming. Meet the artist Curtis Woody as you explore the new Sketch of Slavery exhibit at Dumbarton House; send a message of support to military families at the National Museum of American Jewish Military History. Get creative with Jazz n’ Family Fun Days at The Phillips Collection, write a postcard to the past at Wilson House and take your picture with Alexander Hamilton at Anderson House. And be sure to post your own walk weekend photos on Instagram with the hashtag #walkdkmc – the best image submitted during the weekend wins a prize! Additional information on programming at individual sites is available below and at www.dkmuseums.com.
The Museum Walk event is held rain or shine. The National Museum of American Jewish Military History is open Sunday only.
2017 Walk Weekend Activities
Post your walk weekend photos on Instagram with the hashtag #walkdkmc – the best image submitted during the weekend wins a prize! (Participants must post the photos that weekend. We will select our favorite as the winner.)
Anderson House – The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati
2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Exhibition Alexander Hamilton’s American Revolution explores how Hamilton’s participation in the struggle for American independence helped to shape his vision for the new nation and its institutions. After exploring the exhibition, try on a regimental coat and take a picture with a life-size Alexander Hamilton figure. Take a smaller “Flat Hamilton” home and share his travels with us on social media.
2715 Q Street, NW
Join artist Curtis Woody for an engaging discussion of his exhibit A Sketch of Slavery in the District of Columbia on Saturday from 1-2 pm. Woody’s exhibit is in conjunction with two other exhibitions, 100 DOLLARS REWARD and The Exchange 2018/2, that explore the history of slavery in Georgetown.
On Sunday at 10 am, stretch your body and open your mind before heading out to explore the five DKMC museums with Sunday Serenity Yoga at Dumbarton House. Let local yoga instructors Alia Peera and Amy Mitchell lead you in a 60-minute outdoor all-levels vinyasa flow class that should be fun and challenging for both experienced yogis and yoga skeptics alike!
National Museum of American Jewish Military History
1811 R Street, NW
OPEN SUNDAY ONLY: Send a message of support to military families. With summer beginning, our military kids are leaving school and heading home to spend time with their families. However, with long hours at work, some military parents need activities to keep their children entertained and let them be kids. Write a card and donate children’s activities, books and more to the Jewish War Veterans’ Support Our Soldiers program. These books and toys will be delivered to military communities across the United States.
The Phillips Collection
1600 21st Street, NW
Saturday, June 3, 11 am-4 pm
NOTE: Sunday, June 4, noon-4pm
In partnership with the Phillips, DC JazzFest celebrates the synergy between jazz and the visual arts with performances by regional artists and rising star ensembles. Enjoy an instrument petting zoo, art-making, storytelling, and the opening weekend of the exhibition Marking the Infinite: Contemporary Women Artists from Aboriginal Australia. Check back for a detailed schedule of events at : http://www.phillipscollection.org/events/2017-06-03-04-jazz-n-families-fun-days
The President Woodrow Wilson House
2340 S Street, NW
Write a postcard to the past: what does an African American Doughboy, a Nurse or female ambulance driver or President Wilson himself need to know? Post your messages to the personalities of WWI on our Sticky Board.
Exhibition The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay, explores the history of the “Ghost Fleet,” tells the stories behind a scandalous wartime boondoggle and highlights the rich archaeological and ecological treasure it has become today. Enjoy the tranquil period garden and take a self-guided tour of the last home of President Woodrow Wilson.”