Conference Tour: Behind the scene collections of lace and quilts, National Museum of American History


Tour:  A behind-the-scenes Lace and Quilts tour of the collections storage areas of the National Museum of American History.The group will be divided in two and each group of 8 will see both the lace and the quilt collections.

Where:  National Museum of American History / National Museum of American History(14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, D.C., 20001)

When:  Friday, May 2 from 10:00 – 12:30pm (Meet at 9:15!)

Maximum Participants: 16  (Hurry to RSVP before it’s announced on the ARLIS-L!!!)

Fee: Free

Accessibility: Walking and standing

Transportation: Transportation will be by Metro’s Blue and Orange line from Metro Center to the Federal Triangle Station. The Smartrip Metro fare is $2.10 outgoing (peak fare until 9:30am) and $1.70 on return. Paper Metro card is $3.10 outgoing, and $2.70 on return. Please meet the tour shepherd near the shoe shine stand in the hotel lobby at 9:15am. Tour shepherd will depart at 9:30am.

More information

NOTE: If you have already registered for the conference and want to add a tour, you must contact ARLIS Customer Care Center to have your registration amended.

Customer Care Center (website access and conference registration)
Hours: Monday to Thursday (7:00AM-7:00PM Central) and Friday (7:00AM-3:30PM Central)
Contact: 800-817-0621 ext. 450, 414-908-4954 ext. 450

Many thanks to Kathy Woodrell from the Library of Congress for generously arranging this special, behind-the-scenes tour for the Fashion, Textile & Costume Special Interest Group!




Author: Sandra Ley

Sandra Ley is the visual arts and fashion design librarian for Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona.

3 thoughts on “Conference Tour: Behind the scene collections of lace and quilts, National Museum of American History”

    1. Friday at 2 PM; though you’re invited to join the Bloomsbury focus group meeting just prior to that at 1 PM. Hope we see you there!

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