February 7, 2014

Open on Saturday,
February 15, 2014

The Indian Craft Shop is open Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 4:30PM, and the third Saturday of the month from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. The Shop is closed on federal holidays.
A photo ID is needed for entrance to the building. During weekdays, visitors may use either the C Street or E Street entrances (E Street is closed for Metro riders). Handicap access ramps are available at both entrances. During Saturday hours, visitors must use the C Street entrance.
Public Transportation
Farragut West (Blue and Orange Line) and Farragut North (Red Line) are the closest metro stops. It is a six-block walk, or you can ride an 80 or S1 bus to 19th and C streets. There is metered parking on the street and several parking lots within a few blocks.
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We Welcome February


February is underway and we have heard that Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow on Groundhog Day. Yes, this means a prediction of six more weeks of winter weather and we are hoping that the accompanying moisture will reach the regions that need it most now! In the meantime, stay safe, warm and cozy, and enjoy the longer days as the winter begins to transition.

Anchor1We Wish You a Happy Valentine's Day! 
This is a Great Time to Share Your Love of American Indian Art! 



What better gift could there be than to share your love of American Indian Art with those you care for in your life?! Jewelry is at the top of the list as just about everyone enjoys wearable treasures, whether a strand of turquoise, earrings, a brooch or new pair of cufflinks. Perhaps something in red such as this stunning sterling silver and coral necklace and earring set by Jack Tom (Navajo).


We also have "couples" in art forms, including banded fetish carvings such as pairs of horses or wolves... or you can get creative and 'pair up' two small fetish carvings or folk art chickens to represent a couple...you also could extend to the family with a small group of pieces. Expressions of love can also include charming clay storytellers or wedding vases.



We also bring attention to jewelry and basketry with the Navajo Ceremonial Basket pattern. This pattern often is referred to as the 'wedding basket' design, since the basket also is used in wedding ceremonies. Roland Begay (Navajo) creates sterling silver and copper earrings, pins and pendants with this pattern. Also amazing to us are Manalisa Camarena's (Navajo) woven basket miniatures that also may be found in the form of earrings, pins and pendants.


From a small token to a major expression, we have what it takes to let your loved ones know how special they are - and to share the love of American Indian art.


We look forward to your visit at the Shop or our online store. 

Anchor2REMINDER: Open Saturday, February 15

The Indian Craft Shop is open the third Saturday of each month.  We hope that you will be able to join us Saturday, February 15, from 10:00am - 4:00pm.

DNews from The Interior Museum

Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind -- While the Interior Museum is temporarily closed there are still Museum Programs and Building and Mural Tours. 


The Interior Museum Presents:


The Homestead Act: America's Invitation to the World

Wednesday, February 12th; 1:15pm - 2:15pm in the Rachel Carson Room


In addition to being a land law, the Homestead Act of 1862 was the first comprehensive accommodating immigration law encouraging people to come to the United States while providing the necessary requirements for citizenship. National Park Service Historian Blake Bell will discuss how the Act bolstered a stagnant population and built an agricultural nation through immigration.


Restoring the Everglades: Understanding the Past is the Key to the Future  Wednesday, March 5th, 1:15pm - 2:15pm in the Rachel Carson Room

Learn about how data from sediment core informs restoration in the Everglades. U.S. Geological Survey Research Geologist Dr. Lynn Wingard will discuss what paleoecology has revealed about natural ecosystem processes and the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP).



Discover the art and architecture that made the Main Interior Building a "symbol of a new day" during the Great Depression. The Interior Museum Murals Tour lasts an hour and visits photographic murals by Ansel Adams and many of the over fifty murals by artists including Maynard Dixon, Allan Houser, Gifford Beal, and John Steuart Curry. Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00pm and by appointment for groups over six. Reservations required by calling 202.208.4743.


Special Assistance - For those in need of special assistance (such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired) or inquiries regarding the accessible entrance, please notify museum staff at (202) 208-4743 in advance of the program.  Special needs will be accommodated whenever possible.


The Interior Museum - For more information www.doi.gov/interiormuseum

ENews from the Department of Interior Library


The Department of the Interior Library offers public tours of the resources, architecture, and special features of the library. Included in the tours are descriptions of legal and legislative materials on Deck 4 of the library, including the Code of Federal Regulations, U.S. Code, U.S. Statutes at Large, and case reporters. Also included will be a look at the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, dating back to 1789, and the library's rare book collection. This tour will be valuable for anyone intending to do research at the DOI Library.


To schedule a tour, please contact the DOI Library at 202-208-5815 or e-mail at library@nbc.gov. The DOI Library is located at the C Street entrance in Room 1151 of the Main Interior Building and is open to the public from 7:45 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday (except federal holidays).

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