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).
ART AND MURAL TOURS
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