Sunday, March 7, 2010

New Museum Opening in Penn Quarter

Only blocks from the Goethe-Institut, another German centered cultural institution is about to open it's doors. The German-American Heritage Museum will open March 21st at 719 6th Street NW, on the edge of Chinatown. The Museum is located in a converted row house. That block currently is the home of a two huge new office buildings, a similarly newish condo tower, a handful of restaurants (none German) and the Verizon Center.

This Museum is under the umbrella of the German-American Heritage Foundation of the USA. The exhibits available at opening will be: German Immigration to the U.S.: 1600-Present, German Music in the U.S., America & Germany: The Shaping of Images in Poetry and Prose, German Families and Clubs and Germany Today. Looks like this Museum may appeal to researchers and educators as well as the casual DC tourist/visitor. For more information, they also have a pretty active and informative Facebook page.

Hours will be 11a-7p on Tuesday-Friday, 12p-6p Saturday-Sunday and closed on Mondays. Admission will be free.