Artsy Fartsy

Arts & Crafts for the Urban Hipster

October NBM September 18, 2006

Filed under: Art — kellyrand @ 3:10 am

The National Building Museum’s fall calendar is up. Always good lectures and tours are a part of the schedule. Of interest:

The Restoration of George Washington’s Distillery at Mount Vernon
October 14th
10 – 12

In 2001, the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association began a five year project to reconstruct the whiskey distillery constructed by George Washington neat the grist mill on his estate in 1797. Currently under reconstruction on its original foundation, the distillery will be one of several working reproduction buildings that interpret port-colonial agricultural industry on the grist mill site. Scheduled for completion in spring 2007.

Off the Grid: Modern Homes + Alternative Energy
October 16th
6:30 – 8:00

Architect Lori Ryker will discuss concepts for off the grid strategies and present two in depth profiles of projects demonstrating how ideas are developed, refined and applied to residential architectrure.

The Main Street Program as Smart Growth Tool
October 19th
12:30 – 1:30

Since its beginning in 1980, the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street Program has built an impressive record of success in working with small towns and urban neighborhoods to revive commercial districts. These projects have not only boosted local economies, but have also strengthened community institutions and restored vibrant local character to communities across the country.

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