By Kayla Laws Saturday, Feb. 17 marks the 209th anniversary of when the Treaty of Peace and Amity, reached President James Madison and signed it at the Octagon. This treaty ended the War of 1812 fought between Great Britain and the United States. In 1814 the British troops came through Washington and burned federal buildings … Continue reading Octagon Intern Research Blog: Anniversary of the Signing of the Treaty of Ghent
Originally aired in February 2023, this Tangible Remnants episode at The Octagon Museum features a conversation with Sarah Shoenfeld and Derek Musgrove. The focus of the discussion was Sarah and Derek’s work to elevate 20th century Civil Rights sites and Black Power sites within Washington, DC. This is part of The Octagon’s programming series “Revealing … Continue reading Watch now: Tangible Remnants at The Octagon
In December 2022, the Octagon Alliance hosted the first of its continuing lecture series. “Revealing Parallel Histories Hidden in Plain Sight” is a premier lecture series to give visibility to BIPOC voices and stories underrepresented in the national architectural canon, aiming to educate and engage attendees in topics related to Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. … Continue reading Rosenwald Schools full lecture now available on Youtube
WASHINGTON – The Architects Foundation today announced the launch of its latest exhibit at The Octagon. SAY IT LOUD, curated by Pascale Sablan, FAIA, will be on view through December 2022. SAY IT LOUD is an exhibit featuring projects by women and diverse design professionals, as well as interviews about their experiences in the architecture … Continue reading SAY IT LOUD exhibit launches at The Octagon!
On May 20, 2022, we celebrated our reopening of The Octagon to the public. Local guests were invited to tour the updated historic facility, enjoy food and beverages, and experience the new art installation “I Was Here”. The Octagon originally closed to the public in 2020 due to COVID-19. During the closure, we hosted digital … Continue reading Recap: The Octagon reopens