One of the most beautiful parts of living in a city like D.C. involves living amongst so much rich culture and history. One of the more popular museums is the National Building Museum. This place isn’t only a dream museum for architects and real estate enthusiasts. The National Building Museum features a lot of fun and frequently changing exhibits each year. Many people have enjoyed past exhibits like The Beach Ball Pit in 2015 and the Hive Installation that’s currently standing until September 4th.
Currently, the House and Home Exhibit is at the National Building Museum and is proving to be an attractive outing for families all across the region. This exhibit uses different types of media to display how things have shaped how we view the home over the years. There’s a diverse use of video, photography, models and more.
Upon visiting this exhibit, you’ll be able to travel through time and see how Americans have defined home over the years. There are certain items that were staples in the standard American home that are displayed throughout the exhibit. Items like the butter churn, a hand-painted screen door, and a fondue set are some of the delightful home accessories included as blasts from the past.
Accessories, furniture, and appliances can help turn a house into a home. However, this exhibit also displays the remarkable craftsmanship involved in the creation of the actual building. Over the centuries, homes were built using materials such as adobe bricks and structural insulated panels. The walls are full-scale and visitors are encouraged to touch the materials, as this portion of the exhibit is a hands-on experience.
In addition to the make and models of the standard American home throughout the years, there is a special emphasis on the home ownership process and a timeline of how the process used to run.
With sponsors such as the National Endowment for the Humanities, Home Depot and AARP, this House and Home Exhibit is truly one of a kind and promises to enlighten its visitors while it stands within the museum.