Events and Attractions around Washington D.C.


Highlighted below are several Armenian events and exhibits happening around the city along with some of the great landmarks of our nation’s capital. For more Armenian presentations, performances and displays, please see the comprehensive schedule of cultural activities

schedule of cultural activities
at the Marriott Marquis hotel.

Thursday, May 7

Screen Shot 2015-05-06 at 1.45.56 AMTour of “Nation to Nation: Treaties
between the United States and American Indian Nations”

VIP tour with Museum Director Kevin Gover and Guest Curator and activist Suzan Shown Harjo.

Thursday, May 7 at 10:00 am
Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian

4th Street and Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C 20560
Metro: L’Enfant Plaza

LOC-JeffersonThe 19th
Vardanants
 Day Armenian Lecture: “American
Humanitarianism
in the Armenian
Crucible, 1915-1923”

Susan B. Harper, Nonresident Scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will speak on “American Humanitarianism and the Armenian Crucible, 1915-1923.” Space limited so early arrival is advised.

Thursday, May 7 at 12:00 pm
Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC  20540-4823
North East Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building
Metro: Capitol South

anca_building_350x250ANCA Open House & Reception
Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Armenian National Committee of America Headquarters
1711 N St NW
Washington, DC 20036
Metro: Dupont Circle (Red) or Farragut West (Blue or Orange)
View Invitation

Friday, May 8

Breakfast Briefing and Visits to Capitol Hill

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Friday, May 8 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
The Library of Congress
Northeast Pavilion, Room 220
Thomas Jefferson Building
10 E. 1st Street, SE
Washington, D.C. 20540
Metro: Capitol South

The Library of Congress has become a major center for research on all aspects of Armenian life and culture. Major items from the Armenian language collections, from Geography and Maps Division, from the Prints and Photographs Division, and from the Manuscript Division Division of the Library will be display for the public.

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Contemporary
Armenian Art 
at
the World Bank

Led by Rita Balian. Group departs from the front entrance of the Marriott Marquis at 2:00 pm. Please pre-register at the Welcome Desk.

Friday, May 8 at 2:00 pm
The World Bank
1818 H Street, NW
Washington, D.C., 20433
Metro: Dupont Circle, Farragut North

 

 

Landmarks

wash-hillwood2Hillwood Mansion “From Our Collections – Highlighting Armenian Objects”

A Special Display of Armenian Objects 
Featuring: 
Paintings by Aivazovsky 
and other Armenian Artifacts

Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Gardens
First Floor Library
4155 Linnean Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20008
202-686-5807
www.hillwoodmuseum.org
Metro: Van Ness / UDC

 

 

wash-earthquakeThe Armenian Earthquake Memorial at the Red Cross Building

The American Red Cross

The American Red Cross

2025 E Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
Metro: Foggy Bottom

Under the direction of Clara Barton, the Red Cross also took aid to victims during the massacres of Armenians in 1895. The Armenian Earthquake Memorial was erected at the Red Cross Building to commemorate the Spitak Earthquake of 1988.  It is inscribed: “To the American people from a grateful Armenian people. Earthquake Assistance, December 7, 1988.”

 

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
www.whitehouse.gov

wash-capitolThe United States Capitol

East Capitol Street NE & First St SE
On the east end of the National Mall, the Capitol building was completed in 1800 and is where Congress meets.
www.visithecapitol.gov

wash-courtThe Supreme Court

1 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20543
www.supremecourt.gov

wash-LOCLibrary of Congress

101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, DC 20540
www.loc.gov

With changing exhibitions and a Children’s Center, the Library of Congress is much more than its original intended purpose, serving as the research facility for members of Congress. It is today the national library and houses numerous important collections, such as sound recordings, prints and photographs, American folklife recordings, film archives and much more.

 

wash-lincolnMemorials

Lincoln Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Washington Monument
World War II Memorial
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Pentagon Memorial
Arlington National Cemetery

 

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National Mall
National Portrait Gallery
National Museum of American History
Smithsonian American Art Museum (and other Smithsonian museums)
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

 

Other Attractions

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
National Zoo
Eastern Market
Georgetown Waterfront