Carnegie Library has been the center of community life since Andrew
Carnegie donated it to the city at the turn of the century. The
new museum continues in that important tradition by showcasing the
rich history of the city of Washington DC, its residents, neighborhoods,
and community life.
Exhibition spaces were designed to meet the
need for flexibility and evolution. The 65,000 s.f. project includes a permanent exhibition
gallery, a changing exhibition gallery, special exhibition gallery,
a library, an education department, a theater, a visitors
information center, and food concession amenities, as well as administration
offices, loading dock, and support spaces.
The project was completed in 2003, in association with Devrouax & Purnell Architects, for the Historical Society of Washington DC, The City Museum of Washington
DC, & The City of Washington DC.