The Department of the Interior will host an Open House and tours of its Historic Mural collection which portray the strong cultural history and spectacular landscapes of our public lands. Created during the Great Depression, the Department of the Interior’s murals are the product of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal and Ansel Adams: The Mural Project 1941-1942, which was envisioned by the artist and then-Secretary of the Interior, Harold Ickes. The artists who created the murals represent some of the finest American painters of the 1930s. The Open House also provides participants an opportunity to visit with Bureau representatives and learn more about the important work of the Department of the Interior and its offices and Bureaus.
Where: U.S. Department of Interior Library
Address: 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20024
Directions: The Interior Library at the Main Interior Building is located between C and E streets, at 18th Street Northwest. To reach the Interior Library by Metro, take the Blue or Orange line to the Farragut West station. Exit at 18th Street and walk five (5) blocks south to the Main Interior Building. Visitors to the Main Interior Building are required to use the C Street entrance; however visitors with disabilities may use either the C or E Street entrances. Visitors to the building are required to show a valid picture ID. The Library is located near the C Street entrance lobby.
When: Open House: 1:00pm - 4:00pm; Mural Tours: Conducted every half hour from 1:00pm – 4:00pm.