Tuesday, October 19, 2010

OF NOTE: 826DC "Museum of Unnatural History" in Columbia Heights is Open! As of SAT, Oct 23rd, Free

The Grand Opening of 826DC, 'Museum of Unnatural History'
in Columbia Heights!
Saturday, October 23rd
Noon - 4:00pm
View and share facebook invite, and check out their facebook page here. Learn more about this unique space, and the grand opening celebration, here! You can also follow 826DC on twitter.

I was at the Columbia Heights Community Marketplace /Farmers Market this Saturday and was psyched to see that the new space is going to be opening (in one of the stores in the plaza area near the fountain at 14th between Park Rd and Kenyon) this Saturday! You'll have a chance to explore the new space and hear about their workshops, field trips and programs.

I loved the Pirate Shop in San Fransisco at 826 Valencia, hence 826DC, and am so happy that DC is getting our very own Eggers space! The San Fransisco space was founded in 2002 by author Dave Eggers and educator Nínive Calegari, and is dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their writing skills, and to helping teachers get their students excited about the writing. DC"s new space will work to do the same and will also be a fun new space in Columbia Heights. I'm definitely excited to check it out. If you are interested in volunteering, I think they are still looking for folks as well.

From the
post on DCist: "For those of you who have been eagerly anticipating the chance to purchase your very own Confused Wood and Existentially Distraught Wood (from the makers of Petrified Wood) and Unicorn Tears while helping some kids learn: clear out some time this Saturday. 826DC -- and its Museum of Unnatural History, which serves as a way for the organization to raise funds for its writing workshops, field trips and tutoring services -- officially throws open its doors at 3233 14th Street NW this Saturday at noon for a community open house. Response to the outfit's call for volunteers has been overwhelming -- volunteer orientations in September, October and November were and are booked solid, so your best option to help out while you wait for the next round is to go buy something."

Curious about what the space looks like? Check out a slideshow of the space's transformation:
Virtual Tour of the Museum of Unnatural History

3233 14th St, NW
Between Park and Kenyon (map)
Metro: Columbia Heights

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