Textile Museum

Textile Museum

Textile Museum

Jul 31, 5:45 PM

George Washington became Americas first modern celebrity after the Revolutionary War. A knowledgeable amateur architect, like most gentlemen of the era, Washington added a large reception space to Mount Vernon to accommodate all his visitors. #dchistory

Jul 24, 5:57 PM

This early nineteenth-century watercolor in our Washingtoniana Collection shows Lower Gisborough, a plantation a five-part Georgian plantation house built on the Potomac River where Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling is today. #dchistory

Jun 13, 4:51 PM

In 1977, Eunice Johnson selected this masterpiece from Yves Saint Laurent''s celebrated Chinese-inspired collection for the covers of both the Ebony magazine and the program for the Ebony Fashion Fair, The Body Attitude. #TextileTuesday #InspiringBeauty

Jun 5, 11:46 AM

Its a helmet! Its a cooking pot! Itsthe first built dome of the U.S. Capitol. Completed in 1826 by architect Charles Bulfinch, critics complained that it looked too heavy for its base. Learn more about the Capitols architectural development in our exhibition ""Foundations for a Nation."" #dchistory