Introducing Medieval DC at the Smithsonian Castle & National Museum of Asian Art
Saturday, October 14 at 10 AM
The Middle Ages may seem completely foreign to contemporary Americans, but the medieval world is all around us in Washington, DC. Our city is filled with both objects produced during the global Middle Ages, held in some of the city’s world-class museums, and with buildings, statues, and institutions that reflect the ongoing impact of the Middle Ages on our world today. Join the Medieval DC team for an event celebrating our new Medieval DC website, a resource for learning about the global Middle Ages in the nation’s capital. Funded by DC Humanities and housed at the Catholic University of America, Medieval DC introduces users to the many ways to experience the medieval in DC.
As we launch the Medieval DC website, join us on Saturday, October 14 for a tour exploring the medieval and medievalism in DC. We will begin at 10 am with a guided visit to the Smithsonian Castle, featuring local historian Dr. Jennifer Paxton, followed by a specially-designed tour organized by the National Museum of Asian Art at 10:30 am, with coffee and cookies to follow.
Admission is free, but you must sign up by following the event link: https://tinyurl.com/MedievalDC. Spaces are limited.