Capitol Hill Restoration Society

Workshop for Children – If Buildings Could Talk!

Posted on February 20th, 2015

If Buildings Could Talk! Why Preservation Matters:
Architecture and Historic Preservation Workshop for Children
: Saturday, March 7, 2015, 10 am – noon
Location: AIA Foundation’s Octagon House

In this interactive historical and architectural workshop for 8 – 12 year olds, children will get the chance to take a sneak peek into the construction and preservation of the Octagon House. The Octagon has witnessed many historical events including the War of 1812 and the signing of the Treaty of Ghent. Children will explore the history behind this building during an investigative tour and create their own story of an imaginary building. The workshop will be lead by Mary Kay Lanzillotta, FAIA, of Hartman-Cox Architects, Mark Shara of the Historic American Buildings Survey and Teresa Martinez of the AIA Foundation.

Price: $10 for adults; free for children. Children must be accompanied by an adult.