Tuesday, October 15
FOURTH ANNUAL BENEFIT FOR THE MEYER SCHOOL TUTORING PROGRAM
Reception, Talk, and Tour of the National Building Museum
A Joint Stanford, Harvard, and Princeton Club Event
Support the Stanford, Harvard, and Princeton Clubs’ efforts to tutor students
in grade K-3 at the Meyer Elementary School. Come see the National Building
Museum, a magnificent Renaissance-style structure often called the most amazing
site in Washington! Completed in 1887 to house the U.S. Government’s Pension
Bureau, the building’s expansive atrium and massive Corinthian columns have
made it the traditional site for Presidential inaugural balls! Since 1985,
the building has been dedicated to educating the public about its features
through exhibitions, lectures, and educational programs.
Joseph Rosa, Chief Curator, will talk about the museum and take interested
guests on tours of select galleries, including a Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit.
Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served in the historic Pension Commissioners
Suite, which features an original painted ceiling and ornate fireplaces that
create a stunning atmosphere.
The Adopt-A-School Program at Meyer Elementary, which focuses on improving
students’ reading, writing, and arithmetic skills every Saturday morning,
is about to start its sixth successful year! Alumni tutors from local Stanford,
Harvard, and Princeton clubs spend quality time with students and help them
make good use of the school’s educational Macintoshes. The program also features
special events like interactive plays and animal exhibitions. This year’s
projects include wiring the school up to the Internet and teaching students
about the environment in Rock Creek Park.
Proceeds from the program’s annual benefit make it possible to cover the
costs of opening the school every Saturday morning, maintain the computers
used in the program, and purchase supplies. Be a part of another year of
successful educational efforts! Contributions are fully tax-deductible. Entry
fee largely tax deductible. Details available at the event.
The National Building Museum is located at 401 F Street, N.W. The closest
metro stop is Judiciary Square on the red line. Parking is available on the
street or in the Museum lot on F Street.
Go to sign up form.
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