Thursday, April 21, 2011

The National Building Museum and Bloomingdale

I received this email and wanted to pass it along to all of you that might be interested in participating. The National Building Museum is one of my favorite places in DC and I'm very excited for this project.


Good afternoon-

My name is Jamee Telford and I am the Outreach Programs Manager at the National Building Museum.  I came across your Bloomingdale blog as I was doing some research on the neighborhood.  Every summer we have a program for DC area youth called Investigating Where We Live. It focuses on photography, creative writing, and exhibition design.  Students explore three different neighborhoods in DC by taking photographs of places and people that they find interesting. They meet with people who live and work in the neighborhood to gain a community perspective.  Students are then challenged to create an exhibition that expresses their view on these DC neighborhoods using all of the information they gathered during the program (photographs, writings, interviews, etc.) 

This summer we will explore Bloomingdale, H Street Corridor, and Mount Pleasant.  Would anyone from your blog be interested in meeting with our students this summer?  Do you know of other people in the Bloomingdale area who may be interested in working with us?  We’d love to have students from Bloomingdale apply to participate in the program also.  We have distributed information to the local schools. Are there other community organizations that could help spread the word? Participants must be between 12-16 years old. 

The link to the program website is:  The application can be found here as well.  We will meet Tues-Thurs from June 28-July 21.  The student exhibit will open on July 29. 

Thanks in advance for any advice or help you can provide.

Take care,

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