USRC would like to remind everyone that there will be a special, free, public Earth Day with NASA celebration in the Main Hall on Thursday, April 20th. Come one, come all for what is sure to be a great event. Further details are available here.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival merchandise kiosk in the Main Hall is closing on Wednesday, April 19th. If you have not yet had a chance to buy your sakura souvenirs, do not worry, the items will still be available for purchase online.
On Sunday, April 9, 2017, C-SPAN3 aired a segment on the History of Union Station on American Artifacts. USRC President and CEO Beverley Swaim-Staley gave a tour of the station and provided historical background information. In addition, Architect John Bowie talked about the original construction and recent restoration. We hope you enjoy the show!
Spring is now here and in the spirit of the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Tokyo to Washington, DC, USRC thought it would be nice to share some photos of the beautiful cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin. (Photo Credit: Kevin Forma, USRC 2nd Century Program Manager)
On March 31, 2017, the Washington Building Congress (WBC) hosted its annual Craftsmanship Awards and Hall of Fame Induction event. It was a great evening during which many of the country’s top-notch architects, engineers, and contractors and their projects were celebrated. USRC was presented with a certificate in recognition of the outstanding work in connection with […]
On March 10, 2017, the Baldwin High School orchestra (Orlando, FL) performed while other students from the school danced. Members of the McGrath Academy of Irish Dance (Manassas, VA) gave a St. Patrick’s Day performance in the Main Hall on March 17th. On March 28, 2017, the Mountain Range High School band (Westminster, CO) gave […]
On March 28, 2017, there was a spectacular performance by the Cameristi della Scala Orchestra of Milan in honor of Arturo Toscanini in the East Hall of Union Station. The free concert included selections from Bellini’s “Capuleti and Montecchi”, Verdi’s “La Traviata”, and Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” and featured a special appearance by soprano Mihaela Marcu. The performance was […]
On Monday, March 13th, in the lead-up to the snowstorm, WJLA-TV filmed travelers in BWI and DCA airports, as well as Union Station. Area travel delays ahead of severe winter storm By: Amy Aubert, Brianne Carter/ABC7 Around the 1:20 mark, you can catch some glimpses of travelers in Union Station. The Hack this: Mobile eating […]
An article posted by Jonathan Maus on bikeportland.org praises Washington, DC’s bike paths and advocates for Portland, OR to follow DC’s example. The article includes a few mentions of the bike paths around Union Station. “…the protected bikeway on First Street NE…completed in 2015, created a bikeway from Union Station north to M St.” “For […]
On March 2, 2017, Union Station Redevelopment Corporation hosted the official unveiling of the Rostral Columns at a ribbon cutting ceremony. In spite of the blustery, cold wind, there was a good turnout. The following people gave speeches: • Beverley Swaim-Staley, USRC • Tom Whitmore, The Christman Company (Christman) • Alfonso Narvaez, Aeon Preservation Services […]