History of Union Station Virtual Experience
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Are you interested in remotely learning about the history of Washington, DC’s Union Station? If so, please join Union Station Redevelopment Corporation (USRC) for our inaugural virtual experience on August 18, 2020.
While nothing quite compares to seeing the brilliance of Union Station in person, during this approximately one and a half hour virtual experience (which includes time for Q and A), the presenter will tell the story of this prominent, well-known, beautiful DC landmark, using rarely seen photographs from USRC’s archives.
Union Station hosts an average of 100,000 visitors a day, yet many do not stop to think about the layers of history the building has seen. Built at the turn of the 20th Century, the station was designed by Daniel Burnham to be a gateway to the Nation’s Capital. A silent witness from 1907 through today, Union Station has seen the rise and fall of rail transportation, the boom in the Nation’s Capital during WWI and WWII, social movements and public events, and so much more. The station went through a period of decline and disrepair in the 1960s and 70s, but in the 1980s (and again from 2010 on) was transformed and revitalized into the bustling multimodal transportation and retail hub that you see today.
A Zoom link will be sent to all participants prior to the event.