Octagon Ornament Happy Hour
Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
The Octagon served as the temporary Executive Residence for James and Dolley Madison due to the burning of the original White House in the War of 1812. The Madisons, known for their grand celebrations, were in residence at the Octagon during the holiday season 1814. Although the Treaty of Ghent, ending the War, had been signed on Christmas Eve in Belgium, the country did not yet know that peace had come. Nevertheless, James and Dolley Madison invited citizens to the Octagon for regular updates, hopeful that they would soon hear the news they longed for.
Nearly 200 years later, we are reviving the tradition of decorating for the holidays. Please join us for a happy hour “make one, take one” crafting event where we will create ornaments for our holiday tree. Form a design team (or craft solo), gather random supplies (or use ours), and start pondering the theme “dream house.”
Suggested donation of $10 covers drinks, snacks, and supplies
See our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/TheOctagonMuseum for more information about the event or our website http://www.theoctagon.org to download ornament guidelines if you cannot attend our happy hour, but would like to submit an ornament for display. Each submitted ornament is eligible for a complimentary ticket to the Octagon holiday party December 15th.
When & Where
American Institute of Architects Foundation, National
AIA Foundation is the non-profit arm of the American Institute of Architects. The Foundation operates the Octagon Museum.