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Museum Lecture: History in the Making—a New Workhouse for the 21st Century
April 12, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Workhouse Prison Museum 2017 Annual Lecture Series is pleased to present History in the Making—a New Workhouse for the 21st Century, with featured speaker Ava Spece, President and CEO, Workhouse Arts Foundation
Wednesday, April 12, 7:30-9:00 pm, W-3 Theatre
All programs are free with a suggested donation of $10. Please register online or call 703-854-2900 for more information.
About the Workhouse Prison Museum
The Workhouse Prison Museum opened to the public in 2009 and is entirely supported by private contributions. It is currently located in Building W-9 at the Workhouse Arts Center. It was created to present a synopsis of some of the significant events that took place at the District of Columbia’s Correction Complex at Lorton from its opening in 1910 until the last prisoner left in 2001.
It is anticipated that a new, permanent museum will open in the summer of 2017. The premiere exhibit will honor the courageous suffragists who were imprisoned at the Workhouse in 1917, a century ago.