Friday, October 22, 2010

826DC and Museum of Unnatural History opens this weekend

826DC, our local branch of the non-profit founded by Dave Eggers that teaches kids about writing and reading, is opening its doors this Saturday for a community open house. It's also the first opportunity to go inside their store, called the Museum of Unnatural History, which will sell all kinds of cool and weird items, as the name implies. The open house is from noon to 4, and 826DC is located on the Columbia Heights Civic Plaza, 14th/Park/Kenyon. I'll be there, it sounds fun!


You may remember that I posted a photo of their animal skeleton awhile ago. Apparently they have a cave also. Below is a slideshow showing the space's transformation.


1 comment:

Tom Veil said...

I went on Saturday. It's very charming. What impressed me the most, though, is how focused they are on their mission of tutoring children in creative writing. Every cute design and quirky concept was clearly done with education in mind, as we could see from the mini-session they ran in the back room during the grand opening.