Preparing to move the museum collection into storage.
George Washington Memorial Parkway News Release
For Immediate Release:October 10, 2014
Clara Barton National Historic Site Temporary Closure
Glen Echo, MD –Starting Monday October 27, 2014 Clara Barton National Historic Site will be temporarily closed.The site will be closed for up to seven business days to allow for the packing and moving of the historic museum collection.Seven days is the estimated time frame for the work to be completed, but the site could open sooner depending on the length of the work.Clara Barton National Historic Site will be open on weekends.
The park has elected to temporarily move the museum collections to the National Park Service's offsite regional collections storage repository, the Museum Resource Center in Landover, Maryland.The resource center is a climate controlled, secure facility that will protect the collection while it is offsite.The collection is being moved in preparation for a large rehabilitation project that will involve several sections of the historic site.
After the museum collection is moved the site will reopen unfurnished.Tours will be offered on the hour from 10am to 4 pm.Tours are free and reservations are required for groups of 10 or more.To schedule a tour please call 301-320-1410.