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Building Museum Outing

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Date(s) - 01/03/2019
11:00 am

National Building Museum

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Exhibit: Making Room — Housing for a Changing America


We will meet at the museum entrance,
The post-World War II suburbanization of America was driven by the housing needs of nuclear families, the nation’s leading demographic. In 1950, these families represented 43% of our households; in 1970, it was 40%.

Since then, unprecedented shifts in demographics and lifestyle have redefined who we are-and how we want to live.


Today, nuclear families account for 20% of America’s households, while nearly 30% are single adults living alone, a growing phenomenon across all ages and incomes. Supply, however, has been slow to meet the demands of this burgeoning market-or to respond to the needs of our increasingly varied mix of living arrangements: from roommates to single-parent, extended, and fluid families. Innovation has been constrained, often by deeply-rooted zoning regulations.


Admission Cost: $7 for Seniors (60+) and $10 for Adults


There is a Firehook Cafe in the museum where we can enjoy a bite to eat after viewing the exhibit.


Please email or call the office at 202-244-3310 to let us know that you are interested.  We can then decide on the best transportations options.  The Museum is on the Red Line and on the D6 bus route.  The office will be open December 21, 27 and 28.

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