National Archives Hosts Conversation with Frank Gehry & Robert Wilson on the Creation of the Eisenhower National Memorial
Press Release · Tuesday, September 27, 2011

On Wednesday, October 5, at 7 PM, the National Archives presents acclaimed architect Frank Gehry and his collaborator, theater artist Robert Wilson in a discussion moderated by Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero about the creation of the Eisenhower National Memorial, scheduled to open at 4th Street and Independence Ave., SW, in 2015. The National Archives Experience presents this conversation in partnership with its Office of Presidential Libraries and the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission.

The program is free and open to the public, and will be held in the William G. McGowan Theater of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, located on the National Mall at Constitution Ave. and 7th Street, NW. Metro accessible on the Yellow and Green lines, Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter station. Attendees should enter through the Special Events entrance on 7th and Constitution Ave, NW.  

Architect Frank Gehry and theater artist Robert Wilson will discuss the creative process in developing a presidential memorial covering their original concept and the design phases of the Eisenhower National Memorial. The memorial will be built on a four-acre site between 4th and 6th Streets, SW, south of Independence Avenue, at the base of Capitol Hill. For more information on the memorial, visit

The National Archives is fully accessible.  To request an accommodation (e.g., sign language interpreter) for a public program please email or call 202-357-5000 prior to the event to ensure proper arrangements are secured.  Fall/Winter museum hours are 10 AM-5:30 PM, daily.

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