Book Talk: "St. Elizabeth’s in Washington, D.C.: Architecture of an Asylum"

Sarah Leavitt, curator, National Building Museum

St. Elizabeth's has been a mental health hospital in Washington, D.C., since 1852, when it was established by the United States Congress as the Government Hospital for the Insane. Trace the architectural evolution of St. Elizabeths and the way its specialized architecture and landscape served the mentally ill.  

This program is part of the D.C. Mondays at the Museum series inspired by the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection. Free; no reservations required. Bring your lunch and enjoy a cup of coffee on us.