Washington, DC, June 12, 2007
Dreamers & Believers Exhibit
Dreamers & Believers Becomes Reality in New Exhibit
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WASHINGTON, D.C. The little-known stories of the people who built Washington National Cathedral comes to life in an exhibit of its visionaries, donors, artists, workers and leaders.
Dreamers and Believers: Cathedral Builders celebrates the centennial of laying the Cathedrals foundation stone in 1907an event that set into motion a project spanning more than eight decades.
The exhibit is about peoplethose who designed the Cathedral, who constructed it, who embellished it and who gave their money, time, talent and leadership. Somelike Henry Yates Satterlee, James Edward Freeman, Philip Frohman, Francis Sayre, Jr. and Richard Fellerbecame epic figures in the Cathedrals history.
Some were people of affluence and influence, but most were ordinary peoplelaborers who mixed mortar, carpenters who built scaffolding, volunteers who planned gardens, women who stitched needlepoint and thousands who gave to the building fund. Some spent their entire careers, or nearly so, building the Cathedral. Others never even saw it in person.
Through rich and compelling images, stories and objects the exhibit tells the stories of people whose faith, passion and skills created a sacred gathering place for people of all faiths in the nations capital. Two short videos enhance the exhibit.
Dreamers and Believers: Cathedral Builders opens June 18th in the Cathedrals Rare Book Library exhibit room located off the west front entrance (Wisconsin Avenue side). It runs through October 2008. Parking is available in the Cathedrals new underground parking garage accessed from Wisconsin Avenue at the traffic light south of Woodley Road. Exhibit hours are MondayFriday, 10 am to 5 pm; Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm; and Sunday, 1 to 4 pm.
More information about the Cathedral and Centennial Events is available online at www.nationalcathedral.org.
SOURCE: Washington National Cathedral