Originally designed as a private space for the founders of the library, Henry and Emily Folger, the Founders' Room is the perfect venue for meetings and small receptions.
Opaque leaded-glass windows, carved paneling and beams, antique furniture, and a stone fireplace create a Tudor atmosphere in the Founder' Room. A small number of important paintings, including the Plimpton "Sieve" portrait of Elizabeth I, hang on the room's walls. Figures in the windows represent Shakespearean characters, among them Julius Caesar, Richard III, Hamlet, Cleopatra, and Ophelia. The curio cabinets hold changing displays of materials related to the Folgers and their collection.
- 23 by 36 feet
- Available evenings only
- Maximum capacity:
- Reception only, 50
- Dinner only, 30
- Can be used in combination with the Board Room or Tea Room
- Lighting restrictions apply
- Red wine permitted for seated dinners only
Contact the Office of Special Events by phone at 202.675.0375 or by e-mail at email@example.com.