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Our building on Capitol Hill is closed due to a major building renovation project, but Folger events and programs continue online.
The Playhouse at the National Building MuseumJul 12 – Aug 28
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A major update to the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems is an essential part of preserving our landmark building and collection.
After removing the entire northern foundation wall, crews are starting to extend and strengthen a row of the building's structural steel columns.
Although the renovation work inside the Folger building is largely out of view, it's proceeding just as vigorously as the work outdoors.
From lifting marble slabs weighing thousands of pounds to digging out the excavation site, the Folger renovation is well underway.
After more than a year of preparation, a massive tree move marked the start of a major building renovation.
Explore the Folger’s Elizabethan Garden, a place for reflection inspired in part by herbal references in Shakespeare’s plays.
Learn more about the restoration of the Folger’s exterior façade.
Folger Director Michael Witmore writes about appreciation for and stewardship of the Folger Shakespeare Library's historic building.
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