Join Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum Curator and long-time steward of the Patterson House, Betty Seifert, as she takes small groups on a tour of the Patterson House exterior architecture, landscaping, and gardens. Hear all about the history of the house, what the upcoming renovations will entail, and how the Patterson House architect Gertrude Sawyer and landscape architect Rose Greely fit into a long history of women designers at open-air showing of the Built x Women Exhibit on the Patterson House lawn.
The Built by Women exhibit celebrates women’s contributions to the built environment. In addition to recognizing and supporting the diverse women working in these professions, Built by Women provides strong role models and mentors for both current professionals and students.
The exhibit is sponsored by the Beverly Willis Foundation and was first presented at the National Building Museum in September 2016. It has been traveling sporadically to other locations ever since and has been displayed at the University of DC, Phelps High School, Howard University, Catholic U., and the 2017 Women’s Leadership Summit in DC.
The exhibit on the lawn is free and open to everyone from 10am-2pm, but tour space is limited. However, advance ticket purchase for the tour is required.