Both the Robben Island-signed Shakespeare volume exhibit and the Folger Founders Room are free to the public and on display through the end of September. Scott said additional renovation work on the building’s central air system makes the museum a “great oasis” for Capitol visitors touring the Hill over the next few weeks.
On Oct. 1, Folger’s Great Hall will reopen with renovated windows and shades designed to shield exhibits from ultraviolet rays, plus new display cases and enhanced lighting. The adjoining Folger Theatre kicks off its 2013-14 season with “Romeo and Juliet,” directed by Aaron Posner, on Oct. 15.
Visitors get their first look at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, which opened to the public on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The new memorial is located off Independence Ave. SW between the Rayburn House Office Building and HHS. Buy photo here.