Located in the heart of DC at Mt. Vernon Square, the historic Carnegie Library is rooted in deep history. Dedicated by President Theodore Roosevelt and Andrew Carnegie, the library opened its doors in 1903 as the first desegregated public building in DC. Over the years, the library has served as an integral part of the two-hundred-year history of Mt. Vernon Square, creating unforgettable experiences for District residents and visitors alike.  

Events in Review

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Case Study: The Nuclear Security Summit

Among one of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center standout moments was the hosting of President Obama’s Nuclear Security Summit in 2010 which brought together the largest gathering of world leaders in 50 years.

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Case Study: Presidential Inaugural Balls

The Walter E. Washington Convention Center was honored to host six official star-studded balls during the much-anticipated inauguration of President Barack Obama.

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