Madam on the Mall

mid-January 2001 – May 28, 2001

Arts and Industries Building
900 Jefferson Drive, SW
Washington, DC

North Hall

Prior to the groundbreaking for the National Museum of the American Indian, the Smithsonian Institution commissioned an extensive archaeological study of the site. During their excavations, the archaeologists began to see evidence of artifacts that would only be found in a wealthy household, unusual in a known working-class neighborhood.