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National Building Museum and Inaugural Balls

Tour Guide Gene Bacher talked about the National Building Museum and the 19th century Inaugural tradition that continues in the 21st century, including… read more

Tour Guide Gene Bacher talked about the National Building Museum and the 19th century Inaugural tradition that continues in the 21st century, including President Obama’s Commander-in-Chief Ball held there in January of 2009. The first Inaugural Ball held in the National Building Museum was Grover Cleveland’s in 1885, when it was known as the Pension Building and was still under construction. Composed of over 15 million red bricks, the Pension Building contains a Great Hall that is 316 feet long and 159 feet high. close

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National Building Museum and Inaugural Balls

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310373-1
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Vignette
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 19, 2013 | 8:50am EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
May 22, 2021 | 7:28am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Jan 19, 2013 | 8:50am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 19, 2013 | 12:56pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 19, 2013 | 9:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 20, 2013 | 12:59am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 20, 2013 | 8:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 20, 2013 | 12:53pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 20, 2013 | 5:54pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 20, 2013 | 11:54pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 21, 2013 | 4:48am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 26, 2013 | 3:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 27, 2013 | 2:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 16, 2013 | 11:55pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 17, 2013 | 8:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 17, 2013 | 7:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 17, 2013 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 22, 2013 | 9:02pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 23, 2013 | 12:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 23, 2013 | 3:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 23, 2013 | 6:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 23, 2013 | 12:38pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 23, 2013 | 3:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 24, 2013 | 2:02am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 24, 2013 | 10:54am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 25, 2013 | 7:54am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 01, 2013 | 12:54am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 15, 2017 | 6:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 15, 2017 | 10:00pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 21, 2017 | 9:51pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 22, 2017 | 10:07am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 19, 2021 | 11:42pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 20, 2021 | 3:52am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 20, 2021 | 8:02am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 20, 2021 | 12:11pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 20, 2021 | 4:17pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 24, 2021 | 5:59pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 24, 2021 | 10:02pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 25, 2021 | 4:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 30, 2021 | 10:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • May 21, 2021 | 11:28pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 22, 2021 | 3:27am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 22, 2021 | 7:28am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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