Hello. This is our new Workhouse Website. Check it out and tell us how you like it. Suggestions are always welcome.
We’ve just finished reorganizing the museum and now have more room to tell our stories. The suffrage exhibit has been expanded. There now is a detailed timeline of the development of the D.C. Correctional Facility, cost and a mini-diorama of the original Workhouse building in 1910. Next up will be an exhibit about the Cold War missile site at the prison.
There is a new biography of Alice Paul (the founder of the National Women’s Party) just published by Oxford University Press. Alice Paul: Claiming Power by J.D. Zahniser and Amelia R. Fry. It is highly recommended.
Recently, clinic in the Washington Post Magazine there was an article called “Haunted”. It featured art made by former prisoners on their cell walls. June 22, 2014