Businessman David Rubenstein is giving $5.4 million to help the Smithsonian renovate the Renwick Gallery, the nation’s first structure built to be an art museum.
The towering symbol that honors the nation’s first president reopened to the public Monday, nearly three years after an earthquake cracked and chipped the 130-year-old stone obelisk.
“American Idol” winner Candice Glover will help reopen the Washington Monument, which has been closed since a 2011 earthquake.
The National Book Festival is closing with the announcement of a $5 million gift to continue the event for at least the next five years on the National Mall.
Philanthropist David Rubenstein has lent a historic copy of the Declaration of Independence to the U.S. State Department and will have it reproduced to be shown in every U.S. embassy.