EVENTS DC STATEMENT REGARDING CARNEGIE LIBRARY AT MT. VERNON SQUARE
Washington, DC – We have conducted environmental testing at Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square and as a result have found evidence of mold in two areas of the building. Out of an abundance of caution, we are going to close the facility on a temporary basis to remediate those areas and perform testing of other spaces to ensure that the building is safe.
We will work with our partners at Historical Society of Washington (HSW) to relocate their staff and address other program concerns as well as move Events DC employees. To ensure we continue to bring stellar events to the District of Columbia, we will be in contact with our clients regarding their scheduled events.
The Carnegie Library is an integral part of the 200-year history of Mt. Vernon Square and serves residents and visitors alike. We take the safety of our buildings seriously and will continue to make repairs and address concerns as quickly as possible.
- Gregory A. O’Dell, president and chief executive officer, Events DC
About Events DC
Events DC, the official convention and sports authority for the District of Columbia, deliver premier event services and flexible venues across the nation’s capital. Leveraging the power of a world-class destination and creating amazing attendee experiences, Events DC generates economic and community benefits through the attraction and promotion of business, athletic, entertainment and cultural activities. Events DC oversees the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, an anchor of the District’s hospitality and tourism economy that generates over $400 million annually in total economic impact, and the historic Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square. Events DC manages the Stadium-Armory campus, which includes Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium and surrounding Festival Grounds, the non-military functions of the DC Armory and Maloof Skate Park at RFK Stadium. Events DC also built and now serves as landlord for Nationals Park, the first LEED-certified major professional sports stadium in the United States. The most recent addition is Gateway DC, an innovative and versatile space featuring a covered and open-air pavilion in the center of a 1-acre park, conveniently located in the Congress Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. For more information, please visit http://www.eventsdc.com or www.RFKCampusFuture.com and find us on social media – Facebook (Events DC), Twitter (@ConventionsDC and @DCSportsEnt) and Instagram (@EventsDC).