The National Building Museum is one of the under-appreciated gems of DC and one of our favorite places in the city. Built in 1887, it originally served as the Pension Office. The Great Hall, with 75-foot-tall Corinthian columns, always hosts one of the Presidential Inaugural Balls – and is a great place for kids to run around on a gloomy day. Outside, the building is circled with a 1,200-foot terra cotta frieze depicting the Civil War. The building itself is worth a visit, but the exhibits are also excellent. Ongoing exhibits include Washington: Symbol and City and, for kids, the Building Zone. We’re not sure how to feel about the exhibit opening the month of our wedding: Designing for Disaster. Where’s the love, NBM? (photo: National Building Museum)
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Why hello! We’re so glad you stopped by to learn more about the upcoming wedding of Kate Debelack and Ed Poe.
But that doesn’t explain “Nora Meets Nick.” You’re right, it doesn’t. We realized we needed a new email account for wedding related emails. What better alias than our favorite movie couple, Nick and Nora Charles? The Thin Man is one of our favorite films, and there will be bits of inspiration from it as we plan our wedding. How could we not want to throw a party that Nick and Nora would enjoy?
So who are the Poebelacks, then? We are. Our good friend Dan Via bestowed the name on us a few years back, and it stuck. We’re just like Brangelina, without the fame, fortune, or paparazzi.