Keep up with the renovation of this long-vacant historic school building downtown into D.C.’s inaugural language museum, Planet Word
Jan 25, 2017, 12:00pm EST
July 22, 2019
Plans for D.C.’s first-ever language-arts museum receive federal approval
Planet Word is expected to open at the historic Franklin School building in 2020
January 16, 2019
Developer resumes work on Franklin School project after agreeing to reinstall historic fabric it damaged
In 2018, workers removed legally protected materials from the building, which is being turned into a museum
September 4, 2018
D.C. forces work to halt on historic Franklin School redevelopment after alleged damage
Officials and preservationists visited the site last week to assess the situation
August 31, 2018
Historic Franklin School redevelopment draws scrutiny from D.C. officials, preservationists
Workers reportedly damaged the interior of the building, which is set to become a museum
June 5, 2018
See renderings of Planet Word, the new museum coming to Franklin School
And what the building looks like currently
March 2, 2018
Franklin School’s language arts museum groundbreaking has not been confirmed [Update]
Expect the museum open by Q3 2019.
November 21, 2017
Franklin School’s language arts museum to open by Q3 2019
This new museum is set to inspire a love of words and language as well as increase literacy.
May 25, 2017
Vacant Franklin School reveals new plans on Planet Word
The Planet Word non-profit now has an early layout for the museum.
January 25, 2017
Franklin School will become a language museum, open by 2019
Since 2008, the Franklin School has been vacant, but soon it will become Planet Word, Washington, D.C.’s first interactive language arts museum and education space. Ann B. Friedman and Dantes Partners will lead the redevelopment.