Girl Scouts Tap Pepco Art Gallery as Rock the Mall Welcome Center
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Scouts Display Vintage Uniforms, Photos and Archival Gear
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Girl Scouts have chosen the Pepco Edison Place Art Gallery as the Welcome Center for their Girl Scouts Rock the Mall: 100th Anniversary Sing-Along. The Girl Scouts are in the nation’s capital celebrating 100 years of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
The Girl Scouts’ Rock the Mall Welcome Center features special Girl Scout-only offers, a history exhibit highlighting 100 years of Girl Scouting including historic uniforms from the 1940s and 1950s, a camping basket backpack from the 1930s, historic photographs, badges from the 1910s, and 1960s uniform catalogs.
There is also an art exhibit of works created by Girl Scouts, a swap map of the United States for girls to pin swaps, information about many local tourist attractions, and Girl Scouts Rock the Mall information.
The main event, the Girl Scouts Rock the Mall: 100th Anniversary Sing-Along is on Saturday, June 9, when nearly a quarter-million girls will meet on the National Mall for the world’s largest sing-along. Incredible performers will take the stage throughout the day to lead Girl Scouts and their friends and family in new songs and old favorites.
The Girl Scouts Rock the Mall Welcome Center opens noon to 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 5. It will be open from noon until 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 6 through Friday, June 8, and will be closed Saturday, June 9, as the Girl Scouts will be on the National Mall for their Girl Scouts Rock the Mall: 100th Anniversary Sing-Along.
The Welcome Center will open one last time 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 10.
Pepco's Edison Place Art Gallery is located at 702 Eighth St. NW between G and H streets, one block west of the Verizon Center.
Pepco, a subsidiary of Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), delivers safe, reliable and affordable electric service to more than 788,000 customers in Maryland and the District of Columbia.