A Shop by the People of DC, for the People of DC!
The DC Public Library is partnering with the Heurich House Museum to open a holiday shop featuring locally-made and Library-themed goods: The Markt at MLK. Starting on Small Business Saturday, November 25th through Sunday, December 17th, find over a dozen products for gift-giving this season at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library.
The Markt at MLK was curated by Heurich House Museum, who for over the last decade has dedicated their public service mission to supporting the area’s small scale makers. The museum hand-selected locally made products from eight makers including a new limited edition t-shirt design from Bailiwick Clothing Company, celebrating the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library as a vibrant center for the city.
The Library worked with its in-house Maker Space and Machinery Fabrication Lab to create a set of four wooden coasters which highlight elements of the library space, experience, and story. T-shirts and totes bags from MLK Library Friends, including the Punk Archives and the Go-Go Archives designs, as well as the Mt. Pleasant Library Friends “What’s More Punk than a Public Library” design will be for sale.
The Markt at MLK will be open seven days a week on the first floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library at 901 G St NW. The Markt is open to the public and free to visit.
The Markt at MLK Hours:
- Saturday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Sunday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
- Monday - Thursday: 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
- Friday: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The three week pop-up is rooted in the Heurich House Museum’s belief that museums should be dynamic and relevant to modern communities. In 2020, the museum officially established its Small Business Development program to serve the area’s small local manufacturers. The program builds upon the 130 year legacy of craftspeople and makers at the historic victorian mansion - those who built the home and those who’ve popped up with their crafts over the last decade. The Museum founded and runs the DC Brewers’ Guild and DC Makers’ Guild through the program. The Markt at MLK is inspired in name by the Museum’s annual Christmas Markt and monthly Mini Markt program, which have supported 1,000 makers over the last decade.
The Markt at MLK runs concurrently with Metro’s Holiday Pop-up Shop featuring themed apparel and gifts. Visitors are encouraged to stop by!