Completion of the U.S. Diplomacy Center Pavilion

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 9, 2017


U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry, joined by former Secretaries of State Madeleine K. Albright, Colin L. Powell, and Hillary Rodham Clinton, will deliver remarks at a reception celebrating the completion of the U.S. Diplomacy Center Pavilion at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2017.

The event will take place at the new Diplomacy Center Pavilion at the Department of State, located at the State Department’s 21st Street Entrance. The former Secretaries will also make brief remarks.

The U.S. Diplomacy Center will be a 40,000 square foot, state-of-the-art museum and education center dedicated to telling the story of American diplomacy. Visitors will explore the role of diplomacy through interactive exhibits, compelling artifacts, hands-on education programs, and diplomatic simulations.

The event is open to the press.

Pre-set time for video cameras is: 4:45 p.m. from the 21st Street entrance.

Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 5:00 p.m. from the 21st Street entrance.

The remarks will be streamed live on 2009-2017.state.gov and on the USDC’s Facebook page @USDiplomacycenter. Follow @StateDept for tweets from the event using the hashtag #DiscoverDiplomacy.

Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. Government-issued photo media credential (e.g., Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), or (2) an official photo identification card issued by their news organization, or (3) a letter from their employer on official letterhead verifying their current employment as a journalist.

Additionally, they must present an official government photo identification card (i.e., U.S. driver's license or passport).

For further information from the Department of State, please contact the Office of Press Relations at (202) 647-2492.