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Founder’s Day Ball to be held at the National Air and Space Museum Center in Virginia

Event on Feb. 23 will offer 2,500 tickets

Founder’s Day Ball to be held at the National Air and Space Museum Center in Virginia

The annual Founder’s Day Ball will be held at the National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia on Feb. 23 from 7 to 11 p.m., Founder’s Week Director Emma Galasso announced Wednesday. 

The event, hosted by Student Government, will celebrate the University’s 126th anniversary since its founding in 1893. Tickets are free and will be released on Jan. 28. Students will be able to access tickets through a class-specific code. 

This year 2,500 tickets will be offered, topping the 2016 ball at the National Portrait Gallery, which offered 2,300 tickets and was considered the largest ball up to that point. Free busing and a Lyft code will be provided as transportation to the event.

The National Air and Space Museum Udvar-Hazy Center features exhibits such as the Space Shuttle Discovery, the Concorde and the Lockheed Martin SR-71 Blackbird. The venue has hundreds of air and spacecraft exhibits in a hangar-like space. The NASMUH, located near the Dulles airport, is the companion facility to the museum in D.C., according to the museum's website.

The ball is part of Founder’s Week, a week of events which will begin on Saturday, Feb. 16 and end on Feb. 26. Previous Founder’s Day Balls have been held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Newseum, National Portrait Gallery and National Air and Space Museum.

aveitch@theeagleonline.com


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