Historic Nimitz Hotel Ballroom Open House
Visit the Newly Renovated Historic Nimitz Hotel Ballroom: Ballroom Returned to 1940s Splendor
The National Museum of the Pacific War is pleased to announce it will hold an “open house” for the public to see the newly renovated ballroom in the Historic Nimitz Hotel Building at 340 E. Main Street. The ballroom will be open for viewing on Thursday, October 21, from 5:00 – 6:30 PM.
With its iconic steamship facade, the Nimitz Hotel has long been a landmark in Fredericksburg. In early 2020, the Museum unveiled a significant expansion and renovation of the Admiral Nimitz Gallery which is housed in the historic hotel building, and the planning for the ballroom renovation was already underway. “Renovation” became “restoration” as the plan was to return the décor to the look and feel of the room when the city honored Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz with a WWII victory dinner during his October 1945 visit here. Highlights of the renovation include the recreation of 1920s era stencil patterns on the walls which were researched by a paint conservator and the design and fabrication of a circular, stained glass window that is a tribute to Admiral Nimitz.
This event is free of charge and admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis.