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(L-R) Renowned pianist Van Cliburn and Wolf Trap founder Mrs. Catherine Filene Shouse review the architectural plans for the Filene Center in 1967. Cliburn went on to perform in the inaugural Filene Center performance on July 1, 1971.
Credit: Wolf Trap
Patrons wait to purchase tickets for Filene Center performances on Box Office opening day in 1973.
An aerial view of Wolf Trap shows the Filene Center and National Park Service buildings.
Credit: Knowles Architecture, P.C. Archives
Patrons gather and picnic on the lawn of the Filene Center before a show.
Patrons enjoy a performance inside the pavilion of the Filene Center.
(L-R) Architect Edward Knowles, Secretary of the Interior Stewart L. Udall, and Mrs. Shouse review the architectural model of the Filene Center on April 28, 1968.
(L-R) Wolf Trap founder Mrs. Catherine Filene Shouse talks with Lady Bird Johnson and Secretary of the Interior Stewart L. Udall during the groundbreaking ceremony for the Filene Center on May 22, 1968.
Credit: Jack Rottier
Mrs. Catherine Filene Shouse breaks ground on the Filene Center on May 22, 1968 as Secretary of the Interior Steward L. Udall and Lady Bird Johnson look on.