The Folger Shakespeare Library building began a major renovation in 2020 to expand public space, improve accessibility, and enhance the experience for all who visit the Folger. Construction will conclude in 2022. Meanwhile, Folger programs continue at other locations.
Planet Word - a language arts museum - was scheduled to open in the historic Franklin School building on Franklin Square at 13th & K in D.C. on May 31, 2020. However, the opening had to be delayed due to Covid 19. The red brick building which the museum will occupy was designed by Adolf Cluss in 1869 and has been used for many purposes.