East of the River: Continuity and Change

September 15, 2007 – November 9, 2008

Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place SE
Washington, DC

Main, Community, and Kinard Galleries Floor Plan

To celebrate the museum's 40th anniversary, this exhibition documents the development of community life of neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River beginning with the original inhabitation by Native Americans up to the present, while offering possible visions for the future. It covers the struggle over land, who owns it, who controls it, who profits from it, and how residents determine their own destiny.