The Rat: Man's Invited Affliction

November 16, 1969 – January 25, 1970

Exhibition catalogue,The Rat: Man's Invited Affliction, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, November 16, 1969-January 25, 1970. (Smithsonian Institution Archives.)

Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place, SE
Washington, DC

Rats! For centuries, rats have plagued urban communities. They carry disease. They bite. They destroy property. Rats pose a challenge globally and locally, including in Washington, DC. Explore the historical, scientific, and ecological significance of rats. Learn how to locate and eliminate them. Find out how NOT to create rat habitat!