For fifty years, the Anacostia Community Museum (ACM) has pushed the boundaries of what “museum” means. Conversations with neighbors have shaped exhibitions and programs. Collections preserve the stories of everyday people.
Today, with a focus on contemporary urban themes, ACM continues to investigate shared experiences, mutual interests, and agreed-upon goals. Museum activities reach deep into local networks to identify key issues, seek out new ideas, gather diverse voices, and promote conversations that generate social impact.
Your Community, Your Story highlights some of the museum’s signature projects and demonstrates how ACM’s work helps us understand city life and strengthen community bonds.