The Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum commemorates 50 years of service (1967-2017) to communities in the Washington, D.C., area with a yearlong celebration “Your Community. Your Story." The museum renews its mission to convene conversations about community life in a contemporary society, with timely topics like politics, economic livelihood, urban ecology, religion, immigration, and cultural and spiritual fulfillment. Through exhibitions and programming, it continues to inspire civic engagement, promote mutual understanding, and strengthen community bonds. The celebration begins with an Open House on September 15, 2017, and follows with activities throughout the coming year.