Anacostia Community Museum

The Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum documents and interprets the impact of social and cultural issues on contemporary urban communities. Established in 1967 as the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, it served first as a Smithsonian outreach museum situated in one of the Washington, D.C.’s largely African American neighborhoods and later evolved into a museum which documented, preserved, and interpreted African American history from local and community history perspectives. The museum is now known as the Anacostia Community Museum to reflect the expansion from ethnic themes and issues to broader cultural issues that resonate within communities.

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