Posts tagged Anacostia Community Museum

Latinx Heritage Month

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September 15th marks the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month, created in August 1988. The date was selected in recognition of the independence days shared by El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Now commonly referred to as Latino History Month – or the gender-neutral Latinx History Month – this celebration of the culture, history, and people of […]

Mapping and Migration

Mapping and Migration

In collaboration with the American Anthropological Association, the Anacostia Community Museum presents this family workshop designed to get people involved in the history and geography of the neighborhoods in which they live. Did you know every neighborhood has a history?  How well do you know your neighborhood’s history? Representatives from the American Anthropological Association will […]

Historical Society Artifacts Now On Exhibit at the Smithsonian

This 1862 topographical map shows the area's Civil War-era forts.

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C., is proud to have several pieces from its collection on loan to the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum, including archaeological artifacts, ephemera, a family bible, and more, as part of the Museum’s new exhibit.  Opening on Monday February 2, How the Civil War Changed Washington, “focuses on the social and […]

Online Catalog

Policewoman directs traffic at 7th St. and Massachusetts Ave. NW, ca. 1918. Photo by Zaccheus Spratt. (ZSI 132A)