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Anacostia Community Museum

  • Address:
    1901 Fort Place, SE
    Washington, DC 20020
  • Phone:
    (202) 633-4820
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The mission of the Anacostia Community Museum is to challenge perceptions, broaden perspectives, generate new knowledge, and deepen understanding about the ever-changing concepts and realities of ‘community’ while maintaining its strong ties to Anacostia and the D.C. Metropolitan region.

The museum was established originally as the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum in the old Carver movie theater on Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue in 1967, the creation of S. Dillon Ripley, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution from 1964 to 1984.