Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

The mission of the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is to enhance understanding of contemporary urban experiences and strengthen community bonds by conserving the past, documenting the present, and serving as a catalyst for shaping the future. View their website and more information about their education programs.

AHFES Programming

GROUP TOURS: GATEWAYS/PORTALES - March Lottery (DECEMBER 5, 2016 - JANUARY 15, 2018)
Presented by: Anacostia Community Museum
Gateway: any entrance or passage that may be opened and closed.Latinxs are the largest and one of the most diverse racial/ethnic minorities in the country. As a result of Latinx population growth, U.S. cities all over the country are experiencing a cultural shift. What does it mean for Latinx migrants and immigrants to make a home in a U.S. city? Both struggle and triumph. Contemporary community life for Latinxs includes anti-immigrant sentiment, fights for educational access, and discrimination, but also solidarity, economic roots, creative expressions of identity, political representation, and celebration. Through the gateways of social justice, community access, and public festivals, this exhibition explores the experiences of Latinx migrants and immigrants in four U.S. metro areas: Washington DC, Baltimore, MD; Charlotte, NC; and Raleigh-Durham, NC. 
Date: 4/5/17, 4/6/17, 4/12/17, 4/13/17, 4/19/17, 4/20/17 4/26/17, 4/27/17, 5/2/17, 5/4/17, 5/9/17, 5/11/17, 5/16/17, 5/18/17, 5/24/17, 5/26/17, 6/7/17, 6/9/17, 6/14/17, 6/16/17
Time: 10:00am
Length of Event: 45 minutes to 1 hour
Location: Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place S.E., Washington, DC 20020
Discipline: Humanities
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, History/Geography, Civics/Law, Diversity
Grades: 6-12
View Gateway Standards Here 

 for Gateways/Portales

CINCO DE MAYO YOUTH PROGRAM (March Lottery)
Program Description: 
Children are invited to visit the museum on this traditional Mexican holiday celebration.  They will receive a tour of the current exhibition Gateways/Portales, participate in a gallery scavenger hunt, and then break open a traditional piñata outside on the grassy picnic area adjacent to the museum. 
Program Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Date(s): Friday, May 5, 2017
Time(s): 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Length of Event: 1 1/2 hours
Location: Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place S.E., Washington, DC 20020
Discipline: Humanities, Language Arts
Curriculum Connections: History, Foreign Language
Appropriate Grade Level(s): K-4

 for Cinco De Mayo Youth Program

CAREER DAY (March Lottery)
Program Description: 
The museum offers this program twice a year to acquaint students with the Anacostia Community Museum and its staff. Students receive a tour of the current museum exhibitions, and also a tour of the museum’s collection and archives areas. They’ll meet the museum director and staff from other departments including education, finance, exhibitions, and administration. The day also includes lunch, and a field trip to the Mexican Cultural Institute in downtown DC. 
Program Time: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Date(s): Thursday, May 18, 2017
Time(s): 10:30 p.m. to 2:30 P.M.
Length of Event: 5 hours
Location: Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place S.E., Washington, DC 20020
Discipline: Humanities, Civics
Curriculum Connections: Civics, Diversity
Appropriate Grade Level(s): 6-12

 for Career Day 

Professional Development

Gateways Teacher Workshop
Program Description:
 In collaboration with the Teaching for Change, the museum invites DCPS middle and high school teachers to this special workshop related to the exhibition, Gateways/Portales. Teachers will be introduced to a unit on teaching Central America in the Classroom. This includes a workshop with interactive activities, lm clips, and an introduction to children’s book focusing on Latinx culture groups, but with a focus on Central America. Teaching for Change will provide all books and resources. Teachers also get a tour of the Gateways exhibition by curator, Dr. Ariana Curtis, a gallery guide, and bi-lingual family and visitor’s guide. A delicious lunch will be provided courtesy of Tortilla Café, Washing, DC. 
Date(s): Friday, March 31, 2017
Time(s): 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 P.M.
Length of Event: 2 hours
Location: Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
901 Fort Place S.E., Washington, DC 20020
Discipline: Humanities
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, History/Geography, Civics/Law, Diversity
Appropriate Grade Level(s): K-12

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Previous Events

TWELVE YEARS THAT TOOK AND SHAPED WASHINGTON  (1963 - 1975)
Presented by: Anacostia Community Museum
During this period, Washingtonians experienced their first meaningful presidential vote, elected a city council and mayor for the first time in a century, and became the largest majority African American city in the country. Freeways and suburbanization transformed the face of the city. New public housing accompanied the nation’s most ambitious urban renewal effort, and thousands of residents were displaced in the effort to build a modernist vision of the city. New trends in music, theatre, art, and dance transformed popular culture. Change was in the air, some of it unsettling and threatening. Against a national background of Lyndon Johnson’s “great society,” anti-war protests, black power, feminism, and emerging gay rights, this exhibition focuses on events, people and challenges that transformed the city between 1963 and 1975.
Date: October 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, and 20
Time: 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM
Length of Event:  45 minutes to 1 hour
Location: Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place SE, Washington, DC 20020
Discipline: Humanities
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts, History and Geography, Diversity
Grades: 6-12
View the exhibition brochure | ELA Standards | National Core Arts Standards

Tewlve Years that Shook and Shaped Washington was available in the Fall Lottery

GROUP TOURS: Bridging the Americas: Community and Belonging from Panama To Washington, DC (March Lottery) 
Presented by: Anacostia Community Museum 
Date: TBD
Time: 10:00am
Length of Event: 45 minutes to 1 hour
Location: Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place S.E.vWashington, DC 20020
Discipline: Humanities
Curriculum Connections: TBD
Grades: 6-12
View Gateway Standards Here 

Bridging the Americas took place in the Fall Lottery

GROUP TOURS: GATEWAYS/PORTALES OPENS DECEMBER 5, 2016 - AUGUST 6, 2017 
Presented by: Anacostia Community Museum
Gateway: any entrance or passage that may be opened and closed.Latinxs are the largest and one of the most diverse racial/ethnic minorities in the country. As a result of Latinx population growth, U.S. cities all over the country are experiencing a cultural shift. What does it mean for Latinx migrants and immigrants to make a home in a U.S. city? Both struggle and triumph. Contemporary community life for Latinxs includes anti-immigrant sentiment, fights for educational access, and discrimination, but also solidarity, economic roots, creative expressions of identity, political representation, and celebration. Through the gateways of social justice, community access, and public festivals, this exhibition explores the experiences of Latinx migrants and immigrants in four U.S. metro areas: Washington DC, Baltimore, MD; Charlotte, NC; and Raleigh-Durham, NC. 
Date: 2/7/17, 2/9/17, 2/14/17, 2/16/17, 2/21/17, 2/23/17, 2/28/17, 3/1/17, 3/8/17, 3/10/17, 3/15/17, 3/17/17, 3/22/17, 3/24/17, 3/29/17, 3/31/17
Time: 10:00am
Length of Event: 45 minutes to 1 hour
Location: Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place S.E.vWashington, DC 20020
Discipline: Humanities
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, History/Geography, Civics/Law, Diversity
Grades: 6-12
View Gateway Standards Here 

Gateways was available in the December Lottery

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