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.

 

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GATEWAYS/PORTALES (Fall Lottery)
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 Latinos 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. 
Dates: 10/3/17, 10/5/17, 10/10/17, 10/13/17, 10/16/17, 10/18/17, 10/24/17, 10/26/17, 11/7/17, 11/9/17, 11/15/17, 11/17/17, 11/20/17, 11/21/17, 11/28/17, 11/30/17, 12/6/17, 12/8/17, 12/12/17, 12/13/17
Time: 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM
Length of Event: 45 minutes to 1 hour
Location: Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place S.E., Washington, DC 20020
Discipline: Humanities- Language Arts
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, History/Geography, Civics/Law, Diversity
Grades: 6-12
Maximum Ticket Capacity: 40
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Educator's Corner: Career Day (Fall Lottery)
Presented by: Anacostia Community Museum
Bring your students to the Anacostia Community Museum to learn about some of the exciting and rewarding careers in museums.  They will not only tour the exhibition the Gateways/Portales but also learn about the various jobs required to create a museum exhibition.  Students will receive a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum and meet the staff to learn about their career paths that led them to work at the Smithsonian. The afternoon field trip will take place at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History Museum Support Center.  Free lunch, bus transportation and educational resources will be provided.
Dates: October 19, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM
Length of Event: 4 hours (free lunch provided)
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
Maximum Ticket Capacity: 40
 

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Future Lotteries

Note: Events taking place January-March will be offered in the Winter Lottery (December 5). Events taking place April through the end of the school year will take place in the Spring Lottery (March 5).
 

A RIGHT TO THE CITY (Spring Lottery)
Presented by: Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

After a half-century of population decline and disinvestment, Washington, DC and similar urban centers around the country have been witness a "return to the city"-- with rapidly growing populations, rising rents and home prices, but also deepening inequality. A Right to the City explores the history of neighborhood change in the nations' capital, but also its rich history of neighborhood organizing and civic engagement that transformed the city in the face of tremendous odds. With a focus on a diverse range of neighborhoods across the city, the exhibition tells the story of how ordinary Washingtonians have helped shape and reshape their neighborhoods in extraordinary ways-- through the fight for qulity public education, for healthy and green communities, for equitable transit and equitable development, and for a genionely democratic approach to city planning.
Dates: TBD- Opens April 2018
Time: 10AM and 11AM
Length of Event: TBD
Location: Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place S.E., Washington, DC 20020
Discipline: Humanities- Language Arts
Curriculum Connections: Architectures/ Urban Studies, History/Geography, Civics/Law, Diversity
Grades: 3-12
Maximum Ticket Capacity: 40

"A RIGHT TO THE CITY" will be offered in the Spring Lottery.

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