Anacostia Community Museum

The Anacostia Community Museum explores social issues impacting diverse populations of the DC metropolitan area to promote mutual understanding and strengthen community bonds.

For more information, visit their website.


Education programs at the Anacostia Community Museum are multidisciplinary in their design and are developed to engage diverse audiences including families, adults, young audiences, students (particularly teens) and others in the education community such as teachers and administrators. Anyone interested in learning about the museum, its collections, and its mission will find a variety of programs to assist, educate, and entertain. Lectures, films, panel discussions, workshops, gallery tours, symposia, performances, and volunteer opportunities are just some of the programs the education department develops to help make the visitor experience meaningful and fulfilling.

Description of Education Initiatives:  On average the education department offers between 12 and 15 programs monthly. While most of these relate directly to current exhibitions, some programs engage specific audiences in recognition of the community's cultural diversity. Other programs might relate to national celebrations such as National Poetry Month, Jazz Appreciation Month, or Kwanzaa. Other programs, like our community forums, focus on issues with broad regional, national, or international resonance, and are developed in collaboration with local partners.  The museum also engages the public with pop-up programming designed to increase the ACM brand into the many communities we serve.

Whatever your interest the education staff at the Anacostia Community Museum develops a range of programs designed to stimulate your creativity, provoke discussion, and promote discovery.

For more information, visit their education page.

Partnership with DC Collaborative

DC Collaborative Member since 2005. 

"The Anacostia Community Museum is a member of the DC Collaborative because it has been very effective in enabling us to outreach to DC area schools to engage and introduce more students and teachers to the museum."

Story Bank

Anacostia Community Musuem is featured on the Story Bank! You can view the blog post here.

Arts and Humanities for Every Student Provider

Anacostia Community Musuem is an AHFES Provider! Teachers may view their AHFES programs here

Fun fact! John R. Kinard, a local community activist and minister, was appointed founding director of the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum and employed his skills in community engagement, organizing, and outreach to shape the practice and direction of the museum.  He said that museums should pay as much attention to people as they do their objects. 

Contact the education department: Paul Perry at

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Mailing: 975 F Street, NW
Location: 923 F Street, NW, #303
Washington, DC 20004
P: 202.470.6467

The DC Collaborative is a FY19 Service Organization grant recipient of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

The DC Collaborative is proud to receive a grant for its Collective Impact work supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.