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Anacostia Museum Building, by Phillips, Charles, 1989, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 89-4080-2A or 89-4080.2A.

March 5, 1987

The Anacostia Neighborhood Museum is renamed the Anacostia Museum. The Smithsonian staff newspaper, The Torch, attributes the change to the fact that the "museum serves a public beyond its immediate environment and has obtained a national and international reputation through the circulation of its traveling exhibitions and the distribution of its publications."  Today it is named the Anacostia Community Museum.More

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