Newsome Retires as Director of Anacostia Museum

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Summary

Steven C. Newsome, director of the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture retired. He was appointed Director Emeritus of the Anacostia Museum. James Early was appointed acting director of the museum. Newsome oversaw a renovation of the museum facilities and raised some $8.5 million to support it. He created an annual summer academy for children and launched a national collecting initiative for the museum through his exhibit, Precious Memories.

Subject

  • Newsome, Steven C 1952-2012
  • Early, James
  • Anacostia Community Museum
  • Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture
  • Precious Memories (Exhibition) (2002: Anacostia Museum)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Smithsonian Institution Press Release

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

February 28, 2004

Topic

  • Museums
  • Museum directors
  • African Americans

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