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Anacostia Neighborhood Museum Opens

Anacostia Neighborhood Museum Opens
Anacostia Community Museum
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
September 15, 1967
Oehser, Paul H. The Smithsonian Institution. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970, p. 178.
Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1968. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1968, p. 10.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 1, "The Torch," September 1967, p. 1.
The Anacostia Neighborhood Museum opens in Anacostia, a primarily African American neighborhood in southeast Washington, with a celebration including an 84-piece band. This museum, an "experimental community museum," which is located in a renovated theater, is operated in cooperation with the local community. Its first six exhibits include: a Mercury space capsule; a reproduction of an 1890 Anacostia store; a little theater; shoebox collections on many natural-science subjects; skeletons that could be disassembled; and a small zoo.
African Americans, Buildings, Exhibitions, History, Major Events in Smithsonian History, New Bureaus, Openings
Anacostia Community Museum, Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Chronology of Smithsonian History
Washington (D.C.)
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