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Summary

The Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture is renamed the Anacostia Community Museum, to reflect its focus on work with African American communities, in contrast to the mission of the new National Museum for African American History and Culture. The two museums work in a complementary fashion. The Anacostia Community Museum was created as the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum in 1967 and has always focused on the Anacostia section of Washington, D.C., and other local community interests.

Subject

  • Anacostia Community Museum
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Smithsonian Institution News Release, June 16, 2006, "Smithsonian Announces New Name of the Anacostia Museum." SI-236-2006.

Contact information

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

Date

June 16, 2006

Topic

  • History
  • Name Changes
  • Museums
  • Names
  • African Americans
  • Africans
  • Museums--Names
  • Museums--History

Place

  • United States
  • Washington (D.C.)

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