Groundbreaking of the New Anacostia Museum

ID: 95-1212

Creator: Anderson, Rhawn

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1985

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 4, Folder: July 1985

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Ceremonial groundbreaking at 1901 Fort Place, S.E., Washington, D.C., in May 1985, for the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum (AM), renamed the Anacostia Museum in 1987. In 1995 the Museum was renamed Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture. After the Smithsonian launched its new National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Museum was renamed Anacostia Community Museum in 2006. Left to right: Museum Historian Louise Hutchinson (AM), Robert Stanton (National Park Service), John Blake (chair of AM board), Ann King (former president of Fort Stanton Citizens Association[FSCA]), James Mayo (ANM exhibit supervisor), Addie Cook (FSCA president), AM Director John Kinard and Secretary Robert McCormick Adams. The museum opened in the Carver Theater building in 1967.


  • Adams, Robert McCormick 1926-2018
  • Blake, John
  • Hutchinson, Louise Daniel
  • Kinard, John 1936-1989
  • King, Ann
  • Mayo, James (Jim)
  • Stanton, Robert
  • Cook, Addie
  • Anacostia Community Museum
  • Anacostia Neighborhood Museum


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Featured in the Torch, July 1985

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 4, Folder: July 1985

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



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  • Museum buildings
  • Secretariats
  • Groundbreaking
  • Secretaries
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • New Museums
  • Employees
  • Museums
  • African Americans
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Museum directors


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  • Event
  • Group

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Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Event; Group; Medium: Photographic print

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