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Autumn foliage emerges along a brook’s rocky banks in "Forest Glade: by Thomas Watson Hunster. Landscapes were among Hun...
11/03/2023

Autumn foliage emerges along a brook’s rocky banks in "Forest Glade: by Thomas Watson Hunster.

Landscapes were among Hunster’s favorite subjects as he maintained an artistic practice while teaching art in Washington, DC’s Black public schools from 1875-1922. Though he moved to the District intending to stay only until he earned enough to study in Paris, his path took a turn when Superintendent George F.T. Cook recognized Hunster’s promise and convinced him to teach drawing for the 1875-76 school year.

For the next forty-eight years, Hunster cultivated opportunities for generations of students to learn how to draw, a skill that he viewed as fundamental for understanding the world. He developed, and constantly refined, a curriculum that incorporated art at every grade level, from kindergarten through Miner Normal School’s teacher training program. Students studied nature by drawing live plants, birds, and bugs from a collection that he curated for the classroom. His visionary leadership also meant the city’s Black public schools offered industrial and manual arts classes eight years before its white public schools. Most art galleries and museums banned African American visitors at the time, so Hunster created a museum within Miner Normal School and elevated the work of pupils and peers alike through well-received annual art shows.

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Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with the Culture Queen!This Saturday, join the Grammy-nominated teaching artist...
11/02/2023

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with the Culture Queen!

This Saturday, join the Grammy-nominated teaching artist for an early afternoon kick-off November with fun, interactive, and engaging music, movement, storytelling, and craft activities.

Learn more and register: https://s.si.edu/47azRoN

How has Washington, D.C. grown and developed since the 1970s? In more ways that one can possibly imagine. Hear from the ...
11/01/2023

How has Washington, D.C. grown and developed since the 1970s? In more ways that one can possibly imagine.

Hear from the women that led their communities through changing climates in our new online interactive, DC Women Speak. In sharing their words, we hope to raise the profile of both the women who strived to make this city great and the incredible work that they accomplished.

Learn more: https://s.si.edu/47iS0QR

This painted handmade paper, donated by artist David Driskell, was made to be handled by students and researchers. He ho...
10/30/2023

This painted handmade paper, donated by artist David Driskell, was made to be handled by students and researchers. He hoped that close looking would uncover the process of its creation as well as illicit an emotional response–juxtaposing the colorful background with the white markings encourages a critical examination of how colors and symbols communicate ideas and feelings.

This work is the result of early programming at the Anacostia Community Museum that connected prominent local artists, including Sam Gilliam, David Driskell, and Alma Thomas, with the local community.

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Get your hands and your mind moving at our monthly Craftivist Circle. Learn more and register: https://s.si.edu/3QxZ8TJ
10/26/2023

Get your hands and your mind moving at our monthly Craftivist Circle.

Learn more and register: https://s.si.edu/3QxZ8TJ

Take advantage of the weather while discovering the untold story of our neighborhood with our interactive walking experi...
10/25/2023

Take advantage of the weather while discovering the untold story of our neighborhood with our interactive walking experience, Behind the Bulldozers: Historic Southwest D.C. Exposed.

This audio and augmented reality journey explores the history of the redevelopment of Southwest D.C. Using GPS, this app guides you from site to site, telling the story of the country’s first large-scale urban renewal project—a project that uprooted 23,000 people and knocked down nearly 5,000 buildings to create an entirely new neighborhood.

Get started: https://anacostia.si.edu/WalkingTour

This Thursday, Oct. 26, the museum will be closed for a private event. We apologize for any inconvenience.
10/23/2023

This Thursday, Oct. 26, the museum will be closed for a private event. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Winter is coming--so there's no better time to stock up on fresh fruits and veggies at the FRESHFARM x ACM Farmstand! He...
10/20/2023

Winter is coming--so there's no better time to stock up on fresh fruits and veggies at the FRESHFARM x ACM Farmstand!

Head to the museum tomorrow to shop the final weeks of the market.

Learn more: https://s.si.edu/46nGpiR

This watercolor has us feeling 🤤 This painting depicts a Korean table setting with baked fish and side dishes known as b...
10/19/2023

This watercolor has us feeling 🤤

This painting depicts a Korean table setting with baked fish and side dishes known as banchan. It was published as the introduction to a chapter on seafood in artist Robin Ha’s own graphic novel cookbook, "Cook Korean: A Comic Book with Recipes."

🎨: https://s.si.edu/3PJW1Xi

A serene scene for a Monday morning ☀️ The man in the moon looks down onto Earth in this colorful quilt by Carmel Washin...
10/16/2023

A serene scene for a Monday morning ☀️

The man in the moon looks down onto Earth in this colorful quilt by Carmel Washington. Piecing for the yard, house, sky, and portions of the roof are partly machine sewn; all other details are hand-appliqued.

MORE: https://s.si.edu/3Qdac8E

Last month, our Center for Environmental Justice hosted the Women's Environmental Leadership Summit, engaging a multigen...
10/12/2023

Last month, our Center for Environmental Justice hosted the Women's Environmental Leadership Summit, engaging a multigenerational network of women whose environmental efforts at local, national, and international levels are shaped by a justice and humanities-based framework.

Thank you to everyone who helped make it such a memorable and impactful weekend 🌱

Before the Big Chair, other landmarks of the Anacostia neighborhood included gathering places like the Old Bethlehem Chu...
10/10/2023

Before the Big Chair, other landmarks of the Anacostia neighborhood included gathering places like the Old Bethlehem Church and the Qualls Pharmacy. Photographs and artworks in the museum’s collection document a century in the life of our vibrant community.

See objects first-hand and discuss community history at this month's Coffee & Collections on Thursday, Oct. 12. Register now: https://s.si.edu/3ZNnbB0

Looking for long weekend plans?We're open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.! Check out our latest special exhibition, "To...
10/06/2023

Looking for long weekend plans?

We're open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.! Check out our latest special exhibition, "To Live and Breathe: Women and Environmental Justice in Washington, D.C.," where you can explore the lives of some of the area's most impactful environmental activists.

Learn more: https://s.si.edu/3HwmeFE

This Saturday, Grammy-nominated teaching artist Culture Queen cordially invites your royal children to create cultural h...
10/05/2023

This Saturday, Grammy-nominated teaching artist Culture Queen cordially invites your royal children to create cultural holidays celebrating the people, milestones, and things that matter most to them through fun, interactive, and engaging music, movement, storytelling, and craft activities.

Learn more and register: https://s.si.edu/3LNUhem

Welcome Lisa McClure to the Center for Environmental Justice 🌿 McClure is the Center's founding director and brings with...
10/04/2023

Welcome Lisa McClure to the Center for Environmental Justice 🌿

McClure is the Center's founding director and brings with her a wealth of experience in environmental and community advocacy.

“Lisa is a creative, knowledgeable and enthusiastic leader,” said Melanie Adams, the Roger Ferguson and Annette Nazareth Director of the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum. “She has a proven record of success in her previous community-minded roles, and we know she will be an asset for the Center for Environmental Justice.”

Learn more: https://s.si.edu/3tes9up

Wikipedia is one of the most highly visited websites in the world, but representation of women of color is strikingly lo...
10/03/2023

Wikipedia is one of the most highly visited websites in the world, but representation of women of color is strikingly low, both in terms of who contributes to the site and the subjects they write about. Many local and national women environmental justice activists are not mentioned on the website at all.

Join us to set the record straight and celebrate the activists who have fought to make urban environments greener. No Wikipedia editing experience is necessary; training will be provided.

This event is in collaboration with Wikimedia DC. Registration required: https://s.si.edu/3rAkTJ4

Hello, October!Check out what we have going on this month on our website.
10/03/2023

Hello, October!

Check out what we have going on this month on our website.

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In the event of a government shutdown on Oct. 1, Smithsonian museums, research centers and the National Zoo will remain ...
09/29/2023

In the event of a government shutdown on Oct. 1, Smithsonian museums, research centers and the National Zoo will remain OPEN through at least Oct. 7. The Smithsonian can use prior-year funds still available to us to remain open. Visit si.edu for updates.

Explore gardens as places of enjoyment, connection, relaxation, and leisure at this Saturday's Growing Community 🌱🌿🌻 Lea...
09/27/2023

Explore gardens as places of enjoyment, connection, relaxation, and leisure at this Saturday's Growing Community 🌱🌿🌻

Learn about growing and using regional natural dyes with guest speaker Kenya Miles. Bring one item made of natural fabric (linen, cotton, h**p, modal or silk).

The garden team will harvest the last of our summer veggies, divide seedlings, plant cool season veggies, and discuss the importance of closing down certain garden beds for the winter.

Register now: https://s.si.edu/3PC0484

This painting by Robert Allen depicts the Anacostia Pharmacy, which served the health and wellness needs of neighborhood...
09/27/2023

This painting by Robert Allen depicts the Anacostia Pharmacy, which served the health and wellness needs of neighborhood residents from 1941 to1983.

Owner and pharmacist Charles E. “Doc” Qualls created a space where young and old alike could gather and share neighborhood news. The painting, created in 1967, captures the pharmacy’s heyday as a gathering place and a focal point of community-building efforts. Viewed from across the street on Nichols (now Martin Luther King) Avenue, the window displays evidence the business’ various social and medical functions.

🎨: https://s.si.edu/4647wQ9

Have you visited our latest special exhibition? 🍃"To Live and Breathe: Women and Environmental Justice in Washington, D....
09/26/2023

Have you visited our latest special exhibition? 🍃

"To Live and Breathe: Women and Environmental Justice in Washington, D.C." takes you inside the stories behind some of the most important local environmental justice initiatives. Meet the women at the center of change, and discover how their efforts have transformed their communities--and the planet.

Learn more: https://s.si.edu/3HwmeFE

Due to weather, the FRESHFARM x ACM Farmstand will be inside the museum today. A great opportunity to check out fresh pr...
09/23/2023

Due to weather, the FRESHFARM x ACM Farmstand will be inside the museum today. A great opportunity to check out fresh produce as well as our latest special exhibition, "To Live & Breathe: Women & Environmental Justice in Washington, D.C."

https://s.si.edu/46nGpiR

✨ Last Friday Night ✨Thanks to everyone who came out for Night at the Museum! Here's to 56 years of ACM and many more to...
09/19/2023

✨ Last Friday Night ✨

Thanks to everyone who came out for Night at the Museum! Here's to 56 years of ACM and many more to come 🎉

This artwork by M. Tony Peralta reimagines a black-and-white photograph of Afro-Cuban singer Celia Cruz, the "Queen of S...
09/15/2023

This artwork by M. Tony Peralta reimagines a black-and-white photograph of Afro-Cuban singer Celia Cruz, the "Queen of Salsa."

"Celia con Rolos" is part of Peralta’s portrait series, "Rolos and Icons," celebrating extraordinary Latinas. Before silkscreening each canvas, Peralta paints these icons in hair rollers, a weekly ritual in many Latinx communities.

The painter, a New Yorker whose parents are Dominican, hopes the rolos will help viewers connect with Cruz and other Latinas, such as his favorite artist, Frida Kahlo.

https://s.si.edu/3RoJknc

Artist Percy Martin created this bold print to promote September’s Jazz Workshops sponsored by The New Thing Art and Arc...
09/13/2023

Artist Percy Martin created this bold print to promote September’s Jazz Workshops sponsored by The New Thing Art and Architecture Center. The composition bears his signature style, depicting a mythic Bushworld in which the city’s landscape and everyday shapes are transformed into art.

In his role as Art Director, Martin’s unique combination of social mythos and creative vision was both an advertisement for and embodiment of The New Thing, a grassroots organization in the Adams Morgan neighborhood working at the intersections of arts education, community architecture, and activism.

🎨: https://s.si.edu/3PysvVv

The Harlem Renaissance is celebrated as a golden age of African American culture, spanning from the 1910s to the mid-193...
09/13/2023

The Harlem Renaissance is celebrated as a golden age of African American culture, spanning from the 1910s to the mid-1930s. Black creativity in music, literature and the performing arts captured the interest of the American public and ignited a Black Pride movement.

At this month's Coffee & Collections, view photographs, sheet music, playbills, and works of poets and authors from the Harlem Renaissance while enjoying complimentary coffee and chatting with ACM experts.

Register now: https://s.si.edu/45MCuMN

Join Bangladeshi-American artist and climate activist Monica Jahan Bose for our Sari Clime Workshop on Sept. 24! Bose ha...
09/08/2023

Join Bangladeshi-American artist and climate activist Monica Jahan Bose for our Sari Clime Workshop on Sept. 24!

Bose has been co-creating saris with communities for 10 years. While working together around a sari-covered table, discuss strategies for climate action. Draw, paint, and write climate pledges on the 18-foot-long hand-woven cotton sari (a women’s garment from the Indian subcontinent) in solidarity with women farmers of coastal Bangladesh, who are on the frontlines of climate change.

This event received Federal support from the Asian Pacific American Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.

Register now: https://s.si.edu/44FdW6N

Our next Growing Community is coming up this weekend 🌿🍃🌱 Explore different approaches to gardens in the regions of the M...
09/07/2023

Our next Growing Community is coming up this weekend 🌿🍃🌱

Explore different approaches to gardens in the regions of the Mid-Atlantic and look to neighbors south of the border to learn different garden practices. Check your seeds’ progress, add nutrients to help seedlings grow stronger, and continue to harvest summer veggies.

Register now: https://s.si.edu/3EsnMOG

Peep our new hours 👀 See you soon from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily!
09/04/2023

Peep our new hours 👀

See you soon from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily!

Get ready for September 🪩We have awesome events and programs happening all month at ACM. Head to our website check them ...
09/01/2023

Get ready for September 🪩

We have awesome events and programs happening all month at ACM. Head to our website check them out!

https://s.si.edu/3ZlOkKm

While running the Vietnamese American Community Service Center in Columbia Heights, Hien Vu noticed that many of the chi...
08/30/2023

While running the Vietnamese American Community Service Center in Columbia Heights, Hien Vu noticed that many of the children she tutored had developmental delays.

When research confirmed her fears about the toxins in their mothers’ workplaces, Hien Vu, Tina Pham, and Sapna Pandya launched the D.C. Safe Nail Salon Project in 2011 to protect nail salon workers and their families.

This display, seen in our latest special exhibition, "To Live and Breathe: Women and Environmental Justice in Washington, D.C.," highlights the artistry and creativity found in nail salons. What is harder to see is the dangerous impact salon work can have on employees’ health.

Learn more stories of women in D.C. and beyond who are improving the environment, one neighborhood at a time: https://s.si.edu/3HwmeFE

This could be you 🎉🪩👀Register now for A Night at the Museum: Celebrating 56 Years of Community Stories. It's an annivers...
08/30/2023

This could be you 🎉🪩👀

Register now for A Night at the Museum: Celebrating 56 Years of Community Stories. It's an anniversary party that you won't want to miss.

https://s.si.edu/45j2ej1

Back to school, back to Craftivist Circle!Crafty hands and like minds come together to create change. This Saturday, lea...
08/23/2023

Back to school, back to Craftivist Circle!

Crafty hands and like minds come together to create change. This Saturday, learn about historic conditions that led to current social issues while crocheting and knitting. This week, enjoy beginner's crochet lessons and current project support from 2–3 p.m., followed by a craft-and-chat discussion from 3–4.

Learn more & register: https://s.si.edu/3QQTpJf

Do you recognize yourself in any of these images?Artist Edward Williams created this collage on August 22, 1974. It incl...
08/22/2023

Do you recognize yourself in any of these images?

Artist Edward Williams created this collage on August 22, 1974. It includes photographs and memorabilia of ACM, which would have been about to turn six years old.

Want to help the museum turn 56 years old? Register for our upcoming Night at the Museum celebration on Sept. 15!

https://s.si.edu/45j2ej1

Today is Chuck Brown Day! ACM has Brown's ES-335-DOT Gibson guitar as part of our collection. Known as the “Godfather of...
08/21/2023

Today is Chuck Brown Day! ACM has Brown's ES-335-DOT Gibson guitar as part of our collection.

Known as the “Godfather of Go-Go,” Chuck Brown fused rhythm and blues, Latin jazz, and funk into Washington, DC’s syncopated signature sound. He first learned guitar at Lorton Reformatory in the 1960s. Nearly fifty years later, Brown returned to Lorton, which reopened as a public arts center in 2008. While performing, he recognized his mentor in the audience and credited him for both guitar lessons and for helping to save his life.

From fronting the Soul Searchers to the band that still carries his name, Brown and his guitar remained an iconic duo until his passing in 2012. The District honors his legacy each August on Chuck Brown Day, when Chuck Brown Memorial Park is “bustin’ loose” with go-go, the city’s official music since 2020.

🎸: https://s.si.edu/414jHK4

In 1980, when asked by the Washington Post if he were a native Washingtonian, Almore Dale "winced" and responded, "A nat...
08/16/2023

In 1980, when asked by the Washington Post if he were a native Washingtonian, Almore Dale "winced" and responded, "A native Anacostian, if you please."

Indeed, Dale, seen here at his market in August of 1956, was touted in the same article as an "unsung hero" who upheld a "family tradition of civic service." He was a member of the Dale-Patterson family, who first settled in Anacostia in 1866, according to Dale, due to better opportunities for Black Americans and because, "Fred Douglass lived out here then, and many people were inspired to come over, just to be near him."

During his life, Almore Dale founded or helped to found the Anacostia Development Corporation, the Southeast Neighborhood Advisory Board and the Anacostia Southeast Federal Credit Union. He also, according to former ACM director John Kinard, was vital in helping persuade the Smithsonian to build a museum in the neighborhood.

On Anacosta, he said: "Living here fits in with some strong ideas about certain things that have been handed down to me over the years. About roots. About the meaning of where you choose to live. About holding onto the grandeur of family traditions."

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Hale Woodruff created this study for "Africa and the Bull," his series reinterpreting the myth of Europa from an Afrocen...
08/14/2023

Hale Woodruff created this study for "Africa and the Bull," his series reinterpreting the myth of Europa from an Afrocentric perspective. In gouache and charcoal on paper, thick black angles and curves outline the emergent figure of Africa in the upper half of the vertical artwork.

Woodruff revises the myth’s ubiquitous trope, from the disguised Zeus absconding with Europa by sea to European exploitation of Africans in the transatlantic slave trade. The completed oil painting was the renowned muralist’s contribution to an exhibition by Spiral, a group of African American artists that met weekly between 1963 and 1965 to discuss the role of artists in the Civil Rights Movement and the relationship of aesthetics and political expression.

Woodruff founded Spiral along with Romare Bearden, who loaned his studio for the group’s meetings. Guidelines for Spiral’s only exhibition required artwork to be black and white as the artists, diverse in age and approach, explored form in tandem with racial injustice.

This study is one of four by Woodruff in the Anacostia Community Museum’s collection.

🎨: https://s.si.edu/3KEhCif

Want to grow a garden that attracts helpful hands? 🐝 🐝 🐝  At this Saturday's Growing Community, the garden team explores...
08/10/2023

Want to grow a garden that attracts helpful hands? 🐝 🐝 🐝

At this Saturday's Growing Community, the garden team explores how cultivating certain plants invites helpful insects and animals into our gardens. Identify ten helpful plants, discuss propagation of helpful natives, and learn how to keep the balance between the plants we want and the plants we need.

By the end of the session, you'll have set up a native garden to invite helpful neighbors to ACM’s garden.

Learn more & register: https://s.si.edu/3QEUd45

CELEBRATE OUR ANNIVERSARY AT AN AFTER-DARK PARTY WITH MUSIC, MOCKTAILS & MORE ON SEPT. 15 🎉 🥂 We're marking 56 years of ...
08/08/2023

CELEBRATE OUR ANNIVERSARY AT AN AFTER-DARK PARTY WITH MUSIC, MOCKTAILS & MORE ON SEPT. 15 🎉 🥂

We're marking 56 years of the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum with a party that continues the tradition of preserving local stories and efforts which make up the fabric of our communities in Washington, D.C.

This year's theme is “Our Environment, Our Future." We want you to show off your sustainable fashion best in outfits that represent the elements: Earth, Water, Fire, and Wind. Experience ACM’s current show: To Live And Breathe: Women and Environmental Justice In Washington, D.C., and enjoy live music, mocktails by Sugar Rim, and small bites.

Registration Highly Recommended at the link in our bio. This event is 21+ and will be indoor/outdoor.

LEARN MORE & REGISTER: https://s.si.edu/45j2ej1

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Friday 11am - 4pm
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Three of our museums reopen this month. See the schedule for Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum, Smithsonian National Postal Museum, and the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, on the National Mall.
Activist and sociologist W.E.B Du Bois was born on this day in 1868.

In his book "Efforts for social betterment among Negro Americans" (1909), Du Bois provided data to demonstrate the socioeconomic contributions of African Americans at the turn of the 20th century.

Read the full book from our Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum Library online: https://s.si.edu/3aJaVd6
Founded in 1967, the Anacostia Community Museum was created as an outreach effort by the Smithsonian to the African American Community. John Kinard became the first director of ACM and the first African American director of any Smithsonian Museum. He strongly believed in preserving Black history and engaging African American youth in their communities. Earlier this month we featured American Girl Doll Evette, whose creation was inspired by the environmental work at ACM, and Anacostia native, environmental activist, and author Sharon Dennis Wyeth. Taking after Wyeth’s image the doll is one of the first biracial dolls on the market. Smithsonian americangirl Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum Enjoy Anacostia
Don’t miss the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History’s upcoming series exploring how women chefs achieve food justice and community empowerment. This free program kicks off February 22 with chef Paolo Velez. National Museum of American History Smithsonian Associates Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum
to the opening of the Food for the People exhibit at the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum. We were honored to celebrate our board chair, Dominique Hazzard!
Our collaboration with the National Museum of American History and Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum kicks off February 22 with Paolo Velez!

Register for this free event: https://s.si.edu/Bakers-Against-Racism

We are excited to introduce our spring series of virtual cooking demonstrations and conversations: “Food for the People: Women Sustaining Communities in Greater Washington.” In partnership with Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum Smithsonian Associates, this series focuses on women’s roles as change-makers and community leaders in the past and during recent challenges.

In our first installment, join us on February 22 as Chef Paola Velez, a co-founder of the international movement Bakers Against Racism, demonstrates a recipe that reflects and embodies her identity as an Afro-Latina chef rooted in her family’s Dominican heritage. In conversation with Ashley Rose Young, historian of the Smithsonian’s American Food History Project, Velez discusses her organizing efforts on social media through Bakers Against Racism, and her belief that no matter how small, every effort counts—including small-scale bake sales—in raising awareness and building support to end racism.

“Food for the People: Women Sustaining Communities in Greater Washington” received support from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative.




Register here: https://s.si.edu/3gqwH7A
Dr. Julian T. Euell (1929–2019) was the first African American Assistant Secretary of the Smithsonian.

A jazz bassist, Euell was key in developing jazz programs at the Institution. During his time as the Assistant Secretary for Public Service between 1973 and 1982, Euell worked closely with the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum, the Division of Performing Arts, and the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Following his time at the Smithsonian, Euell was the director of Oakland Museum of California and the Louis Armstrong House Museum. ➡ s.si.edu/3aFN4tl
It was an honor to host Grace Young twice in 2021 when she addressed the future of Chinatowns across the country with a panel of chefs, advocates, and activists. She also joined us for a program in the fall to share how the ancient technique of stir-frying has played an important role in the culinary lives of Chinese migrants and their families.

You can look forward to another series of Cooking Up History programs presented in collaboration with the National Museum of American History and the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum beginning in February. Three free virtual cooking demonstrations and conversations will share fresh insights into American culture past and present through the lens of food.
DC Greens has a new Board Chair! We are thrilled to have Dominique Hazzard take on this leadership position. Dominique is a community historian, Ward 8 resident, and the curator of the amazing Food for the People exhibit currently up at Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum. Dominique is also a former staff member at DC Greens, who helped build our Market Champion program and organized The Grocery Walk in 2017.
Our upcoming walking tour, which we're working on with the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum, will take place in the Southwest neighborhood in DC. In the 1950s and 1960, the neighborhood underwent significant urban redevelopment —so significant that most of the neighborhood was completely razed.

This photo shows the neighborhood before and after redevelopment. The 1950 photograph was taken by Southwest photographer Joseph Owen Curtis, and the overlay was made by Willem Dicke and students at Amidon-Bowen Elementary School.


In light of the pandemic, Smithsonian museums have changed their hours from today through January 17th. During this time, the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution as well as the Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum will be closed. Other museums will be open five days a week with different operating days.
https://www.si.edu/newsdesk/releases/smithsonian-announces-modified-schedule-museums-and-national-zoo-jan-5-17