Artist Talks

Anacostia Community Museum Event Listings for August 1-2

Photo courtesy of Phil Hutinet.

View of Anacostia with Poplar Point in the foreground. Photo by Phil Hutinet for East City Art.

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August 1, Saturday, 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Family Program: Civil War Tours to Treasure
Families get a personal docent-led tour of the exhibition How the Civil War Changed Washington and participate in a self-guided treasure hunt activity. Kids receive a free museum token for finishing the hunt. Each Tours to Treasure program lasts approximately 90 minutes; recommended for families and children (6 years and up). Call 202.633.4844 to register for this program. Visit anacostia.si.edu for the schedule for the free shuttle Anacostia.

READ Eric Hope’s review of the Exhibition HERE.

August 2, Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Talk: Reno: From Fort, to Neighborhood, to Park
Fort Reno was built at the highest point of the city. Its construction started in August 1861, and eventually it would contain 3,000 troops, making it the largest of the forts surrounding Washington. Curator Alcione Amos will discuss how this bustling military installation was transformed into an urban neighborhood after the war and eventually turned into a park run by the U.S. Park Service in addition to be the location for a water reservoir and a school. Call 202.633.4844 to register for this program. Visit anacostia.si.edu for the schedule for the free shuttle Anacostia.

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum is located at 1901 Fort Place SE.

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