August 8, Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tour: Artist Studio Tour to DC and Maryland
Catch the museum shuttle for this popular monthly program and visit community artists in their homes and studios. Artists visited will be Greta Chapin-McGill (painter, mixed media), and Gallery Serengeti. There is a pre-registration $10 materials fee required. Visit anacostia.si.edu, Events, to pre-register and click on the link in the program description. Visit anacostia.si.edu for the schedule for the free shuttle Anacostia.
August 8, Saturday 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Talk: Panamanian Foodways, Recipes, and Embassy Favorites
Join Viviana Martinez as she discusses what makes Panamanian food unique from both an historical and practical context. Learn how menus are developed and prepared for staff and visiting embassy guests. Martinez is Chief Protocol Officer for the Panamanian Embassy, the District of Columbia. Call 202.633.4844 to register for this program. Visit anacostia.si.edu for the schedule for the free shuttle Anacostia.
August 9, Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Talk: Author Talk: Music Along the Rapidan with James Davis
James Davis is a professor of musicology at State University of New York, Fredonia. He’ll talk about his book Music Along the Rapidan, which centers on how civil war soldiers used music as a form of emotional comfort against the cacophony and brutal backdrop of war. Davis provides clips of popular period styles and songs. Limited copies of the book will be available for purchase. 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.