Gallery Openings and Events

Anacostia Community Museum Event Listings for July 25-26

Photo courtesy of Phil Hutinet.

Photo courtesy of Phil Hutinet.

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July 25, Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Talk and Tour: Tour of Lincoln Cottage
Catch a bus from the Anacostia Community Museum and visit the historic Lincoln Cottage. It was not just the home of President Lincoln during the peak of the Civil War, but the site where he developed his ideas that would become the Emancipation Proclamation. On the register of historic places, the Cottage opened to the public in 2008. Note: There is no fee to ride the bus, but there is a $12 admission fee for the cottage tour. This is a joint program between the Anacostia Community Museum and the Textile Museum. Call 202.633.4844 to register for this program. Visit anacostia.si.edu for the schedule for the free shuttle Anacostia.

July 25, Saturday, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Performance: Rhythm Café: Serenade in Blue: The Life and Music of Gloria Lynne
Born Gloria Wilson, Lynne was a jazz vocalist with a recording career spanning 1958 to 2007. In her early life she ran with the likes of Ray Charles, Billy Eckstine, Johnny Mathis and Ella Fitzgerald. Before her death in 2013 she was honored at New York’s Schomburg Library by Great Women In Music founder Roz Nixon. Join this special program honoring Lynn’s legacy with a talk and live performance. Call 202.633.4844 to register for this program. Visit anacostia.si.edu for the schedule for the free shuttle Anacostia.

July 26, Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Talk: The Civil War on Celluloid
Jeffrey McClurken, University of Mary Washington talks about the historical representations (both good and bad) of the Civil War in film. From caricatured stereotypes in movies such as Gone with the Wind, and Birth of a Nation to the thinking man’s historical drama in 1989’s Glory, and 2014’s Lincoln, McClurken gives an academic spin on how the war’s historical narrative in the movies has evolved. 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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