Discover our holdings! The Anacostia Community Museum’s collection documents urban communities and the lives of urban residents, from home life and everyday activities to the community-building efforts of artists, activists and others. Holdings reflect a tremendous diversity of experiences, perspectives and achievements in the Washington, DC metropolitan area and other cities nationwide. We are continously adding more material as our imaging and cataloging work continues, so check back often!
Browse over 160 archival collections and their contents.
Photographs, interviews, etchings and other artifacts document our local community.
Balls, gloves, trophies and more document spectator and participatory sports.
Paintings, sculptures and other works by artists local to the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
A record of teaching, coaching, mentoring, and leadership.
From opera legends and jazz concerts to marching bands and go-go.
From origami and basketry to concrete sculptures, painted wood, and found objects.
A diverse array from patchwork to artwork.
Wearable accessories presenting views on politics, issues, and organizations.