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The Anacostia Community Museum’s indoor gallery will be closed Sept. 18 through Oct. 31 as we bring our next exhibition to life. Even though our gallery is closed, join us at any of the dynamic upcoming events planned over the next 6 weeks. More information about our events is available at: We look forward to seeing you soon!

Urban Waterways - Values

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Acknowledging the multiple layers which make up the on-going relationships between urban residents and their waterways and the diversity of experiences, efforts, and best practices needed to fully explore these connections, Urban Waterways seeks to provide a platform for a multitude of stakeholders.

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Urban Waterways recognizes and is committed to honoring and amplifying the leadership, advocacy, and ability of community-led efforts to effect positive changes pertaining to the health of their cities and natural resources.

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Urban Waterways is committed to a broadening of the historical record and the acknowledgement of the importance of the actions of individuals in the shaping of their communities’ histories.

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Urban Waterways seeks to engage all interested stakeholders in activities aimed at the restoration of and re-engagement with their waterways and their communities.
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