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Boy Scout Justice Boston (troop 1869) escorts Evelyn Godwin into the 45th Anniversary Gala on September 15, 2012.

Special Events

Join Anacostia Community Museum for a distinctive and memorable experience by supporting the museum’s annual fundraiser. Your sponsorship of the event, or purchase of a ticket or table, provides vital support for the museum’s education, exhibition, and outreach programs—and your gift is tax-deductible (excluding goods and services provided). For more information, or to be added to the mailing list for future events, please contact Ingrid Faulkerson at (202) 633-4841 or email faulkersoni@si.edu


2014 Special Events


Anacostia Community Museum’s
ACM Summer Soirée: Celebrating Community & Culture
Friday, June 6, 2014
7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Smithsonian Institution Castle
1000 Jefferson Drive SW
Washington, DC
Ticket Cost: $150
Attire: Semi-Formal
Silent Auction, Dinner, Dancing, Entertainment
Invite | Sponsorship Packet


Celebrating Community for 47 Years: ACM Anniversary Community Festival
Saturday, September 13, 2014
12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place SE
Washington, DC 20020

An indoor/outdoor festival-style event for the whole family that will include arts & crafts activities, live musical performances, face painting, storytelling, and more. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information call 202.633.4875


Exhibition Grand Opening Reception
How the Civil War Changed Washington
Sunday, October 26, 2014
2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place SE
Washington, DC 20020
Sponsorship is available


Hosting Events

The Anacostia Community Museum is the Smithsonian Institution's cultural anchor bringing the museum experience to communities east of the Anacostia River and urban communities around the world. The museum has a rich cultural texture, demonstrated through the design of the building to its changing exhibitions. The Anacostia Community Museum is located in historic Fort Stanton Park, a community rich in cultural history and near the home of the storied abolitionist, Frederick Douglass. The neighborhood has some of the most beautiful views of the city, sitting high above the rest of the District.

With its many educational programs and special events, the museum has been called, "one of Washington, D.C.'s hidden treasures." Located on the scenic Fort Stanton parklands with wonderful picnic areas, the museum is adjacent to Fort Stanton Recreation Center which has a pool, tennis and basketball courts, a baseball field, and a recreation room. ACM provides free parking and is accessible by public transportation. For more information on public transportation and directions, please click here.

The Anacostia Community Museum is the perfect venue for your next event. With a variety of spaces to choose from, the museum can accommodate 20–150 guests. ACM's special event spaces include a community program room, lobby, galleries, and an outdoor terrace. Upon request, the museum will provide a list of caterers and other resources that work closely with the Smithsonian and are familiar with institutional procedures and guidelines. The Anacostia Community Museum has final approval in the selection of all vendors used on the premises.

In addition, the museum grounds are available for tented events for up to 350 guests. For information on using or reserving the grounds at Fort Place or Fort Stanton Park please visit the National Park Service website at http://home.nps.gov/cwdw/planyourvisit/feesandreservations.htm. For a special event permit, visit http://home.nps.gov/anac/planyourvisit/permits.htm.

For more information regarding the ACM's Special Events Policy, please click here, or complete a use of facility request form. The seating capacity for events is listed here.

Contact Special Events:
Jenelle Cooper Tolson, Public Affairs Specialist/Events Coordinator at 202.633.4867 or jctolson@si.edu.