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Media Advisory

Exhibition Examines Impact of Civil War on DC

WHAT: Media open house for the newly opened exhibition, "How the Civil War Changed Washington." The open house will feature a brief presentation, gallery tour and Q&A.

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 4
10:30 a.m. - noon

WHERE: Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place S.E.

WHO: Alcione Amos, curator

Amos offers a fresh approach to Civil War history, with her focus on the evolution of the nation's capital and the stories of some of the individuals who came and contributed to the city's growth. Changes in social mores, the built environment, population size and ethnic composition along with women's entry into the federal work force and postwar fort-to-neighborhood transformation are among the fascinating impacts explored in the exhibition.

Media Only:
Marcia Baird Burris (202) 633-4876; (202) 320-1735 (cell)