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The Anacostia Community Museum’s indoor gallery will be closed March 2 through May 18 as we bring our next exhibition to life. Even though our gallery is closed, join us at any of the dynamic upcoming events planned during this time. More information about our events is available at: We look forward to seeing you soon!

Bridging the Americas: Community and Belonging from Panama to Washington, D.C.

Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution, photo by Harold Dorwin

April 13, 2015 – June 12, 2018
Anacostia Community Museum1901 Fort Place, SE
Washington, DC
Program Room

Using images and narratives, this exhibition presents the various ways in which Zonians and Panamanians in the D.C. metropolitan area think about home and belonging in and in-between Panama and Washington, D.C. From passage during the California Gold Rush to the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal in 2014, the United States and Panama have a long and intertwined history. The exhibition shows the formal ties between the two nations but focuses on the human stories and migrations that underscore the connection.

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