Media Invitation to open house for "Reclaiming the Edge: Urban Waterways and Civic Engagement" exhibition on Oct. 30th

Oct 25, 2012, 17:54 ET from Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum presents the exhibition "Reclaiming the Edge: Urban Waterways and Civic Engagement," which looks at the worldwide movement to restore rivers in urban communities through the examination of the efforts targeting the Anacostia River and by extension, similar undertakings in Louisville, Ky., Pittsburgh, London, Los Angeles and Shanghai. "Reclaiming the Edge" is the exhibition portion of an ongoing research project on urban waterways initiated by the museum in 2010 and adopted by the Smithsonian Institution as one of its Grand Challenge efforts.

Media Open House for the exhibition "Reclaiming the Edge: Urban Waterways and Civic Engagement" on view now through Sept. 15, 2013. The open house will feature a brief presentation, gallery tour and Q & A session

Tuesday, Oct. 30
10:30 a.m. – noon                                                                        

Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Pl. S.E.

Gail Lowe, senior historian, Anacostia Community Museum        
John Wennersten, consulting scholar
Dennis Chestnut, director, Groundwork Anacostia River DC

Held as part of the museum's 45th anniversary commemoration, the exhibition is also the first developed in conjunction with the organization's expanded mission to focus on issues affecting contemporary urban communities.

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