D.C. Teens Produce Exhibit Focusing On Anacostia | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

D.C. Teens Produce Exhibit Focusing On Anacostia

The National Building Museum in Washington is exploring the neighborhood of Anacostia in a new exhibit produced by teenagers from the region.

During a four-week summer program at the museum, young people were equipped with digital cameras and sketchbooks to examine the history and culture of Anacostia. According to the Associated Press, they looked at the neighborhood's architecture and interviewed residents and people who work in the area with the goal of producing photographs, writings and artwork for an exhibit focusing on what makes the neighborhood unique.

Teens in the program worked with museum staff to decide how to tell the stories they found. Students also planned and built the exhibit themselves.

The exhibit, called "Investigating Where We Live," opens this weekend, and will be on view through May of next year.

NPR

Edison's Talking Dolls Can Now Provide The Soundtrack To Your Nightmares

Thomas Edison built and sold about 500 dolls back in 1890. Now, new technology has made hearing their supercreepy voices possible for the first time in decades. (Thanks, technology.)
NPR

Tea Tuesdays: Butter Up That Tea, Tibetan-Style

Yak butter tea is often referred to as the national drink of Tibet. It's been consumed in the Himalayas for centuries and helped inspire the Bulletproof Coffee craze in the U.S.
NPR

Clinton 'War Room' Pushback And The 'Invent Your Own' Media Campaign

The Clinton campaign went into overdrive Tuesday trying to minimize the damage from a new book that delves into Clinton foundation fundraising — and it's not using the typical channels to do so.
NPR

Edison's Talking Dolls Can Now Provide The Soundtrack To Your Nightmares

Thomas Edison built and sold about 500 dolls back in 1890. Now, new technology has made hearing their supercreepy voices possible for the first time in decades. (Thanks, technology.)

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.