a space for us

open through January 2019

First Floor: G Street Side

Why should we look back at history? Who decides whose stories are preserved and shared? What does that have to do with our lives today? Teens in Investigating Where We Live explored those questions and more by taking a closer look at Washington, D.C., in 1968 through the lens of youth experience, and curated an exhibition of their own work that shares their point of view.

Teens interested in applying or for more information can email teenprograms@nbm.orgInvestigating Where We Live, awarded the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award in 2013, is a five week summer program at the Museum for teens from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Participants use digital cameras, creative writing, interviews, and their own observations to explore, document, and interpret the built environment in D.C. neighborhoods. They use their findings to design and install an exhibition in the Museum.

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