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Harbor scene with boats


At the Water's Edge: D.C. and the Potomac



March 12-August 27, 2022

Washington, D.C.’s history is intertwined with the Potomac River, which flows for hundreds of miles through Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia before emptying into the Chesapeake Bay. This exhibition of historical maps, prints and documents explores the complicated relationship between the capital city and the Potomac, including its “Eastern Branch,” the Anacostia.