Free Christmas Trees Available for Neighborhood Families

By Southwester Staff This year, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church will continue its longstanding community tradition of sharing the holiday spirit with Southwest and Navy Yard residents who need a tree for their family’s Christmas.  St. Matthew’s will provide 100 high-quality 5’-6’ Fraser Fir trees – one per household – to community members who call or […]

DC History Center Announces Project at the Randall School 

By Southwester Staff With the historic Randall School building on I Street SW re-opened to the public as the newly renovated Rubell Museum DC, the DC History Center is kicking off an effort to gather, preserve and share the history of the Randall School in Southwest DC. The project will culminate with the installation of […]

Rubell Museum Opens Doors in Former Randall School Building

Southwest’s Newest Museum Showcases Contemporary Art in Historic Space By Southwester Staff  On October 27, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser cut a red ribbon to open Washington, DC’s newest museum, the Rubell Museum DC at 65 I St. SW, the site of the historic Randall School.  Dedicated exclusively to contemporary art, the Rubell Museum reinvigorates one […]

Anacostia Community Museum Launches Augmented Reality Tour of Southwest

By Southwester Staff A new app-based walking tour from the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum leads users through Southwest DC while telling the story of the neighborhood’s redevelopment.  “Before the Bulldozers: Historic Southwest D.C. Exposed” uses location-based storytelling, augmented reality and immersive audio to examine larger issues of housing inequality through the lens of Southwest. The […]

Serve Your City/Ward 6 Mutual Aid Hosts Children’s Coat Drive

By Regina Mazur  For more than two years, the mission of Serve Your City/Ward 6 Mutual Aid (SYC/W6MA) has remained the same: providing Black and Brown youth and families with resources that others in DC may already have.  To ensure that everyone has access to warm clothing this winter season, Serve Your City/ Ward 6 […]

Southwest Resident Honored with Dr. Lori L. Wilson Conquering Cancer Award

By Southwester Staff On October 13, SW Civic Leader and Breast Cancer Champion Thelma D. Jones, Founder, Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF), was selected as winner of the 2022 Dr. Lori L. Wilson Conquering Cancer Award. The award was presented by Carla D. Williams, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine & Public Health, and […]

Young Readers: Why Should Dogs Have All the Fun?      

By Kitty Felde There’s nothing like sharing a book with a friend. Especially if that friend has a tail and a lot of fur. Dogs are non-judgmental. They don’t criticize mispronounced words or sentences that take forever to finish. They just listen. Read-to-dog events have become part of regular programming around the country, including events at both […]