The National Building Museum, 401 F Street, NW, is scheduled to host 1968: Shaping the District on Jan. 6 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Explore D.C. as it was in 1968: a predominantly African American city in a complex time of grassroots organizing, groundbreaking initiatives, creative expression, racism, protests, and activism. This collaborative event launches a year of programming and exhibitions throughout the city marking the 50th anniversary of this historic year. Activities include: City of Stories, images and words from 1968 inspire you to share your own thoughts, feelings, and ideas about Washington, D.C.; Mapping Stories, map the events of 1968 through photographs and first-hand accounts with the Washington Architectural Foundation and the D.C. Public Library’s Special Collections; Organizing History, get an up close look at community organizing posters, maps, and similar items from the year with D.C. History and National Building Museum curator Sarah Leavitt. A personal archiving workshop will also be held from 2 p.m.-3 p.m. The event is free but registration is required. RSVP at