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Learn About African American History at the Banneker-Douglass Museum


This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture, and one way to commemorate this important milestone is with a visit to the Banneker-Douglass Museum. The Museum houses permanent and temporary exhibitions, as well as hosts occasional events to benefit the community at large. 

The current temporary exhibition honors Verda Freeman, who was not only the first Black woman elected to the State Senate, but also founded the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture. Other current features include a curated art collection from Laurence Hurst, "Songs of a Caged Bird" featuring Maryland based African American artists, and the permanent installation "Deep Roots, Rising Waters: A Celebration of African Americans in Maryland". 

The Banneker-Douglass Museum is located in the Annapolis historic district on Franklin Street. Admission is free, and the Museum is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit the website for helpful tips on parking, directions, and other nearby attractions.