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Banneker-Douglass Museum

Posted by on January 29, 2012

Field Trip: The Banneker-Douglass Museum
Location: 84 Franklin Street, Annapolis
Contact: 410-216-6180
Grades: K-12


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About the Museum:

The Banneker-Douglass Museum, named for Benjamin Banneker and Frederick Douglass, is dedicated to preserving Maryland’s African American heritage and serves as the state’s official repository of African American material culture. The museum was dedicated on February 24, 1984.

The Deep Roots, Rising Waters exhibit provides an overview of African American history in Maryland from 1633 through present day. Learn how African Americans throughout Maryland made lasting changes for all Americans. Check the website for temporary exhibits.

The original museum was housed within the former Mount Moriah African Methodist Episcopal Church in the heart of historic Annapolis. The Victorian-Gothic structure was included in the Annapolis Historic District in 1971 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. The recently completed BDM addition is a four-story addition which uses the nineteenth-century brick of the church’s north facade as its interior lobby wall.

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