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Banneker-Douglass Museum

84 Franklin St., Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 216-6180
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About Banneker-Douglass Museum

As the State of Maryland’s official museum of African American heritage, the Banneker-Douglass Museum serves to document, to interpret, and to promote African American history and culture (particularly in Maryland) through exhibitions, programs, and projects in order to improve the understanding and appreciating of America’s rich cultural diversity for all. The Banneker-Douglass Museum is a component of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture, which is a unit of the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives — an executive-department agency, whose mandate to coordinate outreach efforts to communities, organizations, and local governments across Maryland serves as a unifying principle for all its departments. Open Tue-Fri., 10a.m. - 3 p.m.; Sat, noon - 4p.m.

Attraction

General

- Family Friendly

Onsite

- Group Tours Available

- Restrooms Onsite


General

Hours

- Sunday

Closed

- Monday

Closed

- Tuesday

10AM–4PM

- Wednesday

10AM–4PM

- Thursday

10AM–5PM

- Friday

10AM–4PM

- Saturday

10AM–4PM

Small Museum filled with BIG History
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Moving Little Museum in Annapolis!
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Frederick Douglass Community Day – A Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Celebration Event
Banneker-Douglass Museum

Frederick Douglass Community Day – A Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Celebration Event

July 1, 2018

Inspired by the famous Frederick Douglass speech "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" BDM will host a fun summer event that features performances, a Frederick Douglass re-enactment, food/beverage, guided tours of our exhibitions, and family fun and educational arts & crafts activities.  Families and community members of all ages and backgrounds will explore topics of freedom, community, art, and history. 

The Politics of Activism – A Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Celebration Event
Banneker-Douglass Museum

The Politics of Activism – A Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Celebration Event

May 3, 2018

Inspired by the profound and complicated relationship between Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln, The Politics of Activism discussion explores historic and contemporary roles and intersections between activism and politics. Audiences will hear diverse ideas and perspectives on the topic and engage with leading scholars, activists, and elected officials of today. This event is in partnership with the Banneker-Douglass Museum and President Lincoln's Cottage. President Lincoln's Cottage, is a national monument on the grounds of the Soldiers' Home, known today as the Armed Forces Retirement Home.

SHERO Film Series – A Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Celebration Event
Banneker-Douglass Museum

SHERO Film Series – A Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Celebration Event

March 10, 2018

Inspired by Frederick Doulgass’ support in the Women’s Suffrage Movement, the Banneker-Douglass Museum and Filmsters presents two series of films and a panel discussion that explores women’s empowerment, intersectionality, and feminism through a series of films. 12:00 n -2:30 pm: A Family/Kids Film that highlights women's empowerment.5:00 pm-7:30 pm: A feature length screening.  Correlating with Douglass' support in the women suffrage movement, the event will explore topics in present day women empowerment movements.  Following the movie, is a panel (20 minutes) that engages audiences with discussion topics such as male ally- ship and intersectional feminism and its portrayal in mass media.  (Definition of SHERO (plural sheroes): a woman regarded as a hero)

Saturday Family Day: Celebrating Frederick Douglass! – A Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Celebration Event
Banneker-Douglass Museum

Saturday Family Day: Celebrating Frederick Douglass! – A Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Celebration Event

February 24, 2018

Come celebrate the Banneker-Douglass Museum’s 34th Birthday/Anniversary as we celebrate by honoring our namesake, Frederick Douglass.  Families with children of all ages can stop by the museum between 11am to 2pm, and celebrate the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass through fun guided tours and arts & crafts activities.  Snacks will be provided.

Bent But Not Broken - A Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Celebration Event
Banneker-Douglass Museum

Bent But Not Broken - A Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Celebration Event

February 13, 2018

Maryland artist Ulysses Marshall captures Frederick Douglass’ spirit through his highly expressive mixed media compositions – his colorful and poetic collages delivered with blunt sincerity. Marshall’s work talks of the glory, the pain, and the hope in Douglass' life and in the African-American experience. A Special Opening Reception: Saturday, February 17, 3 pm-5 pm