Banneker-Douglass Museum

Banneker-Douglass 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.
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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 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. The Banneker-Douglass Museum celebrated its 25th Anniversary on Tuesday, February 24, 2009.

Join us in honoring the National Day of Prayer.No matter your religion or faith, your prayers and reflections are needed...
05/07/2020

Join us in honoring the National Day of Prayer.

No matter your religion or faith, your prayers and reflections are needed to lift up those who are sick, those who are in need, and the selfless health care workers and first responders on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

#NationalDayOfPrayer #BDMusuem #BlackHistory #BlackCulture

ICYMI.
05/07/2020

ICYMI.

Today I provided several updates on Maryland’s COVID-19 response and recovery plan.

At my direction, the Maryland Department of Health has issued guidelines, effective immediately, to allow for elective procedures to resume at the discretion of local hospitals and health care providers.

Effective tomorrow at 7 a.m., the list of safe outdoor activities will be broadened to now include golf, tennis, boating, fishing, camping, and other activities. We are opening closed functions at our state parks, including all state beaches, for walking and exercise, as well as safe playgrounds at the state parks. Local governments will have the flexibility to take similar actions at their discretion. However, it will remain critical that you continue to follow public health guidance, continue to practice physical distancing, and most of all, that you continue to take actions to keep yourself and your fellow Marylanders safe. Read the updated stay at home order here: https://bit.ly/2W8NbaO

State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon also announced that schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year. Online and distance learning will continue, and the Maryland State Department of Education is issuing its “Maryland Together: Recovery Plan for Education,” a comprehensive plan for long-term recovery.

I realize that these are only small steps, and that they may be of little comfort to those who are out of work and struggling. But it is thanks to all of you and your incredible sacrifices that we are making great progress. We are indeed flattening the curve and we are preparing to launch our reopening plan in order to safely get people back to work, to safely get our small businesses back open again, and to get our economy back on track, so that Maryland, and our nation, can defeat this virus and come back stronger and better than ever.

Announcing the 10th Anniversary of the African American Heritage Preservation Program grants!Upcoming Grant Webinars: Ma...
05/05/2020

Announcing the 10th Anniversary of the African American Heritage Preservation Program grants!

Upcoming Grant Webinars: May 8th and 11th.

The Maryland Commission on African American Heritage and Culture and the Maryland Historical Trust are hosting webinars for prospective applicants for the African American Heritage Preservation Program. Grants are competitively awarded for construction projects on properties important to African American history and culture in Maryland.

For more info please visit: mht.maryland.gov/grants_africanamerican.shtml

#BDMuseum #MCAAHC #PreservationProjects #MarylandHistory #BlackHistory #10thAnniversary #MDHistoricalTrust

Tomorrow at 1:30 pm at Iverson Mall, Community of Hope, World Central Kitchen and Prince George's County will distribute...
05/04/2020

Tomorrow at 1:30 pm at Iverson Mall, Community of Hope, World Central Kitchen and Prince George's County will distribute another 1,000 free hot meals.

If you know of anyone in need, please share. Participants will not need to leave their cars to receive their meal.

We're in this together, we are #MarylandStrong.

#MCAAHC #BDMuseum

Looking for something to do during quarantine? Listen as Executive Director Chanel Compton participates in the online wo...
05/02/2020

Looking for something to do during quarantine? Listen as Executive Director Chanel Compton participates in the online workshop “Centering Black Stories: A Primer for Heritage Professionals.” Patapsco Valley Heritage Area and the Maryland Heritage Areas Program partnered to produce a dialog offering insights into researching, interpreting, and exhibiting black history in Maryland. Director Compton shared her experiences as a museum professional and was joined by other panelists including Dennis Doster, Louis Diggs, Nastassia Parker, and Michelle Wright.

Click here to listen to the discussion: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=AIn4NhNplQs

#PatapscoValleyHeritage #OnlineWorkshop #MuseumLife #StayHomeSaveLives
#MarylandHeritageAreas
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=AIn4NhNplQs

We salute our healthcare heroes! #HealthcareHeroes #FirstResponders #BDMusuem #FrontLineWorkers #WeSaluteYou
05/02/2020

We salute our healthcare heroes!

#HealthcareHeroes #FirstResponders #BDMusuem #FrontLineWorkers #WeSaluteYou

Announcing the 10th anniversary of the African American Heritage Preservation Program grants!Upcoming Grant Webinars: To...
04/30/2020
Maryland Historical Trust

Announcing the 10th anniversary of the African American Heritage Preservation Program grants!

Upcoming Grant Webinars: Tomorrow, May 4, May 8

The Maryland Commission on African American Heritage and Culture and the Maryland Historical Trust are hosting webinars for prospective applicants for the African American Heritage Preservation Program. Grants are competitively awarded for construction projects on properties important to African American history and culture in Maryland.

https://mht.maryland.gov/grants_africanamerican.shtml

MHT and MCAAHC are currently assessing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on grantees and applicants, including identifying potential changes to grant or application submission requirements. Future announcements will be posted on this page. Program staff are currently on telework and are best reach...

Today at 3pm
04/29/2020

Today at 3pm

#MarylandStrong looks like Rev. Tony Lee of Community of Hope working together with World Central Kitchen and Prince Geo...
04/28/2020

#MarylandStrong looks like Rev. Tony Lee of Community of Hope working together with World Central Kitchen and Prince George's County to distribute 1,000 hot meals.
If you know of anyone in need, please share that free meals will be distributed tomorrow at Iverson Mall at 1:30 p.m. Participants will not need to leave their cars to receive their meal. We're in this together, we are #MarylandStrong.

#MCAAHC #BDMuseum

ICYMI.
04/26/2020

ICYMI.

"After weeks of consulting with leading scientists, business leaders, and public health experts, Governor Larry Hogan today introduced the ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery,’ which provides a safe, effective, and gradual approach to reopening the state as it continues to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

'As we begin to reopen, it will continue to be important for Marylanders, particularly older and more vulnerable Marylanders, to continue to stay home as much as they can,' said Governor Hogan. 'All Marylanders should continue to avoid crowds and gatherings, and they should continue to practice physical distancing and to take precautions to protect themselves, their families, and their fellow Marylanders. Together, we are going to defeat this virus, and together, the State of Maryland will return stronger and better than ever.' [...]

The ‘Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery’ incorporates the principles of the National Governors Association’s ‘Roadmap to Recovery, utilizes the guidelines that were issued by the White House, and takes into account much of the work of the recovery plans published by the American Enterprise Institute and Johns Hopkins...

To determine when a recovery can begin, Maryland officials will focus on the rate of hospitalizations and the number of patients admitted to ICU. If these numbers continue to plateau, Maryland could be ready to begin the recovery in early May."

Read the roadmap to recovery:
https://governor.maryland.gov/recovery/

Read the full news release: https://governor.maryland.gov/2020/04/24/governor-hogan-introduces-safe-gradual-and-effective-maryland-strong-roadmap-to-recovery/

Tune in, today at 3 pm.
04/24/2020

Tune in, today at 3 pm.

Today at approximately 3 p.m., I will introduce our Maryland Strong: Roadmap to Recovery.

Watch live here on Facebook, Twitter (@GovLarryHogan), or YouTube (live captioning available): https://bit.ly/2JlXv8q

As we are all practicing social distancing, here's a great virtual event happening tomorrow at 2 pm.Join BDM Executive D...
04/21/2020

As we are all practicing social distancing, here's a great virtual event happening tomorrow at 2 pm.

Join BDM Executive Director Chanel Compton and Patapsco Heritage Greenway, in partnership with the Maryland Heritage Areas Program, for “Centering Black Stories: A Primer for Heritage Professionals.”

Panelists Chanel Compton, Dennis Doster, Louis Diggs, Nastassia Parker, and Michelle Wright will share their insights into researching, interpreting, and exhibiting black history in Maryland.

Register today by clicking here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-workshop-centering-black-stories-a-primer-for-heritage-professionals-tickets-96647466173?aff=ebdssbeac

#MarylandHistory #BlackHistory #BDMuseum #StayHomeSaveLives

Did you know you can easily make cloth face coverings at home from bandanas, scarves, or t-shirts? The CDC has instructi...
04/20/2020

Did you know you can easily make cloth face coverings at home from bandanas, scarves, or t-shirts? The CDC has instructions and guidelines here: https://bit.ly/3ag7NBO

#MasksOnMaryland #MarylandStrong #StayHomeSaveLives

COVID-19 Response Update.#StayHomeSaveLives
04/17/2020

COVID-19 Response Update.

#StayHomeSaveLives

Today I provided a number of updates regarding Maryland’s COVID-19 response and recovery efforts. We are continuing to develop a safe and gradual plan for the reopening, rebuilding, and recovery of our state, and we are making significant progress in the four critical areas for that process to begin. Early next week we will provide an update on that progress, and then later in the week we will introduce our “Maryland Strong” Roadmap to Recovery.

Maryland State Department of Education Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon announced that school closures will be extended through May 15. Distance learning will continue while officials develop long-term plans for the remainder of the school year.

This week is recognized nationally as the Week of the Young Child, and I know this is an incredibly difficult time for our young children, who are trying to understand what is happening in our state, our country and around the world. I want to again assure them and their families that we are all in this together, and we will get through this together. I also want tp sincerely thank all of our child care providers, teachers, and staff for all of their hard work keeping our children and students safe, healthy, and learning during this very difficult and unprecedented time.

Continue to stay up-to-date on our administration’s COVID-19 response efforts by visiting governor.maryland.gov/coronavirus, and access our A-to-Z COVID-19 Resource Guide at governor.maryland.gov/marylandunites.

Effective on Saturday, April 18 at 7 AM, Marylanders will be required to wear masks or face coverings when working or pa...
04/17/2020

Effective on Saturday, April 18 at 7 AM, Marylanders will be required to wear masks or face coverings when working or patronizing any retail establishments including grocery stores, pharmacies, and convenience stores, as well as when riding any form of public transportation in the state.

For more information and guidance on how to make and use homemade cloth face masks visit the CDC website here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

April is Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month. The FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning that school cl...
04/16/2020
School Closings Due to COVID-19 Present Potential for Increased Risk of Child Exploitation | Federal Bureau of Investigation

April is Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month. The FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning that school closings because of COVID-19 could increase the risk for child exploitation. Read more: https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/school-closings-due-to-covid-19-present-potential-for-increased-risk-of-child-exploitation.

Follow these agencies who are working for #ASaferMD by protecting victims of child abuse including: Maryland Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) The Maryland Children's Alliance Baltimore Child Abuse Center The Tree House CAC of Montgomery County Maryland The CRICKET Center and local child advocacy centers throughout the state.

https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/school-closings-due-to-covid-19-present-potential-for-increased-risk-of-child-exploitation

Due to school closings as a result of COVID-19 and the potential for increased time online, the FBI is warning parents, educators, caregivers, and children about the dangers of online sexual exploitation and signs of child abuse.

What are some of the things you and your family are doing to stay active during quarantine?#Covid19 #StayAtHomeMaryland
04/14/2020

What are some of the things you and your family are doing to stay active during quarantine?

#Covid19 #StayAtHomeMaryland

#ICYMI:

Below is a graphic outlining a few examples of the Dos & Don'ts of Social Distancing. This emergency is not yet over, & it's very important that we don't let our guard down yet.

What are some of the things you and your family are doing to stay active during #COVID19?

04/14/2020
Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

Taking care of your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic is very important. Check on loved ones frequently, recognize symptoms of anxiety and depression, and reach out for help when necessary.

04/14/2020
Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)

The Maryland Department of Health is offering *appointment-only* drive-through #COVID19 testing at some Vehicle Emission Inspection Program (VEIP) sites.

In order to get tested at a testing site, individuals must:

- Meet the designated testing criteria determined by a healthcare provider
- Obtain an order from their healthcare provider
- Make an appointment online at a designated testing site

Those with symptoms of COVID-19 and those in high-risk categories should be tested. Those without symptoms, even if exposed, DO NOT need to be tested.

For more information, visit coronavirus.maryland.gov

Maryland has developed a first-of-it’s kind rumor control website to debunk common misconceptions and allow Marylanders ...
04/14/2020
Governor Larry Hogan

Maryland has developed a first-of-it’s kind rumor control website to debunk common misconceptions and allow Marylanders to ask for clarification.

#StayHomeSaveLives #MarylandStrong

It’s essential for Marylanders to stay home, stay safe, and stay informed. During these challenging times, it’s easy for rumors to spread, particularly on social media.

Maryland has developed a first-of-its-kind rumor control website to debunk common misconceptions and allow Marylanders to ask for clarification.

Learn more at https://govstatus.egov.com/md-coronavirus-rumor-control.

“I want to once again remind all Marylanders to continue to stay home and stay informed. We are all in this together, an...
04/09/2020
Governor Larry Hogan

“I want to once again remind all Marylanders to continue to stay home and stay informed. We are all in this together, and we will get through this together.” - Governor Larry Hogan

#MarylandStrong #SaveLivesStayHome

As of this morning, Maryland has 5,529 confirmed cases of COVID-19, an increase of 1,158 cases since yesterday. This virus continues to spread in every jurisdiction, and as I have been saying for weeks, the Baltimore-Washington corridor has become an emerging hotspot.

An increase in new infections is just one of the reasons for today’s significant jump in new cases. This is also due to our ongoing efforts to ramp up testing in Maryland, with more private labs coming onboard and the expansion of commercial lab capacity.

Today’s numbers reflect a tripling of the tests reported since yesterday. We are seeing commercial labs begin to clear their backlog of tests. More than 30% of the new cases reported today are for testing that was completed in March.

I want to once again remind all Marylanders to continue to stay home and stay informed. We are all in this together, and we will get through this together.

April is National Poetry Month and today we’d like to celebrate Jason Reynolds raised in Prince George’s County and a gr...
04/08/2020

April is National Poetry Month and today we’d like to celebrate Jason Reynolds raised in Prince George’s County and a graduate of the University of Maryland, this New York Times best-selling author and poet is giving back through the power of social media.

Last Thursday he tweeted to his 79,000 followers: “Anybody need groceries?” The response was immediate and overwhelming. “I just checked my twitter and there are so many requests, still,” he says. “I’m probably going to go through them and pick a few each day to give to. That’s the best I can do right now. But I’m going to keep retweeting as well, in hopes that somebody will lend a hand. To me, it’s been a reminder that people are inherently good. We may need a little nudge sometimes, but we’re still GOOD.” Reynolds, who is usually known for his poetry and literary works is now receiving much-deserved attention for his kindness and generosity during these trying times.

The museum may be temporarily closed, but we can still come together and honor Black history and culture in Maryland. For a list of COVID-19 related resources for Marylanders, visit our website at bdmuseum.maryland.gov

#VirtualBDM #StayHome #MarylandHistory #BlackHistory #MCAAHC #JasyonReynolds #NationalPoetryMonth

New announcements and resources.
04/05/2020

New announcements and resources.

Today I announced a series of financial relief initiatives to provide assistance to millions of Marylanders and small businesses.

I am enacting an executive order that prohibits mortgage lenders from initiating the foreclosure process. Nearly 70 of Maryland’s largest banks, credit unions, mortgage lenders, state agencies, and other financial entities and institutions have agreed to provide additional flexibility to borrowers to lessen the economic impact of COVID-19. Today’s order extends the prohibition on residential evictions to include commercial and industrial evictions and also prohibits the repossession of cars, trucks, and mobile homes.

We are also directing the Maryland Commissioner of Financial Regulation to suspend certain lending limits for Maryland banks on a case-by-case basis in an effort to make more credit available to small businesses. In addition, during this state of emergency, all state executive agencies will suspend debt collection activities.

We are going to continue to do everything we can to help Marylanders weather this storm, get back on their feet, and help them recover.

A comprehensive summary of today’s announcements can be found here: https://governor.maryland.gov/2020/04/03/governor-hogan-announces-financial-relief-initiatives-for-marylanders-and-small-businesses-accelerates-hospital-surge-plan/

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84 Franklin St
Annapolis, MD
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Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

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