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.

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.

ICYMI: Watch this clip with WMAR-2 News Baltimore in which they interview Curator of Collections, Schillica Howard, and ...
07/10/2019
Banneker-Douglass Museum awarded $50k grant to preserve art

ICYMI: Watch this clip with WMAR-2 News Baltimore in which they interview Curator of Collections, Schillica Howard, and our Executive Director, Chanel Compton about the recent $50,0000 grant awarded to the museum.

#BDMuseum #IMLSGrant #IMLS #MuseumLife #PreservationProjects #HistoricAnnapolis #BlackHistory #MarylandHIstory

https://www.wmar2news.com/news/region/anne-arundel-county/banneker-douglass-museum-awarded-50k-grant-to-preserve-african-american-artifacts

An Annapolis museum is getting a much needed renovation thanks to a national grant to help preserve artifacts.

Happening Now: WMAR-2 News Baltimore is filming at the museum to report on the recent Institute of Museum and Library Se...
07/09/2019

Happening Now: WMAR-2 News Baltimore is filming at the museum to report on the recent Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant that the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives just received.
This $50,000 grant will preserve, and protect African American artifacts at the museum.

“This grant will allow us to protect and preserve many of the pieces of Maryland’s African American heritage and historic artifacts by providing crucial upgrades to the storage facilities at the museum,” said Schillica Howard, Curator of Collections for the Banneker-Douglass Museum. “Our hope is that all Marylanders and future generations will engage with their own history, and this grant paves the way for this important cause.”

For more information visit us online at bdmuseum.maryland.gov

#BDMuseum #HistoricPreservation #IMLS #PreservationProjects #BlackHistory #MarylandHistory

BDM is seeking development & administrative interns to assist with our 2019 annual campaign and other administrative tas...
07/08/2019

BDM is seeking development & administrative interns to assist with our 2019 annual campaign and other administrative tasks as assigned. Internship responsibilities include correspondence with current and prospective donors and sponsors.

The internship will provide a wide range of business development, events and logistics planning, professional writing and fundraising learning opportunities. This is a chance to be part of BDM’s mission and vision to gain valuable professional experience aligned with degree-seeking coursework and interests. This is an unpaid educational internship.

For consideration, please send your resume to Chanel Compton at [email protected] by July 18.

#Internship #Opportunity #BDMuseum #MuseumLife #InternshipOpportunity

With over 100 young people registered for tomorrow’s youth conference, we are looking forward to a wonderful day of le...
06/27/2019

With over 100 young people registered for tomorrow’s youth conference, we are looking forward to a wonderful day of learning and fun.

Join us as we discuss topics ranging from social justice to college and career readiness.

There are still a few spaces left. Visit us at www.bdmuseum.maryland.gov/events to learn more and register!

See you at the museum!

#BDMuseum #YouthConference #Youth #Annapolis #Baltimore #Maryland #History #Education #Fun #WeRise

Have an upcoming special event or meeting? Banneker-Douglass Museum is the perfect venue for gatherings, weddings, meeti...
06/26/2019

Have an upcoming special event or meeting? Banneker-Douglass Museum is the perfect venue for gatherings, weddings, meetings, and legislative events. Located in the heart of Historic Annapolis, the museum offer's a unique backdrop that will surely make your next event a memorable one.

Give us a call at (410) 216-6180 or email us at [email protected] to book your space rental!

#BDMuseum #SpaceRental #HistoricAnnapolis #BeautifulSpaces #MemorableEvents #MuseumLife #Maryland

ICYMI: Check out these photos from the recent Juneteenth Celebration at the museum. Come visit us, Tues - Sat, 10 am - 4...
06/21/2019

ICYMI: Check out these photos from the recent Juneteenth Celebration at the museum. Come visit us, Tues - Sat, 10 am - 4 pm to experience our exhibitions, fine art, and programming.

Today is Juneteenth - an American holiday that honors the announcement of the abolition of slavery on June 19, 1865 and the emancipation of enslaved African Americans.

The Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives and the Banneker-Douglass Museum were pleased to join the 2019 Juneteenth celebration hosted by the Douglass Leadership Institute with special guest, Dr. Alveda King - activist, author, and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The museum provided a beautiful and unique venue for over 70 attendees.

We briefly talked about how the Hogan administration remains committed to preserving African American history and heritage, including supporting the Banneker-Douglass Museum, the state’s official African American museum and a unit of our office.

Along with a great discussion by Dr. Alveda King about the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the room was filled with incredible stories from distinguished African American leaders and civil rights advocates from diverse communities.

Meet Dr. Amena Johnson. As an accomplished educator and non-profit leader, Amena develops curriculum that offer particip...
06/20/2019

Meet Dr. Amena Johnson. As an accomplished educator and non-profit leader, Amena develops curriculum that offer participants an in-depth and interactive examination of social issues as well as strategies for making systematic change. Over the course of her career Amena has instructed over 1,700 educators, social service providers, and youth about these topics.

Amena recently conducted a successful LGBT training at Banneker-Douglass Museum which counted on participation of museum staff and the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC). Participants learned how to ensure members of the LGBT community view the museum as inclusive.

4.2 % of Marylanders identify as LGBT (according to The Williams Institute). As we continue celebrating Pride Month, we encourage you to join us in remembering members of the LGBT community who contribute to Maryland's rich and diverse African American art, culture, and history.

#PrideMonth #BDMuseum #HappyPride #LGBT #BlackHistory

Today, June 19th, or Juneteenth is considered the oldest African American holiday observance, and commemorates the enfor...
06/19/2019

Today, June 19th, or Juneteenth is considered the oldest African American holiday observance, and commemorates the enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation in Texas - the last remaining state to allow slavery - in 1865. In 2014, Maryland became the 43rd state to recognize Juneteenth as a state holiday.

Also, here is an image of the Official Juneteenth Committee in Austin Texas in 1900. (Courtesy of Austin History Center, Austin Public Library)

Come to Banneker-Douglass Museum to learn more about Maryland's rich African American history and culture. We are open Tues - Sat, 10 am - 4 pm.

#BDMuseum #Juneteenth #JuneteenthIndependenceDay #BlackHistory #MarylandHistory #Freedom

As we celebrate Father’s Day, we’d like to highlight a father from Baltimore, Matt Prestbury.  Prestbury leads an on...
06/16/2019
Facebook chooses Baltimore man from pool of 6K for leadership program

As we celebrate Father’s Day, we’d like to highlight a father from Baltimore, Matt Prestbury. Prestbury leads an online community of more than 44,000 black fathers and was recently recognized by Facebook founder, Mark Zuckenburg for his work in community building.

Check out the great work he is doing by connecting black fathers through social media.

https://www.wbaltv.com/article/creator-of-black-fathers-fb-group-chosen-to-attend-apps-community-leadership-program/23499735

#BlackFathers #FathersDay #MakingADifference #CommunityBuilding #BlackBoyJoy

A Baltimore man is among 115 fellows chosen to participate in Facebook's first-ever Community Leadership Program.

Banneker-Douglass Museum would like to wish all the Maryland dads a happy Father’s Day!#HappyFathersDay #BDMuseum
06/16/2019

Banneker-Douglass Museum would like to wish all the Maryland dads a happy Father’s Day!

#HappyFathersDay #BDMuseum

June is LGBT Pride Month. As such, we honor the life and work of Tom Miller, a black, gay Maryland artist. Born in 1945,...
06/14/2019

June is LGBT Pride Month. As such, we honor the life and work of Tom Miller, a black, gay Maryland artist.

Born in 1945, Miller grew up in the Sandtown neighborhood of Baltimore. His "Afro-Deco" style for which he became famous often depicts Maryland-centric themes. Miller passed away in 2000 but his contributions to the art world will be long remembered after his passing.

Make sure you check out the additional images of his works, including "Maryland Crab Feast" which was recently on view in the Douglass Reading Room.

#LGBTpride #BlackArt #BlackHistory #MarylandArts #BDMuseum

ICYMI: Governor Hogan urges Trump Administration to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. "We are proud that Governor Larr...
06/14/2019
Put Tubman on the $20 bill now, Gov. Hogan tells Trump administration

ICYMI: Governor Hogan urges Trump Administration to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.

"We are proud that Governor Larry Hogan has made a strong commitment to preserving Maryland's African American History and Culture by highlighting the important accomplishments of Harriet Tubman."

Dale Glenwood Green, Chairman, Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/put-tubman-on-the-20-bill-now-gov-hogan-tells-trump-administration/2019/06/11/f6ca0362-8c48-11e9-adf3-f70f78c156e8_story.html?utm_term=.7a20a93d9767

Republican Larry Hogan urges the White House not to delay honoring Harriet Tubman, a Maryland native.

Great News! Governor Larry Hogan urges the Federal Treasury to release the Harriet Tubman $20 in 2020.  Read the entire ...
06/11/2019

Great News! Governor Larry Hogan urges the Federal Treasury to release the Harriet Tubman $20 in 2020. Read the entire press release by clicking here: https://bit.ly/2MGEpyn

Tubman is a native of Maryland and her great work as an abolitionist and and political activist are featured throughout the museum.

What do you think about Harriet Tubman in the $20 bill? Let us know in the comments.

#HarrietTubman #GovernorHogan #BlackHistory #MarylandHistory #TubmanTwenties #GoodNews

Check us out! The staff at Banneker-Douglass Museum is featured in this current edition of Annapolis Home Magazine. The ...
06/07/2019

Check us out! The staff at Banneker-Douglass Museum is featured in this current edition of Annapolis Home Magazine.

The Faces of Annapolis is a special edition which highlights various influencers and community leaders throughout the city.

The article featured the permanent exhibition “Deep Root, Rising Waters,” the 50th Anniversary of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture, and Governor Larry Hogan’s continued support of preservation projects throughout the state.

For more information visit the museum online at bdmuseum.maryland.gov or annapolishomemag.com

Photo by: @tonyjphotography

#BlackHistory #MarylandHistory #HistoricAnnapolis #PreservationProject #FacesOfAnnapolis #AnnapolisHomeMagazine

Please join us on Saturday, June 29, from 10AM-3PM for the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture, ...
06/04/2019

Please join us on Saturday, June 29, from 10AM-3PM for the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture, 50th Anniversary, We Rise! Legacy Symposium on the campus of Morgan State University.

This special event will bring together Speaker Adrienne Jones, Maryland State House of Delegates; Dr. Evelyn Higginbotham, Association for the Study of African American History and Life; Brent Leggs, National African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund; John W. Franklin, National Museum of African American History and Culture; and Professor Dale Glenwood Green, Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture.

You don't want to miss this special event. Register here: https://conta.cc/30jvaXr

#MCAAHC #50thAnniversary #WeRise #BDMuseum #MarylandHistory

Banneker-Douglass Museum honors the fallen men a and women who protect our freedom. Here’s a little known fact. Did yo...
05/27/2019

Banneker-Douglass Museum honors the fallen men a and women who protect our freedom.

Here’s a little known fact. Did you know that freed slaves were some of the first to celebrate Memorial Day. On May 1, 1865, freed slaves gathered in Charleston, South Carolina to commemorate the death of Union soldiers who had fought for their freedom. Now you know.

#MemorialDay #BDMuseum #FallenHeroes #BlackHistory

Another great article about BDM. Make sure you visit us online to see what exciting programs, events, and exhibitions we...
05/21/2019
Banneker-Douglass Museum announces event line up for 2019 | Eye On Annapolis

Another great article about BDM. Make sure you visit us online to see what exciting programs, events, and exhibitions we have in store for you.

Visit our events page at https://bdmuseum.maryland.gov/events/

#BDMuseum #HistoricAnnapolis #BlackHistory #Preservation #SummerEvents #EyeOnAnnapolis

https://www.eyeonannapolis.net/2019/05/banneker-douglass-museum-announces-event-line-up-for-2019/

In celebration of the "We Rise!" 50th anniversary of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC) and the 35th anniversary of the Banneker-Douglass Museum, the Banneker-Douglass Museum today announced the event and exhibition line up. "We are proud to support the Banneker...

On May 17th, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of Oliver Brown in the famous Brown v. Board of Edu...
05/17/2019

On May 17th, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of Oliver Brown in the famous Brown v. Board of Education case. This landmark ruling struck down the “separate but equal” doctrine of the previous six decades by declaring racial segregation in public schools unconstitutional. 

Maryland’s own Thurgood Marshall was then serving as the head of the The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's Legal Defense and Education Fund. He was largely responsible for the ruling in favor of desegregation. He would later go on to become the first African American on the Supreme Court.

The Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture and Banneker Douglass Museum are committed to preserving Maryland’s Black history. Visit us online at BDMuseum.Maryland.Gov for more information.

#MCAAHC #BDMuseum #BrownvBoardOfEducation #MarylandHistory #BlackHistory #WeRise

Please join us on Saturday, June 29, from 10AM-3PM for the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture, ...
05/15/2019

Please join us on Saturday, June 29, from 10AM-3PM for the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture, 50th Anniversary, We Rise! Legacy Symposium on the campus of Morgan State University.

This special event will bring together Speaker Adrienne Jones, Maryland State House of Delegates; Dr. Evelyn Higginbotham, Association for the Study of African American History and Life; Brent Leggs, National African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund; John W. Franklin, National Museum of African American History and Culture; and Professor Dale Glenwood Green, Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture.

You don't want to miss this special event. Register here: https://conta.cc/30jvaXr

#MCAAHC #50thAnniversary #WeRise #BDMuseum #MarylandHistory

Banneker-Douglass Museum wishes all the Maryland moms a Happy Mother's Day! #HappyMothersDay #BDMuseum #MuseumLife #Mary...
05/12/2019

Banneker-Douglass Museum wishes all the Maryland moms a Happy Mother's Day!

#HappyMothersDay #BDMuseum #MuseumLife #MarylandMoms

Maryland's-own, Artist Amber Robles Gordon is a mixed media visual artist.  She primarily works and is known for her use...
05/10/2019

Maryland's-own, Artist Amber Robles Gordon is a mixed media visual artist. She primarily works and is known for her use of found objects and textile to create assemblages, large-scale sculptures, installations and public artwork. Her work is representational of her experiences and the paradoxes within the female experience.

Come and see the beautifully crafted "Flight of the Chicken Wire" currently on view as part of the group exhibition, "Songs of the Caged Bird" which urges visitors to reflect on the artistry that springs forth from restriction. On view until June 8, 2019.

#MuseumLife #BlackArt #BlackHistory #BDMuseum #HistoricAnnapolis #AmberRoblesGordon #InspirationalArt #ThingsOfBeauty #BlackGirlMagic

Check out Banneker-Douglass Museum in the Annapolis Patch! Make sure you register for the exciting programs and events w...
05/09/2019
Maryland Governor's Office of Community Initiatives

Check out Banneker-Douglass Museum in the Annapolis Patch!

Make sure you register for the exciting programs and events we have lined up for the 50th Anniversary of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture's 50th Anniversary. For upcoming events, click here: https://bdmuseum.maryland.gov/events/

#WeRise #BDMuseum #MCAAHC #50thAnniversary

Thank Annapolis Patch for featuring a new lineup of #WeRise events and exhibitions hosted by the Banneker-Douglass Museum in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Maryland Commission on #AfrcianAmerican History and Culture and the 35th Anniversary of the museum. Plan a beautiful spring day at the museum!
https://patch.com/maryland/annapolis/banneker-douglass-museum-celebrates-african-american-history

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84 Franklin St
Annapolis, MD
21401

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Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
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