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Upcoming Closures

Due to upcoming maintenance and holidays, 
the museum will be closed:
Tuesday, October 3rd
Saturday, October 7th
Tuesday, October 10th


Current Exhibit!

The Radical Voice of Blackness Speaks of Resistance and Joy presents multidisciplinary works of art by seventeen critically-acclaimed Black Maryland-based artists, including major works from the Banneker-Douglass Museum Fine Art Collection. This exhibition, guest curated by Myrtis Bedolla of Galerie Myrtis in Baltimore, explores America’s fraught history of systemic racism while celebrating the resiliency of a people who have persevered despite social and political devices to suppress them.

The exhibition closes September 30th.
Visit our Exhibitions page to learn more!

Black History 365 Continues

Black History 365 is a collection of stories, art and events that highlight the history, heritage and contributions of Black Marylanders as well as the history of the people of the African Diaspora in Annapolis & Anne Arundel County. Here, their culture and excellence are celebrated year round through a collaborative initiative across county and state wide organizations, spearheaded by the Banneker-Douglass Museum, in partnership with Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County.

To submit your Black History event, exhibition, program or virtual event, click here.

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Our Mission

Documenting, interpreting, and promoting African-American history & culture

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 appreciation of America’s rich cultural diversity for all.

The Banneker-Douglass Museum is operated by the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture.


Make a Difference
and Volunteer!

Have you ever wanted to know what goes on behind-the-scenes at a museum? Well now’s your chance to find out!

Whether you want to be a tour guide, a program helper, a cataloger, a general museum assistant, or something in between, we want YOU! Head on over to our Volunteer page to find out how you can get involved.

News and Announcements

In following the CDC guidelines and the State of Maryland regulations, guests are encouraged to wear a mask when entering the museum. A maximum of 100 guests will be allowed into the museum at one time. Sanitation stations are available throughout the museum. 

The Office of Legislative Audits operates a hotline to receive allegations of fraud, waste, or abuse of State government resources. To report fraud, please visit:




Annual Reports

Human Trafficking
National Human Trafficking Hotline
24/7 Confidential
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For more information on human trafficking in Maryland visit the Governor’s Office of Crime Control & Prevention.