Due to unforeseen circumstances, Banneker-Douglass Museum will be closed on Friday, October 22nd and Saturday, October 23rd. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you to the museum when we resume regular hours on Tuesday, November 26th at 10 am.
SEPTEMBER 18, 2021 – MARCH 1, 2022
Freedom Bound: Runaways of the Chesapeake
This powerful exhibit tells nine stories of resistance to bondage and servitude in the Chesapeake Region from the Colonial Period to the American Civil War (1728-1864). The Banneker-Douglass Museum invites visitors to consider what resistance and freedom look like in the present day.
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 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.