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BDM’s 40th Anniversary Campaign

Since its founding in 1984, the Banneker-Douglass Museum has been dedicated to empowering communities by preserving and sharing Maryland’s African American history, art, and culture.

We are proud to be the state’s museum with this mission and it is only possible through the generous support of our donors.

Your contribution supports our mission of promoting, documenting, protecting, and preserving African American heritage in Maryland. To donate to the Banneker-Douglass Museum Foundation, click “Donate Today” below or mail your contribution to Banneker-Douglass Museum Foundation, P.O. Box 1442, Annapolis, MD 21404.

Your support is an investment in community, arts and history education, and cultural preservation.

With your tax-deductible donations, we can continue our immersive after-school educational programs, captivating art and history exhibits, meaningful community outreach, and so much more. Together, let’s build a future that honors the past.

FROM 1984 TO 2024!
On February 24, 1984, the Mt. Moriah AME Church was dedicated as the Banneker-Douglass Museum of Afro-American Life and History– Maryland’s official state museum on African American history and culture.


The Banneker-Douglass-Tubman Endowment Fund

Help support the Banneker-Douglass-Tubman Museum Endowment Fund, created through a Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County (CFAAC) 25th Anniversary Designated Fund​, with a special gift. Consider making a tax-smart donation with appreciated stocks and bonds, qualified charitable distributions (QCD) from an IRA, or a variety of planned gifts. Non-cash donations, such as gifts of appreciated stock, are also accepted for the benefit of this fund. Click below to learn more!


Gift of Stock

If you would like to make a gift of stock, please contact the Executive Director at chanel.compton@maryland.gov.


Cultural Heritage Materials

Donations of historical and cultural materials of all kinds relating to the history of African Americans in Maryland or African American history of national significance. Please visit the collections page for a link to our online database.

Prospective Donor Questionnaire

Interested in donating items to the BDM collection? If so, fill our our Prospective Donor Questionnaire including photographs of the object (s), and either email it to to our Curator of Collections at bannekerdouglassmuseum@gmail.com or mail it to:

Banneker-Douglass Museum
84 Franklin Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

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