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School Programs

Museum on the Move: This traveling exhibition and interactive workshop brings Maryland African American history and culture to you! Let BDM create a customized experience for your group or organization. With over 12,000 items in our collections database, our skilled team of educators and curators can tailor an experience to meet your needs.

Bring BDM to your Library!: BDM, in partnership with Anne Arundel County Public Library, offers programs and workshops at AACPL branches.

If you are interested in having BDM Programs at your site, please contact Sabriyah Hassan, Programs Director, at 

Annual Events 

BDM Youth Conference: Curated by young people, for young people, this day will consist of a youth led panel discussion on imagery, education, and social justice, as well as an exhibit opening featuring works from participants in the “We Rise: Photojournalism Project”. This conference will celebrate the shared experiences of its participants and focus on capturing the beauty of black culture through imagery and photojournalism.

Age Group: 13 to 17 years old More about BDM Youth Conference

2018 Theme: Frederick Douglass Bicentennial

2019 Theme: We Rise: Black Youth Through A Beautiful Lens

2020 Theme: African Americans and the Vote

2021 Theme: African American Family and Identity

Annual Kwanzaa Celebration: Co-hosted by the Banneker – Douglass Museum Foundation, BDM presents our annual Kwanzaa Celebration. Fun and educational for the entire family, this annual event features performers, tours, food, games, and more! Harambee!  More about Annual Kwanzaa Celebration 

Community Day Celebration: Each summer, BDM presents the Annual Community Day Celebration.  The event includes dynamic presentations, vendors, entertainment, exhibits, activity stations and more! More about Community Day Celebration