Spend the day acquiring black memorabilia, fine art and crafts from artisans and collectors including slavery artifacts, books, stamps, dolls, coins, Civil War, political and civil rights memorabilia, jewelry, sports memorabilia, and more. Obtain verbal appraisals of black memorabilia for $5/object. Negro League baseball players and a Tuskegee Airman will be signing autographs. Educational exhibits on view include the Buffalo Soldiers, Dorothy Dandridge and Black Panther Party.
At 1pm, the National Park Service co-presents a Pre-Grand Opening Event for the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park, slated to open March 2017. Join for a panel talk entitled "Harriet Tubman, A Woman of Courage and Vision: Inspired by Faith, Family and Community." The distinguished panelists include Marci Wolff-Ross, Maryland Office of Tourism; Chris Elcock, GWWO, Inc./Architects; Robert Parker, Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park. They will provide a lens through which to examine the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman and the ongoing preservation efforts of her Maryland birthplace.
This program is free with the purchase of museum admission or museum membership. You may purchase tickets at the door.
$8 - General Public
$6 - Children 7-17, Students with ID, Seniors
Free - Museum Members, Children 6 and Under, Maryland Public School Teacher.
$7.00 validated parking is available across the street at the Old Bay PMI Garage at 815 E. Pratt Street (on the corner of Pratt and President Streets). Bring your ticket to the museum’s front information desk to have it validated. Free on-street parking and metered parking is also available throughout the Harbor East and Little Italy neighborhoods.
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Reginald F. Lewis Museum
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture is the state’s premier institution showcasing the history and accomplishments of African American Marylanders. A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum engages visitors through its educational programs, permanent and special exhibitions, resource center, as well as programs such as its film series, live music series, and family programming. For more information, visit www.lewismuseum.org or call 443-263-1800.