A Community Legacy

A Community Legacy (HM25SC)

Location: Annapolis, MD 21401 Anne Arundel County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 58.725', W 76° 29.618'

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—The Banneker-Douglass Museum —

Banneker-Douglass Museum

As the official museum of African-American history and culture for the State of Maryland, the Banneker-Douglass Museum is dedicated to discovering documenting, preserving and promoting African-American heritage for all Maryland citizens and visitors.

A community-led effort saved the former Mt. Moriah AME church building, slated for demolition, and transformed it into a museum, dedicated on February 24, 1984. In light of this grassroots legacy, the Banneker-Douglass Museum focuses on a community-based approach to building collections and exhibitions and to providing tours, public programs, and other services.

The museum is named for Benjamin Banneker (1731-1806) and Frederick Douglass (1816-1895). Banneker was an early African-American pioneer of science and mathematics. Douglass was the first African American to gain international prominence as a champion for the anti-slavery movement and the woman's suffrage campaign. Douglass's summer home, now the Frederick Douglass Museum and Cultural Center, is located in nearby Highland Beach.

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Admission to the museum is free!
Please call to verify hours at 410.216.6180
84 Franklin Street, Annapolis, MD 21401
HM NumberHM25SC
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Date Added Monday, March 5th, 2018 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 370621 N 4315479
Decimal Degrees38.97875000, -76.49363333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.725', W 76° 29.618'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 43.5" N, 76° 29' 37.08" W
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Area Code(s)410, 301, 443, 202, 703
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8 West St, Annapolis MD 21401, US
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