The Banneker-Douglass Museum is the State of Maryland's official museum of African American heritage. It 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 appreciating of America’s rich cultural diversity for all.
Please join us for a 1 hour tour of the museum's rich contents followed by a 1 hour post-tour activity. This activity, entitled, Riding the Underground Railroad explores the Underground Railroad through the stories of people who help thousands of enslaved people to freedom. In this program, students will hear about the many people working in the Abolitionist Movement and supporting the Underground Railroad. Students will learn about the many different ways enslaved people escaped and the difficult journey they successfully and unsuccessfully made to the Free States and Canada. During the program, students will learn about quilt symbols, the importance of music in providing information, methods of escape employed, and the secret message of the Underground Railroad.
We will meet at the museum at noon. We invite families who are able to stay after the event to meet for lunch at Chick and Ruth's Delly, located at 165 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401... a 5 minute walk from the museum.