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Collections

The museum's permanent collection is a gateway to the history and living culture of Maryland African Americans. The collection includes art, artifacts, textiles, material culture, photographs, rare books and other items. Some of our largest collections focus on African American military experience, early American jazz recordings, and Maryland community history.

Resource Center

Visit the Resource Center located on the fourth floor of the museum; the Resource Center has a reference collection with a focus on African American history and culture.  Collections include the Maryland Wall featuring titles on the Maryland African American experience, children’s books, art history of the African Diaspora and the Mary Carter Smith Folklore Collection. The Center has public access computers, an exhibit case display and an oral history recording studio.

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Maryland State Department of Education

Maryland State Department of Education and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum Partnership

With education as the primary mission, the Museum and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) developed a partnership to reach more than 860,000 students and 50,000 teachers in Maryland’s public schools through a K-12 state-wide curriculum, teacher programs and museum based programs.

School Tours & Programs

SCHOOL TOURS

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum provides school tours and programs that bring the African American experience to life through interactive exhibits, artifacts and activities designed for young learners.

Permanent Exhibitions

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum's permanent exhibition introduces Maryland’s African American heritage via three galleries.

Buy Tickets

Buy Tickets
Tickets can be purchased online, on site or by calling the Visitor Service Desk, 443-263-1875. ($1 per ticket service charge for phone purchases)
Select a link below to order tickets online.

 
 
 
 

Education

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum offers education programs that encourage students, educators and families to celebrate and think critically about African American history and culture in Maryland. The museum’s collection explores the African American experience and tells the universal story of the struggle for liberty, equality and self-determination.

 

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