The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture is the premier experience and best resource for information and inspiration about the lives of African American Marylanders. Our Exhibits explore local African-American heritage through themes of family, community, slavery & art.
The Lewis Museum, the largest African American museum in Maryland, has been the authentic voice of Maryland African American history and culture since it opened in 2005. We tell our story through our permanent collection, special exhibitions, educational programs and public events.
GENERAL FACTS ABOUT THE LEWIS
The 82,000 square foot facility accommodates over 13,000 square feet of permanent and temporary exhibition space, a two-story theater, museum gift shop, museum gift shop, classrooms, meeting rooms, an outdoor terrace and reception areas. Several of the museum’s spaces, including the upper lobby reception area, are available for special events and meetings.
The Lewis, which provides dynamic educational programs for both children and adults, is especially proud of its partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education. The Museum’s education department has developed an African American curricula and provided teacher training that is invaluable to Maryland’s 850,000 students and 50,000 teachers.
The Museum has a collection of about 10,000 objects. Its Online Collection Portal, contains digitized images which are accessible to scholars, students and the general public.
The Lewis provides an important venue to share Maryland’s African American history two blocks east of one of the State’s most popular attractions, the Baltimore Inner Harbor.
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture is the premier experience and best resource for information and inspiration about the lives of African American Marylanders. Our Exhibits explore local…