Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture Article

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Reginald F. Lewis Museum
Established2005
Location830 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
United States
Coordinates 39°17′15″N 76°36′14″W / 39.28750°N 76.60389°W / 39.28750; -76.60389
REGINALD F. LEWIS MUSEUM OF MARYLAND AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY & CULTURE Latitude and Longitude:

39°17′15″N 76°36′14″W / 39.28750°N 76.60389°W / 39.28750; -76.60389
DirectorWanda Draper
Website http://www.lewismuseum.org

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History & Culture is an African-American museum located at 830 E. Pratt Street in Baltimore, Maryland. Opened in 2005, [1] the museum is dedicated to showing the struggles for self-determination made by African-American Marylanders. The museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, and was named after Reginald F. Lewis, a wealthy African-American lawyer and businessman from Baltimore, whose foundation donated $5 million towards the museum's endowment and founding. Construction of the museum cost $34 million. [2]

Permanent exhibits include "The Strength of the Mind, Things Hold, Lines Connect" and "Building Maryland, Building America". Other facilities include an oral history recording and listening studio, a special exhibition gallery, a 200-seat theater auditorium, a classroom and resource center. [2] The museum is nicknamed "the Reggie".

References

  1. ^ "Support the Museum." Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Taylor, Asha (July 18, 2005). "Baltimore Celebrates Opening of Maryland Black History Museum Named For Late Business Tycoon Reginald F. Lewis". Jet. Retrieved August 17, 2016.

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