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Volunteer Program

Volunteers provide significant support to the museum by assisting with events, programs, and other activities that serve the public. Reginald F. Lewis Museum volunteers have the unique opportunity to enlighten and inspire the public through the many stories and accomplishments of Maryland African-Americans.


We are currently accepting applications for the following volunteer positions:


Rental Information


The Reginald F. Lewis Museum is Baltimore’s premier facility highlighting the history and accomplishments of African Americans with a special focus on Maryland’s African American community. A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum is the East Coast’s largest African American museum occupying an 82,000 square-foot facility with ample permanent and special exhibition space, interactive learning environments, auditorium, resource center, oral history recording studio, museum shop, café, classrooms, meeting rooms, outside terrace and reception areas.

Mission, Vision & Values

Mission Statement

To be the premier experience and best resource for information and inspiration about the lives of African American Marylanders. The museum seeks to realize its mission by collecting, preserving, interpreting, documenting and exhibiting the rich contributions of African American Marylanders from the state’s earliest history to the present and the future.


To share globally, and with integrity, the human drama of Maryland’s African American experience.


As a member of the museum, you help support programs, special exhibitions, and events, as well as ensure that the museum remains an important source for African American history and culture. For questions and more information on memberships reach out to Denisha Queen, 443-263-1827 or


Basic Memberships

Membership Perks:

Resources for Families


The Reginald F. Lewis Museum offers children programs and family events year round.

Saturday Fun Child Series

Donate an Object

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture is dedicated to the collection and preservation of artifacts, archival documents, and fine art that reflect the history and culture of African Americans in the State of Maryland. Since the opening of the museum, our permanent collection has grown significantly through donations of a wide range of exciting and inspiring materials.

Permanent Exhibitions

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


The Reginald F. Lewis Museum tells stories of perseverance, triumph and celebration. In keeping with our mission, we collect, preserve, interpret, document and exhibit the rich contributions of African American Marylanders.

Through our extensive permanent collection and exhibition galleries, the museum brings Maryland to the world. Through groundbreaking special exhibitions on a wide range of historical and contemporary subjects, the museum brings the world to Maryland.

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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.



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