A CLOSER look at the reginald f. lewis MUSEUM permanent collection
Louis G. Hecht and Shirly F. Hecht donated over 3,500 original 78 RPM and LP jazz song recordings in 2009 to the Reginald F. Lewis Museum.
Made of wood, this male figure is known as a waka sran by the Baule People of Côte d’Ivoire.
Inside this Family Bible at least two unrelated families faithfully recorded their history.
Junetta Jones was the first African American to win a three year competitive scholarship from the Peabody Institution
The stopper of this perfume bottle probably looks familiar. The black face, exaggerated red lips, and afro-style hair are very similar to minstrel show style blackface. Which was the intention. The label reads Golliwogg, which refers to a character from a series of books by Florence Upton, first written in 1895.
Philip Freelon, 1952 - 2019 Philip Freelon, FAIA, the much-admired and award-winning architect of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, has died at the age of 66. He had been diagnosed with ALS in 2016. The Freelon Group, one...
Ida Rebecca Cummings was an educator, clubwoman, and organizational leader.
Carr’s and Sparrow’s beaches were two beaches in Maryland that were havens for African Americans. Learn more about black beaches at the Lewis.
The Lewis Museum launches its Online Collections Portal
to allow visitors to get a bit of history and culture from home.