For Immediate Release
January 4, 2019

Media Contact
Jenn Biddle
(443) 263-1812

Lewis Museum Offers Free Admission
to Furloughed Workers

We Appreciate Your Service

Baltimore, Maryland – January 7, 2019 – Realizing the financial effects of the government shutdown on local workers in Maryland, DC and Virginia; the Lewis Museum is offering free admission to furloughed workers. Free admission will be available to groups of four that present a valid government I.D.  in person at the time of admission.  This offer is good Wednesday – Sunday throughout the shutdown.

Wanda Draper, Executive Director of the Lewis Museum, feels that “this is a wonderful way to extend our appreciation to those that make the our Country work and provide them with a no cost option to experience art, history and and culture in Maryland. We look forward to your visit.”

Details on this offer can be found at


The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African American History & Culture is the authentic source for history and culture from the African American perspective. A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum engages visitors through its permanent and special exhibitions, resource center, as well as programs such as its film series, live music performances, and family programming. For more information visit and follow us on IG/ Twitter @lewismuseum.