Celebrate Black History Month 2017 with these upcoming events:
BBH Tours Presents Frederick Douglass Week in Baltimore
February 14–20, 2017
Join BBH Tours to celebrate the life of abolitionist Frederick Douglass with lectures, re-enactments, tours and discussions. Contact Lou Fields, 443-983-7974 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrate Black History Month at the B&O
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February 1–28, 2017
Monday–Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The B&O Railroad Museum celebrates the contributions of African Americans to the railroad industry. Learn about the men and women who filled vital jobs along the B&O Railroad's line and understand how significant social issues, including segregation, affected railroading. New exhibits focus on African American passenger travel during segregation, including the #409 rail car, and chefs and waiters who worked on B&O dining cars. Find out more here.
The B&O Railroad Museum will also highlight the following events in January 2017:
Historic Roundhouse Turntable Demonstrations
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Demonstrations begin at noon Ever wonder how locomotives and rail cars are moved in and out of the historic 1884 B&O Roundhouse? Watch museum staff operate the 60 foot wooden turntable to move a historic rail car. Click here for more information.
Special Day for Train Rides at the B&O: Martin Luther King Day
Monday, January 16, 2017
Rides begin at noon.
In observance of Martin Luther King Day, the B&O will offer a special day of train rides with paid admission at 12:00 noon. Family and friends can enjoy a round-trip ride along the first commercial mile of railroad track laid in America, recognized as the birthplace of American railroading. Tickets are free with paid admission for B&O members. For pricing information and details, click here.
The Eubie Blake Cultural Center
One Baltimore family, three generations of photographers, documenting the strength, beauty and pride of the African American community during the most challenging of times - 1940's - 60s, segregation, Civil Rights Movement.
Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum
Throughout the month of February, in celebration of Black History Month, the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum will be open every Saturday from Noon to 4 p.m. for tours at no charge. Click here for more information.
The National Aquarium Celebrates Black History Month
Journey into Baltimore's past as Tha National Aquarium celebrates Black History Month with an evening themed "Ebb & Flow: The Story of the Chesapeake Bay." The aquarium will shed some light on black history throughout the region with music, dance, theatrical performances and more. Live jazz will transport you back to one of Baltimore's legendary jazz clubs, allowing you to explore exhibits in style. Buy tickets here.
The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum
Celebrate Black History Month throughout the entire month of February at The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum. The museum hosts an assortment of events including roundtables, documentaries, panel discussions and more. For more information on upcoming events, visit the museum here.
The 2017 Reginald F. Lewis Museum High School Juried Art Show
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture View Maryland high school students’ art works examining identity through portraiture. The portraits reflect self-identity, racial identity, diversity as well as family images that portray community. MLK Weekend admission is $5. Presented in partnership with Maryland State Department of Education and Maryland State Educators' Association. See upcoming events here.
Third Thursdays of each month in January and February.
Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture
For $10 ($8 for members) on the third Thursday of the month, enjoy late night admission to the galleries until 8 p.m. and a live musical performance. The museum cafe offers soul food for purchase and cash bar to enjoy with the show. Doors at 5 p.m., show at 6 p.m. The Third Thursday series is sponsored by WEAA. Learn more.
Other Upcoming Events:
Throughout the entire month of February, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture hosts events in honor of Black History Month. For an up-to-date list of events and times, visit their event calendar here.
USS Constellation, “To Catch a Thief!”
Saturdays in February, 1 p.m.
This one-hour tour aboard USS Constellation will focus on the US ship’s role in intercepting and prohibiting the illegal Atlantic slave trade in the years leading up to the Civil War. Tour and hands-on activities combine to bring into view Constellation’s active career combating the slave trade and her exciting capture of the slave ship Cora from which she rescued 705 captive Africans. The tour is free with admission. See upcoming events here.