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On the last day of our honeymoon, my husband and I went to the Bannecker-Douglass Museum in Annapolis.
When we arrived, we were greeted by one of the historians who gave us the low-down on all of the cool things about this place and the connection it has to everyone from Harriet Tubman to Benjamin Bannecker and Frederick Douglass, themselves. This museum, which is located inside of a church building, is small, but is full of character, history, and information. We could not take pictures of the church’s sanctuary and the gallery, but what were were able to take pictures of, we’re looking forward to sharing with you today.
First, let me get into the history behind these beautiful glass windows!
The glass windows are actual windows from the church that they held onto and includes little snippets in time in the broken glass in the window. If you look closely, you can see some faces and news clippings.
One of the things that I really loved about the museums we visited in Annapolis is that they all had cards along the exhibits in their museums that asked you questions, forcing you to think deeply. It also is awesome for educators because these are questions you could ask your students later or as they’re venturing through the museum.
In addition the cards accompanying the exhibits featuring thought-provoking questions, there was an activity that encouraged you to make your own quilt pattern using one or all of the African-American quilting characteristics and traits. I choose improvisation, because that’s the one that felt the most natural for me. I tried to choose things that reflected myself and what I believe.
Can you figure out why I choose to put some of these items on there? Hehe.
What are some museums in your hometown?