February is Black History Month. All throughout the month, museums and other historical attractions throughout the city of Baltimore will commemorate the history of African American culture in the U.S. These establishments are set to host a series exciting and educational events celebrating the rich and struggled history of black heritage in Baltimore. Here are a few definitely worth experiencing.
Fourth Annual Reginald F. Lewis Museum High School Juried Art Show - This African American history and culture museum will host a month-long exhibit featuring works of art under the common theme of "Building Community through Civic Engagement” created by local high school students. General admission throughout the month is $8 for adults, FREE for Maryland Public School Teachers (with ID), and $7 for senior citizens and kids up to the age of 17.
Celebrate Black History Month at the B&O The B&O Railroad Museum will host a celebration of African American's longstanding contributions to the railroad industry. Throughout the month of February, Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Museum patrons can learn about the men and women who filled pivotal jobs along the B&O Railroad's line and significant social issues like segregation that affected railroading in Baltimore.
African Dancing and Drumming - Taking place at the Enoch Pratt Free Library Govan Branch on Thursday, February 2 and the Orleans Street Branch on Tuesday, February 7, this African Dancing and Drumming demonstration will feature traditional and compemporary forms of West African dancing and drumming from Baltimore's Nazu Dance Company. Admission is $16 for adults, $14 for seniors (60+), and $10 for kids 2 to 12.
From Fortune to Henrietta Lacks and Beyond - Hosted by the Enoch Pratt Free Library, this panel discussion will examine ethics in medical education, research, treatment, and practice while exploring the parallels between the story of Fortune, a Baltimore slave, and Henrietta Lacks. The discussion will take place on Monday, February 6 at the Central Branch of the Free Library.