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Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture
Based on 30 traveler reviews
A must in Baltimore.
Mar 07, 2014 by: lovelylanna from Washington DC, District of Columbia
I recently had the pleasure of viewing the Kinsey Collection exhibit at the Reginald F. Museum in Baltimore, MD. This collection was such a comprehensive collection of historical documents, paintings and sculptures. The Kinsey's collection has been on exhibit across the country including in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and Walt Disney World. If you ever have the opportunity to view the exhibition, take the time to see it. It is definitely worth it. The museum is full of American history focusing on African American contributions to our great country. The African American experience in Maryland is magnificently detail in this museum.
Nov 13, 2013 by: robbieb1 from Freeland
I went with a few friends and toured with a guide/docent. The stories and explanations really made the exhibits come alive. It was a moving and rewarding experience.
Took a lot longer than I planned
Oct 25, 2013 by: CSSnowshoer from New York City, New York
Based on the website, I knew this would be a good place to go. What I did not count on was wanting to read every single exhibit. There was a lot more written than actual "things" but all of it was good and interesting. You need to allow more than an hour for this museum. And plan to visit the gift shop also.
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Jul 31, 2013 by: Del P from Baltimore, Maryland
This is a beautiful museum and incorporates the very rich history of Maryland's African Americans to the nation's history. Everything is covered from the Eastern Shore to the Baltimore music scene of the 50s. The farming, fishing, urban education, church scene are all addressed. The "firsts" are handled with class and, there are rotating exhibits. One such exhibit focused on the Jews fleeing the holocaust who ended up teaching at historically Black colleges-including Einstein at Lincoln University--who knew? Reginald Lewis of Beatrice Foods is a Baltimore native, and he would have been proud of this contribution to the Baltimore "must see" list.
Multi media exhibits
Jul 21, 2013 by: sola123 from Vancouver, Canada
I really enjoyed the curators presentations of exhibits in this museum, that provided audio and visual interest and covered long periods of history in a well organized and interesting manner. Wandering through exhibits, it is easy to forget it is a floor of a building because the layout allows you to wander in and out of sections, designing your own tour. I would recommend this museum to anyone who is interested in history. It is a great family museum because it seems the exhibits are suited to all ages.
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