This workshop, a collaboration between the Walters Art Museum and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, enables students to explore the histories of enslaved and free blacks from Maryland’s colonial past to the end of the Civil War. At the Lewis Museum, students will take a tour that emphasizes our shared history and the rich cultural heritage and contributions of Maryland’s African American community and enjoy a living history performance by re-enactors featuring Maryland Freedom Fighters Harriet Tubman or Benjamin Banneker. After lunch, students will explore the Walters’ 19th-century mansion 1 West Mount Vernon Place, learning about the building’s history, its connections, and the people who lived and worked in the house—both paid and enslaved. This workshop is designed exclusively for homeschool students ages 10-12. Participants enjoy an introduction to the museum, a guided tour, and studio activity.
Registration is required. When enrolling, please include your participating student’s name and age. In the event this program is sold out, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the waiting list. Refunds will not be given if you are unable to attend a program for which you have registered.
To expound upon student learning before or after the program, visit the Maryland Historical Society’s interactive, online curriculum, the Historical Investigations Portal which includes 6 lessons about slavery, freedom and the Civil War’s impact in Maryland. For a free sample, contact David Armenti. Individual families and co-op classes can purchase an annual subscription for $100.