Free Museum Tickets for Maryland Volunteers for Black History Month
2/23/2018, 6 a.m.
ANNAPOLIS In celebration of Black History Month, the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism Director, Van Brooks, announced that free tickets are available to the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park; the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum; and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum for Maryland volunteers.
The initiative was introduced to thank volunteers and encourage education on African American history in Maryland, and comes on the heels of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s issuance of a proclamation declaring 2018 as the "Year of Frederick Douglass" in honor of the bicentennial anniversary of the birth of the renowned abolitionist and Maryland native.
“During Black History Month and in this Year of Frederick Douglass, we are pleased to introduce this “Free Museum Tickets” initiative and encourage Maryland volunteers to gain inspiration and insight from the experiences of our nation’s great African Americans during their museum visits,” said Van Brooks, Director of the Governor’s Office for Service and Volunteerism. “Our office hopes to inspire this generation of service leaders to continue on the work of their predecessors and continue to make a difference in Maryland communities.”
Tickets are available at no cost to volunteers, and will be issued by the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism. Volunteers may request up to 10 tickets to visit one of the participating museums.
For more information, including how to request tickets, visit the Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism’s website: gosv.maryland.gov/blackhistorymonth.