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.