Banneker Douglass Museum

One-half block from one of the most historic hilltops in the state of Maryland, in the heart of downtown Annapolis, the historic Mount Moriah AME Church, constructed in 1876, is now home to a museum for African American history and culture.

State of Maryland
Annapolis, Maryland
Historic Renovation
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Curating architecture and exhibits together

  1. The museum addition is designed to relate to the scale and materiality of the historic church, with a glazed link, formerly an alley, separating the two.
  2. This building section shows relationship of the museum addition to the historic church.
  3. A narrow, three-story glass link allows the former masonry church wall to become the dramatic backdrop of the exhibit sequence, which is conceived as a step back in time to the end of the “Middle Passage” for the slaves’ arrival at the Annapolis docks.