FREE family-friendly event to celebrate Baltimore’s African American heritage
with interactive activities from the city’s top cultural attractions
WHO: Mayor Catherine E. Pugh; Visit Baltimore President and CEO AL Hutchinson; the Morgan State University Choir and more than a dozen of Baltimore’s cultural institutions, including the National Aquarium, Maryland Zoo, the National Great Blacks In Wax Museum, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum and many more.
WHAT: Baltimore’s Legends & Legacies Jubilee
An interactive celebration of African American history and culture in Baltimore
WHEN: Saturday, February 18, 2017 from noon to 4 p.m.
(Inclement weather date: Saturday, February 25)
WHERE: Baltimore Visitor Center
401 Light St., Inner Harbor
Baltimore, MD 21201
CONTACT: Julia Watkins, Visit Baltimore
In celebration of Black History Month, Visit Baltimore in partnership with greiBO Entertainment presents Baltimore’s Legends & Legacies Jubilee, an afternoon event gathering the city’s top cultural attractions under one roof for free, interactive and family-friendly activities.Baltimore’s Legends & Legacies Jubilee invites locals and visitors alike to celebrate the city’s rich African American heritage and culture, while encouraging inclusivity and community engagement. The event will feature more than a dozen participants offering experiential activities inside the newly renovated Baltimore Visitor Center.
Exhibitors include: Baltimore Heritage Tours, Baltimore National Heritage Area, Greater Baltimore History Alliance, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore Museum of Industry, Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park, The Maryland Historical Society, The Maryland Zoo, National Aquarium, The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum, Port Discovery Children’s Museum, The Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Renaissance Production & Tours and The Walters Art Museum
All participating attractions will present educationally engaging activities, including exploring the Civil Rights movement through storytelling, participating in a Maryland African American history trivia game, creating African-inspired art, mingling with animals and more.
In addition to interactive activities, Baltimore’s Legends & Legacies Jubilee will also feature music by the Morgan State University Choir and DJ Tanz; food samplings from The Land of Kush, Terra Café and Berries By Quicha; storytelling by the Growing Griots; and history reenactments by actors performing as Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman (See program schedule below).
To continue the celebration of African American heritage, Visit Baltimore encourages visitors to purchase the Legends & Legacies Heritage Pass—an attraction pass created to honor and promote education and awareness by providing discount admission to three of the city’s premier African American attractions: The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture and the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park.
About Visit Baltimore
Visit Baltimore is the official sales and marketing organization for Baltimore that generates economic benefits for stakeholders through the attraction of convention, group and leisure visitors. For more information, please visit www.baltimore.org.
Noon-4 p.m. Interactive Exhibits from Baltimore’s top cultural attractions
Noon-1 p.m. Food samplings from The Land of Kush
12:30–1 p.m. Opening Ceremony featuring Mayor Catherine Pugh, Visit Baltimore President and CEO Al Hutchinson and the Morgan State University Choir
1–2 p.m. Food samplings from Terra Cafe
1:30 -2 p.m. Relive History with Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman
2–3 p.m. Dessert samplings from Berries By Quicha
2:30-3 p.m. Storytelling with the Growing Griots – Part I
3:30-4 p.m. Storytelling with the Growing Griots – Part II