Open By Appointment

Open By Appointment

The following heritage partner sites are open to visitors by appointment:

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Headquarters
6 Herndon Avenue
Annapolis, MD
Please call for appointment

The Philip Merrill Environmental Center houses the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) headquarters, Maryland state office, and an education program. It is also a highly popular event venue. In design, construction, and operation, the LEED Platinum building reflects our mission to protect and restore the Bay.


Frederick Douglass Museum and Cultural Center
3200 Wayman Avenue
Highland Beach, MD
410-268-2956 or 410-267-6960
Please call for appointment or send message via webpage

The Frederick Douglass Museum and Cultural Center, housed in “Twin Oaks,” the summer cottage built in 1895 for Frederick Douglass, was purchased and restored in the early 1980’s.  In 1995 the State of Maryland and Anne Arundel County acquired the property and deeded it to the Town of Highland Beach as a memorial to Frederick Douglass, one of Maryland’s most famous sons.  Its mission is to promote a greater understanding of the life and work of Frederick Douglass and his family; to identify, document, and preserve the social and cultural histories of Highland Beach and Venice Beach; and to make these resources available for information and research.


Galesville Community Center
916 West Benning Road
Galesville, MD
Please call for appointment

The Galesville Community Center resides in the historic Rosenwald School of Galesville. It was built as an elementary school for African American children in 1929 as a one room school and expanded to a two room school in 1931 as part of the Julius Rosenwald Program. The Community Center Organization was reorganized in 2003 to preserve the Galesville Rosenwald School. Today, the building is an active community center, hosting a variety of events, from oral history days to historical exhibits to community gatherings.


Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Research Collection
Research Room, Asbury United Methodist Church
87 West Street, 2nd floor
Annapolis, MD
Please call for appointment

Extensive collection of research materials and books related to geneaology research.