|Location||803 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African-American History & Culture is an African-American museum located at 830 E. Pratt Street in Baltimore, Maryland. Opened in 2005, the museum is dedicated to showing the struggles for self-determination made by African American Marylanders. The museum is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, and was named after Reginald F. Lewis, a wealthy African American lawyer and businessman from Baltimore, whose foundation donated $5 million towards the museum's endowment and founding. Construction of the museum cost $34 million.
Permanent exhibits include "The Strength of the Mind, Things Hold, Lines Connect" and "Building Maryland, Building America". Other facilities include an oral history recording and listening studio, a special exhibition gallery, a 200-seat theater auditorium, a classroom and resource center. The museum is nicknamed "the Reggie".
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