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frederick douglass     museum & Cultural center

Museum News

Jean Langston -
Dedication for 28 Years

Jean Langston has led the Frederick Douglass Museum and Cultural Center since its inception.

As she steps down from her leadership position, we look at her leadership and legacy at the FDMCC.

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The Maryland Governor Visits the Museum

Gov. Wes Moore and First Lady Dawn Moore helped Highland Beach celebrate its 130th anniversary.

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Their visit included a tour of the Frederick Douglass Museum and Cultural Center.

our 
mission

We are committed to promoting a greater understanding and appreciation of the life and work of Frederick Douglass and his family. In addition, the museum seeks to identify, document, and preserve the social and cultural histories of Highland Beach and Venice Beach, Maryland.

Through dedicated all-volunteer teams of the board of directors and museum docents, we strive to make these resources available for information and research. Click here to Contact Us.

OUR
STORIES

This summer community on the bay was founded in 1893 by Charles Remond Douglass, the youngest son of Frederick Douglass.

Its rich history is recalled by long-time residents. To see these videotaped "Porch Stories" and to learn more about the founding of Highland Beach and Venice Beach, Click Here.

THE
COLLECTION

The collection includes items from Frederick Douglass' estate, the Douglass family who enjoyed summers on the bay, and from families in Highland Beach and Venice Beach. See the Collection.

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current
initiatives

The FDMCC recently videotaped a series of interviews reflecting life at "the Beach." Taped on the porches of the museum or the residents' home, these recollections from long-time citizens offer a unique view of two very special communities, Highland Beach and Venice Beach. 

Porch Stories are an Anthony A. Smoot production.