Black History Month at Josiah Henson Museum

Black History Month at Josiah Henson Museum

You’re invited to join the Josiah Henson Museum and Park for two free virtual programs in honor of Black History Month.  

Cooking with History – Saturday, February 12 @ 1pm

Join us on February 12, 2022 from 1-2:30 pm for a virtual discussion and celebration of traditional African American cooking. The program will feature a 1-hour panel and Q/A with archaeologist Dr. Kelley Fanto Deets, Director of Education, Programming, and Visitor Engagement at Stratford Hall; Professor Dr. Psyche Williams-Forson, Associate Professor and Chair of African Studies at the University of Maryland; and Chef Therese Nelson founder of Black Culinary History.

Panelists will discuss the lives of enslaved cooks, the impact of racial systems on foodways, and ongoing efforts to engage with African American culinary heritage.  Register at

Meeting of the Minds – Saturday, February 26 @ 11am

We celebrate the paralleled legacies and experience of our Maryland Black History titans, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass, and Reverend Josiah Henson. On February 26, 2022 join the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historic Park, Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, and the Josiah Henson Museum and Park for a virtual conversation by first person re-enactors about the life of these leaders. All born in southern Maryland, there individuals have shaped and impacted the course of history while displaying bravery that continues to inspire generations.

The re-enactors will shed light on their contributions while shedding light on where their paths have crossed throughout their lives. Following the discussion, there will be a fifteen minute Q/A segment. Register at

Amy Ginsburg


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