Charles County, Maryland

African American Heritage Society

African American Heritage Society

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Time:  11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location:  African American Heritage House, 7485 Crain Highway, La Plata, MD

Cost: Free (Donations Appreciated)

Take a break from your busy Saturday, and visit the African American Heritage House.  The house contains various artifacts highlighting the contributions of local and national African Americans, historical memorabilia, vintage appliances, housewares, and kitchen utensils once owned by locals during slavery.

The African American Heritage Society of Charles County, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering awareness of the culture and historical contributions of African Americans to Southern Maryland and the nation.  Founded in 1974 by Veronica Coates and the late William A. Diggs, the Society has welcomed both local and international visitors through its doors. Additionally, the group has sponsored historical exhibitions at the Smithsonian Institution as well as churches, libraries, schools, and universities throughout the state.

All visitors are welcome.  The house can also be toured by appointment.  For additional information, call 301-843-2150 or 301-609-9099.