The third annual Johns Hopkins Day at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum drew its largest crowd to date, with more than 900 Hopkins students, faculty, staff, and their families registering to visit the museum this past Saturday.
Held each year in celebration of Black History Month, the university and health system provide free admission to the Reginald F. Lewis Museum for all Johns Hopkins affiliates and their families. The museum celebrates the history and culture of African-Americans in Maryland and U.S. history. Attendees viewed the museum's three permanent collections and two temporary exhibitions, and were treated to live musical and dance performances held throughout the day.
Nondie Hemphill, assistant director of Government and Community Affairs, says that the event has become an honored tradition for the university and health system.
"Each year we look forward to putting on Johns Hopkins Day at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum because it is something that our employees and students can share with their entire families and the rest of the Baltimore community," Hemphill said. "We're heartened by the strong turnout on Saturday."