Hopkins community visits Lewis Museum for Black History Month celebration

Johns Hopkins Day at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum offers free admission to the museum, which explores the cultural heritage of African-Americans from Maryland and from around the country

More than 900 members of the Johns Hopkins community registered to celebrate Black History Month with free admission to the Reginald F. Lewis Museum on Saturday.

The fourth annual Johns Hopkins Day at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, made possible through a grant from Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine, invited members of the university and health system community to tour the museum, which examines the cultural heritage of African Americans from Maryland and from around the country.

"We are proud to be partners of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum," says Nondie Hemphill, assistant director of Government and Community Affairs at Johns Hopkins. "It's wonderful to see members of the Hopkins community coming out with their families and friends to enjoy all that it has to offer."

During the celebration, the museum provided engaging and thought-provoking programming, as well as access to an exhibition of works by sculptor Elizabeth Catlett. Families took part in activities inspired by one of the museum's temporary exhibitions, EMPOWERED! Black Action Figures, Superheroes, and Collectibles and were treated to a performance by a children's entertainer.