(Annapolis, MD) WNAV — The historic Banneker-Douglass Museum is the touring destination for Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot on Wednesday.
The Comptroller will also formally recognize a local businessman and give a proclamation to the historic Banneker-Douglass Museum executive director, Chanel Compton.
The Banneker-Douglass Museum is named for famous Black Marylanders; Benjamin Banneker and Frederick Douglass and it opened in 1984. The museum is the former home of the historic Mount Moriah African Methodist Episcopal Church.
The museum has a new budget for interior rehabilitation and capital improvements. The three-member Board of Public Works approved $175,000 for the projects in recent years.
The owner of “Flowers by Darim” on Church Circle has been selling fresh flowers for more than 14 years in Annapolis, planted firmly in front of Reynolds Tavern. Comptroller Franchot will present the owner, Mr. Darim Traore, with the state proclamation to recognize his years of community service.