December 14, 2009

CARDIN ANNOUNCES $150,000 IN FUNDING FOR HAGERSTOWN'S DOLEMAN BLACK HERITAGE MUSEUM

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) announced today that the omnibus appropriations measure that has passed Congress includes $150,000 for the Doleman Black Heritage Museum in Hagerstown.

 

"This funding will help preserve history and make it possible for Marylanders and Americans to visit this outstanding collection of memorabilia detailing the rich African-American culture and history of Maryland," said Senator Cardin.

 

The collection was started by Marguerite and Charles Doleman, Sr. who began collecting items of interest to the Washington County community as a hobby.   The collection is well known for featuring such items as clothing, household goods, photographs, documents and paintings used by Washington County African-American residents in the 19 th and 20 th Century. The Senator toured the collection in April.