Welcome to Sumner Hall! Located in historic Chestertown on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Sumner Hall is one of only two existing African-American G.A.R. buildings still standing in the United States. Built circa 1908 and fully restored in 2014, it serves today as a museum, community center, performance space, and gallery.
Sumner Hall is one of five sites in Maryland that will host The Way We Worked, a Smithsonian Institution Museum on Main Street traveling exhibition that explores how work became such a central element in American culture. Sumner Hall and the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience at Washington College are teaming up with other community partners to showcase Maryland’s unique work stories and history. The exhibition will be in Chestertown March 31 through May 19, 2017. Click here for the full press release from Maryland Humanities.