Welcome to Sumner Hall! Located in historic Chestertown on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, this is one of two existing African American G.A.R. buildings still standing in the United States and the only one offering regular programs. Built circa 1908 and fully restored in 2014, it serves today as a museum, education site, performance stage, social hall, gallery and community center. Sumner Hall is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, funded by donations and memberships.
Sumner Hall is open each Saturday of the year from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm – unless otherwise noted here on our website. We are pleased to open the museum other times by appointment. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an arrangement.
THE AMERICAN NEGRO: A SURVEY OF WORK ON THE HISTORY OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CONDITION
These evocative images will challenge visitors to review their own values and attitudes and reflect upon their life experiences which formed them. Artist in Residence, Kent County Arts Council, Jason Patterson’s understanding of history and culture informs and animates this exhibition.
February 15 – March 23