Highland Beach, Maryland
Highland Beach
Frederick Douglass Museum and Cultural Center
Frederick Douglass Museum and Cultural Center
Frederick Douglass Museum and Cultural Center

The Frederick Douglass Museum and Cultural Center, Inc. housed in "Twin Oaks"the summer cottage built in 1895 for Frederick Douglasswas purchased and restored in the 1980s.  In 1995, the State of Maryland and Anne Arundel County acquired the property and deeded it to the Town of Highland Beach as a memorial to Frederick Douglass, one of Maryland's most famous sons.  Its mission is:  to promote a greater understanding of the life and work of Frederick Douglass and his family; to identify, document, and preserve the social and cultural histories of Highland Beach and Venice Beach; and to make these resources available for information and research.  Docents, under the direction of the Museum Director Dena Sewell, conduct tours and arrange exhibits related to the history of "The Beach."

The outstanding, historical book Highland Beach on the Chesapeake Baywritten by Jack E. Nelson, Raymond L. Langston, and Margo Dean Pinsonis a 160 page book, illustrated with 230 historic photos that traces the town’s history from 1892 to 2007.  It can be ordered here


FDMCC Docents

  • Dena Sewell, Museum Director
  • Regina Jenkins, Gift Shop Manager
  • Nat Harrington
  • Nancy Harrington
  • Nancy Williams
  • Diane Johnson
  • Charles Newton
  • Janice Lloyd
  • Ben Secundy
  • Sheryl Washington


Board of Directors, FDMCC, Inc. 501(c)3

  • Jean Langston, Executive Director
  • Geneva Hudson
  • Mildred Cannon
  • Dena Sewell
  • Margo Pinson
  • Judy Biagas
  • Nancy Bowman-Williams
  • Betty Murchison
  • Ray Langston
  • Nancy Harrington
  • Nat Harrington
  • Linda Newton
  • Regina Jenkins
  • Edmund Fleet
  • Carolyn Chissell, Honorary Member
  • Zora Lathan, Honorary Member 


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