Speaking of Blue Plaques, what about Lillie Carroll Jackson? Many neighbors may not know about one of Bolton Hill’s most renowned residents, civil rights activist Lillie Carroll Jackson, who lived at 1320 Eutaw Place.
To honor her legacy, Morgan State University completed a major renovation of her beautiful home in 2012, transforming it into the state-of-the-art Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum.
The museum was only open by appointment—until now. After securing the necessary funding, the Museum is now open on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are always welcome.
As a special treat on April Saturdays from 1-3 p.m, Bolton Hill’s young learners, joined by their adult caregivers, can enjoy Family Craft Days, with story time, craft projects and exploration of the Museum.
The Museum has also launched a Book Club, which meets at the Museum on the last Saturday of the month from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. The first book, Richard Rothstein’s The Color of Law, was discussed on Saturday, March 31.
To learn more about the Book Club and its monthly text selections, send a brief message to LCJMuseum@morgan.edu, or call 443-885-5300. The museum encourages readers to spread the word about the book club, which includes some free books, thanks to the support of Baltimore Heritage.
For general information, contact the Lillie Carroll Jackson Museum at the email and number above, or go to their website.