With photographs, artifacts, video, and music, the Lewis Museum brings to life the stories of African American Marylanders who made a difference to our state. Some are famous: Billie Holliday and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, explorer Matthew Henson, and surveyor Benjamin Banneker. Some are people who left their mark—even if their names are forgotten: artists, secretaries, students, scientists, religious leaders. Galleries are divided into themes: family and community, work, and the arts. The museum is housed in an eye-catching modern structure with cafe and shop on the first floor, changing exhibits on the second, and the permanent exhibits on the third. A new oral project enables visitors to tell their personal stories, similar to NPR's StoryCorps.