Mayor and Council of Hagerstown, MD and Washington County Commissioners: Honor request for operational funds for Doleman Black Heritage Museum, Inc
  • Petitioned City of Hagerstown, MD and Washington County

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Mayor and Council City of Hagerstown
City of Hagerstown, MD and Washington County
Washington County Commissioners
Washington County
Maryland Governor
President of the United States
Maryland State House
Maryland State Senate
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Maryland
Gov. Anthony Brown
Maryland-002C
State Rep. John Donoghue
Maryland-024
State Sen. Joanne Benson
Maryland-002
State Sen. Christopher Shank
Maryland
Gov. Martin O'Malley
Maryland
Sen. Barbara Mikulski
Maryland
Sen. Ben Cardin
Maryland-06
Rep. John Delaney

Mayor and Council of Hagerstown, MD and Washington County Commissioners: Honor request for operational funds for Doleman Black Heritage Museum, Inc

    1. Alesia Parson-McBean
    2. Petition by

      Alesia Parson-McBean

      Hagerstown, MD

You need not be a resident of Hagerstown-Washington County, Maryland to sign this petition.

Hagerstown is located in Washington County, Maryland. Washington County is also the home of the historic Antietam Battlefield and less than an hour from the battlefield of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This region is known for its rich historic landscape and offerings and is often referred to as the Historic Highlands.

The Doleman Black Heritage Museum, Inc. is located in Hagerstown, MD.  The museums goal for this petition is to show local, national, and international support and appeal for the preservation of African-American history in one of the most historic regions of American and to relocate the museum into the City Center of Hagerstown.

Please lend your signature and support to this most worthy and worthwhile project.

For more information about the museum, please visit our website at www.dolemanblackheritagemuseum.org

In December 2012 and January 2013, the Doleman Black Heritage Museum, Inc. submitted a request for operational funding to forge a public private partnership between the City of Hagerstown (Mayor and Council), Washington County (County Commissioners), Maryland and the Doleman Black Heritage Museum in the amount of $128,000 annually for a three year period. This partnership would divide the annual request into thirds roughly, $43,000 annually from each party.

Awarding this request for partnership for operational funds allows the museum to establish and operate a publicly accessible gallery in City Center of Hagerstown. With consistent hours of operations, DBHM will then qualify for further grant funding from State and Federal agencies after its second year of operations.

The Doleman Black Heritage Museum is and has been a vital part of the preservation of African-American history in Washington County and Hagerstown, MD since 1974. Up until the organization was establishment in 2008, the founders of the museum never made financial request to the local governments.

By signing this petition you lend your support to the DBHM:

I fully support the efforts of the Doleman Black Heritage Museum and believe that it is time that we, as a community, invest in the future success of the Doleman Black Heritage Museum by honoring its request for operational funding.

I am the Doleman Black Heritage Museum, Inc.

To:
City of Hagerstown, MD and Washington County, Mayor and Council City of Hagerstown
Washington County, Washington County Commissioners
Maryland Governor
President of the United States
Maryland State House
Maryland State Senate
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Gov. Anthony Brown, Maryland
State Rep. John Donoghue, Maryland-002C
State Sen. Joanne Benson, Maryland-024
State Sen. Christopher Shank, Maryland-002
Gov. Martin O'Malley, Maryland
Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Maryland
Sen. Ben Cardin, Maryland
Rep. John Delaney, Maryland-06
Honor request for operational funds for Doleman Black Heritage Museum, Inc

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Vernon Stoner OLYMPIA, WA
      • 4 months ago

      History is important so we "all" can continue to learn. It creates a understanding of the sacrifices people made on Washington County.

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    • wesley jiles HAGERSTOWN, MD
      • 12 months ago

      We need a nice museum to educate all people in washington county

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    • Shakira Doleman HAGESRTOWN, MD
      • about 1 year ago

      It's important to support local organizations and to continue the legacy of the Doleman Black Heritage Museum.

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    • Latasha Kebe HAGERSTOWN, MD
      • about 1 year ago

      Its keeps the African American Heritage alive so that our younger generation can continue to make history.

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    • Monica Stallworth HAGERSTOWN, MD
      • about 1 year ago

      The story of African Americans in Washington County is a story of who we are....something to be proud of......

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