New exhibit showcases African American heritage

African American Enclaves, a new exhibit created by the Northern Arundel Cultural Preservation Society Inc. opened at the Benson-Hammond House in Linthicum on June 3.

The permanent exhibit, located on the third floor of the Benson-Hammond House, premiered in partnership with the Anne Arrundell County Historical Society’s 27th Annual Strawberry Festival.

Features of the African American Enclaves exhibit include:

• Community Quilts relating the unique histories of Cedar Morris Hill, Freetown, Matthewstown, Pumphrey, Queenstown, and Sewell Town.


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