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Proud and dark moments of Md. history in Lewis, Historical Society exhibits

Proud and dark moments of Md. history in Lewis, Historical Society exhibits

Photographs of the Freddie Gray unrest taken by professionals and amateurs. Eubie Blake's celesta and cuff links. A whimsical sign from a decades-old Baltimore gay bar. The door from a building at segregation-era Druid Hill Park.

Just a few of the fascinating items in two modest-sized exhibits that highlight recent acquisitions at Baltimore's leading repositories of local and state history. While the planning and timing of the shows is coincidental, they complement each other nicely.

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum's "Now, That's Cool!" display covers centuries of African-American history and culture,...

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