This week marked the Banneker-Douglass Museum's 25th Anniversary and it was celebrated in grand style throughout the weekend leading up to the actual anniversary date of 24 February 2009. On the evening of the 24th, a large celebration was held to commemorate the anniversary and African American History Month. During the event, the museum played host to nearly 125 visitors including Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, the Legislative Black Caucus, Annapolis Mayor Ellen Moyer and several members of the Annapolis City Council to mention just a few names.
During the celebration Dr. Gaither was acknowledged for her amazing work on Journey to the White House and was able to give Governor O'Malley a personal tour of the quilt. The pictures in this posting show Dr. Gaither being acknowledged by the crowd and talking with the Governor about the quilt.