Jun 18, 2021 | Project of the Month

The Hubert V. Simmons Museum of Negro Leagues Baseball is located at 10302 Grand Central Avenue, in Owings Mills Maryland.

The museum shares space with the Baltimore County Library and CCBC (Community College of Baltimore County) at this location. Adler Display designed and produced the original displays for the museum in 2014, and then recently completed a 5th-floor expansion which houses an exhibit featuring the History of the House of David. The new exhibit features a 17′ wide display case with artifacts and memorabilia donated and on loan to the museum along with descriptive graphic panels introducing the foundation of the team. In addition, there is a plaque recognizing the late Kevin Kamenetz, 12th County Executive of Baltimore County, Maryland, who largely supported the development of the Museum.

According to the display, “The House of David was a religious society that became famous as a barnstorming competitive baseball team that toured rural America from the 1920s through the 1950s. Significantly it was a vision of the House of David to help break down the color barriers. Word went out that if a town wanted them to show up and a game was scheduled against a Negro League team then the athletes would eat in the same restaurants, and stay in the same hotels or the event was off.”

Negro League Baseball