Client: Mace’s Lane Community Center Steering Committee
Location: Cambridge, MD
Provided Services: Research, Museum Design Development, Exhibit Design, Copywriting
The Edythe M. Jolley Museum and Cultural Center in Cambridge, MD pays homage to Mace’s Lane High School, which remained Dorchester County’s only Black high school until it was desegregated by the county Board of Education in the fall of 1969–only under threat of losing federal funding. More than an account of a single high-achieving institution, the Museum will offer the little-known mission of the Black PTA and its contribution to the Civil Rights Movement.
Conceptual designs show the museum interior. Mace’s Lane High School is represented in a central circular exhibit symbolizing the nurturing environment that students experienced. A timeline depicts the local and national pivotal moments of the Civil Rights Movement that took place during the school’s operation from 1952-1969 are depicted in a timeline.