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Whether through volunteering, donating, or becoming a member, the Great Blacks in Wax Museum offers various of ways for you to engage and contribute to our initiatives.

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Learn More About Becoming a Member

“As it pursues a major expansion, Great Blacks In Wax is already presenting the African American experience with historical breadth, and, especially, emotional depth that rivals institutions many times its size and budget.” —Baltimore Sun


Membership to The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum is the ideal way to enhance your visit to the Museum–all year long! As a Member, you can explore the renowned collection and thought-provoking exhibitions for FREE, plus receive invitations to Member exhibition previews, discounts at The Gift Shop, and discounts on events and others exclusive opportunities, and so much more!


For more information contact us at:


Phone: 410-563-3404


or click below for more information

membership benefits include:

  • Free admission to the Museum for one adult per membership
  • 10% discount in the Museum Gift Shop
  • One-year subscription to the Museum’s newsletter
  • Invitations (for two) to Special Member-Only Museum Tours
  • Discounts on performances and programs
  • Invitations to Special Events 
  • Tax-deductible


Make a Tax-Deductible Gift to the National Great Blacks In Wax Museum, Inc.

The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum is a nonprofit organization; we depend on donations to continue operating and expanding the many exhibits, events, and programs we offer. Your donations help us preserve and promote the legacy of American history in this way, particularly that of African Americans. Your donations also help fund the many programs we offer our children where we use arts and education to improve the lives of potentially at-risk children primarily in the metropolitan community. Help us continue to enhance and enrich the lives of our visitors, children and community. 

*For Corporate Giving, Naming Opportunities, Artifact Donations, and Fund-A-Figure Donation Opportunities please contact us at 



Types of Contributions

charitable giving

Put your dollars to work for the educational benefits at The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum. Your donations are put to good use and help provide support for:

  • Educational programs for children
  • Community outreach programs
  • Wax Figure acquisitions
  • Expansion Plans
  • City Employee #6501
  • Combined Charity Campaigns
  • State Employee #6501
  • United Charity Campaign
  • Federal Employee #3705
  • Combined Federal Campaign

Charitable Gifts, Annuities, & trusts

Charitable Gifts and Annuities
An agreement between you and The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum that provides you with regular fixed payments annually (an annuity) for life in exchange for transferring assets to the Museum.

Charitable Remainder Trusts
An agreement between you and a trustee that can provide fixed or variable income to meet your specific financial needs, at the termination of which the remaining assets are passed to the Museum.

Charitable Lead Trusts
An agreement between you and a trustee that provides income to The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum for a period of years, at the end of which the trust property typically passes to an heir.

Retirement Assets, Life Insurance Real Estate
For more information contact:
Phone: (410) 563-7809, ext. 104

Planned Giving

Contribute to The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum’s future by planning for a special kind of gift. Although cash contributions to The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum are always appreciated, there are other creative and flexible options that can benefit you and the Museum. You can help ensure The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum’s future by creating a trust while you are living or by including the Museum in your will.

Appreciated securities are an excellent way of funding many of these gifts, often unlocking greater income while eliminating, or at least reducing, capital gains tax.

Donors who contribute through a planned gift are invited to join The Tanner Group. The Tanner Group recognizes those friends who share a concern and provide generously for the Museum’s future.


Bequest Donors who have remembered the Museum in their Wills have benefited The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum in many ways, helping to build and maintain its collections and providing indispensable support for exhibitions, publications, conservation efforts, and a range of educational activities. A bequest is one of the simplest ways to provide for The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum’s future and can take many forms.

You may arrange for the Museum to receive:

  • A specific dollar amount
  • Specified assets, such as securities, real estate or tangible personal property
  • All or a percentage of the remainder of your estate after all other obligations (a residuary bequest)

You may make a bequest to The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum by preparing a new will or adding a codicil to your present will. An outright bequest to The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum is fully tax-deductible for estate-tax purposes.


Apply to Volunteer with us

The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and we rely on the generous support of individuals who donate their time to support our Museum. Our volunteers play a critical role in helping with Museum operations and can support in various roles such as serving as greeters, providing information to Museum visitors, serving as tour guides, supporting special events and programming, and supporting the Museum staff in various functions.