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Covid tracing

If you would like to visit the museum during hours not listed above

please email us directly at:

Giving Tuesday

The Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery (SSSM), Inc., is very appreciative to be the recipient of generous donations. If not for your generosity, we don't know where we would be. We can not do this alone. Giving Tuesday is a time for global generosity. Help us kick off the holiday season by supporting the museum in being a catalyst of change by building bridges. Please donate to SSSM so we can continue to dedicate our resources to fulfilling our mission.

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IRA Charitable Rollover gifts

If you are 70 ½ or older, you can direct up to $100,000 each calendar year to a qualified charity directly from your IRA.


Note: Under the SECURE Act, which took effect in January 2020, the age at which required minimum distributions (RMDs) must start increased to age 72. Despite the delay in the starting age for RMDs, Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) from IRAs were not affected. For that reason, QCDs may still be taken from IRAs as early as age 70 ½.


To make an IRA Charitable Rollover: Contact your IRA administrator and request a distribution to be made to Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery directly from your IRA. Request that your administrator include your name and address with the distribution. Check with your administrator for any deadlines that may have an impact on your gift.

Request that checks be sent to:

Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery

P. O. Box 13

Sandy Spring, MD 20860

leave a lasting legacy gift

If you wish, you may provide now for a future gift to the Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery by including a gift in your will or trust or naming us as a beneficiary of one of your investments or retirement accounts.


A bequest costs nothing now yet gives you the satisfaction of knowing you have provided continuing support for the Museum in the future.


If you wish to include us in your will, here is sample language to include in your estate documents: "I give and devise to Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery, located at 18524 Brooke Road, Sandy Spring, Maryland the sum of $____________________ to be used for its general support."


If you prefer, you may name Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery as a beneficiary of your IRA, 401(k), or other investment, retirement, or life insurance benefit.


If you choose to do this, our name for the beneficiary form is “Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery.

We are conveniently located across the street from the Ross Boddy Community Center.  Additional car & bus parking is also available on site. 


primary officers

Dr. Winston Anderson, Founder

Laura Anderson Wright, Legal Counsel

Christine Wilson, Treasurer

Sandi Williams, Co - Director


of directors

Troy Boddy

Deborah Buchanan

Maya Cunningham

Althea Grey-McKenzie (Cultural Liaison)

Albert Gyan (Cultural Liaison)

Lydia Rappolt

Reynauld Smith

Natalie Williams

Sandi Williams

Christine Wilson

emeritus board

Stanley Johnson

Vincent Hollis, PhD

Marvin Offord