Frederick Douglass House
In February 1988, the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site received full accreditation from the American Association of Museums. Now, about 9 years later, their submission for reaccreditation is due to the American Association of Museums (AAM) in August 1997. Many of the site's public and educational programs have undergone revisions and the staff has moved on to other parks. Consequently, the 2 year process of self-evaluation and revision of programs to meet AAM standards is a challenge for the current staff.
The Frederick Douglass site is on the National Register of Historic Places as one of the most significant representations of the achievements of an African-American during the period 1818-1895. As a former slave, Douglass educated himself as a writer, orator, and statesman and used that education as a means of improving the quality of life for all Americans and especially African-Americans and women.
National Capital Parks - East
In the year 2007, the site will undergo accreditation once again. It is the staffs' responsibility over the next ten years to ensure that the programs continue to reach out to the next generation of visitors, no matter what method they use to visit the site, in person or electronically.
Gentry Davis, Superintendent for National Capital Parks - East, invites you to visit the park as it prepares for its reaccreditation. The following pages give you an insight on the process of self-evaluation that the staff is going through, and is followed by representative samples from the Frederick Douglass Collection.
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