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Senator Barbara A. Mikulski Room

Located in the Central Library, the Senator Barbara A. Mikulski Room houses artifacts and mementos from Mikulski’s time as Senator for Maryland.


Mikulski Room - walnut table and chairs, digital screen, and windows with quotes above

The Collection

The Mikulski Room was opened in November 2020, in celebration of the Year of the Woman. The collection features historic mementos including Senator Mikulski’s Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded by President Barack Obama. In addition to housing the collection, the focus of the Mikulski Room is adult literacy and women’s leadership programming.

“I am so honored to be sharing the news of the opening of the Senator Barbara A. Mikulski Room here at the Enoch Pratt Free Library. The room will house some of my most treasured artifacts from my time as the Senator for Maryland. It is my greatest hope that people from across the state will come to the Enoch Pratt to use the room and feel inspired by what they see inside.” ⁠—Senator Barbara A. Mikulski

Senator Barbara Mikulski's rocking chair and framed memorabilia in the Mikulski Room
Senator Barbara Mikulski's presidential medal of honor
Mikulski Room pen used by President Obama to sign the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
Mikulski Room display case detail with President Obama photo and proclamations

The collection on display includes framed documents and photographs of historical interest, Senator Mikulski's rocking chair, and objects including her Presidential Medal of Freedom and the pen that President Obama used to sign the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

Virtual Tour

In this 360 degree view, you can see the room from different angles, zoom in on details of the collection to learn more, and even hear Senator Barbara Mikulksi welcome you herself.

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Maryland Department entrance with sign and card catalog drawers inside

Maryland Department


Researching any topic that is related to Maryland or the people, places and events that have occurred in the state.

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Social Science and History 2nd floor bookshelves

Social Science & History Department


Research topics including historic maps, investigating true crime, and federal law.