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Who We Are

Our Mission

The Maryland Center for History and Culture collects, preserves, and interprets the history, art, and culture of Maryland. By exploring multiple perspectives and sharing national stories through the lens of Maryland, MCHC inspires critical thinking, creativity, and community.

Read Our Vision and values

The Maryland Center for History and Culture — formerly the Maryland Historical Society — is the oldest continuously operating nonprofit cultural institution in the state. MCHC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that houses a collection of 7 million books, documents, manuscripts, and photographs, and 350,000 objects in its museum and library located in Baltimore.

MCHC serves as a leading center of Maryland history education for people of all ages. For students and teachers, our education programming includes onsite museum field trips, Traveling Trunks, Virtual Field Trips, and professional development workshops. For adults, we host lectures, tours, workshops, and Virtual Field Trips to inspire lifelong learning and spark curiosity in history.


The Maryland Historical Society introduced its new identity as the Maryland Center for History and Culture in September 2020. Having…

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Read some of our most frequently asked questions. If you have questions that are not answered here, email Questions…

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View a list of staff and departments at the Maryland Center for History and Culture.

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Media Center

Welcome to the Media Center for the Maryland Center for History and Culture. Members of the press can find information…

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Private Events

Located in the heart of the Mount Vernon cultural district in Baltimore, one block west of the Washington Monument, the…

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Miller History Fund

The Thomas V. “Mike” Miller Jr. History Fund provides support for projects at museums, historical societies, libraries, and other repositories…

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Fellowships & Prizes

The Maryland Center for History and Culture is a proud supporter of ongoing academic research. Our organization offers fellowships and…

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Career & Volunteer Opportunities

Above and beyond our collections of important historical artifacts and art, the people who work and volunteer behind the scenes…

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Board of Trustees

View a list of our board leadership at the Maryland Center for History and Culture.

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