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Stories from the Museum Collection

Together Again: Reuniting the Silver Tureens of Judge George Washington Dobbin

By Harrison S. Van Waes, Director of CollectionsPost published December 17, 2021 and Updated April 14, 2022 When an individual…

A Tribute to Annie

Museum Volunteer Barbara Meger writes about how she was inspired by the expert craftsmanship of quilter Annie G. Dunton (1833-1893).

From Slave to "Self-Taught Genius": Joshua Johnson at the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Often considered the first professional African American artist, Joshua Johnson was a freed slave who achieved a remarkable degree of success as a portraitist in his lifetime by painting affluent patrons in his native Baltimore.


From the Deepest Corners of the Library

A "Triumphal" and "Monster" Parade: The June 1912 Baltimore Suffrage Parade

One hundred nine years ago this month, Maryland suffragists took to the Baltimore streets in a momentous march for women’s…

Baltimore’s Pursuit of Fair Housing: A Brief History

In this blog post Baltimore’s history of housing discrimination and the pursuit of fair housing is examined.

The Victory Window: Hutzler’s Patriotism on Full Display

In this blog post, Library Associate Micah Connor delves into the latest window theme for the Hutzler’s Experience exhibition at…