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English Empire, Catholic Marketing: Promoting Investment and Settlement in Seventeenth Century Maryland

January 12th 2017

“… I had procured a red bird and kept it a good while to have sent it to you but…

 

Growing Up in Fell's Point: Jennie Sokolowska's Stories

December 15th 2016

My mother Jane Schoeberlein, known in her youth as Jennie Sokolowska, passed away in December 2014. As a means of…

 

Traveling through History: Stories of the Northern Central Railroad during the Civil War

December 1st 2016

The Northern Central Railroad Trail (NCR) in the GunpowderFallsState Park is a popular destination in northern Baltimore County for those…

 

Mariano Cubí y Soler: The legacy of a pioneer Spanish linguist in Maryland

November 10th 2016

Earlier this year I started researching into the life and works of Professor Mariano Cubí y Soler as a Lord…

 

Staff Favorites: “President Lincoln’s head rested on this wall paper . . . April 14, 1865”

October 27th 2016

So wrote Henry Furgeson, beneath the scrap of burgundy and rose pattern wallpaper found in the Mary Ann Booth collection…

 

Staff Favorites: “Behind the Scene’s At Hutzler’s”

October 20th 2016

As we’ve previously pointed out, choosing a favorite thing among millions of archival materials stored at MdHS is a practically…

 

Staff Favorites: Thomas Boyle's Proclamation

October 13th 2016

The following tale is based on historic fact with a dose of urban legend…. On a dark and stormy night…

 

Staff Favorites: A Mysterious Dispatch

October 6th 2016

Each Thursday in October, underbelly staff members will highlight their favorite collections items in honor of American Archives Month. Choosing…

 

#AskAnArchivist Day is October 5th!

September 29th 2016

October is American Archives Month! The Maryland Historical Society Library staff will be celebrating our amazing collections all month long…

 

The Blair Witch is Back!

September 15th 2016

Maryland’s most famous witch, Elly Kedward, also known as the Blair Witch, returns to the big screen this Friday, September…

 

The Prints of Joseph St. Lawerence

September 1st 2016

The Maryland Historical Society’s print collection numbers more than 5,000 lithographs, etchings and engravings spanning over 250 years of Maryland…

 

The Negro Baseball Leagues and the Baltimore Elite Giants

August 18th 2016

Baseball is not a new game. Baseball players battled each other as early as the middle of the 19th century,…

 

The Oldest Known Photographs of Ellicott City

August 11th 2016

Institutional memory is a vital component of any organization. Today, with increasing turnover rates and the decreasing probability of employees…

 

A Fight for Recognition: The Lumbee Tribe in Maryland

August 4th 2016

The 2010 United States Census listed 566 American Indian tribes in the United States, none of which reside in the…

 

Visions of Baltimore Pride, 2000

July 20th 2016

This week, the GLBT Community Center of Baltimore and Central Maryland is celebrating the 41st year of Pride events in…