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Display case in the Intimate Expressions exhibition.
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Intimate Expressions

Personal Diaries of Maryland Life—Open through May 2022

A diary is a record of one’s most private thoughts, feelings, and view of life. It is also an important historical document, providing a very personal view of major moments in Maryland history. Located in our niche gallery outside of the library, this intimate space allows visitors to step into the minds of Marylanders, read their innermost thoughts, and see the world through their eyes. Open through May 2022.

Image: Portrait of a woman seated at the desk, photograph by Emily Spencer Hayden, undated. Maryland Center for History and Culture, Emily Spencer Hayden Photograph Collection, PP92.15

Image inset: Display case in the Intimate Expressions exhibition.

Intimate Expressions: Personal Diaries of Maryland Life is now open and highlights eight diaries from the 18th-20th centuries, as well as related Museum and Library objects. An iPad also shares diaries acquired over the last year during MCHC's Collecting in Quarantine initiative.

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Since 1844, we have collected, preserved, and interpreted Maryland's diverse history, art, and culture. Visit and see it at the Maryland Center for History and Culture.

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