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History Education for All Ages

History never stops and neither does learning. Our engaging, experiential education programs offer something for everyone, either onsite at the Maryland Center for History and Culture, inside school classrooms, or out in the community.

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At the Maryland Center for History and Culture, history education matters. We are proud to be a leading resource of Maryland and U.S. history for educators and lifelong learners using our vast collection of documents, objects, and art.

Pre-K to 12th Grade Experiences

Educators can enrich their lesson plans in-person at the Maryland Center for History and Culture, or virtually from their own classrooms. All school-based programs align with state Social Studies standards, Common Core Literacy frameworks, and Maryland’s College and Career-Ready Standards. Click here to download a PDF of our new Educator Resources Guide!

Onsite Programs

From museum tours to homeschool programs, the Maryland Center for History and Culture has experiences at the museum for learners…

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Virtual Field Trips

Bring history to life anywhere! The Maryland Center for History and Culture offers live, interactive, and fun Virtual Field Trips…

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Traveling Trunks

Traveling trunks from the Maryland Center for History and Culture are filled with reproduction primary source artifacts and documents. The…

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Educator Resources

We have many resources to help educators enhance social studies instruction in their classroom, including printable lessons and worksheets, as…

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Historical Investigations Portal

The Historical Investigations Portal (HIP) is our online curriculum, offering interactive lesson plans that allow students to analyze and synthesize…

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Student Research Center

Discover the real “stuff” of history with SeaRCH, the Student Research Center for History, designed to introduce students to primary…

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Adult and University Experiences

At the Maryland Center for History and Culture, adult groups engage with a variety of guided, interactive experiences that highlight the fascinating stories our state has to offer. We invite all lifelong learners, university classes, and visitors to explore the MCHC exhibitions and collections. Onsite and virtual options are available.

Group Tours

Interested in a group tour at the Maryland Center for History and Culture? Guided tours are available by appointment Wednesday…

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Professional Development

Our professional development opportunities are tailored to meet the needs of social studies coordinators, classroom teachers, and university educators. At…

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Virtual Field Trips: Adults

View a list of Virtual Field Trip offerings for adult learners and schedule a VFT for groups of at least 10 people.

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Did you know?

Maryland history is full of exciting details and little known coincidences. New things are ready to be discovered every day!

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Prior to his raid on Harper’s Ferry, John Brown rented a small Maryland farmhouse under the pseudonym Isaac Smith.
Portrait of John Brown.

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