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Education Video Library

From the American Revolution to oysters and civil rights, the Maryland Center for History and Culture’s Education Department produces a wide range of educational material for release on Vimeo. Explore our videos below or visit our Vimeo Channel.

Ask a Historian Video Series

About the Series

This biweekly video series sought to answer the public’s most pressing questions about a variety of topics. Followers of the Maryland Center for History and Culture’s Facebook and Instagram pages were encouraged to submit questions to be answered by an Education Department staff member the following week.

Other Videos

Museum Learning Manager, Alexander Lothstein, discusses the history of race, gender, and war manufacturing in Maryland during World War II. Originally produced for Baltimore Fleet Week Virtual Experience 2020.

Housing segregation and redlining have a long history in Baltimore City that continues to impact the city’s African American community today. In this video, Maryland Historical Society’s Museum Learning Manager, Alexander Lothstein, shares the history and consequences of redlining. Originally produced for the Baltimore City Office of Equity and Civil Rights.

Finding sources for your National History Day project can be challenging. The Maryland Center for History and Culture wants to make it easier. In this video, staff from MCHC will walk you through how to find, access, and utilize digital and in-person primary and secondary sources.

Alex Lothstein, Museum Learning Manager, takes you on a virtual tour of the Maryland Center for History and Culture’s exhibition ‘In Full Glory Reflected: Maryland During the War of 1812’.

Spring 2020 Education Intern Chloe Greene teaches the history of Carr’s Beach. At the end, she takes you through a fun, beach-related craft activity.

Learn how to start your own victory garden inspired by the victory gardens of World War II.

An Education Department staff member shares the importance of the oyster to the history of Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay.

Learn about the journey of the Ark and the Dove and the colonists who came to Maryland in 1634.

Explore the ways butter has been made throughout history. Follow Chelsea as she travels from the colonial era, to the 1890s, and finally to modern times, learning about the different tools that have been used to make butter.