Virtual Field Trips: Adults
Let the Maryland Center for History and Culture bring its museum and library to you. MCHC educators present live, 60-minute programs to groups of 10 or more via videoconference. Topics range from Maryland’s formation as a colony, to its role in major wars and social movements, to the notable historical figures who called Maryland home.
Participants explore original historical evidence from the MCHC collection, including documents, images, artifacts, and audio/visual clips. Questions and conversation with the museum educator and among the field trip attendees is encouraged.
Minimum Number of Participants per Program: 10
Cost: $125 per field trip
America in Miniature
Maryland is known as a “mini- America” because many historic events that happened throughout the country also have a direct link to Maryland. This program especially emphasizes the state’s role in building the nation’s identity during the War of 1812 by analyzing the significance of the American flag and the national anthem.
IMPACTING YOUR WATERSHED: CONNECTING PAST AND PRESENT
Marylanders take pride in the Chesapeake Bay and maritime history. “Impacting Your Watershed” focuses on the Chesapeake Bay and the oyster industry to learn about the Bay, human impact, and how it has changed over the course of history.
iNDIGENOUS pEOPLE OF THE cHESAPEAKE
Examine primary sources and artifacts to learn more about the Indigenous people of the Chesapeake living in Maryland. Learn about life along the Chesapeake Bay and how it changed when Indigenous peoples met the Colonists. Created in partnership with Historic St. Mary’s City.
PASSION FOR FASHION
Maryland has always had a thriving fashion scene. The clothing discussed during this program has connections to the formerly enslaved, to the internationally famous, and to everyday Marylanders. Delve into the lives of Elizabeth Bonaparte, Claire McCardell, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and more to learn how they influenced the fashion world.
PROTESTING SEGREGATION IN MARYLAND
Maryland has a rich history of civil rights organizations, including the second-oldest NAACP branch in the country, which contributed to making the state more inclusive and equal. Using photography collections, oral history interviews, and other unique documents from the local African American community, this program explores the civil rights movement and how people protested segregation.
REMARKABLE WOMEN OF MARYLAND
Celebrate the remarkable women of Maryland! Learn about the lives of Harriet Tubman, Elizabeth Bonaparte, Margaret Brent, the work of suffragists, and more to gain a richer understanding of Maryland’s history.
TRACING THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS
Born into slavery on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in 1818, Frederick Douglass was a social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. By examining primary sources from the MdHS collection, this program highlights Douglass’ life and emphasizes his incredible legacy.
WWI PROPAGANDA AND THE HOMEFRONT
By examining local newspaper accounts and propaganda posters created during World War I, this program highlights the fears and pressures experienced by people living on the homefront during the Great War. Maryland’s German and German American communities were often the target of such efforts after the United States entered the war.
Have a Question?
Contact Digital Learning Coordinator Tyler Osborne at 410-685-3750, ext 378, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in booking a virtual program for a group of 10 or more? Fill out our booking form below, using the calendar for reference. Once submitted, you will be contacted within 3-5 business days by an MCHC staff member either confirming your reservation or, should your date not be available, offering alternate dates for your program.
Please note that we require that programs be scheduled at least two weeks in advance and must have at least a 15-minute buffer in between. Also note that we are only scheduling three VFTs per day at this time.