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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 via videoconference on topics ranging 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.

Cost: $125 per field trip

Programs

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.


FIRST CONTACT

When European colonists came to Maryland, they did not encounter a new and undiscovered world, but one inhabited by people who had been there for thousands of years. This program explores the written records from Europeans, as well as artifacts that local Native Americans created, to examine early cultural exchange between the groups.


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

What better way to celebrate 2020 as the Year of the Woman than to highlight 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 Specialist Ashlee Anderson at aanderson@mdhs.org or 410-685-3750, ext. 317.

Book Now

Interested in booking a virtual program? Fill out our booking form below. 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.