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Traveling Exhibitions

Traveling exhibitions bring the Maryland Center for History and Culture to a community near you. Museums, libraries, historical societies, community centers, schools, and other institutions across Maryland have hosted satellite installations from MCHC. Our incredible collection represents a broad swath of Maryland history, art, and culture, and appeals to many audiences.

An exhibition of photojournalist Paul Henderson’s documentary photography on display at Bowie State University.

Exhibitions Available to Travel

Paul Henderson: Photographs from the Civil Rights Era

Paul Henderson’s remarkable photographs offer a vivid glimpse into the daily lives of African Americans in Maryland. For over four decades, his lens captured scenes from the civil rights movement, as well as prominent entertainers, politicians, and the vibrant African American community living in mid-20th-century Baltimore. The prints displayed in this exhibition are merely a fraction of the prolific photojournalist’s life work.

Doug's Blue Notes band and vocalist.  December, 1950. Photograph by Paul S. Henderson
Doug’s Blue Notes band and vocalist, acetate negative, Paul S. Henderson (1899-1988), December, 1950. Maryland Center for History and Culture, H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Paul Henderson Photograph Collection, Baltimore City Life Museum Collection, HEN.00.A1-011

This traveling exhibition includes 30-36 framed prints and corresponding object labels, three text panels, and a promotional postcard.

Hutzler’s: A Maryland Institution

For over a century, Hutzler’s was a Maryland icon. Though it began as a small dry goods store on Howard Street in Baltimore, Hutzler’s grew into a Maryland dynasty that would dazzle and delight for generations. The family-run business was thoughtful and innovative; it instilled pride and affection among patrons and employees alike. Whether walking by the Palace building to check out the new window display or having a post-shopping meal at the Tea Room in Towson, Hutzler’s was an integral part of Maryland life.

This traveling exhibition includes seven framed prints and corresponding object labels, a stand-alone title panel and base, three text panels, and a “memory book” for visitors.

Step into History

We invite Marylanders to “Step into History” with interactive displays that are traveling statewide. From September to early December 2021, the Step into History displays are on view at Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park Park in Prince George’s County, and in Rock Hall in Kent County.

The pair of larger-than-life-size frames allow visitors to step (literally) into history and engage with the past and historic photographs from MCHC’s collection—safely outside. Learn more.

Host an Exhibition

Please contact Martha Oster-Beal at, or 410-685-3750, ext.330, for more details about hosting one of our traveling exhibitions.