Maryland history

The Lumbee Native American Community in Baltimore: Past and Present (Baltimore County Public Library) – VIRTUAL

​After World War II, Lumbee Indians moved from their tribal homeland in North Carolina to Baltimore. Learn about the early community established by the Lumbee, the current work to map out this historic settlement and discover resources about Lumbee history, heritage and community events. Presented by Ashley Minner, an enrolled […]

Lunch and Learn: Historical Representation in the Maryland State House (Enoch Pratt Free Library) – VIRTUAL

  In February 2020, statues of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass were dedicated in the Maryland State House. The story of how these two individuals–the most historically important Marylanders in American history–came to be included among the works of art and monuments in the state’s capitol encompasses legislators, artists, historians, […]

Meet William G. Thomas III, Author of ‘A Question of Freedom’ (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

Historian William G. Thomas III discusses his new book “A Question of Freedom: The Families Who Challenged Slavery from the Nation’s Founding to the Civil War.” William G. Thomas III is the John and Catherine Angle Chair in the Humanities and Professor of History at the University of Nebraska. He […]

Witch’s Brew: True Tales & Folklore (Enoch Pratt Library) – VIRTUAL

Join us this Halloween season as we explore the spooky stories of Maryland’s witchy past. Hear true tales and folklore from across the state and find out what Colonial Maryland was really like for those accused of witchcraft. Can you tell fact from legend? DIAL-IN INFORMATION Please click the link […]

Heroes of the Underground Railroad Around Washington, DC (Peerless Rockville)

Hear the stories of unsung heroes of the Underground Railroad who lived and worked around Washington, D.C. About this Event Author Jenny Masur (formerly National Capitol Region Manager for the National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom) presents stories from her new book of unsung heroes of the Underground Railroad who […]