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Our History Alive Newsletter:
February, 2017: Although February can be the coldest and most difficult month of the year to get through, we welcome you inside the society for a warm and inviting Francis Scott Key lecture on the first Thursday of the month, or for a vintage trunk show on March 1 to prepare for our Heirloom to Haute Gala at the Lord Baltimore Hotel on March 25th! We will celebrate Maryland Day that evening along with a live band and an after party hosted by our Young Defenders on the rooftop bar. We are grateful to our lead sponsor PNC Bank, as that evening we will be featuring examples from the museum's costume collection. Garments from the collection will be on view that night pared with those of local designers making this an unparalleled opportunity to embrace four centuries of fashion.
Our Spring is packed with other activities from genealogical workshops to a new series of free brown bag lunch lectures on the third Tuesday of the month from February through June.
We look forward to sharing these events and many more with you this spring. Click here for more.
A New Exhibition!
Voyage of the Deutschland: Commemorating the centennial of the mysterious arrival of the Deutschland submarine to Baltimore's harbor and the United States' involvement in World War I, The Maryland Historical Society is launching a new exhibition, Voyage of the Deutschland, which opens on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Objects include a model of the Deutschland submarine measuring five and a half feet long, which is said to be the most authentic replica in existence. An opening reception, including a World War I panel discussion featuring historian Dr. Gary Weir and U.S. Naval Academy Professor Nicholas Lambert, and an Oktoberfest celebration will take place on September 29 beginning at 6pm. The exhibit is proudly sponsored by The German Society of Maryland and the Maryland Historical Society Maritime Committee. Click here for more information.
Attention Researchers: Special Collections pulls are only available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Special Collections includes:
Maps and Rare Atlases
Prints, Broadsides, and Works on Paper
Architectural Drawings and Blueprints
For all other research requests, the library remains open Wednesday-Saturday. For more information, visit this link.
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