Upcoming Events

January 20, 2020 - 10:00am
Practice your loops, swirls and basic strokes as we learn how to read historical documents from written by Marylanders just like us. Using chalk, ink, quills and paint, participants will be engaged in local history while learning or perfecting this lost art.

February 17, 2020 - 10:00am
Gather around our sewing table and practice this traditional skill. Using the historic and contemporary quilts on display in our exhibition, Hometown Girl, participants will stitch their way through the basics of applique and other types of sewing possibilities.

February 27, 2020 - 6:00pm
Join us for a lecture on Rick Bell’s most recent book, Stolen. The gripping true story about five boys who were kidnapped in the North and smuggled into slavery in the Deep South-and their daring attempt to escape and bring their captors to justice. Richard Bell, Ph.D. teaches Early American history at the University of Maryland. He has received several teaching prizes and major research fellowships including the National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar Award.

March 8, 2020 - 10:00am
Join a Women's Suffrage March! Create your own "Votes for Women" sash and write a speech advocating for a woman's right to vote. Learn about some of the heroines of the movement, including women that played a major role right here in Maryland. What would it be like to be a girl at this time? How would you feel not be able to vote on issues that were important to you? This program results in the "Playing the Past" badge!