Upcoming Events

October 20, 2016 - 6:00pm
From William Hambleton’s arrival on the Eastern Shore in 1657 and through every major conflict on land, sea, and air since, a member of the Hambleton clan has participated and made a lasting contribution to this nation. Their achievements are not only in war but in civic leadership as well. Among its members are bankers, business leaders, government officials, and visionaries. Not only is the Hambleton family extraordinary by American standards, it is also remarkable in that their base for four centuries has been and continues to be Maryland. The blood of the Hambletons is also the blood of Maryland, a rich land stretching from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean to the tidal basins of the mighty Chesapeake to the mountains of the west, a poetic framework that illuminates one truly American family that continues its legacy of building new generations of strong Americans. Join us for the launch of Martha Frick Symington Sanger’s new book, Maryland Blood: An American Family in War and Peace, The Hambletons 1657 to Present. A discussion of Sanger's research will begin at 6:00PM, followed by a celebratory reception and book signing.

October 22, 2016 - 10:00am
This one-day, free and family-friendly event is the culminating event of Baltimore Architecture Month, and invites the public to explore dozens of historic and modern structures in Baltimore City for free, including the Enoch Pratt House at the Maryland Historical Society! The MdHS library has also compiled approximately two and a half hours of footage exploring both built and natural environments throughout our home state.

October 29, 2016 - 10:30am
SOLD OUT EVENT! Explore the lives of the people who shaped Maryland history on this special Halloween tour of Green Mount Cemetery and the Maryland Historical Society. Join Mark Letzer, MdHS President & CEO, on a tour of our galleries to learn about the great Marylanders of the past, including Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, Enoch Pratt, and William Henry Rinehart. Following lunch, visitors will motorcade to Green Mount Cemetery to visit the graves of these and many other famous Marylanders. A walking tour along the historic paths under fall foliage will highlight the people, legends and lore surrounding one of Baltimore's historic cemeteries.

November 3, 2016 - 6:30pm
Spanning three centuries, the costume collection at the Maryland Historical Society boasts many rare survivals which will be highlighted during this richly illustrated lecture. The recent efforts to rediscover and rehouse the vast costume collection will additionally be discussed. Attendees will be offered a rare opportunity to see selections from the collection, many of which have not been on view at MdHS for decades.

December 1, 2016 - 5:00pm
Join us for our annual Monument Lighting Open House from 5-8PM. Come in out of the cold and enjoy cookies, hot cider, and a performance by the Institute of Notre Dame choir. And, don’t forget to stop by our new and improved Museum Shop to find holiday goodies and antique treasures for everyone on your list. Admission to the Museum is FREE!

December 3, 2016 - 12:00pm
The MGS Holiday Luncheon will feature Dr. William J. Sheleski's presentation on how one amateur genealogist used an assorted series of disparate facts, hints, educated guesses, and (mostly) dogged determination to find the records of his grandfather’s deployment to and from Europe during World War I. In the process, he learned about other available World War I records, many of them obscure, and how to access them.