The New Maryland Historical Society Museum Store

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
Contact: Laura Rodini lrodini@mdhs.org 410-685-3750 Ext. 322

Proudly Announcing
The New Maryland Historical Society
Museum Store!
Opening In Time for The Monument Lighting,
December 3, 2015

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BALTIMORE, December 2, 2015 - Opening in time for the 44th annual Downtown Partnership Monument Lighting on Thursday, December 3, 2015, The Maryland Historical Society is proud to announce the grand opening of its new Museum Store. Featuring hundreds of Maryland-themed gifts, children's items and antiques, it's the perfect place to find that holiday gift!  
"We are thrilled to open a new museum store and showcase great gift items from Maryland artists," says Mark B. Letzer, President and CEO of the Maryland Historical Society.
The store contains thousands of new and hardcover books, stationery, t-shirts, Maryland-themed gifts and a children's section. A consignment shop rounds out the store's offerings and features hundreds of high-end silver antiques and other collectibles. The store will be open during regular museum hours: Wednesday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm and Sunday from noon-5 pm.
As part of the celebration, the Maryland Historical Society will feature free museum admission, caroling and refreshments from 5-8pm on December 3.

MdHS Campus
The beautiful Maryland Historical Society
campus in Baltimore
The Re-Emergence of Baltimore's Howard Street Corridor

The Howard Street corridor, comprised roughly of Howard, Eutaw, and Paca Streets, became the center of Baltimore retail and entertainment industries in the 1920s-1930s. Citizens from all corners of the city flocked to the area to buy produce at Lexington Market, watch a play and later movies at one of the many theaters, or shop at a variety of department stores.

Post World War II, retail shifted to the suburbs and many businesses closed, but today many of the buildings are being restored to their former glory. In the past year, a new apartment building has opened its doors at 520 Park Ave. and new restaurants such as the second outpost of Trinacria Cafe, Ceremony Coffee and the new Mount Vernon Marketplace have opened their doors. Mainstays like the Hippodrome France-Merrick Performing Arts Center and Lexington Market are growing their audiences, while newer theater companies set up shop in restored playhouses and contemporary art galleries display work in storefront windows.
The Maryland Historical Society sits on the border of the Bromo Arts District and Mount Vernon Place, two historic neighborhoods with their own unique yet quintessentially Baltimore stories.

 
About The Maryland Historical Society
Founded in 1844, The Maryland Historical Society Museum and Library occupies an entire city block in the Mount Vernon district of Baltimore. 
The society's mission is to "collect, preserve, and interpret the objects and materials that reflect Maryland's diverse cultural heritage." The Society is home to the original manuscript of the Star-Spangled Banner and publishes a quarterly titled "Maryland Historical Magazine." Visit www.mdhs.org.
 
For more details, contact Marketing Director Laura Rodini at lrodini@mdhs.org or by phone: 410-685-3750 ext. 322.
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