Maryland Humanities is pleased to announce it has awarded $99,498 in grants to 10 organizations based in in Maryland. The grantees span Baltimore City and six Maryland counties: Caroline County, Frederick County, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, St. Mary’s County, and Talbot County.
July 9, 2021
Maryland Humanities is pleased to welcome Dennett Edwards as Director of Administration and Maya Moretta as Program Assistant for Grants & Community Engagement. The organization also announces the promotion of longtime employees Marilyn Hatza and Andrea Lewis to Director of Grants
June 22, 2021
Fifteen Maryland students received Special Prizes, were awarded Outstanding State Entry, or were selected as a Finalist at National History Day, held virtually June 13 –19, 2021.
Maryland Center for the Book at Maryland Humanities is pleased to announce its 2020 selection for Route 1 Reads, a road-trip-inspired reading list: "How to Carry Water: Selected Poems of Lucille Clifton."
June 21, 2021
Voices and Votes: Democracy in America, a traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibition, heads to Centreville on June 12. Queen Anne County's Historical Society hosts the exhibition at the Kennard African American Cultural Heritage Center.
June 7, 2021
The Severna Park Voice spoke with Gabriella Mills and Natalie Smith, students at Broadneck High School honored with the Excellence in Maryland History Award at Maryland History Day for their project on the Underground Railroad.
Maryland Humanities is pleased to announce the selection of The Book of Delights: Essays by Ross Gay for the 2021 One Maryland One Book program. Gay wrote one lyrical essay per day over a year and took the time to find “delights” in his everyday life.
May 10, 2021
More than 300 middle and high school students submitted projects online to present their extensive historical research at the 2021 Maryland History Day competition. The competition, virtual this year, is the culmination of a year-long program from Maryland Humanities.
In partnership with the Virginia Center for the Book at Virginia Humanities, Maryland Humanities co-hosts William G. Thomas III to share the intricate and intensely human story of enslaved families of Prince George’s County, Maryland and the hundreds of lawsuits they brought against slavery.
April 26, 2021
Cumberland Times-News featured the opening of our 2021–2022 Museum on Main Street tour, "Voices and Votes: Democracy in America." The tour opened at Allegany Museum in Cumberland. The museum's partners were Frostburg State University and Allegany College of Maryland.
April 22, 2021