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Natalie Elder is the Curator of Cultural Properties at the Chesney Medical Archives for Johns Hopkins Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health. She shares her knowledge of health idioms that originated at sea.
August 30, 2019Natalie Elder
Students involved in Veterans Oral History Project — a partnership between Southern High School in Anne Arundel County and Maryland Humanities — conduct oral history interviews with war veterans. Prior to the interviews, they receive training from Dr. Barry Lanman of the Martha Ross Center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Transcripts and video of the interviews are housed at the Maryland State Archives. Kyle E. Chaney has participated twice in the Veterans Oral History Project and has helped students new to the program with their projects. He shares his experience here.
August 14, 2019Kyle E. Chaney
In the Stacks produces classical music concerts in the George Peabody Library, with programming inspired by the library’s contents and history.  Horn player Sam Bessen, Founder and Artistic Director of In the Stacks, writes about the history of the library's Neoclassical style and the connection between Neoclassical architects and musicians.
July 26, 2019Sam Bessen
For the 25th anniversary of our Chautauqua living history series, we're diving into how water has shaped our history and celebrating those who have navigated ice, waves, and the depths below. Communications Specialist Sarah Weissman spoke with Mary Ann Jung, who plays sixteenth-century “pirate queen” Grace O’Malley. Chautauqua 2019: Making Waves continues tonight and ends with a performance of Jung as O’Malley on July 20.
July 10, 2019Sarah Weissman
For the 25th anniversary of our Chautauqua living history series, we're diving into how water has shaped our history and celebrating those who have navigated ice, waves, and the depths below. Communications Specialist Sarah Weissman spoke with Doug Mishler, the actor-scholar who portrays Jacques Cousteau. Mishler performed for the very first Chautauqua in Maryland in 1995 as P.T. Barnum. Chautauqua 2019: Making Waves begins tonight and runs through July 20.
July 5, 2019Sarah Weissman
For the 25th anniversary of our Chautauqua living history series, we're diving into how water has shaped our history and celebrating those who have navigated ice, waves, and the depths below. Communications Specialist Sarah Weissman spoke with Keith Henley, the actor-scholar who portrays Matthew Henson.
June 27, 2019Sarah Weissman
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Shannon Sullivan is the Museum on Main Street, Program Coordinator at Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services. She writes of how students from Lansdowne High School documented the history of flooding in Ellicott City as part of Museum on Main Street in Baltimore County and the Stories: YES (Youth, Engagement, and Skill-Building) program. The Historical Society of Baltimore County is the first Museum on Main Street tour stop in Maryland. 
June 11, 2019Shannon Sullivan
Alma Jordan is the Chair of the History and Research Committee of the Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions (UCAC) in St. Mary’s County. She writes about the Drayden African American Schoolhouse. The segregated schoolhouse, in use through the 1940s, has been preserved and recently renovated as a historic site. Jordan’s grandfather was the first teacher when the school opened. Special thanks to Andrew Ponti, Marketing Manager at St. Mary’s County Museum Division, for his assistance in coordinating this post.
May 28, 2019Alma Jordan
Suzy Wolffe, Manager of Tour Experiences at Baltimore Museum of Art, has organized tours of the Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940 exhibit with Marine Corps veteran Hans Palmer. Anne Brown, Senior Director of Communications at the Baltimore Museum of Art, interviewed Wolffe about her experience and the exhibition.
May 14, 2019Anne Brown and Suzy Wolffe
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