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August Chissell in an old black-and-white photograph of her head and shoulders. She is a lighter-skinned Black woman with dark black hair. She smiles and looks to be wearing a cardigan. Due to the picture's age, it looks more light brown and black, than black and white.
Eleven highway markers are being erected to highlight Maryland women, events, and landmarks involved in the suffrage movement. Jean Thompson is a volunteer writer with the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center: she works on the project documenting local suffragists. Thompson writes about the highway markers and highlights Black women suffragists in Baltimore who organized their own suffrage campaign due to racism within the suffrage movement led by white women.
November 19, 2019Jean Thompson
A painted book cover of "Abigail and John" in white font, with blue skiy and the White House in the background. John and Abigail Adams are painted in the foreground, both with brown hair, he in a gray coat and pants and her in a gray long coat and purple dress.
We recently spoke with Maryland author David Bruce Smith, who has just published ABIGAIL & JOHN, a children’s book about President John Adams and First Lady Abigail Adams. Smith’s mother, Clarice Smith, was the illustrator. David Bruce Smith also co-founded the Grateful American Book Prize with Bruce Cole, which recognizes excellence in non-fiction and historical fiction for seventh to ninth graders. He spoke with us about the importance of telling stories like John and Abigail’s and how to make those stories appealing to young readers.
November 4, 2019
Stevenson University School of Design hosts Times of Perception, a multimedia exhibition that reflects on the experience of Japanese Internment, the Muslim Ban and the treatment of Muslims after the War on Terror. Exhibit Curator Liz Faust discusses talks about the exhibition.
October 23, 2019Liz Faust
Bill Peak: a white man with white hair and a white mustache, with thick, tortoise-shell glasses.
Bill Peak reviews WHAT THE EYES DON’T SEE: A STORY OF CRISIS, RESISTANCE, AND HOPE IN AN AMERICAN CITY by Mona Hanna-Attish for The Star Democrat. The book is our 2019 One Maryland One Book selection.
October 15, 2019Bill Peak
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
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