Regional Humanities Networks

Working to Build Resilient Humanities Communities 

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Maryland Humanities is working with vibrant local humanities communities—communities where the humanities play a central role in public life and where local stakeholders actively support humanities organizations’ work—to demonstrate and leverage the value of this work. We are convening humanities organizations in various regions around the state to explore how we can work with and support such communities to effectively build and sustain these networks over time. Maryland Humanities has convened five regional humanities networks.

  • Lower Eastern Shore Humanities Network (Somerset, Wicomico, Worcester)
  • Upper Eastern Shore Humanities Network (Cecil, Kent, Queen Anne’s)
  • Western Maryland Humanities Network (Allegany, Garrett, Washington)
  • Southern Maryland Humanities Network (Calvert, Charles, St. Mary’s)
  • Capital Region Humanities Network (Frederick, Montgomery, Prince George’s)

We are focused on how organizations in different sectors—including but not limited to community organizations, universities, colleges, libraries, museums, and historical societies—can pool their resources in order to assess, enhance, and communicate their public impact in ways that ultimately foster greater regional support for the humanities. The result of these convenings is that local humanities organizations will collaborate, share resources, and demonstrate to local stakeholders and policymakers the value of humanities work in their communities.


Western Maryland Network
March 25, 2020, 1:00–3:00 p.m.: POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBD
Garrett County Chamber of Commerce
15 Visitors Center Drive, McHenry

Upper Eastern Shore Network
April 16, 2020, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.: POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBD
The Grand Army of the Republic Post #25 – Sumner Hall
206 South Queen Street, Chestertown

Capital Region Network
May 20, 2020, 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.: POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBD
Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park
16501 Norwood Road, Sandy Spring

Western Maryland Network
June 24, 2020, 1:00–3:00 p.m.: POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBD
Evergreen Heritage Center
15603 Trimble Road NW, Mt. Savage

Southern Maryland Network
October 29, 2020, 4:00–6:00 p.m.: POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBD
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum
10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard

Maryland Humanities is a statewide, educational nonprofit organization that creates and supports educational experiences in the humanities that inspire all Marylanders to embrace lifelong learning, exchange ideas openly, and enrich their communities.
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