Experience one of our recent events or enjoy the impressive student work created through our programs.
Voices and Votes: Democracy in America Virtual Opening
Maryland Humanities’ seventh Museum on Main Street exhibition tour in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution opened at the Allegany Museum in Cumberland on April 17, 2021. This special virtual opening included a live welcome from Cumberland, preview videos of the exhibition and two local companion exhibits, oral histories from recent first-time voters, and live Q&A with the storytellers.
Pulitzer 100: Taylor Branch and Isabel Wilkerson In Conversation
The culminating event in our yearlong celebration of the centennial of the Pulitzer Prizes brought Pulitzer Prize-winning author-historians Taylor Branch and Isabel Wilkerson together in a thought-provoking conversation about civil rights past and present, moderated by NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s Sherrilyn Ifill.
Grantee Project Spotlight
Wide Angle Youth Media: Self-Esteem & Social Media
In Spring 2017, middle school students of the Baltimore Speaks Out! program at Govans Enoch Pratt Free Library explored how youth self-esteem is affected due to the growing use of social media. This project was made possible in part through a major grant to Wide Angle Youth Media.
Veterans Oral History Project Spotlight
From the Perspective of a Refugee
Southern High School students Charles Mann, Josh Tenner, James Blaser, Matthew Thompson, and Ryan Hieber conducted and filmed an oral history interview with Vietnamese refugee Hai Nguyen as part of our Veterans Oral History Project, in partnership with Southern High School’s Signature Program and the Martha Ross Center for Oral History at UMBC.
Maryland History Day Project Spotlight
Unveiling Decades of Deception: The Tobacco Industry’s Encounter with Congress
Howard High School student Matthew Blum won the outstanding state entry award at National History Day in 2016 with this project, which was created through the 2016 theme of Encounter, Exchange, Exploration in History.
Chautauqua 2017: General John Pershing, Performed by Doug Mishler
Watch history come alive as scholar-actor Doug Mishler becomes General John Pershing as part of our Chautauqua living history series. Video courtesy of Montgomery College.