Maryland Humanities Receives Generous Support from Old Line Bank

June 2, 2017

(Baltimore) – In support of its programs Chautauqua and Maryland History Day, Maryland Humanities has recently been awarded a $25,000 sponsorship from a new corporate partner, Old Line Bank. The sponsorship will support upcoming Chautauqua performances in Baltimore and Charles Counties, and next year’s Maryland History Day program.

Maryland History Day, coordinated since 1999 by Maryland Humanities, is an engaging, yearlong educational program in which students showcase their historical research through research papers, performances, exhibits, documentaries, and websites.  More than 27,000 middle and high school students from 18 counties and Baltimore City participate in the History Day program each year.  Maryland History Day is open to Maryland public, private, parochial, and homeschool students in grades 6 through 12.

Chautauqua is an annual living history performance series taking place this year from July 5 through July 14 in seven counties throughout Maryland. For its 23rd season of Chautauqua, Maryland Humanities is observing the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War One. Free and open to the public, each show begins with live local musical and theatrical acts. Question and answer sessions follow living history performances by actors/scholars, which spark spirited conversation and provide educational family fun. This summer audiences will meet W.E.B. Du Bois, General John Pershing, and President Woodrow Wilson. Find a Chautauqua location near you.

Maryland Humanities Executive Director Phoebe Stein said, “This incredible show of support from Old Line Bank demonstrates their dedication to inspiring lifelong learning in the humanities throughout the communities they serve. We are grateful and fortunate to work with Old Line Bank as a sponsor and a partner.”

Old Line Bank President and Chief Executive Officer, James W. Cornelsen, said: “Old Line Bank is pleased to partner with Maryland Humanities in support of these two significant programs. We are proud to continue our commitment to the communities we serve, and we encourage individuals of all ages to enjoy the variety of educational enrichment opportunities Maryland Humanities offers throughout the year.”

Maryland Humanities is a statewide 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. For more information, visit Maryland Humanities is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the State of Maryland, private foundations, corporations, small businesses, and individual donors.

Old Line Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: OLBK) is a parent company of Old Line Bank, a Maryland chartered commercial bank headquartered in Bowie, Maryland.  Old Line Bank’s reach spans the Baltimore-Washington corridor, with 21 branch locations in its current market area of eight suburban Maryland counties, inclusive of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Calvert, Carroll, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s.  For additional information, visit or call 301-430-2500.


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