Collective Memory, Shared History, and Healing
What is “rememory?” How can exploring collective memory help people heal from traumatic history and offer hope? Durryle Brooks is the Executive Director at the Center for Black Equity – Baltimore. He tells us more. Content Note for trauma and violence involving racism, homophobia, and transphobia in this segment. Read the transcript.
October 10, 2019
Making the Humanities Accessible
How can we make the humanities more accessible to people with disabilities? Tammy Black of the Hearing and Speech Agency or HASA, tells us more. Read the transcript.
October 10, 2019
The Humanities, The Outdoors, and Social and Emotional Development
How is Outward Bound using the humanities in its outdoor programming to enhance young people’s reflection, leadership skills, and more? Kelly Reynolds, Instructional Designer at Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound, talks about the organization’s Character Curriculum Read the transcript.
September 18, 2019
The Legacy and Future of the Enoch Pratt Free Library
In the 1800s, Enoch Pratt said Baltimore needed “...a free circulating public library, open to all citizens regardless of property or color.” How is the Enoch Pratt Free Library continuing Pratt’s legacy with renovations to the Central Library? Meghan McCorkell, the library’s Marketing & Communications Director, tells us more. Read the transcript.
September 18, 2019
Journalism and Poetry in Baltimore Neighborhoods
How can poetry and journalism help high school students rediscover their neighborhoods? Writers in Baltimore Schools developed a new program for students called “Neighborhoods, News: A Poetic Archiving of Baltimore.” Patrice Hutton, Executive Director at Writers in Baltimore Schools, tells us more. Read the transcript.
September 6, 2019
Preserving the Maritime History of Annapolis
How can a few dedicated volunteers help an organization, neighborhood, and city retain their collective memory? Caitlin Swaim, Curator at the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park, tells us more. Read the transcript.
August 29, 2019
Agricultural History in Western Maryland
What can we learn about a region from its farming history? Evergreen Heritage Center is creating an agricultural museum in a barn’s lower level stables. Janice Keene, the center’s Founder & Director, grew up on the farm at the center’s current location: she tells us more.
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August 26, 2019
Piecing Together Stories in the Chesney Medical Archives
Natalie Elder read about a simple clothing accessory one day at her job in the Chesney Medical Archives for Johns Hopkins Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health. The Curator of Cultural Properties is still on a continuous quest to find it. What can items like these teach us about a person and an organization’s past? How can medical archives help piece together someone’s story? Elder tells us more. Read the transcript.
August 15, 2019
Documenting and Interpreting History Through Quilting
How can quilting interpret history and document community identity? Next summer, The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art at Salisbury University will host an exhibit featuring documentary quilts by Dr. Joan Gaither. The Maryland Heritage Award winner will also lead quilting workshops for Eastern Shore residents: the quilts made in these workshops will also be included in the exhibit. Jackson Medel, Curator and Folklorist at The Ward Museum, tells us more. Read the transcript.
August 8, 2019