December 1, 2013
Freedom Bound: Runaways of the Chesapeake
Freedom Bound: Runaways of the Chesapeake is a story of resistance to servitude and slavery in the Chesapeake region. The exhibit begins in the 1720s, during the colonial period, and ends in the 1860s amidst the nation’s Civil War. You will meet people who were treated as property, and discover how they resisted that condition and asserted some degree of control over their lives and circumstances.
Video, historic artifacts, actual runaway advertisements dating from 1728-1864, hands-on activities, mannequins and reproduction clothing will all help to tell the story of real people who struggled for freedom.
The exhibit runs through March 2, 2014. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Portions of the exhibit will also be on display at the Historic Annapolis Waterfront Warehouse, 4 Pinkney Street and Banneker-Douglass Museum, 84 Franklin Street.
Historic Annapolis Museum
99 Main Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
December 5, 2013 @ 7:00pm
Children and the Civil War
What happens when war comes to your doorstep? When your father and brothers become soldiers? When your schoolyard turns into a battleground? Delve deeper into themes presented in our exhibit, Interrupted Lives: Children and the Civil War, through an interactive talk given by Dr. Anne Sarah Rubin, Associate Professor of History, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and an expert on the social history of the Civil War.
Priddy Library at the Universities at Shady Grove
9636 Gudelsky Dr., Building III
Rockville, MD 20850
December 7, 2013 @ 2:30pm
Fighting For Freedom: Black Women's Army Corps During World War II
For the first time during World War II, African-American women were allowed to enter the military. The first contingent trained in Fort Des Moines, Iowa, where they were housed in segregated barracks, ate at separate dining tables, and used segregated recreational facilities. Despite the hardships and discrimination, the women persevered and thirty-six of the original group graduated and were assigned to Officers Candidate School, Cooks and Bakers School, the Transportation Pool, or the Clerical School. A lecture by Janet Sims-Wood discusses the courageous example set by the first African-American WAC unit in Europe.
Janet Sims-Wood is former Assistant Chief Librarian in the Reference/Reader Services Department at the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University. She has also taught at the University of Maryland in the Afro American Studies Department. Dr. Sims-Wood received her B.A. in Sociology from North Carolina Central University, her M.L.S. from the University of Maryland, and her Ph.D. in Women’s Studies/History/Oral History from Union Institute Graduate School.
Enoch Pratt Free Library, Southeast Anchor branch
3601 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
December 7, 2013 @ 10:00am
Open Archives Saturdays at the Maryland Historical Society
History Day Students are invited to participate in a workshop on historical research methods. Research your History day topic with original primary sources from the collections at MdHS. Sessions run from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and are limited to 12 students each. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. You must register for this event by November 25. Upon receiving your registration request an MdHS educator will confirm that your topic can be researched using MdHS collections. Some topics are beyond the scope of MdHS's library resources. $10 per student. Accompanying teachers and parents receive FREE admission. Free on-site parking is available.
Maryland Historical Society
201 W. Monument Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
David Armenti - email@example.com
December 13, 2013 @ 7:00pm
"Vestiges of the War of 1812"
Most Marylanders know that during the War of 1812 Francis Scott Key, inspired by the bombardment of Fort McHenry, wrote the lyrics to a song that later became our national anthem. But how many Marylanders ever heard of the Battle of Caulk’s Field, the Battle of Slippery Hill, or the Battle of the Ice Mound? How many know that no other state in the Union suffered more British raids than Maryland, that some of the best preserved earthworks from the war are located here, or that Maryland has identified over 400 sites related to the War of 1812? This illustrated talk explores the role that Maryland played in this little understood war and examines the vast resource base that survives, including actual battlefield and raid sites, monuments, and even graves of war veterans. Maryland has a War of 1812 heritage that is largely unknown, under-appreciated, and in some cases threatened. Adult audiences. Requires screen and projector.
Ralph Eshelman has over 30 years of cultural resource management experience. He was co-director of the Patuxent River Cultural Resource Survey which discovered and partially excavated an American War of 1812 military vessel from the U.S. Chesapeake Flotilla. He also conducted a holistic inventory of War of 1812 and Revolutionary War sites in Maryland for the National Park Service’s National Battlefield Protection Program. He served as the historian for the “Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail” Study Team of the National Park Service. Eshelman is senior author of The War of 1812 in the Chesapeake: A Guide to the Historic Sites of Maryland, Virginia and District of Columbia as well as the author of A Travel Guide to the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake: Eighteen Tours in Maryland, Virginia, & the District of Columbia and Maryland’s Largest Naval Engagement: The Battles of St. Leonard Creek, 1814, Calvert County, Maryland. Eshelman's most recent book, co-authored with Burt Kummerow, is titled In Full Glory Reflected: Discovering the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake.
Sandy Spring Museum
17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
December 15, 2013 @ 3:00pm
Donald Shomette and Gary Rue and Company- 1812: Tide of War
This original musical performance, also available on CD, describes Maryland's role in the events of the War of 1812. Shomette and Rue worked together to shape into melody the stories of the Maryland heroes and heroines whose lives were caught up in the drama of the final wrenching of the fledgling America from the influence of Great Britain.
College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, New Auditorium
115 J.W. Williams Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
December 15, 2013 @ 3:00pm
Meet the Screen Painters: A Conversation with Baltimore Originals 1940-2013
Screen painting masters and their inheritors share their stories, trials and rewards of being self-taught artists during the heyday of the tradition and today. Participating artists include: Monica Broere, Jenny Campbell, Dee Herget, Tom Lipka, Chrissy Maxwell and Anna Pasqualucci.
Maryland Institute College of Art, Brown Center/Falvey Hall
1301 W. Mount Royal Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21217
Maryland Institute College of Art , Department of Exhibitions