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"On the evening of May 13, 1861, General Benjamin Butler and 1,000 Union soldiers arrived at Baltimore's Camden Street Station by train. Under the cover of a thunderstorm, they fortified Federal Hill to ensure the city of Baltimore remained under Union control, after the Pratt Street Riot less than a month earlier."
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News & Highlights
Meet The Washington Post's Steve Vogel!
May 17, 2013: Kirkus calls Through The Perilous Fight "A swift, vibrant account of the accidents, intricacies and insanities of war” —meet its author, Steve Vogel, and learn how similar 1812 America was to today's Post 9/11 landscape. Thursday, May 23 at 6pm. Members get in FREE. Details here.
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May 16, 2013: One half of the founders of Abercrombie and Fitch is a son of Baltimore and the innovator behind the company once known as the “Greatest Sporting Goods Store in the World.” Click here for the fascinating details: Click here to read our blog. >>
An Invitation to our Bonaparte Ball
The Maryland Historical Society proudly presents The Bonaparte Ball on Saturday June 8, 2013, in celebration of the eve of the exhibition “A Woman of Two Worlds:” Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and Her Quest for an Imperial Legacy. The 7pm event will be held at the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion in downtown Baltimore, with a black-tie evening of dinner and dancing bringing Elizabeth into the 21st century. Music from the 19th through 21st centuries will be provided by Kaleidscope, a 10-piece dance band. Tickets are $250 and may be purchased here or by calling David Belew at 410-685-3750 Ext. 399 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Maryland Historical Society is deeply grateful to the many funders who have made this evening possible, including Radcliffe Jewelers, PNC Bank, Breguet Watches, and the exhibition sponsor, The Von Hess Foundation.
Our History Alive e-Letter:
May, 2013: Things are really cooking at The Maryland Historical Society! This month, we’re revealing more details about our upcoming Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte Exhibition, including her priceless tiara. In addition, we’re inviting YOU to our Bonaparte Gala. We’ve posted more about our Stitching History: Recreating the Star Spangled Banner project and will show you how you can be a part of this historic event. Plus, we’re hosting an Evening with The Washington Post's Steve Vogel. Click for details!
From Our Archives:
Maryland Historical Magazine, Volume 2, Issue 1 (1907), Pages 12-14:
"Introduction of the Black Bass into the Ohio and the Potomac Rivers"
In the summer of 1860 I was informed that the black bass had been introduced into the Potomac river from the Ohio some years previously by Wm. M. Shriver, Esq., of Wheeling, and that they had multiplied so as to be taken in large numbers in the vicinity of Cumberland.
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