Maryland Historical Society Players




Every Saturday and Sunday through December 30, 2012, visitors have the opportunity to experience "history alive" at The Maryland Historical Society. The Maryland Historical Society Players (MHS Players) perform in 

Divided Voices: Maryland in the Civil War &

 In Full Glory Reflected: Maryland in the War of 1812

Galleries on Saturdays and Sundays

This exciting ensemble of professional actors portray living history characters in individual, dramatic (15-minute) vignettes. They also conduct 30-minute lively and informative tours in the Maryland in Civil War gallery.  Consult the complete schedule online below by clicking "Schedule" for the different living history characters each weekend appearing in both galleries.

Maryland in Civil War Gallery Tours Saturdays & Sundays

12:30pm & 2:30pm

Maryland in Civil War Performances in Gallery Saturdays & Sundays

1:30pm & 3:30pm

The Playersperformances highlight important events during the Civil War including The Pratt Street Riots and extraordinary, brave individuals including Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton, Christian Fleetwood, one of the first African-Americans to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his bravery, the notorious Johns Wilkes Booth, Rebecca Davis, a Confederate sympathizer living in a divided family in Montgomery County, and Ned Rich, a Maryland-born Confederate soldier whose memoir, Comrades Four, tells of his war time experiences. 

Visitors are encouraged to interact with actors in post-performance discussions and during exhibit tours.


Maryland in the War of 1812 Gallery Performances

1:15pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm, 4:15pm

A Sailor's Story

In the Maryland in the War of 1812 gallery, visitors will be both entertained and learn about the lives of African-American sailors during the War of 1812.

Eve of Battle

Visitors will come face-to-face in an interactive experience placing them at Fort McHenry in 1814. A coffee house proprietor invites guests in to a typical coffee house in Fells Point where the news of the day was shared and discussed. 


The Maryland Historical Society Players concluded in September 2012 a successful outreach tour generously supported by the Maryland Humanities Council (MHC) touring throughout Maryland at museums and sites, including the:

Sotterley Mansion, National Museum of Civil War MedicinePry House, Maryland Historical Society, with Anne Sarah Rubin, Ph.D., Civil War historian, National Antietam Battlefield,& Bel Air Mansion

This project was made possible by a grant from the Maryland Humanities Council, through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this (publication (program) (exhibition) (website) do not necessarily represent those of the of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Maryland Humanities Council

Maryland Humanities Council

The Maryland Historical Society Players are also available for outreach programs to community sites, museums, senior adult communities and special events.  

Contact Harriet Lynn, Co-Manager/Director of Maryland Historical Society Players at 410-235-4457,

The Maryland Historical Society is located at 201 W. Monument Street,  Baltimore, MD 21201.  410-685-3750.



The Maryland Historical Society Players during the 2012-2013 season are available for school programs through Young Audiences.  Bringing history alive to students throughout the state. Contact Young Audiences for booking and more information at or Phone 410-837-7577.


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