News Releases

June 5, 2019

Maryland Historical Society Presents Photography Exhibition that Explores Humankind's Favorite Subject—Ourselves

The Maryland Historical Society (MdHS) presents Reflections: A Brief History of Looking at Ourselves, an exhibition of portraiture that celebrates photography as an expression of identity, place and sense of belonging. On view, June 19, 2019-July 1, 2020, Reflections encompasses nearly the entire era of photography, from the earliest 1840s daguerreotypes to modern day digital photographs and Instagram "selfies." [READ MORE]

 

May 30, 2019

“Project Runway” Stars to be Featured in Upcoming Spectrum of Fashion Exhibition and Opening Gala

As the Bravo channel's "Project Runway" prepares to wrap up its season, the Maryland Historical Society is proud to announce the participation of "Project Runway" mentor Christian Siriano and "Project Runway" contestant Bishme Cromartie in the upcoming MdHS exhibition, Spectrum of Fashion: Celebrating Maryland's Style, opening October 5, 2019. [READ MORE]

 

May 28, 2019

Hamilton: How the Musical Remixes History - Lecture is June 27

The Maryland Historical Society is hosting a lecture and reception for fans of the Broadway musical "Hamilton" on June 27, 6-8 pm. University of Maryland historian and MdHS Trustee Dr. Richard Bell will give a talk titled, "Hamilton: How the Musical Remixes History," focused on what the success of this Tony-winning musical tells us about the marriange of history and show business. [READ MORE]

 

February 28, 2019

New Exhibition, Spectrum of Fashion: Celebrating Maryland's Style, to open October 5, 2019

The Maryland Historical Society (MDHS) is unlocking one of its greatest archival treasures to the public this fall in a new exhibition, Spectrum of Fashion: Celebrating Maryland's Style, opening October 5. Featuring nearly 100 examples of women’s and men’s clothing and accessories, as well as decorative arts, this visually stunning installation will highlight the extraordinary breadth of the MdHS costume collection, spanning four centuries. [READ MORE]


February 25, 2019

MdHS Sharpens Focus on Existing Resources by Offering Excess Real Estate to Redevelopment

As part of its strategic plan, adopted in 2016, the Board of Trustees of the Maryland Historical Society has agreed to offer the organization's unused real estate to redevelopment in order for MdHS to focus its attention and resources on spaces that meet its needs and further its mission. This decision puts MdHS on a path for greater sustainability, as well as greater innovation and more nimble implementation of programming. [READ MORE]


February 20, 2019

New Exhibition, Hometown Girl: Contemporary Quilts of Mimi Dietrich, Features Work of Nationally-Renowned, Baltimore-based Quilter

The Maryland Historical Society is proud to present a new exhibition, Hometown Girl: Contemporary Quilts of Mimi Dietrich, opening March 23, 2019, featuring one-of-a-kind appliqué quilts created by Baltimore-native Mimi Dietrich. Ms. Dietrich is one of Maryland’s and the nation’s most accomplished quilters. [READ MORE]