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News & Highlights
News & Highlights
Our History Alive Newsletter:
April, 2016: Spring is in the air! This month, we're hosting two different programs centered on the history of food that has become increasingly a demand in our gastronomically minded society. Whether we watch them on cooking shows on television or through social media we are inundated with images and recipes that get more and more ambitious in their reach.
On April 7, food historian Joyce White will be making a presentation through the Francis Scott Key lecture series on Maryland food ways. Already heavily subscribed, Ms. White will be preparing some delicacies from Maryland's past as well as sharing the history and developments of this cuisine. Early cookbooks and menus from our library's collection will also be on view that evening. On April 14th, we will be knee deep in Chesapeake Oysters! Author and Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum education director Kate Livie, will speak on her new book Chesapeake Oysters: The Bay's Foundation and Future. We will also have fresh oysters to enjoy and members from the Oyster Recovery Partnership will be speaking about their latest efforts that night. It certainly will be a delicious evening to remember. So bring your appetite, and join us for these wonderful events! Click here for more.
A Public Call for Photos
The Maryland Historical Society believes that the events unfolding around the city in the wake of Freddie Gray's death are important and historic. With many people plugged into the instant technologies of social media &cell phone photography, more people than ever before can participate in recording and preserving history as it unfolds. The Maryland Historical Society believes that it is important that these materials are preserved in a historical repository so that they are not lost.
As protests took place during late April/early May, the Maryland Historical Society asked the general public to submit photographs and other materials to document the demonstrations, unrest, and cleanup efforts.
The response has been overwhelming.
Photographs, videos, and oral histories have been sent in from young, old, amateur, and professional documentarians. We are posting the materials on the web site, www.baltimoreuprising2015.org/.
The web site is a collaborative effort between the Maryland Historical Society and faculty from the University of Baltimore, the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Johns Hopkins University and Morgan State University. We are actively seeking additional partners to help gather as many materials as possible.
Now, you can contribute your digital materials directly to the website!
If you want to help preserve the Baltimore Uprising, please click and download this PDF explaining the 10 easy steps to uploading materials.
If you are interested in joining our efforts to Preserve the Baltimore Uprising and have questions about how you can join in, please contact Joe Tropea at the Maryland Historical Society by email at email@example.com.
The First Appearance of the New Poe Toaster
January 7, 2016: In honor of the 207th birthday of Edgar Allan Poe (19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849), Westminster Hall & Burying Ground is hosting Edgar Allan Poe's Birthday Observance at 3 pm on Saturday, January 16, 2016. The capstone event will be the first and only publicly accessible appearance of the new "Poe Toaster." Read on for more.
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