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Our History Alive Newsletter:
October, 2016: We welcome October at the Maryland Historical Society with the publication of two long awaited books! The first is A Woman of Two Worlds: Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, by our very own Director of Collections and Interpretation, Alexandra Deutsch. It will be launched on October 13th. Long awaited, this publication will doubtless become the seminal biography of a captivating and controversial nineteenth century woman. Married to Napoleon Bonaparte's youngest brother Jerome in 1803, a marriage that was not to survive, Elizabeth managed to raise a son on her own with imperial ambitions. Navigating these waters during a challenging period in women's history, she pursued her dream of putting first her son and then her grandsons on the throne of France. At her death in 1879 at the age of 94, she didn't realize that seventeen years later her great-granddaughter would marry a Danish count and join the European nobility. Come hear Alexandra Deutsch describe in detail exactly how this all played out.
On October 20th, Martha Frick Symington Sanger will talk about her latest book, Maryland Blood: An American Family in War and Peace, The Hambletons 1657 to the Present. This 700 page, nine pound tome is surely to become the standard in historical research. Sanger takes us on a riveting journey through four hundred years of one family in Maryland. The Hambleton's story is America's story. From the founding pioneer member, William Hambleton's, arrival in 1657 to the present day the Hambleton clan has participated and made a lasting contribution to this nation. From its arrival to these shores during the colonial period this family developed a dynastic legacy which thrives to this day spanning four centuries and ten generations of achievement. This publication embraces the great span of American history seen through the lens of one family.
Join us for these two very exciting book releases and signings. Receptions will follow both events. Click here for more.
A New Exhibition!
Voyage of the Deutschland: Commemorating the centennial of the mysterious arrival of the Deutschland submarine to Baltimore's harbor and the United States' involvement in World War I, The Maryland Historical Society is launching a new exhibition, Voyage of the Deutschland, which opens on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Objects include a model of the Deutschland submarine measuring five and a half feet long, which is said to be the most authentic replica in existence. An opening reception, including a World War I panel discussion featuring historian Dr. Gary Weir and U.S. Naval Academy Professor Nicholas Lambert, and an Oktoberfest celebration will take place on September 29 beginning at 6pm. The exhibit is proudly sponsored by The German Society of Maryland and the Maryland Historical Society Maritime Committee. Click here for more information.
New Library Hours
Attention Researchers: Beginning June 1, 2016, Special Collections pulls will only be available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Special Collections includes:
Maps and Rare Atlases
Prints, Broadsides, and Works on Paper
Architectural Drawings and Blueprints
For all other research requests, the library remains open Wednesday-Saturday. For more information, visit this link.
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