Virtual Field Trips for Adult Audiences

America in Miniature

Maryland is also known as a “mini- America” because historic events that happened throughout the country also have a direct link to Maryland. This program will especially emphasize the state’s role in building the nation’s identity during the War of 1812, by analyzing the significance of the American flag and the national anthem.

Impacting Your Watershed: Connecting Past and Present

Marylanders take pride in the Chesapeake Bay and maritime history. Impacting Your Watershed focuses on the Chesapeake Bay and the oyster industry in order to learn about the Bay, human impact, and how it has changed over the course of history.

First Contact

When European colonists came to Maryland they did not encounter a new and undiscovered world, but one inhabited by people who had been there for thousands of years. This program will explore the written records from Europeans as well as artifacts that local Native Americans created in order to examine early cultural exchange between the groups.

Passion for Fashion

Maryland has always had a thriving fashion scene! The clothing discussed during this program has connections to the formerly enslaved, to the internationally famous, and to everyday Marylanders. Delve into the lives of Elizabeth Bonaparte, Claire McCardell, the Duke of Windsor and more to learn about how they influenced the fashion world.

Protesting Segregation in Maryland

Maryland has a rich history of civil rights organizations, including the second- oldest NAACP branch in the country, which contributed to making our stat more inclusive and equal. Using photography collections, oral history interviews, and other unique documents from the local African American community, this program explores the Civil Rights Movement and the different ways people protested segregation.

Remarkable Women of Maryland

2020 is the Year of the Woman and what better way to celebrate than to highlight the remarkable women of Maryland! Learn about the lives of Harriet Tubman, Elizabeth Bonaparte, Margaret Brent, the work of suffragists, and more to gain a richer understanding of the history of Maryland.

Tracing the Life of Frederick Douglass

Born into slavery on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in 1818, Frederick Douglass was a social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. By examining primary sources from the Maryland Historical Society’s collection, this program highlights Douglass’ life and emphasizes his incredible legacy.

WWI Propaganda and the Home Front

By examining local newspaper accounts and propaganda posters created during World War I the program will highlight the fears and pressures experienced by people living on the home front during the Great War. Maryland’s German and German- American communities were often the target of such efforts after the United States entered the war.

 

Interested in booking a virtual program? Contact Digital Learning Specialist Ashlee Anderson at [email protected] or 410-685-3750 x 317