Upcoming Events

June 28, 2017 - 6:00pm
This year we are taking a trip down memory lane and want you to join us for our 2017 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, June 28th at 6:00 PM at the Maryland Historical Society. Admission is free. MdHS Curator of Films and Photographs, Joe Tropea, will share a short presentation about the MdHS film collections followed by a film screening with footage from several collections, including Ocean City: The Great Hurricane of 1933, Behind the Scenes at Hutzler’s, Druid Hill Park Zoo, and Raising the Big Flag, VE Day. Costumes from our vast collection at MdHS will be on display highlighting items from Hutzler’s Brothers. Learn more about our costume summer internship program, as well as our Adopt-A-Box initiative. Light refreshments will be served.

September 7, 2017 - 6:30pm
A friend of Elizabeth Patterson, abandoned wife of a failed Baltimore merchant, a single mother who divorced for love to marry a French artist/architect, and an accomplished editor/writer in her own right, Eliza Godefroy’s life was both extraordinary and tragic. Her failed journal, the first of its kind in America edited by a woman, remains a monument to her skills as a writer and observer of the intellectual life of the emerging urban presence of Baltimore, as much as her second husband's Battle Monument remains as the centerpiece of the city’s official seal. This lecture will explore the career of the brilliant, Eliza Godefroy during the first two decades of the nineteenth century.

October 5, 2017 - 6:30pm
This lecture will introduce several innovative visual and spatial techniques developed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe in his representations of the American landscape. In images of the rivers, rocks, buildings, and plantations of Virginia, Latrobe assessed his immigrant condition, meditated on human history, and imagined visions of the future. Latrobe’s sketchbooks at the Maryland Historical Society are recognized as one of the most significant collections of realistic representations of the American landscape prior to the Hudson River School. This research places them in the context of the international avant garde, asserting the significance of Latrobe oeuvre in the transatlantic world of art on the cusp of the nineteenth century.

November 2, 2017 - 6:30pm
What is the future of historic sites? Why are historic sites important today? Drawing examples from Drayton Hall in South Carolina and other National Trust sites through the northeast, including Cliveden in Philadelphia, Montpelier in Vermont, and President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington DC, George McDaniel will discuss how historic sites across the country are working to make their communities a better place through education, economic development, and preservation.