Archive for May, 2020

Mental Health Awareness Month: A Focus on Occupation

Early May would have been the opening of the Maryland Historical Society’s newest exhibition, Wild and Untamed: Dunton’s Discovery of the Baltimore Album Quilts, now postponed to the fall. In developing this exhibition, MdHS staff worked with occupational therapists and Lisa Illum, the Librarian and Archivist at Sheppard Pratt, to illustrate how the famous Baltimore [...]

Business Unusual in Montgomery County

The following “Business Unusual” account is part of our new initiative, Collecting in Quarantine. With current mandates for all non-essential businesses to close, business is anything but usual in Maryland. In the Business Unusual series, MdHS is asking business employees, owners, customers, passers-by and neighborhood residents to visually share their experiences during the COVID-19 crisis. [...]

Letters from the Homefront: ‘Beauty in the Time of COVID-19’

The following “Letters from the Homefront” account is part of our new initiative, Collecting in Quarantine. Personal accounts are some of the most powerful tools we have in understanding historic events in Maryland. Letters, diaries, and photographs of important moments in Maryland history, including the Civil War, World Wars I and II, the Spanish flu [...]

Business Unusual Art Lesson

The following “Business Unusual” account is part of our new initiative, Collecting in Quarantine. With current mandates for all non-essential businesses to close, business is anything but usual in Maryland. In the Business Unusual series, MdHS is asking business employees, owners, customers, passers-by and neighborhood residents to visually share their experiences during the COVID-19 crisis. [...]

Letters from the Homefront: ‘A Freshman’s Guide to Quarantine’

The following “Letters from the Homefront” account is part of our new initiative, Collecting in Quarantine. Personal accounts are some of the most powerful tools we have in understanding historic events in Maryland. Letters, diaries, and photographs of important moments in Maryland history, including the Civil War, World Wars I and II, the Spanish flu [...]

Business Unusual on Campus

The following “Business Unusual” account is part of our new initiative, Collecting in Quarantine. With current mandates for all non-essential businesses to close, business is anything but usual in Maryland. In the Business Unusual series, MdHS is asking business employees, owners, customers, passers-by and neighborhood residents to visually share their experiences during the COVID-19 crisis. [...]

Letters from the Homefront: Finding Ways to Cope

The following “Letters from the Homefront” account is part of our new initiative, Collecting in Quarantine. Personal accounts are some of the most powerful tools we have in understanding historic events in Maryland. Letters, diaries, and photographs of important moments in Maryland history, including the Civil War, World Wars I and II, the Spanish flu [...]

Business Unusual on Vacation

The following “Business Unusual” account is part of our new initiative, Collecting in Quarantine. With current mandates for all non-essential businesses to close, business is anything but usual in Maryland. In the Business Unusual series, MdHS is asking business employees, owners, customers, passers-by and neighborhood residents to visually share their experiences during the COVID-19 crisis. [...]

Letters from the Homefront: ‘My Self-Isolation Quarantine Diary’

The following “Letters from the Homefront” account is part of our new initiative, Collecting in Quarantine. Personal accounts are some of the most powerful tools we have in understanding historic events in Maryland. Letters, diaries, and photographs of important moments in Maryland history, including the Civil War, World Wars I and II, the Spanish flu of [...]

Business Unusual on the Front Lines

The following “Business Unusual” account is part of our new initiative, Collecting in Quarantine. With current mandates for all non-essential businesses to close, business is anything but usual in Maryland. In the Business Unusual series, MdHS is asking business employees, owners, customers, passers-by and neighborhood residents to visually share their experiences during the COVID-19 crisis. [...]

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