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  • O'Malley proposes major renovations at state parks

    O'Malley proposes major renovations at state parks
    Gov. Martin O'Malley wants to spend nearly $23 million to improve Maryland's often-maligned state parks, proposing widespread renovations for a system that critics say has been deteriorating for more than a decade. The money would go toward highly...
  • Two teens injured in car crash in Columbia

    Two teenagers were injured in a single-car crash Monday afternoon in Columbia, after an 18-year-old driver left the roadway and slammed into a telephone pole. Daniel Howard Baker, of the 6000 block of Mellow Wine Way in Columbia, was driving a 1996 Acura...
  • Archivists scramble after men accused of stealing historic documents

    Archivists scramble after men accused of stealing historic documents
    On an invitingly bright summer day, the reading room at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania starts filling up nonetheless as soon as the doors open: professors, Ph.D. candidates and amateur genealogists alike stream in to spend hours perusing the...
  • Arbutus Library visitors find scavenger hunt a fun way to learn during Black History Month

    Arbutus Library visitors find scavenger hunt a fun way to learn during Black History Month
    It's a big area to search. As the second-newest branch of the Baltimore County Public Library, the Arbutus Library features 25,000 square feet of space for more 110,000 items, several meeting rooms and a large computer area, as well as areas for...
  • Black history is American history

    In 1926, Carter G. Woodson, through his organization, the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (later renamed the Association for the Study of African American Life and History), founded and promoted Negro History Week. He selected February...
  • History Matters: Essay on Ireland lands Ellicott City 12-year-old second prize in newspaper contest

    100 Years Ago Irish eyed Ellicott City Boy Gets A Prize In the Baltimore News contest for the best essays by children, 12-year old Noble Watkins, of Ellicott City, was awarded the second prize for the following essay. "Essay On Ireland: Ireland is a...
  • Maryland will feature prominently in Smithsonian's latest museum

    Maryland will feature prominently in Smithsonian's latest museum
    When the country's largest museum devoted to African-American history and culture opens in Washington, Maryland people and places will get a healthy share of the limelight. A two-story log house built by freed slaves from Montgomery County, dubbed the...
  • Photo exhibit illuminates Howard County's black history

    Photo exhibit illuminates Howard County's black history
    The viewers stand transfixed, leaning in again and again for a closer look as they inspect 32 panels of photographs that capture both the everyday and the celebratory moments in the lives of Howard County's early black families. Many pull out their...
  • Tubman Underground Railroad center on Shore gets funding

    Tubman Underground Railroad center on Shore gets funding
    Harriet Tubman has long inspired a deep sense of pride among Marylanders, especially in the rural communities of the Eastern Shore, where the former slave was born and led dozens to freedom on the Underground Railroad. While her story is taught to...
  • Harriet Tubman visitor center: a good first step

    Harriet Tubman visitor center: a good first step
    Harriet Tubman was one tough lady. She escaped slavery, fleeing an Eastern Shore plantation. She was a leader in the Underground Railroad, traveling at night under the North Star — probably along the Choptank River — hiding at safe houses...
  • Is now the right time to build the Tubman center?

    At a time when governments are looking for ways to finance the urgent needs of communities, I question why money is being spent for projects like the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center ("Tubman center: a good first step," Aug. 19). The...
  • Baltimore's true identity: black history

    Baltimore's true identity: black history
    A new vision for our city in the 21st century is sorely lacking from the discourse in the Baltimore City mayor's race. Sure, lowering property taxes is a good idea, but it is not a game changer — even if it could be done without slashing city...