Busily straightening displays and organizing photographs, volunteers with Taneytown Heritage & Museum Association Inc. have spent weeks preparing for their new site's grand opening on Saturday, April 30.
The Mount Airy Spring Fest, an annual festival bringing together artists and musicians from around the area, returns this Saturday. During the weekend, Taneytown will look back at its history as it opens the new location of the Taneytown History Museum on Baltimore Street.
Cokie Roberts shares a few tales from her book "Capital Dames," with some fascinating connections to Baltimore and Maryland, including the woman at the center of a deadly scandal involving the son of Francis Scott Key.
Prince's concert in Baltimore last May, nearly a year before his death Thursday at the age of 57, now stands as one of the virtuosic musician's final forays into the national conversation around racial politics and the challenges of modern urbanism — and as such will hold an enduring spot in a growing national archive dedicated to the Black Lives Matter movement and the Baltimore unrest at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History & Culture.
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield -- the Ben and Jerry of ice cream fame -- have been spreading through their Stamp Mobile the past three years. The Rube Goldberg-style Stamp Mobile came to its last stop Tuesday as it was dedicated to the American Visionary Art Museum. Its message? "Stamp money out of politics."
Looking for a way to educate youngsters about Civil War history, re-enactor Bill McElwee approached the Carroll County Farm Museum to help organize a School of the Soldier. The inaugural event, for children ages 10 to 13, will be held Saturday, April 30, at the museum in Westminster.
TANEYTOWN HISTORY MUSEUM GRAND OPENING & RIBBON CUTTING APRIL 30, 2016 11:00 A.M. The Taneytown Heritage & Museum Association, Inc. will be celebrating the Grand Opening of the History Museum at the new location, 340 East Baltimore Street, Taneytown, Md. with a weekend of celebration. The opening ceremony and ribbon cutting will be held on Saturday, April 30th, 11:00 a.m. with the museum remaining open until 4 p.m. The museum will also be open on Sunday, May 1st, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m The kickoff for the grand opening and ribbon cutting will begin promptly at 11 a.m. There will be ...
Every Kid in a Park, a new national initiative providing free access to all public lands to fourth-graders and their families, will be extended in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area with a companion program at 13 nonfederal sites.
For 20 years, the Sykesville Gate House Museum has collected items celebrating the history of the town, now, organizers are working to revitalize the museum, with a sharper focus on the Springfield State Hospital, the town's former mental health facility, opened in 1896.
Shirley F. Hecht, a retired Baltimore School for the Arts administrator who worked with elementary school students interested in music and performance, died of stroke complications March 6 at her Pikesville. She was 91.
The history of Laurel mattered to longtime resident James "Jim" McCeney. After his retirement in 2000 as a chief financial officer for the Organization of American States, he returned to his childhood home overlooking the corner of Main and Fourth streets, undertaking a major renovation and restoration effort of the 19th-century frame house. McCeney died Saturday, March 19 of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a lung disease, according to his family. He was 74.
Laurel High School's Spartan Historical Society took a trip last Friday through Laurel's past. Eleven students from the history club visited Snow Hill Manor, Montpelier Mansion and Arts Center and the Laurel Museum. Staff members shared the story of each historic site, as well as their day-to-day obligations as caretakers.
On March 17 at the Maryland City at Russett Library, please come out and join the Banneker-Douglass Museum's curator of education, Trenda Byrd, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Symbols and Messages, a workshop demonstrating the extraordinary communication methods developed and utilized by African-American communities without the use of the written word.
Built during Harford County's long era of segregated education, the Havre de Grace Colored High School became the first school in the area for teaching African-American students through 11th grade. Local community leaders want to preserve building at Alliance and Stokes streets, which dates to 1910, and find ways to maintain the property's legacy.
You're still shaking out the road salt from your shoes and yikes, it's March -- spring break already! But worry not: You can still find great and affordable getaways. Whether you'd prefer to recharge everyone's batteries on a powder-sand beach, a sunny ski slope or in a foreign country, here are oodles of options that you can easily get to, most of them nonstop from Baltimore.
Designed to enhance the current exhibit "Behind the Bricks: 20 years of the Laurel Museum," the Laurel Historical Society is offering youngsters ages 8 to 13 the opportunity to create their own memory vessel, filling it with pictures, newspapers, mementos, small toys and other artifacts, along with letters to their future selves.
Our award-winning Howard County Library is celebrating its annual Evening in the Stacks on Saturday, Feb. 27, from 7 to 11 p.m. This is the library's premier event each year and attracts about 600 people. This year's event is called the Black-eyed Susan Ball and features celebrity chef John Shields and the 25th anniversary edition of his book, "Chesapeake Bay Cooking."
"Green Mount Cemetery is literally Baltimore's history," Wayne Schaumburg says, as he goes from headstone to headstone. Schaumburg, 69, has been leading tours of graveyard since 1985—and draws an artful picture of the city's history as he moves among the tombstones.
Last year, more or less all around the same time, my parents separated, my partner since high school started transitioning, and I graduated college, moved into a new home with my partner and two housemates, and entered the workforce full-time (thankfully). It's the most palpable change I've ever experienced, and though I think these were all ultimately good things, I'm pretty tired. Right now, I'm not very interested in breaking new ground in my life or my art; I just want to feel a little
Elaine B. Snyder, founder of the Harford-Belair Community Mental Health Center Inc. who was also a longtime trustee of the Baltimore Museum of Art, died Saturday of pulmonary fibrosis at her home in the Colonnade on West University Parkway. She was 74.