April 2023

Watch the Galesville Community Center “Stories That Matter” Program

On Sunday, April 2, the Galesville Community Center presented the program, "Stories That Matter in South County," as part of the 16th Annual Maryland Day Celebration in the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area. Watch the recorded program here: The program included presentations by Lyndra Marshall and C. Jane Cox, the recognition of community honorees by Vincent Moulden (representing County Executive Steuart Pittman), as well as the video presentation, "Stories That Matter in South County During the Civil Rights Era" with numerous oral histories by community storytellers. Many thanks to the Galesville Community...

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Planning for America’s 250th on July 4, 2026 – UPDATED

The nation's semiquincentennial (250th Anniversary) will be celebrated nation-wide on July 4, 2026. Have YOU begun thinking about what America's 250th anniversary might mean for you, your institution, and your community? There are many conversations and resources already developed, and more are in the pipeline. If you haven’t already, be sure to download your copy of the AASLH's Making History at 250 Field Guide! DOWNLOAD THE FIELD GUIDE Statement from AASLH: "As we prepare for 2026, we hope you will use these themes and ideas to inform your work and that you will share...

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Add Your Story! Crownsville Hospital Oral History Project

Take a Survey Residents, former employees, patients, neighbors and other community members, if you have a story about the Crownsville State Hospital that you would like to share, you are encouraged to complete the Crownsville Hospital Oral History Project survey. The historic transfer of the former Crownsville State Hospital from the State of Maryland to Anne Arundel County is complete. The Crownsville Hospital Oral History Project aims to create a repository of personal stories and remembrances that can be shared for today and for the future. Work is beginning to transform this space into...

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Board Member Gertrude Makell Receives Michelle Obama Award

On Wednesday, March 30, County Executive Steuart Pittman, in partnership with the Caucus of African American Leaders, honored our Board Member, Gertrude Makell, with 13 additional women who have had tremendous impact in Anne Arundel County. This special honor is named after former First Lady Michelle Obama, who serves as a role model for women and advocates for poverty awareness, education, nutrition, health and wellness. This year the theme of the awards is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.” The ceremony was streamed and can be found on the County Executive's...

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Take a Survey! History, Preservation, and Cultural Heritage in Maryland’s Future

Help shape the future of cultural heritage in Maryland by taking a survey! The Maryland Historical Trust is seeking feedback to help inform the 2024-2031 update to their statewide preservation plan, which will guide historic preservation, archaeology, and cultural heritage activities around the state. You can participate by completing the Public Survey: History, Preservation, and Cultural Heritage in Maryland's Future and joining one of MHT's public meetings this summer! Stay tuned for public meeting dates. ...

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