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September Lunch and Learn – Maryland at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Lesser-known collections at the Maryland State Archives reveal the active role Marylanders took in the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, which showcased scientific, technological, agricultural, industrial, and artistic achievements throughout America. Glimpse the efforts to create the “Maryland Building,” explore award-winning contributions of our state’s citizens, meet a Baltimore activist advocating for the representation of black Marylanders’ invaluable achievements, and experience the day-to-day account of a Marylander who journeyed hundreds of miles to experience the fair first-hand.

Rachel Frazier serves as the Director of Reference Services for the Maryland State Archives. She has fifteen years of experience in assisting in-person and remote researchers in solving their diverse genealogical, historical, archaeological, and legal research questions.


September 14
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm