Black History Month At The Maryland Historical Society


Baltimore— The Maryland Historical Society’s (MdHS) February offerings celebrate the astonishing history and diverse culture of Maryland’s past and present during Black History Month.

MdHS provides visitors a unique perspective on Maryland through its library, museum exhibitions and educational programs. Listed below are some highlights during Black History Month:

• FREE admission on President’s Day (February 17)— perfect activity for a day off!

• Museum visitors can learn how to sew on President’s Day using the historical and contemporary quilts on display in their Hometown Girl exhibition

• MdHS is hosting virtual field trips on civil rights and segregation at Enoch Pratt Library throughout the month.

• A FREE Frederick Douglas and segregation protesting virtual field trip will be offered to public schools throughout the month.

• Author Rick Bell will host a lecture where he discusses his most recent book, “Stolen,” about slavery in the Deep South on February 27, 2020.

Maryland Historical Society collections include more than 350,000

objects and seven million books and documents, ranging from pre-settlement to the present day and representing virtually every aspect of Maryland history and life.The Maryland Historical Society is located at 201 West Monument Street in Baltimore. For more information, visit: