Curious how a group of scholars, struggling artists and authors, newspapermen, philanthropists and social reformers in one neighborhood made an indelible mark on our city and the world of literature? Join us on the third Saturday of each month from April through October for Maryland Humanities’ Literary Mount Vernon Walking Tour. Dive into the world of rare books at the Peabody Library, see where the lives of Emily Post and Gertrude Stein intersected, and sit at the desk of legendary novelist John Dos Passos. Explore the mansions they called home, the cultural institutions they built, and the neighborhood haunts that were part of their daily lives. Learn more and purchase tickets: http://bit.ly/24FrrxJ
The Maryland Center for the Book, a program of the Maryland Humanities Council, is pleased to launch One Maryland One Book—the first-ever statewide community-centered reading program designed to encourage everyone in the state to read and discuss one common book.
This years selection—A Hope in the Unseen by Ron Suskind—is rich and multilayered. It was selected not only because it offers the opportunity to discuss important and highly relevant topics such as education and socioeconomics, but also because it presents the opportunity to talk about race and race relations in Maryland and in America—a common theme running through the Maryland Humanities Councils programming in 2008.
Here, Cedric Jennings discusses his experiences first hand in a series of interviews at Montgomery College.
Maryland History Day is directed by the Maryland Humanities Council since 1999, Maryland History Day is an engaging, year-long educational program that culminates in a statewide history contest among thousands of Maryland students every April.
This playlist contains videos from past Maryland History Day events and project.
Please visit the Maryland History Day website for more information.