La Plata, Maryland
Culture, History, Library, Science, Specialized
The men and women who have been inducted into the ARS Science Hall of Fame represent a very special group of scientists—the best of the best. The most recent inductees (September 2009) are dairy scientist Max J. Paape, geneticist J. Neil Rutger and soil scientist B.A. Stewart.
Art, Children's, Culture, General, History, Library
Nestled at the base of historic Federal Hill in the southside of Baltimore's beautiful Inner Harbor, the American Visionary Art Museum is a unique and exciting venue for receptions, meetings, and special events. Not only is the museum the national repository for the artworks created by self-taught artists, the building's architecture is an artistic creation unto itself -winning many international and national awards for its design and beauty.
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The Benson Hammond House serves as the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society's headquarters and museum. A truck farm from 1830-1930, the museum contains many artifacts from local truck farms and contains an extensive picker check collection that reflects the system used by early farmers in the area to pay farm workers.
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Military, Specialized
Reconstructed house of Barbara Fritchie, heroine of John Greenleaf Whittier's poem from the Civil War. "Shoot if you must, this old gray head, but spare your country's flag, she said" while leaning out an upstairs window.
Archaeology, Culture, History, Historic House, Library, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park
Encompassing 142 acres, with various facilities and extensive nature trails, the primary focus of this site is cultural and natural history. The Historical Park & Museum is dedicated to the legacy of the Colonial farmer, clockmaker, mathematician, astronomer,and Federal Territority surveyor, Benjamin Banneker, known as the first African American man of science.
Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
Art, Culture, History
This free museum contains several rare historical artifacts from the surfing world collected by surfing legend Bruce Gabrielson over a 60 year period.
Shady Side, Maryland
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The Captain Avery Museum property is uniquely significant for its dual period of interpretation. From 1860 to 1890, the property was owned by Captain Salem Avery and the property remained in the family until 1920. Avery came to the Chesapeake from Long Island where his family had been sea captains for several generations. The Museum’s collections include artifacts from the Avery family, notably the family Bible given to Mrs. Avery as a wedding gift.
Botanical Garden, Cemetery, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The Catonsville Historical Society Inc., is a non-profit organization that was organized in 1973 after the late Mrs. Robert Townsend had bequeathed her home and, her collection of 18th and early 19th century antiques to the Society. Her decorator workshop, which was next to the house, was later remodeled and enlarged for an office, meeting room, and museum to house Catonsville memorabilia. The enlarged and remodeled area ultimately became the Pullen Museum.
For those of you unfamiliar with the Charles H. Chipman Cultural Center and the Chipman Foundation, we are located in Salisbury, Maryland on the Maryland Eastern Shore. The Chipman Cultural Center is an historic landmark, a former African American church dating to 1837 when five local freedmen purchased property and built a structure for use as a church, school and meeting place.
Havre de Grace, Maryland
Culture, General, History, Natural History, Science, Specialized
The MARTHA LEWIS project is an ambition whose realization will depend entirely on the energy and vision of those who come forward to continue it. It is also another test, an open question to those with the vision to answer, of our ability to manage our Chesapeake heritage before parts of it are erased completel
Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House
The first rural hands-on history museum in the United States designed for elementary school-aged children, this delightful museum provides daily history tours up to two hours in length.
Clear Spring, Maryland
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Park
A group of volunteers committed to preserving life as it was known by the people living in the Clear Spring area generations ago. This group of volunteers have preserved Plumb Grove, once a dilapidated house, and filled the rooms with period furniture from other local homes, furniture made in Clear Spring, and Maryland made furniture. The Plumb Grove lawn contains 126 heritage roses and heritage flowers, vegetables and herbs, all enjoyed centuries ago by other people.
Culture, History, Historic House
Crisfield Heritage Foundatin consists four properties: the Tawes Museum at 3 Ninth St, Crisfield, MD; The Ward Brothers Workshop on Sackertown Road; The Governor Tawes Library/home; The Customs House and Cedar Island Marsh. Self guided Historic Walking Tour.
Pocomoke City, Maryland
Children's, Culture, History, Natural History, Nature Centers
Nature Heritage Tourism Center: The Delmarva Discovery Center on the Pocomoke River presently consists of two buildings, the Discovery Center and the Exploratory. The Discovery Center is a 16,000 square foot, 1920s era building and will house the exhibits, changing exhibit space, gift shop, classroom, and administrative space.
Archaeology, Culture, General, History, Library, University
The mission of the Nabb Research Center is to cultivate and sustain the advancement of scholarly research through collecting, preserving, disseminating and providing access to records and artifacts which illustrate the rich historical and cultural heritage of the greater Delmarva region.
Church, Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Military
Discovering Epiphany Chapel and Church House is like finding a valuable coin mixed in a jar of pennies you had almost forgotten. The front stoop is worn where so many feet have passed, the center floor beam is weighed down with memories, and a discernible spirit of hospitality shines like the patina on the old oak furniture. Epiphany Chapel and Church House is worn but far from worn out.
Art, Culture, History, Historic House, Library, Park, University
Built in 1858 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Evergreen House is a magnificent 48-room Italianate mansion on 26 wooded acres in Baltimore. Formerly the home of two generations of Baltimore's prominent Garrett family, Evergreen House and its collection of over 50,000 objects were bequeathed to the Johns Hopkins University in 1942 with the stipulation that the estate remain open to "lovers of music, art, and beautiful things.