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.
Children's, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Science, Specialized
On Presidents’ Day, February 16, 2003, amid a record-breaking snowfall, one half of the Museum’s massive roof collapsed. The collapse occurred as a result of the weight of drifting snow on the western side of the building. Eyewitness accounts depict the drifts nearly six feet in depth. The first alarm was received at approximately 11:40 PM on February 16th. Museum officials responded to find two sections of the 22-sectioned roof collapsed.
Children's, History, Historical Society, Library, Specialized
You'll be a really "cool" parent if you book the Baltimore Streetcar Museum for your child's next birthday, Bar/Bat Mitzvah or graduation party. When you book the Museum, you will have use of our Visitor's Center facilities. Our auditorium features our own "Trolley Theatre" in which children can watch a video about streetcars or perhaps you'd like to bring your own along to show. Add you own ice cream, cake, munchies and gifts, and you'll be the talk of your child's friends and parents.
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.
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.
General, History, Library, Specialized
Columbia Archives is the primary resource on Columbia and James Rouse as evidenced by the level of researchers and their work.
Children's, General, History, Historical Society, Library, Military, Park
Our hours of operation are Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 PM and Saturday 10:00Am - 2:00 pm Our Christmas Season train garden is from December 5, 12:00 Noon to 8:00 PM 7 days a week closed Christmas Day to January 8.
General, History, Historic House, Library
The house is a small 2 1/2 story brick duplex (now part of a row of houses), containing 5 rooms. First floor: parlor (front) and kitchen (rear). Second floor: 2 bedrooms. Top floor: 1 bedroom (assigned by most biographers as Poe’s room, although others believe that he used the rear bedroom and that Virginia used the small attic bedroom). The stairs for both floors are very narrow and winding, especially those leading to the top floor.
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.
Ellicott City, Maryland
General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Specialized
Located in the County’s first firehouse at the intersection of Main St. and Church Rd. in Historic Ellicott City, the Firehouse Museum houses a wide array of fire apparatus, model toys, and an impressive visual history of Howard County’s Volunteer Fire Department. The firehouse was constructed by volunteers in 1889 and after 1923 used as a meeting hall, county office space, and library reading room before opening as a museum.
Art, General, History, Historic House, Library
The F. Brooke Whiting House & Museum is a 1911 bungalow of stucco plaster that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. George Sansbury, a notable Cumberland architect, designed the boyhood home of F. Brooke Whiting. The home is furnished with family antiques, eclectic collections, and a vast library.
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Specialized
General, History, Library
The purpose of the Friend Family Association of America is to collect, record, preserve, and share the history of all family groups, to strengthen all family relationships, and to deepen appreciation for those who came before us and the values they cherished.
History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
Founded in 1939 to save the historic Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House, the Society now owns three properties on Westminster's Main Street: the Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House (1807), the Kimmey House (c.1800) and Cockey's (c.1820). The Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House have been restored to its original appearance and exhibits artifacts from the time period of the first owners (1807-1842). The Kimmey House houses the Research Library, Shriver-Weybright Gallery and administrative offices.
Cemetery, Church, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Park
The Historical Society of Frederick County is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to increasing public awareness and appreciation of the history of Frederick County. The Society collects and preserves artifacts and documents for study and education, and welcomes the participation of people of all ages in sharing informative and engaging experiences that will encourage them to discover and appreciate their heritage.
Children's, Culture, General, History, Library
The Howard County Center of African American Center houses a collection of over 1,000 artifacts and murals representing African American life in rural Howard County in the early 1900s and memorabilia depicting images of African Americans over the last 200 years.
Ellicott City, Maryland
General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
On exhibit are materials from five generations of Ellicotts, beginning with Andrew Ellicott "the surveyor" , including a wooden case pocket compass that he made. Clippings of Andrew Ellicott's and his wife Sarah Ellicott's hair with memorial notes, hair jewelry and other treasured mementoes that were saved for generations are on view, along with a quilt (circa 1840) made by Andrew's daughter in law Sarah Griffith Ellicott.