Did you know? The primary species of Christmas Trees grown in Maryland are Scotch Pine, White Pine, Blue Spruce, Douglas Fir, and Fraser Fir according to the Maryland Christmas Tree Association. Preservation Maryland works to protect the state’s cultural landscapes and supports it’s regional legacy businesses, so this holiday season we feature three of Maryland’s oldest Christmas tree farms:
Hanukkah celebrations in America have changed significantly from when the first Jewish settlers arrived in Maryland in the mid-17th century. Always a minor holiday, Hanukkah gained new relevance in the American melting pot due to its proximity to Christmas. Baltimore’s Jewish communities are no exception with many ways to celebrate along with opportunities across the state, too.
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. The bloody fighting came to a brokered armistice on the eleventh day of the eleventh month at the eleventh hour. The changes the war wrought were undeniable.