Baltimore City has the distinction of being the location of the very first umbrella factory. The Beehler Umbrella Factory was founded in 1828 by German immigrant Francis Beehler. The company’s motto was, “Born in Baltimore, Raised Everywhere!”
The Mary Edwardine Bourke Emory Foundation, Inc., led by Queen Anne’s County historian, Mary Margaret Revell Goodwin, is currently restoring the ca. 1760 Bloomfield Manor to be the first home of the Maryland Museum of Women’s History.
Historic Maryland Recipes
11/24/2015 By Meagan Baco
Thanksgiving is a great time to reflect on our nation’s history, our personal heritage and family traditions, and all the people and places that we’re blessed to know and enrich our lives…and to make some delicious food!
PUT A LITTLE MARYLAND IN YOUR THANKGIVING
Joyce White is a foodways historian with ties to the Riverdale Mansion and the William Paca House, and has shared Maryland’s culinary traditions with the world through her blog, A Taste of History. Here’s her take on how to put a little Maryland into your Thanksgiving:
“When Abraham Lincoln declared a national day of Thanksgiving in 1863, approximately 1/4 of Baltimore’s population was made up of German immigrants. Is it any wonder then that a traditional accompaniment to the Baltimore Thanksgiving menu is sauerkraut? Also, oysters are also a traditional historic Maryland food to add to the menu whether in stuffing, raw on the half-shell, or as the main ingredient of a soup. And, you can never go wrong with adding a bit of Old Bay to the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, or crab dip appetizer.”