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Photo from Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture.

06/30/2017
By Waxter Intern

Then & Now: Glen Echo Park

Today Glen Echo Park in Montgomery County is a lively campus of open space, arts studios, and plays host to many community events. Some portions of the Park are operated by the National Park Service and some by the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture. What makes Glen Echo such an interesting place? It’s interesting history!

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Photography credit: “Bay Bridge Rising,” by A. Aubrey Bodine. Copyright Jennifer B. Bodine.

06/29/2017
By Preservation Maryland

History on the Air: History of the Bay Bridge

As part of the Maryland Humanities’ Humanities Connection segment on WYPR, our Maggie Pelta-Pauls, a Preservation Maryland Waxter Intern was on the air reading her original essay on the history of the Bay Bridge! If you missed it on the radio, you can listen anytime on our website.

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The Phillips Packing Company began in Cambridge, Maryland in 1902 with a single plant and went on to become the largest employer in Dorchester County and one of the most recognized names in seafood. As the company expanded so did its legacy on the Eastern Shore through buildings and stories, and now there is a new opportunity to revitalize a former packing plant.

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State flag of Maryland.

06/14/2017
By Waxter Intern

Flag Day: History of the Maryland Flag

Maryland’s flag stands out! Every Marylander has had at least one occasion to lament – or defend it’s bold colors and eye-catching design. Here’s the story of how the flag came to be.

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On it’s way to celebrate 65 years of connecting Maryland, take a quick trip into the history of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

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On the Bay sits a historic beach community founded by the youngest son of activist and abolitionist Frederick Douglass as a resort town for the African-American community. Incorporated as a year-round town in 1922, it is still home to many descendants of the original residents.

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The history of the diamondback terrapin turtle in Maryland can be traced at least as far back as the Native Americans with two important contemporary milestones that led to the University of Maryland mascot and team name – the Terps.

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All of your questions about the Preakness and Pimlico are answered below – by history! How’d Baltimore get the race? Why is it called the Preakness? And how much does the winner take home? Read this blog before the annual race starts:

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05/18/2017
By Waxter Intern

International Museum Day

May 18, 2017, marks the 40th anniversary of International Museum Day. Museums are imperative to preserving and interpreting cultural heritage and history, and this celebration of museums hopes to encourage education and understanding about what museums mean to our societies. In honor of this annual event, we’ve put together a diverse list of museums in Maryland.

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Marylanders looking to get their caffeine fix, you’re in luck! We’ve put together this list of coffee shops in historic buildings throughout the state. Each of these stores artfully integrates the character of their historic buildings into their cafes, offering examples of some of the many ways buildings can be repurposed, adapted, and reused.

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