Maryland History

January 31, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Poolesville High, Eastern Middle Students Honored at Maryland State House

The Maryland State House honored 10 high school and middle school students from Poolesville High School and Eastern Middle School on Monday. The students were recognized for awards and honors they received at the 2018 National History Day competition in June 2018. Last year, over 3,000 students from around the world competed in the academic competition […]

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January 22, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Oscar Nominated ‘Green Book’ Has Ties to Maryland History

Peter Farrelly’s film “Green Book,” starring Mahershala Ali, has been nominated for five Oscars, but it’s worth remembering the history the film is based on, has ties to Maryland’s history in the Jim Crow era. In the film, an Italian-American bouncer, Tony Lip (portrayed by Viggo Mortensen) starts working for black jazz pianist Dr. Don Shirley […]

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October 9, 2014 | Aline Barros

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Maryland Emancipation Day

The Maryland- National Capital Park and Planning Commission and Heritage Montgomery will host a series of events to honor the 150th anniversary of Maryland Emancipation Day on Nov. 1 and 2 throughout Montgomery County parks. According to, on November 1, 1864,  a new state constitution was adopted, which freed enslaved people living in Maryland. Slaves […]

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