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Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Maryland Historical Society

 
 
Maryland Historical Society Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, August 14, 2008
1. Maryland Historical Society Marker
Inscription. The Maryland Historical Society (MdHS) is the state's oldest continuously operating cultural institution. Founded in 1844, it was first located in the Athenaeum at St. Paul and Saratoga Streets. In 1919 it moved to its current location on W. Monument St. in the Mount Vernon Cultural District.

Over 350 years of Maryland history comes to life through the MdHS's renowned collections and dynamic educational offerings. The permanent collection includes Francis Scott Key's original manuscript of the poem that became the National Anthem as well as one of the most extensive collections of Americana in the country. In addition to diverse permanent exhibitions, temporary exhibitions are open throughout the year in the galleries of the museum and the library.
 
Erected 2008 by the City of Baltimore, Shiela Dixon, mayor.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Baltimore City historical markers marker series.
 
Location. 39° 17.84′ N, 76° 37.112′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is at the intersection of West Monument Street and Park Avenue on West Monument Street. Touch for map. The marker is on the corner of the old Enoch Pratt house, now part of the MdHS. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Maryland Historical Society Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 5, 2015
2. Maryland Historical Society Marker
Behind the "In Full Glory" marker.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Enoch Pratt House ( a few steps from this marker); In Full Glory ( a few steps from this marker); Striving for Civil Liberties: The Progressives of Mount Vernon ( a few steps from this marker); H. Irvine Keyser ( within shouting distance of this marker); Grace and St. Peter's Church ( within shouting distance of this marker); On To Yorktown ( within shouting distance of this marker); King Gambrinus, 1879 ( within shouting distance of this marker); The Severn Building ( about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Also see . . .  Website of the Maryland Historical Society. (Submitted on August 14, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyEducationNotable Buildings
 
The Enoch Pratt House image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Busta-Peck, August 14, 2008
3. The Enoch Pratt House
The marker can be seen on the corner of the building closest to the camera.
The Star Spangled Banner image. Click for full size.
Maryland Historical Society
4. The Star Spangled Banner
The MdHS is home to the original manuscript of the Star Spangled Banner. The Star Spangled Banner and other artifacts relating to Marylanders' fight for freedom, is on view in the museum of the MdHS.
Silver image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 5, 2015
5. Silver
In addition to furniture, paintings and many other artifacts relating to the history of Maryland, the MdHS has a stunning collection of silver. A sampling of this collection is on display in the museum of the MdHS.
Close-up of photo on marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 13, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,354 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   2. submitted on September 11, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   3. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.   4, 5. submitted on September 11, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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