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About John Peter, Editor & Administrative Assistant PGCHS

Administrative Assistant for the Prince George's County Historical Society & Chair of the Prince George's County Preservation Commission

April History Chat – Being Young in Old Fourth Ward

Join the Prince George’s County Historical Society on Monday, April 26, 2021, at 7 PM for a conversation with Joseph Pruden as he talks about being young in Cheverly’s old Fourth Ward during the late 1950s and into the 1960s. Joseph Pruden has lived in Cheverly since March 1957 when he and his family moved [...]

History Chat: Monuments and Memories

Prince George's County Historical Society "History Chat" Join the Prince George’s County Historical Society for its first monthly History Chat.  The Society will be hosting a chat on the fourth Monday of the month at 7 PM.  Below are instructions on how to participate via Zoom. Our first chat will be with Maya Davis discussing [...]

PORTIA – The Life and Career of Booker T. Washington’s Daughter

  Tuesday, February 23, 7:00 p.m. - Maryland Milestones presents “PORTIA – the life and career of Booker T. Washington’s Daughter.” Historian Susan Pearl will review the fascinating life of Portia, Booker T. Washington’s oldest child - her youth at her father’s Tuskegee Institute, her education in the United States and Europe, her career as a [...]

I hope you can join the Prince George’s County Historical Society for our holiday party at Beechwood on Sunday, December 15, 2019, from 2-5 PM. Directions to Beechwood:  From Route 301 (Crain Highway), turn onto Leeland Road, make a left onto Moores Plains Boulevard, go through the roundabout and turn left onto the driveway before [...]

“The Write Women Book Fest” Saturday, September 21, 2019

The Write Women Book Fest Join the Prince George’s County Historical Society and Marietta House Museum on Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Write Women Book Fest.   Several Society members will be attending with their publications.   The book festival is created specifically for women writers and will feature writers [...]

Echoes of the Enslaved

An Immersive Experience through History and Archaeology September 6 & 7, 2019 All Events are FREE and open to all ages This unique, two-day commemoration will highlight decades of archaeological discoveries and addressthe lasting legacies of chattel slavery in Prince George’s County. This event series will be held with the generous cooperation of The Slave Dwelling Project, a non-profit whose vision is to encourage a “more truthful and inclusive narrative [...]

SOCIETY FUNDRAISER ON TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019

SOCIETY FUNDRAISER ON TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 Franklins Restaurant, Brewery, General Store 5123 Baltimore Avenue in Hyattsville To support the fundraiser, notify your server or the host and ask that your receipt(s) be added to the PGCHS fundraiser.  Franklins will tally the receipts and donate 20% of the total (before taxes) to the Society. The fundraiser [...]

History of the Stamp Store and Post Office Site, Nottingham, Maryland

History of the Stamp Store and Post Office Site   Statement of Significance Stamp’s Store and Post Office Site is the location of a general store that operated in the first half of the twentieth century under the ownership of the Goldstein and Downing families. It is believed to have been the last store to [...]

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