John Peter, Editor & Administrative Assistant PGCHS

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

Visit to Newly Restored Chapel at Compton Bassett

By |May 29th, 2017|

Next Saturday, June 3rd 2017, 9:30-10:320 a. m.,  Prince George’s County Historical Society members are invited to visit the newly restored chapel at Compton Bassett.

For details, please email the Society at info -at- pghisotry.org

 

please put the word CHAPEL in the subject line of the email

Pedestrianism Extraordinary Baltimore to Washington on foot in13 hours in 1843

By |May 20th, 2017|

PEDESTRIANISM EXTRAORDINARY. ─ We yesterday conversed with a gentleman who assured us that, on Tuesday last, he left Baltimore at 8 o’clock A. M. and walked from thence to Bladensburg, from Bladensburg to Upper Marlborough, and from Upper Marlborough to this city , which he reached at ten minutes before seven o’clock […]

Maryland Governors from and of Prince George’s County

By |May 15th, 2017|

Colonel Thomas Brooke, Jr. of Brookefield (1659 – 1730/1731) was President of the Council in Maryland and acting 13th Proprietary Governor of the Province of Maryland. He was the son of Major Thomas Brooke Sr. and Esquire, (1632–1676) and his second wife Eleanor Hatton, (1642–1725), who later remarried Col. Henry Darnall, (1645-1711).

Samuel Ogle (c. 1694 […]

Prince George’s County Song – 1939

By |May 2nd, 2017|

Few residents, even the native variety, realize that Prince George’s, County has an official song. With words by G. Frederick Orton of Hyattsville and music by William Moore, then editor of the Prince George’s Post, Hail Prince Georges contains four stanzas and has a very pleasant melody. The song was adopted as the official song […]

“Dangerous R. R. Crossing” News from Hyattsville May 2, 1917

By |April 30th, 2017|

TAKE STEPS TO ABOLISH DANGEROUS R. R. CROSSING
HYATTSVILLE. Md.. May 2, 1917
At a meeting of citizens in Masonic Hall last night Mayor John G. Holden was empowered to appoint a committee of seven to confer with officials of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad and the public service commission to see if the dangerous grade crossing at this place could be eliminated. The grade crossing […]

Please join us at the Calvert Brewing Co. for a Mixer, Tour and Find-raiser

By |April 24th, 2017|

Thursday 5-8, we will be mixing it up at the Calvert Brewing Company in Upper Marlborough.
The Society gets 10% of Sales
Bring all your friends and neighbors

Plan on sampling Upper Marlborough’s micro-brewery’s finest!
– Tap Room Open! 3-9 PM Come early stay late!
– Tour & Meet The Calvert’s Event

15850 Commerce Ct.
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
240-245-4609

A musical evening with Imara Ashton Miles at the Bowie Performing Arts Center on Friday, January 13, 2017

By |April 3rd, 2017|

An Evening with Imara

The Prince George’s County Historical Society and an anonymous donor sponsored a musical evening with Imara Ashton Miles at the Bowie Performing Arts Center on Friday, January 13, 2017.  The Society was first introduced to Imara when she first sang Christmas Carols at one of the Society’s Holiday parties and was a […]

St. George’s Day 2017 Dinner and Awards

By |March 24th, 2017|

St. George’s Day 2017 Dinner and Awards  

Sunday, April 9, 2017, at 1 PM  

College Park Airport Operations Building

 

 

This year we will be celebrating the 321st anniversary of the founding of our county at the College Park Airport.  Established in 1909 as the military demonstration site for the Wright Brothers, College Park Airport is the world’s oldest […]

Plan to attend! Lecture -“Chasing the American Dream: The Formation and Legacy of Freedman Schools in PG County, MD 1866-1870

By |March 5th, 2017|

The Prince George’s County Historical Society, in its continuing lecture series partnership with the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, invites you to attend the March 22nd lecture, “The Formation and Legacy of Freedmen Schools in Prince George’s County, Maryland, 1866-1870”.

“Omar Shareef Price will be presenting on his dissertation title, “”Chasing the American Dream: The Formation […]

BALLOT 2017 SOCIETY BOARD ELECTIONS

By |January 20th, 2017|

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SOCIETY BOARD ELECTIONS
At the Society’s December 13, 2016, annual membership meeting there were not sufficient members in
attendance at the time of the meeting to hold the election of officers for 2017. Per the Society’s by-laws a
quorum constitutes a minimum of 25 members. Therefore, in order not to delay the election of officers, we
are asking members […]