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

By |December 7th, 2019|

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 […]

Historic Wyoming Farm – The Second Annual Balkan Chestnut Festival is Oct 12th

By |September 27th, 2019|

One of our local historic sites, Wyoming Farm, is sponsoring its 2nd annual Balkan Chestnut Festival on October 12th.  Below is some information about the festival and the farm.

BCF2 gets Zlatne Uste!
We are extremely proud to announce that Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band will be headlining the Second Annual Balkan Chestnut Festival (BCF2) at Wyoming Farm in […]

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

By |September 9th, 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 from […]

Echoes of the Enslaved

By |August 12th, 2019|

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 of the history of the nation that […]

SOCIETY FUNDRAISER ON TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019

By |July 22nd, 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 is all day and […]

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

By |March 24th, 2018|

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 operate in the […]

Prince George’s County National History Day compettion is around the corner

By |February 12th, 2018|

Hello ​Fellow History Lovers:

The Prince George’s County National History Day compettion is around the corner. Maybe one of our students will win the state and then the national competition! You can give support to these students by volunteering to be a judge at our local competition. The deadline to do so is quickly approaching, Feburary […]

History of Magnolia Springs, Prince George’s County, Maryland

By |October 24th, 2017|

“A History of Magnolia Springs.” Excerpted from Evaluation for Historic Site Designation: Findings, Conclusion, and Recommendation (Magnolia Springs, Historic Resource 70-001). Memorandum from Thomas W. Gross to Prince George’s County Historic Preservation Commission. Upper Marlboro, MD: Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, July 11, 2017.

 

Statement of Significance

Magnolia Springs is significant as the location of a commercial water […]

Releasee of UMd Student Newspapers database

By |October 9th, 2017|

 

On Monday, October 2, the University of Maryland Libraries will be releasing phase one of the UMD Student Newspapers database,https://www.lib.umd.edu/univarchives/student-newspapers

The database, which covers issues from 1910 to 1971 from the Diamondback and its predecessor newspapers, provides both keyword and date access to article titles and content. Users can search names and topics across all the […]

History of Spa Spring, Bladensburg, Maryland

By |September 26th, 2017|

History of Spa Spring site

 

“A History of the Spa Spring Site.” Excerpted from Evaluation for Historic Site Designation: Findings, Conclusion, and Recommendation (Spa Spring Site, Historic Resource 69-001). Memorandum from Thomas W. Gross to Prince George’s County Historic Preservation Commission. Upper Marlboro, MD: Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, September 12, 2017.

 

 

Statement of Significance

Spa Spring Site is […]