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

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,

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 […]

Prince George’s County Historical Society Event “Prince of a County”

By |September 15th, 2017|

For Immediate release

Contact: Nathania A. Branch Miles

(240) 381-2998


Prince George’s County Historical Society – Fund-raising Event – “Prince of a County”


The Prince George’s County Historical Society is sponsoring Prince of a County on Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 2:00-4:00pm at the Don S.S. Goodloe House on the campus of Bowie State University.  The afternoon’s Keynote Speaker is […]

Old Parish House, College Park, at 200 Celebration

By |August 27th, 2017|

The Old Parish House is turning 200 – and the City of College Park is having a big celebration!  Plan to join your friends and neighbors for a weekend of events September 15 – 17.

Special events include vintage dancing on Friday night at nearby St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. The weekend continues at the Old Parish […]

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-


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|

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