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

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 […]


By |January 20th, 2017|

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 […]

Black History Month Genealogy Conference

By |January 9th, 2017|

Family and Friends:

The Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society’s Maryland and Washington, DC Chapters, the Laurel (MD) and Washington, DC Family History Centers, as well as the African American Special Interest Group sponsor a Black History Month Genealogy Conference on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at the Family History Center, 7200 Contee Road, Laurel, Maryland 20707, from […]

Another Chance to See the “Rosenwald” Film! Friday, January 6, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.

By |December 25th, 2016|

On Friday, January 6, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., the film entitled “Rosenwald” will be shown at Hope Lutheran Church, 4201 Guilford Drive, College Park.  The showing is co-sponsored by movies@hope  and the College Park Arts Exchange, in cooperation with the National Center for Jewish Film.  This film traces the life of Julius Rosenwald, president of […]

PGCHS Day at Riversdale, October 9th, 2016

By |October 5th, 2016|

Members of PGCHS Board and friends,

As you know, the PGCHS made a financial contribution to mounting the
exhibit of the Stier-Peeters family painting collection that opened at
Riversdale this past April, and will close on October 23. Each
organization that contributed to making this the exhibit possible was
invited to see the exhibit free of charge on a specific […]

Sculptor of “Undaunted in Battle”, Joanna Blake, died in an accident in Italy, May 22, 2016.

By |May 31st, 2016|

Sculptor Joanna Blake was killed in a tragic accident while vacationing in Italy on May 22, 2016, her 39th birthday.

Joanna, beloved by everyone who knew her possessed an extraordinary and irreplaceable artistic talent. She designed and sculpted the Bladensburg Memorial for the Bicentennial of the Battle of Bladensburg. Dedicated on August 23, 2014. It was her […]

Ragtime and Revelry at the Moving Picture Ball! Old Greenbelt Theatre

By |May 30th, 2016|


“Old Greenbelt Theatre is a one-screen movie theatre located in the heart of Greenbelt, Maryland, showing contemporary films in addition to offering a schedule of diverse and community based film programming.

Completed in 1938, the Old Greenbelt Theatre is an iconic building in Greenbelt, MD, a federally planned New-Deal-era community. The core of Old Greenbelt was […]

Gpv Oden Bowie and the Spring Races at Pimlico May 25th, 1876

By |May 21st, 2016|


“The Spring Races at Pimlico yesterday were fairly attended, and the sport good.  The first race, three-quarter of a mile dash, was won by A. D. Brown’s Ansiral , and the third race by Oden Bowie’s Ore Knob, both Maryland horses.  The second race, Chesapeake stakes, one and quarter miles, was won […]


By |May 19th, 2016|


A lecture presented by Marietta House Museum & Prince George’s County Historical Society
Tuesday, May 24th at 7pm 
Please join Kimberly Godwin Clark on Tuesday, May 24th at 7pm. at Marietta House Museum, for a lecture and discussion of “Thoroughbred Racehorses & Thoroughbred Placement Resources”
Kimberly Godwin Clark is the Founder […]

Free African-American Genealogy workshop on Saturday, May 14

By |May 14th, 2016|

The Prince George’s County Council Member Todd M. Turner (District 4), the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center at North Brentwood, and the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society-Prince George’s County MD Chapter sponsor a free genealogy workshop on Saturday, May 14, from 2:00-3:30 p.m., at the South Bowie Library, 15301 Hall Road, Bowie, […]