News & Happenings

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

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 […]

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 […]

At the Univ. of Maryland: How Art Keeps Hope Alive: Frida Kahlo and Franz Kafka

By |October 4th, 2015|

The Prince George’s County Historical Society will partner with the University of Maryland’s Campus Club to celebrate Hispanic Heritage in a way that may surprise you. Both Frida Kahlo and Franz Kafka lived with physical and emotional pain.  Evelyn Torton Beck, PhD has studied the similarities between Kahlo and Kafka with special attention to how they […]

Radical Error of the Anti-immigration Position Baltimore Sun 1843

By |August 22nd, 2015|

Opposition to immigration is nothing new. The opinion piece from a September 1843 edition of the Baltimore Sun reads as a current discussion piece for the politics of our present time – excepting the references to territorial acquisition fouynd at the end of the column.

A RADICAL ERROR. — They err greatly, who are opposed to […]

381st Maryland Day

By |March 28th, 2015|

Fellow PGCHS Trustees,

Yesterday, our Cousin, Joanne Calvert, recorded the attached photographs of Justin McClain, of Upper Marlboro, MD,  along with his Theology students from Bishop McNamara High School, Forestville, Maryland–Alexa Castro and Keith Sykes.  As representatives of the youngest generations and, thus, our State’s future, they were the final members in the procession at The […]