“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 […]


By |July 22nd, 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 […]

2018 Tour of Prince George’s County “Along the Patuxent”

By |September 16th, 2018|

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]