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 […]

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

A musical evening with Imara Ashton Miles at the Bowie Performing Arts Center on Friday, January 13, 2017

By |April 3rd, 2017|

An Evening with Imara

The Prince George’s County Historical Society and an anonymous donor sponsored a musical evening with Imara Ashton Miles at the Bowie Performing Arts Center on Friday, January 13, 2017.  The Society was first introduced to Imara when she first sang Christmas Carols at one of the Society’s Holiday parties and was a […]

St. George’s Day 2017 Dinner and Awards

By |March 24th, 2017|

St. George’s Day 2017 Dinner and Awards  

Sunday, April 9, 2017, at 1 PM  

College Park Airport Operations Building



This year we will be celebrating the 321st anniversary of the founding of our county at the College Park Airport.  Established in 1909 as the military demonstration site for the Wright Brothers, College Park Airport is the world’s oldest […]


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 […]

The Sculptor in the Cemetery

By |October 18th, 2016|

The Sculptor in the Cemetery
 The Work of Dionicio Rodriguez
in Suitland, Maryland (1936-1938)

A Presentation by Dennis Montagna, PhD

Director, Monument Research and Preservation Program
National Park Service – Northeast Region, Philadelphia
Thursday, October 20, 2016, 7:30pm
St. Mary’s Hall, Room 0105
3949 Campus Drive
University of Maryland, College Park
View PDF Flyer
Co-sponsored by the Department of Residential Facilities and the Prince George’s County Historical […]

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 […]