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Snow Comes to andTravel Stops in Prince George’s County – 1888

By |January 24th, 2016|

In Prince George’s County, joining the District, the storm raged yesterday with great severity. The road leading to Marlboro was so blockaded by the snow that traveling was stopped. About Bladensburg the county roads were absolutely unsurpassable for vehicles. They were covered with prostrate trees and telegraph poles, and completely blocked up with snowdrifts  {The […]

Recipe for a Cheesecake from poetical Mississippi, February1900

By |January 16th, 2016|

 

Having made a simple lemon zest-cheesecake this weekend, we think a recipe from history is in order. Though not from Prince George’s County, we find this one poetic:
Recipe for a Cheesecake.
 
If you want to make
A splendid cheesecake,
            And one all tastes to please.
Your cook hereby pronounces
You need butter — two ounces
            And double that amount of […]

Sage & Sulphur Restores Gray Hair to Natural Color 1814-1913

By |December 27th, 2015|

Advertising provides a window into the social expectations of times gone by. Advertisements from the past relay the”little” daily needs and wants of generations now but faint memories. The Ancient Egyptians and the Romans dyed their hair, and so did, evidently, Prince Georgeans. Marylanders, and citizens of the District of Columbia.

 

An advertisement in the form […]

Wassail & Eggnog Recipes – The Sunday Star December 31, 1905

By |December 19th, 2015|

An “extravagant” southern-style eggnog recipe found in The Sunday Star, a Washington DC newspaper, published December 31, 1905.
Beat the whites and yolks of 18 fresh eggs separately, the whites in a large bowl until both are as light as possible.  While beating the yolks stir in with them 18 tablespoons of pulverized sugar.  Take 15 […]

October 24th 1855 in Prince George’s County: Vaguely Familiar

By |October 25th, 2015|

October 24th 1855 in Prince George’s County: Vaguely Familiar Gleanings from the Upper Marlborough Newspaper, The Planters’ Advocate
             Prince George’s County was a divided land in the autumn of 1855. The long rows in tobacco fields vied with grains and fruits which in turn were in laced with pastures filled […]

“The Bridge of Life” built by Dionicio Rodriguez at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Suitland, Maryland

By |October 17th, 2015|

 

 
“The Bridge of Life” built by Dionicio Rodriguez at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Suitland,  Prince George’s County, Maryland, in 1936-38.
Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 3.0
 
Hispanic Heritage Month
The Work of Dionicio Rodriguez, A Nationally Known Mexican-American Artist, in Prince George’s County Cedar Hill Cemetery, 4111 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suitland, Maryland, is the site of notable […]

Immigration Law to be Considered by Congress in 1855

By |September 27th, 2015|

FOREIGN PAUPERS AND CRIMINALS — The bill reported in the House of Representatives on the 2d inst., in relation to foreign paupers , makes it the duty of the U. S. Consuls, on personal application to them or persons wishing to emigrate to the United States, to grant them a certificate, on proof that the […]

Politics as Usual News from the Prince George’s Enquirer, Feb 24th 1893

By |September 20th, 2015|

The Prince George’s Society is digitizing its editions of the Prince George’s Enquirer.  Access to the digitized newspaper editions can be found at the Society’s DeMarr Library located on the 1st floor of the Greenbelt, Maryland public library.

We hope that you might consider becoming a member.  Your membership of 30.00 will help us bring more […]

AN ILLUSTRATED LECTURE ON THE ROSENWALD SCHOOLS OF MARYLAND

By |September 12th, 2015|

THE PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
AND MARIETTA HOUSE MUSEUM
Present
AN ILLUSTRATED LECTURE ON
THE ROSENWALD SCHOOLS OF MARYLAND
by Susan G. Pearl
7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 24, 2015
at Marietta, 5626 Bell Station Road, Glenn Dale
CALL 301-464-5291 TO RESERVE SEAT
JR     BTW
             Highland Park, Prince George’s                Galesville, Anne Arundel

Maryland Milestones/Anacostia Trails Heritage Area Inc. has moved!

By |August 21st, 2015|

ATHA Inc. has moved to the Magruder House (4701 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg, MD 20710) just around the corner from Bladensburg Waterfront Park. Sharing space in Bladensburg’s oldest building with AEON Preservation Services and Prince George’s Heritage Inc., ATHA Inc. will have limited public hours. Our email and phone numbers remain the same. Mail may now […]