How to Grow Celery in Prince George’s County, Maryland in 1853

By |August 12th, 2015|

     The production of goods celery is a point well worthy the care of the gardener.  Few vegetables are more highly prized were require so much attention from the time the seed is sown till it is furnished to the table.  The droughts of summer and the severe frosts of winter are alike injurious […]


By |August 8th, 2015|

Beginning on Friday, August 28, and continuing through Thursday, September 3, 2015, the newly restored Old Greenbelt Theatre will be showing the new film “Rosenwald” which tells the story of Julius Rosenwald (1862-1932), president of Sears, Roebuck and Company from 1908 to 1924, and one of America’s great philanthropists. Although Rosenwald was involved with many […]

“Glenn Dale Day,” at Marietta House Museum on Saturday, July 25, 2015, from 1pm. – 6pm

By |July 18th, 2015|


Glenn Dale Day at Marietta House Museum

Please join us for “Glenn Dale Day,” on the grounds of Marietta House Museum

on Saturday, July 25, 2015, from 1pm. – 6pm.


This is a FREE admission event; however, food, wine, and crafts will be available for purchase. Bring a lawn chair and/or blanket, and enjoy a day celebrating where […]

375th Anniversary Celebration of the Baptism of the Piscataway Chief Kittamaquund by Fr. Andrew White, SJ on July 5th, 1640

By |June 14th, 2015|

St. Mary’s Parish will celebrate the 375th anniversary of the founding of the Piscataway Catholic Community, on Sunday, July 5th, 2015. The community’s history dates to the Baptism of the Piscataway Chief Kittamaquund by Fr. Andrew White, S.J., on July 5th, 1640. This event occurred in what would become the territory of the Parish, the […]

Letter from Chair of PG-MNCPP requesting Historic Properties report – 1987 – HPC still waiting in 2015

By |June 7th, 2015|

​A tale of two cities – Historic Preservation on CBS Sunday Morning

By |May 31st, 2015|

How Charleston, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia — both more than 200 years old — they deal with the challenge of historic preservation makes for a genuine Tale of Two Cities. Our CBS Sunday Morning Cover Story is reported by Lee Cowan:



George III and his Queen, Charlotte – remembered

By |May 4th, 2015|



Did you know that King George III was married to Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

Today the United Kingdom presents the world with Prince George and his sister Princess Charlotte.

The House of Hanover remembered.

Two American heroes from Prince George’s County, Maryland – Lts. John Contee, Father & Son

By |May 2nd, 2015|

Pleasant Prospect, Mitchellville, Prince George’s County, MD

Prince George’s County, Maryland, has over 400 historic sites among which is Pleasant Prospect, home of two American heroes, father and son, both named John Contee. The father was a US Marine Lieutenant aboard the USS Constitution in its most famous fight with HMS Guerriere as well as its […]

Welcome to the Prince George’s County Historical Society’s new website and blog

By |May 1st, 2015|


Welcome to our new Prince George’s County Historical Society website. After more than a year we are live and ready to provide information about the history, heritage and culture of our County and the region.

We are getting ready to co-host with our partner, Prince George’s Maryland National Capitol Park and Planning Commission, the annual Preservation […]