Founded in 1952, this all-volunteer, non-profit organization works to fulfill its mission of preserving and promoting the County’s long and diverse history.

February 2024 History Chat:

Stories of Lakeland in College Park, Maryland
with Maxine Gross

Monday, February 26, 2024 7:00PM ET

Please join the Prince George’s County Historical Society on Monday, February 26, 2024, at 7 PM for its History Chat, “Stories of Lakeland in College Park, Maryland.” Maxine Gross and John Peter Thompson will chat about the challenges of a community in the shadows of the University of Maryland during the time of segregation and about how family and community relationships made Lakeland strong. They’ll talk about outside pressures brought to bear on the community, while it strengthened the community, much harm and damage was caused to the heart of the community when well-intentioned programs, such as urban renewal, wreaked havoc on Lakeland.

Maxine Gross is a fifth-generation member of College Park’s historic African American community, Lakeland and founding chairperson of the Lakeland Community Heritage Project. She is also chairperson of College Park’s Restorative Justice Commission. Occasionally you may see her byline in College Park Here and Now.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Frederick DeMarr Library Now Open

The Frederick DeMarr Library re-opened on Saturday, October2, 2021, with new service hours of 11 AM to 3 PM. The DeMarr Library will follow the Coronavirus guidance issued by Prince George’s County and the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, which will include wearing a face mask while inside the library. We appreciate your understanding. to info@pghistory.org. We appreciate your understanding.

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