Sculptor of “Undaunted in Battle”, Joanna Blake, died in an accident in Italy, May 22, 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 [...]

Ragtime and Revelry at the Moving Picture Ball! Old Greenbelt Theatre

  "Old Greenbelt Theatre is a one-screen movie theatre located in the heart of Greenbelt, Maryland, showing contemporary films in addition to offering a schedule of diverse and community based film programming. Completed in 1938, the Old Greenbelt Theatre is an iconic building in Greenbelt, MD, a federally planned New-Deal-era community. The core of Old [...]

Gpv Oden Bowie and the Spring Races at Pimlico May 25th, 1876

    "The Spring Races at Pimlico yesterday [May 25th, 1876] were fairly attended, and the sport good.  The first race, three-quarter of a mile dash, was won by A. D. Brown's Ansiral [sic], and the third race by Oden Bowie's Ore Knob, both Maryland horses.  The second race, Chesapeake stakes, one and quarter miles, [...]

Free African-American Genealogy workshop on Saturday, May 14

The Prince George's County Council Member Todd M. Turner (District 4), the Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center at North Brentwood, and the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society-Prince George’s County MD Chapter sponsor a free genealogy workshop on Saturday, May 14, from 2:00-3:30 p.m., at the South Bowie Library, 15301 Hall Road, Bowie, [...]

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