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.

January History Chat – “Stolen” by Professor Richard Bell

Please join the Prince George’s County Historical Society for its first History Chat of 2022. The January 24, 2022 History Chat will feature Professor Richard Bell, author of “Stolen – Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home.” PGCHS Historian Susan Pearl will interview Professor Bell about this amazing true story. We will get to know these five Black boys of antebellum Philadelphia; we will learn about how Professor Bell happened upon this incident of the so-called Reverse Underground Railroad, and about his exhaustive journey through the archival sources that illuminate it.

Monday, January 24, 2022, at 7 PM.

Details for the Zoom chat registration are below.

When: Jan 24, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada).
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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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