About John Peter, Editor & Administrative Assistant PGCHS

Administrative Assistant for the Prince George's County Historical Society & Chair of the Prince George's County Preservation Commission

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 [...]

October History Chat – Giving Voice to the Voiceless

You are invited to the Prince George’s County Historical Society’s October History Chat.  Dr. Julie Rose, Director of Marietta House Museum, will be chatting with Stacey Hawkins, the Society’s Secretary.  Dr. Rose will discuss the Giving Voice Initiative at Marietta, giving voice to the silenced and marginalized people who lived and worked at Marietta during the life [...]

September History Chat – The Formation and Legacy of Freedmen Schools in Prince George’s County, 1866-1870

You are invited to the Prince George’s County Historical Society’s September History Chat on education.  Dr. Omar Price will join Society Historian Susan Pearl for a conversation about Freedmen's Bureau schools.  They will discuss the history and significance of the Freedmen's Bureau, with details about the eleven schools that were constructed in Prince George's County in the [...]

August History Chat – College Park Aviation Museum

Please join the Prince George’s County Historical Society for its August 23, 2021, History Chat at 7 PM on Zoom.  Kevin Cabrera, the new Museum Director of the College Park Aviation Museum, will join Donna Schneider for a conversation about the museum and his vision for it and why College Park Airport has the nickname [...]

June History Chat – African American Genealogy: Finding Your Own Roots

Please join the Prince George’s County Historical Society for its June History Chat with Nathania Branch Miles about African American genealogy.  She and Damon Austin will discuss her experiences as she searched and found her roots.  Their Zoom conversation is on Monday, June 28, 2021, at 7 PM.  Details for the Zoom chat registration are below. NATHANIA [...]

May History Chat “A Question of Freedom”

Please join the Prince George’s County Historical Society for its May History Chat with Professor William Thomas about his book A Question of Freedom: The Families Who Challenged Slavery from the Nation’s Founding to the Civil War. Susan G. Pearl, our Society’s Historian, has been working with Professor Thomas on some small aspects of his [...]

April History Chat – Being Young in Old Fourth Ward

Join the Prince George’s County Historical Society on Monday, April 26, 2021, at 7 PM for a conversation with Joseph Pruden as he talks about being young in Cheverly’s old Fourth Ward during the late 1950s and into the 1960s. Joseph Pruden has lived in Cheverly since March 1957 when he and his family moved [...]

History Chat: Monuments and Memories

Prince George's County Historical Society "History Chat" Join the Prince George’s County Historical Society for its first monthly History Chat.  The Society will be hosting a chat on the fourth Monday of the month at 7 PM.  Below are instructions on how to participate via Zoom. Our first chat will be with Maya Davis discussing [...]

PORTIA – The Life and Career of Booker T. Washington’s Daughter

  Tuesday, February 23, 7:00 p.m. - Maryland Milestones presents “PORTIA – the life and career of Booker T. Washington’s Daughter.” Historian Susan Pearl will review the fascinating life of Portia, Booker T. Washington’s oldest child - her youth at her father’s Tuskegee Institute, her education in the United States and Europe, her career as a [...]

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