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

“The Write Women Book Fest” Saturday, September 21, 2019

The Write Women Book Fest Join the Prince George’s County Historical Society and Marietta House Museum on Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Write Women Book Fest.   Several Society members will be attending with their publications.   The book festival is created specifically for women writers and will feature writers [...]

Echoes of the Enslaved

An Immersive Experience through History and Archaeology September 6 & 7, 2019 All Events are FREE and open to all ages This unique, two-day commemoration will highlight decades of archaeological discoveries and addressthe lasting legacies of chattel slavery in Prince George’s County. This event series will be held with the generous cooperation of The Slave Dwelling Project, a non-profit whose vision is to encourage a “more truthful and inclusive narrative [...]

SOCIETY FUNDRAISER ON TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019

SOCIETY FUNDRAISER ON TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2019 Franklins Restaurant, Brewery, General Store 5123 Baltimore Avenue in Hyattsville To support the fundraiser, notify your server or the host and ask that your receipt(s) be added to the PGCHS fundraiser.  Franklins will tally the receipts and donate 20% of the total (before taxes) to the Society. The fundraiser [...]

History of the Stamp Store and Post Office Site, Nottingham, Maryland

History of the Stamp Store and Post Office Site   Statement of Significance Stamp’s Store and Post Office Site is the location of a general store that operated in the first half of the twentieth century under the ownership of the Goldstein and Downing families. It is believed to have been the last store to [...]

History of Magnolia Springs, Prince George’s County, Maryland

“A History of Magnolia Springs.” Excerpted from Evaluation for Historic Site Designation: Findings, Conclusion, and Recommendation (Magnolia Springs, Historic Resource 70-001). Memorandum from Thomas W. Gross to Prince George’s County Historic Preservation Commission. Upper Marlboro, MD: Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, July 11, 2017.   Statement of Significance Magnolia Springs is significant as the location of [...]

Releasee of UMd Student Newspapers database

  On Monday, October 2, the University of Maryland Libraries will be releasing phase one of the UMD Student Newspapers database,https://www.lib.umd.edu/univarchives/student-newspapers The database, which covers issues from 1910 to 1971 from the Diamondback and its predecessor newspapers, provides both keyword and date access to article titles and content. Users can search names and topics across [...]

History of Spa Spring, Bladensburg, Maryland

History of Spa Spring site   “A History of the Spa Spring Site.” Excerpted from Evaluation for Historic Site Designation: Findings, Conclusion, and Recommendation (Spa Spring Site, Historic Resource 69-001). Memorandum from Thomas W. Gross to Prince George’s County Historic Preservation Commission. Upper Marlboro, MD: Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, September 12, 2017.     Statement [...]

Prince George’s County Historical Society Event “Prince of a County”

For Immediate release Contact: Nathania A. Branch Miles (240) 381-2998     Prince George’s County Historical Society - Fund-raising Event - "Prince of a County"     The Prince George’s County Historical Society is sponsoring Prince of a County on Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 2:00-4:00pm at the Don S.S. Goodloe House on the campus of [...]

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