October History Chat – William Lane Watkins

Please join the Prince George’s County Historical Society for its October 24, 2022, Zoom History Chat with Janis Hagey, a founder of the Friends of the Historic Mt. Nebo Preservation Corporation, as she and Society Historian, Susan Pearl, discuss William Lane Watkins and the upcoming celebrations of his life. Janis Hagey has a long history [...]

September History Chat – The Historic Preservation Commission

  Please join the Prince George’s County Historical Society for its September 26, 2022, Zoom History Chat with Tom Gross, Acting Planning Supervisor of the Historic Preservation Section, Countywide Planning Division.  He and John Peter Thompson, Chair of the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) will have an informative discussion about the purpose of the HPC, its work, [...]

History Chat with Marvin-Alonzo Greer

Please join the Prince George’s County Historical Society for its August 22, 2022, Zoom History Chat with Marvin-Alonzo Greer, the Lead Historic Interpretation & Community Engagement Officer for the Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, as he and John Peter Thompson discuss the Sankofa Mobile Museum, a mobile history experience that allows students to dive [...]

May History Chat – Digging for History

  Please join the Prince George’s County Historical Society for its May 23, 2022, Zoom History Chat with Dr. Kristin Montaperto and Dr. Jennifer Stabler.  They will be chatting about significant archeological finds on Park properties and the work that the Parks Department does to share the history of Prince George's County with its communities.  [...]

April History Chat with Coby

Please join the Prince George’s County Historical Society for its April 25, 2022, Zoom History Chat with Coby Treadway and Stacey Hawkins, PGCHS Secretary and Program Coordinator at Marietta House Museum about county military units, the Mary Surratt House and more.  Registration information for the Zoom chat is below. Coby Treadway is the Education Coordinator at Surratt [...]

March History Chat with Rico Newman

Please join the Prince George’s County Historical Society for its March 28, 2022, Zoom History Chat with Rico Newman.  He will have a conversation with John Peter Thompson about the First Peoples, the Piscataway-Conoy, and life before the Europeans arrived, after colonization, and now.  Zoom registration information is below. Rico Newman retired from the Smithsonian [...]

February History Chat with Elizabeth M. Hewlett

  Please join the Prince George’s County Historical Society for its February 28, 2022, Zoom History Chat with Elizabeth M. Hewlett, Chairman of the Prince George’s County Planning Board and The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission (M-NCPPC).  She will be having a wide-ranging and free-flowing conversation with John Peter Thompson, Chairman of the Prince George’s [...]

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 [...]

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