Announcements & Events
Friday, October 16, 20154:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Join us at the Sandy Spring Museum to review an exceptional interactive exhibit, Weaving Community. From September through December, all visitors to the Museum are invited to weave on a giant loom that will be constructed from the eleven-foot tall oak beams that frame the exhibit hall. Working with artist Suzanne Herbert-Forson, everyone is invited to weave with us on a larger-than life loom, to add your creative input into this group project, and to meet new people. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own materials to weave into the project! Suitable items include yarn, fabric strips, belts, ties, long pieces of wire, and so on. “Weaving community” is a metaphor for bringing together diverse elements of the community.
From 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the Museum will be hosting its monthly History Happy Hour with archaeologists from the University of Maryland speaking about The Hill: Maryland’s Oldest Black Community. Tickets will be half price ($10) for Brew’n’Review attendees.
The site is located on the north side of Maryland 108 in Sandy Spring. Parking is available.
Come to visit Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers' Office (managed by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine under contract with the US General Services Administration). The site was uncovered by a GSA staff member in 1996, and it has recently opened to the public on weekends.
Interpretive plans are developing, and Mary Alexander will lead a discussion of options for tours and other public programs.
site is located at 437 7th Street NW,
just one block south of the Gallery Place Metro stop. Parking in the area is not only scarce but
expensive, so use the Metro if possible.
(Lunch included in price. Prepaid registration requires. Limited space available.)
$20 Staff and Volunteers of Supporting Organizations.
$30 General Registration
The day's sessions are:
This is the 12th workshop in the series Creating a Visitor-Centered Museum
Hosted by Historic London Town and Gardens839 Londontown Road; Edgewater, MD 21037
Monday, June 23, 2014, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Roger Brooke Taney House121 S Bentz St.
Join us to discuss the challenges of interpreting middle-class life and slavery in a home named for the author of the Dred Scott Decision, although he never lived there.
A brief tour will be followed by refreshments, snacks, and lively discussion.
RSVP online at http://bit.ly/1hh4JsQ
This is a MAHM sponsored program.
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Monday, November 25, 2013, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.At the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
This is the next in a series of Peer Review events organized by MAHM to bring Maryland museum professionals together for lively discussions on important topics in the field. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
This Brew and Review will be a discussion and exhibition critique about CBMM’s Navigating Freedom: The War of 1812 on the Chesapeake. Offering a social history perspective, this exhibit integrates new research about slavery from a Pulitzer-prize winning author and the MD State Archives while utilizing a variety of interpretative methods including cultural mapping, audio interactives, a detailed diorama and as well as a 3-D virtual flyover of the region.
Come discuss this innovative project with Robert Forloney, the Director of the Center for Chesapeake Studies and the overall Project Director for this initiative.
This is a MAHM sponsored program.
The Maryland Association of History Museums has gone "live" with its new Google Groups listserve! We are very excited about this new tool to help Maryland museums personnel keep-in-touch and share their knowledge and resources with one another.
How do I join? (3 ways...)
Below are some general guidelines for using the listserve...
Be polite and respectful at all times. Failure to abide by the following may result in either a warning, or immediate removal from the group.
What may I use this for?
This listserve is intended as a forum for collegial discussion, questions and assistance among Maryland's community of professional or volunteer museum docents, directors, curators, exhibitors, educators, students and teachers.
What should I not use it for?
The listserve is not intended as a means of publicizing the programs of individual sites, unless said program is a type of workshop intended to advance the knowledge and quality of the Maryland museums community generally, or to facilitate broader discussion about museums work. Moreover, solicitors will not be entertained, and any such users may be immediately removed or warned pending the situation.
Do I have to be a MAHM member to use the listserve?
The Maryland Association of History Museums is an alliance of historical and cultural institutions that collect, hold, interpret and protect the cultural and material heritage within the state. The association advocates for members by enhancing professionalism in those institutions and individuals, and promoting awareness of museum interests.
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October 29, 2013, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.Brunswick Heritage Museum
Brunswick, MD 21716
(This is a Maryland Association of History Museums sponsored program.)
This is the next in a series of Peer Review events organized by MAHM to
bring Maryland museum professionals together for a lively discussion on
important topics in the field.
This Brew & Review will be a discussion about the “Pints & the Past”
program run by the Historical Society of Frederick. “Pints & the Past”
is a free series for anyone interested in getting together to chat about
history. This creative means of engaging audiences in history is part of a
larger trend in the field and should be fodder for good discussion!
Come brew and review the “Pints & the Past” program with Kristen Butler
from the Historical Society of Frederick County and Rebecca O’Leary
from the Brunswick Heritage Museum.
Also, while visiting, check out the Brunswick Heritage Museum’s new
exhibit: “Tipplers and Teetotalers in a Railroad Town”
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When? May 30, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Where? Fire Museum of Maryland; 1301 York Road; Lutherville, MD 21093
The Maryland Association of History Museums (MAHM) and The Fire Museum of Maryland invite you to a casual Brew and Review discussion about "Fundraising in the Trenches." Enjoy a casual and candid conversation with museum peers. Bring a fundraising idea or grant application and we'll discuss it over a cold one. Share your successes and failures and perhaps some promising leads will present themselves. Beverages and snacks will be provided. No charge for attendance.
Contact Jason Illari at 410.321.7500 or email@example.com for more information.
When? Monday, April 29 at 3:00 p.m.
Where? Monpelier Mansion/Historic Site; 9650 Muirkirk Road; Laurel, MD 20708
The Maryland Association of History Museums (MAHM) and the Montpelier Mansion and historic site invite museum professionals to a Brew & Review for "Blast-in-the-Past: A Hands-On History Playground."
This is the fourth in a series of peer review events organized by MAHM to bring Maryland museum professionals together to discuss important topics in the field.
This Brew & Review will be an observation of children playing in the hands-on history playground, followed by refreshments and a discussion on improving the playground to maximize opportunities for the 12 key types of play.