Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Maryland Historical Society

  • Baltimore, MD
  • www.mdhs.org

Mission Statement

The Maryland Historical Society seeks to illuminate the past, lend perspective to the present, and inform the future through the acquisition, preservation, and interpretation of manuscripts, archives, and objects that together form the fabric of Maryland History.

Main Programs

  1. Student Research Center
  2. Timeline Studio
  3. HIP! Historic Investigations Portal
  4. Francis Scott Key Lecture Series
  5. Maryland Historical Magazine
Service Areas

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International

The Maryland Historical Society primarily serves the citizens of Maryland, but scholars nationally and internationally use the library's resources for research, request permission to use images, and subscribe to the quarterly scholarly journal, the Maryland Historical Magazine.

ruling year

1926

President and CEO since 2015

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Mr. Mark B. Letzer

Keywords

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Maryland, History, Museum, Library, Education

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EIN

52-0403670

 Number

2548198655

Physical Address

201 W Monument Street

Baltimore, MD 21201 4674

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Libraries, Library Science (B70)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

Student Research Center

SEARCH, The Student Research Center for History, at the Maryland Historical Society is designed to introduce middle and high school students to primary source-based historical research. Through SEARCH students will gain access to the Historical Society’s vast collection of original manuscripts, images, and artifacts. Students will work alongside professional researchers, developing nuanced content knowledge through the use of important research and analytical skills.

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Program 2

Timeline Studio

Timeline Studio offers live, interactive, and FUN virtual field trips for k-12 audiences. By exploring and discussing original historical evidence, including documents, images, and artifacts, participants draw conclusions about important questions about our nations past.

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HIP! Historic Investigations Portal

HIP! is our e-portal that offers computer-based, interactive historical investigations that allow students to analyze and synthesize multiple primary source documents, images, and objects to draw evidence-based conclusions about compelling historical questions.

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Program 4

Francis Scott Key Lecture Series

Offed six time per year (Feb, March, April + Sept, Oct, Nov) the FSK series is our signature lecture program offering a diverse range of historical topics presented by highly credentialed individuals from the history, arts, and education fields.

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Program 5

Maryland Historical Magazine

The highly acclaimed Maryland Historical Magazine, now in its 103rd consecutive year of publication, is a peer-reviewed quarterly with one of the largest readerships among state historical society journals.

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Service Areas

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International

The Maryland Historical Society primarily serves the citizens of Maryland, but scholars nationally and internationally use the library's resources for research, request permission to use images, and subscribe to the quarterly scholarly journal, the Maryland Historical Magazine.

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Funding Needs

Endowment: Endow senior staff chairs: $5,200,000 Exhibition endowment: $2,000,000 Endow free admission: $5,000,000 Endow public programs: $800,000   Capital: Fire and security systems upgrade: $400,000 Library humidity control: $1,000,000 Steam boiler installation: $600,000 Enoch Pratt House restoration: $2,500,000   Programmatic: Expand educational and on-line: $500,000

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MARYLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY, INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
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Maryland Historical Society

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President and CEO

Mr. Mark B. Letzer

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Louise Lake Hayman

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Term: July 2015 - June 2017

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