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PROGRAM: Hometown Teams

Maryland

Anne Arundel, MD – [Schwartz Prize Winner: 2015] Hometown Teams is the fourth Museum on Main Street exhibit tour that Maryland Humanities Council has sponsored in the state. This program has been archived. (Rural Communities)

PROGRAM: Museum on Main Street

Maryland

Select locations, MD – [exhibit] Small communities come together to experience, share, and celebrate their heritage through the interactive Museum on Main Street traveling exhibitions. Each host site engages in capacity building activities, develops complementary exhibits and programs, and builds relationships with community partners. (Rural Communities)

#HumCitizen: Maryland Justice Summit – What Is Justice?

Maryland

Baltimore, MD – [summit] This two-day summit will feature TED-style talks, panel discussions, documentary film talk-backs, and first-person accounts to provide a deeper understanding of the complexities of the American justice system and the role the media plays in helping citizens understand it. (Public)

GRANT: General Information

Maryland

Maryland Humanities offers two grant opportunities to support innovative public humanities programs. Projects awarded a grant use the humanities to include a wide variety of perspectives on an issue. Visit the council’s website to learn more about the types of grants offered, eligibility requirements, and application deadlines. (Public)

PROGRAM: One Maryland One Book

Maryland

Baltimore, MD – [reading and discussion] Friends and strangers gather annually across the state in schools, libraries, senior centers, bookstores, and correctional facilities to discuss the same book. In addition to these locally-driven gatherings, Maryland Humanities presents a statewide author tour over the course of several days each fall, providing free copies of the selected book to public libraries and public high school classrooms across Maryland, along with reader’s and teacher’s guides.
(Public)

PROGRAM: Maryland History Day

Maryland

Baltimore, MD – [competition] In a friendly competition, students in grades 6–12 immerse themselves in a relevant historical theme through in-depth research and creative presentation. Students compete at school, district, and state levels, and winners of the Maryland History Day state contest advance to the National History Day competition. (Public

PROGRAM: Literary Mount Vernon Walking Tour

Maryland

Spring to Fall, 2017 – [Baltimore, MD] Spend a Saturday following the footsteps of some of Baltimore’s great literary & cultural figures in this walking tour. (Tour)

PROGRAM: Chautauqua

Maryland

Statewide, MD – [presentation, performance] Historic figures are brought to vivid life each July in a series of interactive living history performances by actor-scholars, followed by lively Q&A sessions, held across Maryland. Each season explores a different theme with three major icons. (Public)

PROGRAM: Veterans Programs

Maryland

Select locations, MD – [reading and discussion] Maryland Humanities presents a series of programs for military veterans, their families, and the public at large that use the humanities to explore the history, experience, and the meaning of war and military service. (Veterans)

PROGRAM: Letters about Literature

Maryland

Statewide, MD – [contest] A national writing competition for grades 4–12, Letters About Literature promotes reading and writing, inspires creativity, and encourages students to be lifelong learners. (Public)

PROGRAM: Maryland Center for the Book

Maryland

Statewide, MD – [resource] The Maryland Center for the Book develops and supports programs that promote and celebrate books, reading, libraries, Maryland writers, and the state’s literary heritage, including participation in the Baltimore, Gaithersburg, and National Book Festivals, and the Literary Mount Vernon Walking Tour in Baltimore City. (Public)

PROGRAM: Humanities Connection

Maryland

Select locations, MD – [radio, podcast] Humanities Connection is a monthly radio program hosted by Maryland Humanities Executive Director, Phoebe Stein, that explores the role of the humanities in our daily lives. Joining Phoebe for each segment is a series of special guests, including Maryland Humanities partners, board members, and local humanists from a gamut of disciplines. Additional segments are posted weekly as podcasts on WYPR’s Podcast Central. (Public)

PROGRAM: Literature & Medicine – Humanities at the Heart of Healthcare

Maryland

Baltimore, MD – [reading and discussion] Healthcare professionals increase their empathy for patients and one another through this hospital-based reading and discussion program. Participants connect the worlds of science and lived experience, contemplate professional roles and relationships, and discuss relevant plays, poetry, fiction, and personal narratives. (Public)

PROGRAM: MD The Bill of Rights and You

Maryland

2017 – [Archived] To commemorate the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the bill of rights, 33 venues hosted this pop-up exhibit developed by the National Archives. (National Archives, Bill of Rights, Exhibit)

OVERVIEW: Maryland Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Activities

Maryland

2016 – [Archived] Maryland Humanities developed a variety of programs including four-part panel discussion series hosted by The Baltimore Sun, play readings, lectures, and a collection of Maryland student perspectives on journalism to celebrate Pulitzer100. (Pulitzer Prizes Campfires, State Overview)

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