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Discover State History & Maybe Yourself

Dec 21, 2017 ● By James Houck

The Maryland State Archives holds the keys to historical records that could unlock your family genealogy

Talbot County’s 92-Year-Old Treasure: The Talbot County Free Library moves into the future while preserving the past

Nov 27, 2017

In October 2015, Talbot County celebrated the 90th birthday of one of its most treasured institutions—the Talbot County Free Library.

Chestertown: Reimagining a Historic Shore Town

Oct 13, 2017

Two years ago, Chestertown was honored with the state’s coveted designation as an Arts and Entertainment District.

Farm-House Charm: An Easton Country Estate Restored to its 1800s Roots

Apr 21, 2017 ● By Arden Haley

All historic homes have a fascinating story to tell, and this enchanting four-level colonial home is no exception.

Local film project Tales of Somerset seeks crowdfunding

Dec 01, 2016 ● By Arden Haley

The goal of the project is to preserve the history of eerie local stories by releasing them on a video format for the first time. Episodes will be available for free online after completion.

Wilderness Peak: National Park Service Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

Nov 18, 2016 ● By Arden Haley

Signed into law by President Wilson on August 25th, 1916, the NPS was created to protect and manage the United States of America’s scenic treasures and wildlife for the enjoyment of all

Historic Goes Green in Oxford: Two aging properties receive much more than a facelift

Oct 04, 2016 ● By Arden Haley

Barbara Paca and Philip Logan are committed in both their personal and professional lives to being both environmentally conscious and culturally sensitive

The Lure of Sea Glass: Man-Made and Refined by Nature and Time, Each Colorful Gem has a Story Awaiting Discovery

Jun 14, 2016 ● By James Houck

We present excerpts from The Lure of Sea Glass, a mix of alluring prose and historical information that will, hopefully, lend context to your next beach discovery.

What Do You Think? Sale of Old City Recreation Center Clouded in Secrecy

Apr 13, 2016 ● By Arden Haley

Originally built in the 1940s as a USO center, the building on St. Mary’s and Compromise Streets was, for 70 years, the go-to place for activities and events.

Restaurant Review: Cherries Jubilee & Spirits!— Middleton Tavern

Jan 22, 2016 ● By Arden Haley

Middleton Tavern in Annapolis serves up a side of history along with a spirit or two. The tavern is one of the oldest continuously operating taverns in America.