Welcome to the newest corner of our online museum shop. The shop here at the Maryland Historical Society is flourishing with daily arrivals of new gifts, books and consignment pieces. Here is where you will find out what is new (and why I am so excited about it).
Like our museum collection, we want our shop selection to illuminate our state’s history and give life to the voices of those long passed. Much of what we carry is directly related to past or current exhibits here at MDHS. For example, Ross Kelbaugh's Maryland's Civil War Photographs: The Sesquicentennial Collection is just one of many extraordinary companion guides to our exhibit, "Divided Voices: Maryland in the Civil War." And, the forthcoming book, A Woman of Two Worlds, by Alexandra Deutsch, Chief Curator, is the culmination of in-depth study into the private and passionate world of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, and the nationally recognized exhibit that came of it.
Our selection also serves to depict Maryland’s present life as well as embody the dreams we hold for Maryland’s future. One of our goals is to represent the people of Maryland today, and to make accessible what they have to offer. Locally made jewelry, soaps, home decor and more will be featured in the ongoing series, "Made in Maryland." And, this year marks the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service's dedication to preserving our nation's natural wonders through stewardship, education and community engagement. We will join in the celebration with our series, "Explore Your State." Our state's natural resources and wonders reach far across the Chesapeake Bay and into the corners of Maryland. There is no better time than now to take advantage of what we have.
I hope you enjoy visiting this page. Maybe, like me, you will learn something about this unique state we live in. Or maybe, you would like to share what you know. I await your comments and questions, and look forward to the growing conversations we can have.
Thanks and stay tuned!
--Leila, Museum Shop