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What's New: Spring Things!

Art Dining Made in Maryland New!

     (Art prints by Maryland artist Emily Uchytil)   Rain and flowers. Horse racing and baseball. Bumble bees and butterflies. Spring is an active season in Maryland; lively and dynamic. Trees are blossoming again, the sun is staying out longer, and the cicadas are reemerging. The farmers' markets and the arabbers are back, as well as their dedicated followers. Here at the Maryland Historical Society, the Meyerhoff courtyard fills with blossoming bushes and Ginkgo trees. The tables and chairs are out and the shade umbrellas are up. When lunchtime comes we head outside to soak up the sun. How do you celebrate Spring?...

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New in Consignment: Seafood Spoons

Baltimore Consignment Dining Made in Maryland New! Silver

They look like silver sporks. And they are. Kind of. The spoon and fork hybrid utensil that you thought was only used in school cafeterias has been around a lot longer than when you were a kid. The spork as we know it now combines the bowl of the spoon with the tines of the fork. And, while the word spork was not trademarked until 1951, the idea of combination cutlery has been in circulation since the 1800s. The first known patent application for combined cutlery was in 1874. Below is the illustration that was provided with the original patent application for a combined knife, fork and spoon. (From...

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Explore Your State: Maryland's Eastern Shore

African American History Explore Your State Maritime Outdoors

Take a look at the map above and find the coordinating park from the following list. Click on a park name and you will be taken to the Department of Natural Resources website. There you can find out about hours and directions, as well as available activities at each park. 1 - Assateague State Park  6 - Bill Burton Fishing Pier State Park 22 - Janes Island State Park  24 - Martinak State Park  32 - Pocomoke River State Park 40 - Sassafras NRMA 42 - Harriet Tubman State Park 51 - Tuckahoe State Park  53 - Wye Island State NRMA  54 - Wye Oak State Park The national parks and sites in Eastern Maryland include: Assateague Island National Seashore (Worcester Co.) Harriet...

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Explore Your State: Southern Maryland

Explore Your State Outdoors

Take a look at the map above and find the coordinating park from the following list. Click on a park name and you will be taken to the Department of Natural Resources website. There you can find out about hours and directions, as well as available activities at each park. 3 - Calvert Cliffs State Park 5 - Chapman State Park 7 - Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum 17 - Newtowne Neck State Park 18 - Greenwell State Park 25 - Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary and Visitors Center 31 - Cedarville State Forest 33 - Point Lookout State Park 34 - Helen Avalynne...

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Explore Your State: Central Maryland

Explore Your State Outdoors

Did you know March 30th is National Take a Walk in the Park Day? Perfect timing for a blog post about exploring this marvelous state! Take a look at the map above and find the coordinating park from the following list. Click on a park name and you will be taken to the Department of Natural Resources website. There you can find out about hours and directions, as well as available activities at each park. 10 - Elk Neck State Park 11 - Fair Hill NRMA 19 - Gunpowder Falls State Park 20 - Hart-Miller Island State Park 26 - Morgan Run NEA...

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