BALTIMORE, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The Maryland Historical Society has challenged our colleagues from local history museums to find their own stories," says President Burt Kummerow. "It is truly amazing to sit around a table and listen to our friends spinning tales about favorite ancestors. We're all convinced that these stories make 'History Alive' for the present generation."
One of the most amazing stories MdHS will be sharing in 2013 is that of Betsy Bonaparte. As a gorgeous 18-year-old, Betsy set the 18th Century society atwitter with her revealing empire dresses and her marriage to Jerome Bonaparte, Napoleon's young brother. Even at ninety-four, Betsy was still making news as one of America's richest women. A new exhibition, entitled "Woman of Two Worlds: Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and the Quest for an Imperial Legacy" will contain hundreds of objects and documents on "The Belle of Baltimore." It will open on June 9.
Other spring programs include a new series of Francis Scott Key Lectures, featuring the art of George Washington, Free Trade and Sailor's Rights, and the jewelry of the Bonaparte family.
MdHS is also partnering with UMBC and the Maryland Humanities Council to present "'For All the World to Hear:' Stories from the Struggle for Civil Rights." This program will feature 10 Baltimore area seniors who had first-hand experience with the Civil Rights Movement. These individuals put themselves on the line for freedom demonstrating extraordinary character and courage. This free event takes place on Tuesday, February 12 from 6-8pm.
For a complete list of all of the MD Historical Society Spring Events, and to register, visit: www.mdhs.org/events
Founded in 1844, The Maryland Historical Society Museum and Library occupies an entire city block in the Mount Vernon district of Baltimore. The society's mission is to "collect, preserve, and interpret the objects and materials that reflect Maryland's diverse cultural heritage." The Society is home to the original manuscript of the Star-Spangled Banner and publishes a quarterly titled "Maryland Historical Magazine."
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SOURCE The Maryland Historical Society