New online resources added to the Bibliography Page:
Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage
Maryland Digital Cultural Heritage (MDCH) is a collaborative, statewide digitization program headquartered at the Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center in Baltimore. Our program partners with Maryland libraries, archives, historical societies, museums, and other institutions to digitize and provide free online access to materials relating to the state’s history and culture. Since the program began in 2002, MDCH’s collections have grown to include over 5,000 items, such as maps, manuscripts, photographs, artwork, books, and other media.
Another fine resource for the history of photography, focusing on photographers in the Baltimore area, is the blog
Photographicus Baltimorensis. A direct link can also be found in the “Blogs we’re following” section of this site.
Dee Gallo (left) with Barbara Franco, Executive Director of the Seminary Ridge Museum
Last week, Dee Gallo and Carole Prietto had the chance to visit a new museum in Gettysburg, the Seminary Ridge Museum, for a “preview” tour, courtesy of the museum’s executive director. The Seminary Ridge Museum will open to the public on July 1, 2013, 150 years to the day after the start of the Battle of Gettysburg. The museum is located in Schmucker Hall on the campus of the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg. It features four floors and 20,000 square feet of interactive exhibit galleries and educational programming which will interpret three major areas of emphasis: the pivotal first day of the Battle of Gettysburg on Seminary Ridge, the care of the wounded and human suffering within Schmucker Hall during its use as a Civil War field hospital, and the moral, civic, and spiritual debates of the Civil War era.
The museum’s exhibits are beautiful and powerful, well worth the trip for anyone interested in the Civil War. The Seminary Ridge Museum is a fine complement to the Provincial Archives’ upcoming exhibit, “Our Buildings and Very Earth Trembled”, which will open on June 29 and run through July 6. For more information about the Seminary Ridge Museum and ticket prices, see the Museum’s website at: http://www.seminaryridgemuseum.org (Provincial Archives exhibits are free and open to the public).