Welcome to the African American Historical Association of Western Maryland

Preserving and Promoting African American History

Events

2/16/2019

The Lost History of Frederick Douglass in Western Maryland

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ebenezer AME Church, 26 Bethel Street, Hagerstown, MD

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2/16/2019

The Lost History of Frederick Douglass in Western Maryland

John Muller, author of Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia (The History Press, 2012) and Mark Twain in Washington, D.C.: The Adventures of a Capital Correspondent (The History Press, 2013), will present "The Lost History of Frederick Douglass in Western Maryland."

Using newly discovered information found in public and private archives, Muller will share information that uplifts the history of consequential visits Douglass made to Frederick City, Hagerstown and Cumberland, as well as lifelong associations Douglass had with abolitionists, politicians, and faith and community leaders of the Cumberland Valley region. 

Muller has presented widely throughout the DC-Baltimore metropolitan area at venues including the Library of Congress, Newseum, Politics and Prose, American Library in Paris, Frederick Douglass National Historic Site, Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site, Harriet Tubman Museum and Education Center in Cambridge, Maryland and local universities. He is currently working on a book about the lost history of Frederick Douglass on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Ebenezer AME Church, 26 Bethel Street, Hagerstown, MD

2/23/2019

Hallowed Ground: A Collection of Images of Civil Rights & African-American Historic Sites

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Franklin County Convention and Visitors Bureau, 15 South Main Street, Chambersburg, PA

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2/23/2019

Hallowed Ground: A Collection of Images of Civil Rights & African-American Historic Sites

Dr. Arnold T. Hence will present his photographic collection of Civil Rights and historic sites.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Franklin County Convention and Visitors Bureau, 15 South Main Street, Chambersburg, PA

2/23/2019

2019 Lessons in History Speaker Series

1pm - 2pm

National Civil War Museum, 1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, PA 17103

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2/23/2019

2019 Lessons in History Speaker Series

NCWM CEO, Wayne E. Motts will lecture on "Wearing Both Blue and Gray" Five Men Who Fought on Both Sides of the Civil War. Join Historian Wayne Motts as he explores the unique story of five different men who served in both the Union Army and the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. 


For more information please call 717-260-1861 or visit www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org

1pm - 2pm

National Civil War Museum, 1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, PA 17103

2/23/2019

A Night of Poetry

6pm - 7pm

58 East Franklin Street, Hagerstown, MD

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2/23/2019

A Night of Poetry

In celebration of Black History Month we invite you to a Night of Poetry featuring Art the Poet, Art Page, poetry artist from Philadelphia, PA. 

6pm - 7pm

58 East Franklin Street, Hagerstown, MD

03/16/2019

New Fire "Rescue"

1pm - 3pm

African American Historical Association, 58 East Franklin Street, Hagerstown, MD.

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03/16/2019

New Fire "Rescue"

The history of the 1894 New Fire Company "Rescue" Black Men of Hagerstown. Presented by George Collins, Founder of the African American Fire Fighters Historical Society.

1pm - 3pm

African American Historical Association, 58 East Franklin Street, Hagerstown, MD.

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About Us

To Preserve, Promote, and Educate

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Our goal is to preserve, promote, and educate. The African-American Historical Association of Western Maryland seeks to preserve African-American history and heritage by promoting the people, organizations, and events that shape African-American History. 

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Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!

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Our goal is to offer most of our programs for free to the public. In order to do so at times we need to rent facilities and provided refreshments or speaker fees. Please consider donating using our GoFundMe page. Click on the link below. Thank you for your support.

https://www.gofundme.com/african-american-historical-association&rcid=r01-15503258209-ce62cd7732bd43b8&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_m

AAHAWMD

Officers

  

Ron Lytle: Chairman

Richard Kline: President

David Gibney: Vice President

Thérèse Keegan: Secretary

Al Martin: Treasurer


Community Members

  

Emilie Amt: Researcher and Presenter

Karen Milgate: Advisory Committee

ZSun-nee Miller-Matema: Historic Creative Arts Consultant

Pat Schooley: Historian and Proofreader

Ed Maliskas: Networking and Musician

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