Maryland Historical Society Announces New, Free Virtual Programs To Celebrate And Discuss Exhibitions


Next week, the Maryland Historical Society is hosting a virtual program – a reimagining of a previously scheduled onsite lecture by one of the country’s leading department store historians, lecturer, and local author Michael Lisicky – via a free online Zoom on Wednesday, April 29, beginning at noon.

The first of more virtual programming to come, “One More Return to Hutzler’s and Howard Street” offers a related program that highlights the current onsite exhibition, “The Hutzler’s Experience” at the Maryland Historical Society, which opened this winter. Wednesday’s free virtual program will be an opportunity to hear some little-known fun facts of Hutzler’s as well as Baltimore department store icons as Hochschild’s, Hecht’s and Stewart’s from Lisicky. The one-hour program will also highlight Lisicky’s energetic passion for nostalgia with images and personal objects. The virtual program had a record 101 registrations in the first 48 hours it was made available to the public. To register, click here.

Another virtual event scheduled for May will feature a happy hour discussion, “Marvelous Style: How Fashion Defines Characters in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” From 4:00pm to 5:00pm on Thursday, May 7, Vice President of Collections Allison Tolman will discuss the style influencers who informed the Emmy-nominated costumes for this popular Netflix series. See how real 1950s designs were reinterpreted, and how Maryland-native Claire McCardell served as the go-to inspiration for modern women as Tolman leads participants in an investigation of how fashion defines characters in the show. For more information and to register for this free virtual program, click here.

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About the Maryland Historical Society

The Maryland Historical Society’s mission is to collect, preserve and interpret the history, art and culture of Maryland. By sharing the stories of America through the lens of Maryland, it inspires its audience to think critically about the past to make informed decisions about the future. Since its inception in 1844, MdHS has collected more than 350,000 art objects and artifacts and 7 million documents and books. MdHS now serves its audience through its museum, library, and educational programs. Learn more at


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