Vintage Auto Travel in Maryland: State Archives Special Collections, 1910-1965
Date: February 24, 2016
Location: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street
Time: 10 am - 11:30 am
Take a field trip back in time to the early twentieth century, as Marylanders explored historic and scenic wonders of our state by automobile. This talk features maps, photographs, commercial art, tour guides, and other items from Maryland State Archives Special Collections, the State's holdings of private documents and culturally-significant records. The presentation spans a cross-section of automobile history across the state: from the earliest cars in the State and paving of The National Road, to post-war leisure travel and the opening of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
Maria Day serves as the Director of Special Collections at Maryland State Archives, where she has worked since 2008. She was formerly a museum educator for Historic Annapolis, and has also taught art history to high school and college students. Ms. Day's specialist areas include Colonial American history, as well as art, architecture and design from 1850-1950. She earned her degrees at Indiana University, Bloomington and at University of Maryland, College Park.
$10 General Admission
Free for HA Members, Volunteers and Docents
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