Maryland Day at Hornbake: Five Floors of Hands-On History

Saturday, April 25 10 am – 4 pm

From the Ground Floor to the 4th Floor, Hornbake has more than 15 different activities and events for all ages going on throughout Maryland Day. We’re just a few steps away from STAMP, and we’ve got a lot to offer.

Hornbake library is a special collections library and archive.  That means we’ve got books, maps, letters, memorabilia, trophies, and all kinds of unique and irreplaceable records that you just can’t find anywhere else. Hornbake’s collections include key records that document the political, social, and economic history of our state and our university. You’ll find everything from the papers of Maryland’s own famous ex-governor Spiro T. Agnew, correspondenceMDDAYfinale and rare books related to well-known local poets such as H.L. Mencken, to the collection of all surviving issues of UMD’s own student newspaper, The Diamondback. (Check out the LaunchUMD project) We work hard to collect these records so that other people can learn from them, and we’re proud of our library!

So on Maryland Day, we’re throwing open our doors and maybe showing off a little bit. But why not? This Saturday, we have activities and events throughout the building. Connect with our staff and learn more about our library while doing something fun, like painting a (paper) turtle in the lobby, touring the preservation lab, exploring TV board games of the past, or making origami. Be sure to take a look at our new exhibit on the history of the UMD Marching Band, the Mighty Sound of Maryland”.

So check out the complete list of events here at Hornbake, and come see us this Saturday!

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