Maryland Day 2017 in Special Collections & University Archives!

On Maryland Day 2017, Special Collections and University Archives welcomed hundreds of visitors to Hornbake Library for a day of coloring, crafts, exhibits, protests, and most importantly…fun!

Visitors enjoyed Maryland Day favorites like designing their own terrapin, coloring their favorite Sesame Street character, recording a radio commercial with our Mass Media and Culture staff, and snagging with very own crochet turtle bookmark as they heard the story of the real Testudo from our University Archives staff.

We also hosted tours of two exhibits, “The Washington Home of the Philippine Suffrage Movement” and “Frederick Douglass and the Wye House: Archaeology and African-American Culture in Maryland”. Visitors also enjoyed tours of the Katherine Anne Porter Room, which houses the personal library and items belonging to American writer Katherine Anne Porter.

For Maryland Day 2017, we introduced a new activity hosted by our Labor Collections. Visitors were invited to Picket and Post: Join the Movement, as they showed their support for Labor Unions and Labor history.

Thank you to all the staff a visitors who made Maryland Day so much fun! You can view more images from Maryland Day 2017 in Special Collections and University Archives in our Flickr Album!

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