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Pack It Up: What to Bring to Colonial America

Maryland Center for History and Culture

with Digital Learning Manager, Ashlee Anderson

About the Maryland Center for History and Culture

The Maryland Center for History and Culture — formerly the Maryland Historical Society — is the oldest continuously operating nonprofit cultural institution in the state. The MCHC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that houses a collection of 7 million books, documents, manuscripts, and photographs, and 350,000 objects in its museum and library located in Baltimore.

The MCHC serves as a leading center of Maryland history education for people of all ages. For students and teachers, education programming includes onsite museum field trips, Traveling Trunks, virtual field trips, and professional development workshops. For adults, the center hosts lectures, tours, workshops, and virtual field trips to inspire lifelong learning and spark curiosity in history.

About the class

What would you pack if you were moving to a new home? What about a new home in a different era? In this live, interactive class, we'll consider the choices early colonists made when deciding what supplies to bring to the New World. We'll take into account factors such as necessities for survival and resources available in America to answer questions like "What should I bring to the New World?"

Meet your instructor, Ashlee.

Ashlee Anderson is a public historian and the Digital Learning Manager at the Maryland Center for History and Culture. Throughout her career, she has worked at sites including the Mountain Man Museum in Pinedale, Wyoming and President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, D.C. She earned her bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2015 and her master’s degree in public history from American University in 2018.

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