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Then vs. Now: Daily Life in the 1800s

Maryland Center for History and Culture

with Digital Learning Manager, Ashlee Anderson

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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

Travel back in time with a teacher from the 1800s! In this live, interactive class designed especially for young learners, students will explore the past and compare their own life with that of children from long ago.

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.


October 21
Thursday @ 3:30 PM-4:15 PM EDT
1 x 45min session (45 minutes)
All ages welcome
(Best for grades K-2)

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Historical Viewpoints Collection

After traveling back to the 1800s with the Maryland Center for History and Culture, explore eras, holidays and traditions of the past with other classes in the Historical Viewpoints collection.