David PicDavid Armenti is a Baltimore native and lifelong city resident, now working as the Student Research Center Coordinator at the Maryland Historical Society. He specializes in bringing the state’s unique history to life, using primary sources to guide students and teachers through the research process.
MDeArcangelis PhotoMargaret De Arcangelis is the Education and Outreach Director at Preservation Maryland. She directs the Endangered Maryland program, oversees numerous events including our Field Trip series and Preservation Summer School. When she’s not in the office, Margaret can be found working with her husband on their 1886 rowhouse in Baltimore that needs lots of love.
50720595bbd4dd2e049775830e57a1a6Auni Gelles is a graduate student in public history at UMBC, where she works with the Center for Digital History and Education on social media and special projects. Her thesis research focuses on how individuals and organizations in Baltimore have commemorated the War of 1812 throughout the history. Prior to coming to UMBC, Auni worked at the Maryland Humanities Council.
NKNicole King is an Assistant Professor of the UMBC Department of American Studies and director of the Orser Center for the Study of Place, Community, and Culture. Since 2009, King has been working with Steve Bradley on place-based research, oral history, and public programming in the south Baltimore neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Curtis Bay.
486a93042ade07b64a3e858663abd5a9Jennifer Kingsley teaches at Johns Hopkins University in an interdisciplinary program focused on the history, theory and practice of museums, including history “museums” of all sorts, from monuments and sites to historic houses and history museums. Jennifer is involved in a number of history projects, from interpreting the material culture of the university, to facilitating a course that will invite undergraduates to interpret the historic grounds of the campus.
Beth Maloney has worked in the field of museum education since 1996. Currently a consultant to museums and cultural organizations, she brings a passion for promoting access to cultural resources and programming that inspires life-long learning and stewardship. She has had the pleasure of working with organizations of diverse sizes and disciplines including the Capitol Visitor Center, Walters Art Museum and Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum. Beth also teaches at Johns Hopkins University and currently serves as the President of the Museum Education Roundtable.
6d63a333f801ff4a762a5aaf9357aa52Denise D. Meringolo came to UMBC in 2006 and has focused her public history work –as an educator and as an adviser — on community based initiatives. Denise loves working with people –learning what they care about and what they want to know. Denise’s favorite area museums are those striving to be responsive to their communities: The Sandy Spring Museum, the Laurel Historical Society, and the Jewish Museum among others.
5451595880_e49b17676c_bEli Pousson started at Baltimore Heritage in October 2009 as a Field Officer in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is now the Director of Preservation & Outreach. Prior to moving to Baltimore, Eli worked for the DC Office of Historic Preservation and completed graduate work in anthropology and historic preservation at the University of Maryland College Park. Eli continues to work with the Lakeland Community Heritage Project and other heritage organizations in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
Nell Ziehl is the Chief, Office of Preservation Planning and Museum Programs for the Maryland Historical Trust and has lived in historic Seton Hill in Baltimore for seven years. Nell have done archaeological work in Arizona and Bulgaria and worked on preservation projects all over the country, but primarily in the mid-Atlantic. Her particular interests include difficult history (saving and interpreting places related to controversial or unpleasant aspects of human culture), resilience planning for climate change, and efforts that blend land conservation and historic preservation.



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Baltimore Heritage

Founded in 1960, Baltimore Heritage, Inc. is Baltimore’s nonprofit historic and architectural preservation organization. With two staff members, 33 volunteer board members, and a host of volunteers, we work to preserve and promote Baltimore’s historic buildings and neighborhoods.

Johns Hopkins University – Museums and Society Program

Museums and Society is an exciting interdisciplinary program that introduces Johns Hopkins University undergraduates to the institutions that preserve, interpret, and present our material heritage. The Program in Museums and Society is concerned with the institutions that shape knowledge and understanding through the collection, preservation, interpretation, and/or presentation of objects, artifacts, materials, monuments, and historic sites.

Maryland Association of History Museums

The Maryland Association of History Museums is an alliance of historical and cultural institutions that collect, hold, interpret, and protect the cultural and material heritage within the State. The association advocates for members by enhancing professionalism in those institutions and individuals, and promoting awareness of museum interests.

Maryland Historical Society

The Maryland Historical Society is your starting place for exploring the people, places and events that shaped Maryland’s past. Whether you are a student researching a paper, a teacher in need of a lesson plan, a family looking for fun things to do, a collector of rare objects, an amateur genealogist or a lover of period clothing, furniture or rare documents, the Maryland Historical Society can help.

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Maryland Historical Trust

The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) is the state agency dedicated to preserving and interpreting the legacy of Maryland’s past. Through research, conservation and education, MHT assists the people of Maryland in understanding their historical and cultural heritage.

Maryland Humanities Council

The Maryland Humanities Council is a statewide, educational, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The purpose of MHC is to stimulate and promote informed dialogue and civic engagement on issues critical to Marylanders. Programs include One Maryland One Book, Maryland History Day, Chautauqua Living History performances, and Literary Walking Tours of Mt. Vernon.

Preservation Maryland

Founded in 1931 as the Society for the Preservation of Maryland Antiquities, Preservation Maryland is dedicated to preserving Maryland’s historic buildings, neighborhoods, landscapes, and archaeological sites. Through outreach and advocacy and by providing funding and technical assistance, our staff is able to support historic preservation efforts throughout the state.

UMBC Center for Digital History and Education (CDHE)

The Center for Digital History and Education (CDHE), based in the UMBC Department of History, engages in university-wide digital humanities initiatives, partners with historical and educational institutions, and seeks funding from grant-making agencies interested in education, public history, and digital scholarship. Current CDHE digital initiatives include Sherman’s March and America: Mapping Memory, “Children’s Lives at Historic London Town” digital storybook and iPad App, History Labs, and ARCH: Assessment Resource Center for History.

UMBC Orser Center for the Study of Place, Community, and Culture

The Orser Center at UMBC fosters innovative collaborations among scholars, students, and local community organizations. The Center seeks to put humanities research to work as a creative response to problems, challenges, and issues identified by communities in the greater Baltimore region.


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