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September Events

All programs are free unless otherwise indicated and subject to change. Please call 301-377-7817 for latest program information.


Wednesday,
September 15, 7 pm

Laurel Historical Society Book Club Meeting

outcast book cover The book this month is the 2010 One Maryland One Book selection, Outcasts United , by Warren St. John. Outcasts United is the story of a soccer team of refugee boys from war zones in Liberia, Congo, Sudan, Iraq and Afghanistan called the "Fugees"; their coach, Luma Mufleh; and the town where they live–Clarkston, Georgia–a sleepy, southern town upended by refugee resettlement.

Location: Mango's Grill, 600 Washington Boulevard Laurel, Maryland 20707


Contact: Lindsey Baker, Director Laurel Historical Society and Museum at 301-725-7975 or email
director@laurelhistoricalsociety.org
For more information, visit Laurel Museum website.

Wednesday,
September 15, 7:30 pm

History Lecture – “Beneficiall enough to his Master”: Indentured Servitude in Colonial Maryland, by Jean Russo

servants Jean Russo, historian for the Historic Annapolis Foundation and associate general editor of the Archives of Maryland Online , a publication of the Maryland State Archives, will give an overview of indentured servitude during the colonial period, including the evolution of the institution, the purposes it served, the demographics of servitude over time, conditions of servitude, some of the success stories, and consideration of how well or poorly it served the servants as opposed to the masters.

Location: Montpelier Arts Center (on the grounds of Montpelier Mansion)
9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel, Maryland 20708

Free.  No reservations required.  Refreshments will be served.

Sunday,
September 19, 3-5 pm

Opening Reception for Between Fences and Barriers and Gateways: The Immigrant Experience

woman in big white dressFeaturing live music, refreshments, and hands-on activities for all ages.

Location: Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road Laurel, Maryland 20708

Contact: Holly Burnham at 301-377-7817 or email holly.burnham@pgparks.com .

Saturday,
September 25, 12 noon-3 pm

Question & Answer Session with the Laurel Historical society Genealogy Group (LHSGG)

Got some questions about genealogy research? The LHSGG can help!

Location: Montpelier Mansion 9650 Muirkirk Road Laurel, Maryland 20708
Contact: Edna Graham 301- 377-7817or email edna.graham@pgparks.com.

Saturday-Sunday,
September 25-26, 11 am-4 pm

Family Program: Artwork from Around the World

Do yarn painting, Rangoli, and more.

Location: Montpelier Mansion 9650 Muirkirk Road Laurel, Maryland 20708
Contact: Edna Graham 301-377-7817or email edna.graham@pgparks.com.

Saturday,
September 26, 1-3 pm

Genealogy Activities for Kids with the Laurel Historical Society Genealogy Group

Make a family tree, construct a paper heritage quilt, and more.

Location: Montpelier Mansion 9650 Muirkirk Road Laurel, Maryland 20708
Contact: Edna Graham 301-377-7817or email edna.graham@pgparks.com.


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