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"Omaha Beach, however, was a nightmare. Even now it brings pain to recall what happened there on June 6, 1944. I have returned many times to honor the valiant men who died on that beach. They should never be forgotten, nor should those who li…
On the evening of March 31, 1969, America's last Presidential funeral train-that of Dwight D. Eisenhower-rolled sadly out of Washington on its way to Abilene, Kansas. Its ten-car consist was undecorated in any way, and near its front, the body of …
Designed by architect Charles E. Cassell and constructed it 1895. It was purchase d by Caswell J. Caplan in 1976 and is still owned by his wife Constance and their children. The family is committed to maintaining and improving Mount Vernon; the pa…
The Illustrious Men
interred within this enclosure who
assisted in the achievement of
are the Following
─── ─── ───
In the Revolution and the War of 1812
"My library," Enoch Pratt said, "shall be for all, rich and poor without distinction of race or color, who, when properly accredited, can take out the books if they will handle them carefully and return them." In 1886, with the opening of the cent…
In Honor of
Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr.
Under the whose Leadership
The Charles Center Project
by his friends and
The Citizens of Baltimore.
The 14-block Charles Center project, begun in 1958, was the first piece of Baltimore's nationally recognized downtown Renaissance. the 33-acre project was strategically placed between the financial district on the east side and the retail district…
Baltimore's wealthy not only created the rich architectural setting of Mount Vernon Place, but pioneered modern philanthropy. With the founding of the George Peabody Institute in 1857, George Peabody influenced many other wealthy Baltimoreans incl…
Incited by anti-war editorials in the Federal Republican, an angry mob destroyed the newspaper's Gay Street office in June 1812. Rioters returned when editor Alexander Contee Hanson resumed publication from the Charles Street site on July 27.
At home in the city credited with helping to turn the tide for Americans in the War of 1812, the collections of the Maryland Historical Society preserve evidence of the people who live this history. The Center for Maryland History has the nation's…