Maryland Milestones (Anacostia Trails Heritage Area)

Maryland Milestones (Anacostia Trails Heritage Area) Explore the places, stories, and cultures of Northern Prince George’s County, Maryland! (Pro tip: Start at our Heritage Center in the heart of hip and historic Hyattsville!)

Certified in 2001, the Anacostia Trails Heritage Area encompasses the northern portion of Prince George's County - from the Washington DC line to the Patuxent River and from Montgomery County line to the BW Parkway/Patuxent Wildlife Refuge. We provide technical assistance, partnerships, education, and oversee the Battle of Bladensburg Commemoration.

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Thank you to WUSA 9's Great Day Washington for highlighting all that Anacostia Trails Heritage Area has to offer to visi...
09/23/2021
Discover the nature and history of the Anacostia Trails Heritage Area

Thank you to WUSA 9's Great Day Washington for highlighting all that Anacostia Trails Heritage Area has to offer to visitors and residents! #ExperiencePrinceGeorges #Rivers2Rockets

Check out the upcoming events of the Anacostia Trails Heritage Area at anacostiatrails.org.

[SAVE THE DATE: 10/09/2021] Get ready for some family fun and celebrate fall's finest at Riversdale! Decorate your own p...
09/23/2021

[SAVE THE DATE: 10/09/2021]

Get ready for some family fun and celebrate fall's finest at Riversdale! Decorate your own pumpkin, create autumn crafts, snack on seasonal treats, and play to win prizes. Take a peek inside to peer into the past and learn about the people who lived at Riversdale long ago. Refreshments and activities available while supplies last. Capacity limited. Walk-ins are accommodated only as space allows.

Register here: https://web1.myvscloud.com/wbwsc/mdpgparkswt.wsc/search.html?Action=Start&SubAction=&keyword=RM-SPEC-GA-20211009&globalwebsearch_search=Yes&keywordoption=Match+One&beginmonth=&age=&daysofweek=&dayoption=All&beginyear=&sort=Description&display=Detail&location=&module=global&multiselectlist_value=&globalwebsearch_buttonsearch=Search.

[SAVE THE DATE: 10/09/2021]

Get ready for some family fun and celebrate fall's finest at Riversdale! Decorate your own pumpkin, create autumn crafts, snack on seasonal treats, and play to win prizes. Take a peek inside to peer into the past and learn about the people who lived at Riversdale long ago. Refreshments and activities available while supplies last. Capacity limited. Walk-ins are accommodated only as space allows.

Register here: https://web1.myvscloud.com/wbwsc/mdpgparkswt.wsc/search.html?Action=Start&SubAction=&keyword=RM-SPEC-GA-20211009&globalwebsearch_search=Yes&keywordoption=Match+One&beginmonth=&age=&daysofweek=&dayoption=All&beginyear=&sort=Description&display=Detail&location=&module=global&multiselectlist_value=&globalwebsearch_buttonsearch=Search.

09/22/2021

Tower, this is Zulu Echo Bravo, approaching runway. https://bit.ly/3o2B0Ln - College Park Airport

09/21/2021

Join us as we celebrate World Tourism Day on Monday, September 27 at 6:30 p.m. ET. Our board member and former CNN travel reporter, Kalin Thomas will moderate "Traveling While Black: Tales & Tips from Black Women Travel Writers." Panelists will be Sheree Williams of Cuisine Noir Magazine, Elaine R. Lee and Lysa Speaks, Writes, Travels Join the discussion by registering here: https://bit.ly/3taPDNa

Games tonight and tomorrow night! #gobaysox
09/21/2021

Games tonight and tomorrow night! #gobaysox

BAYSOX Set to Play for the CHAMPIONSHIP! Your Bowie Baysox are headed to play for the Double-A Northeast League Championship against the Akron Rubber Ducks! Let's cheer them on after work! Get your tickets here: https://bit.ly/2XJtIkE

Ledo Pizza Now Open in College Park
09/21/2021
Ledo Pizza Now Open in College Park

Ledo Pizza Now Open in College Park

Ledo Pizza is now open in College Park for its soft opening, 10 months after the landmark local restaurant's previous owners closed doors.

Photos from College Park Arts Exchange's post
09/21/2021

Photos from College Park Arts Exchange's post

Trails of Prince George's County
09/21/2021
Trails of Prince George's County

Trails of Prince George's County

Approximately 90 miles of hiker/biker/equestrian trails run throughout M-NCPPC’s park system. This includes fitness trails, hiking trails, walking loop trail...

09/20/2021
Timeline Photos
09/17/2021

Timeline Photos

The Placemaking Section collaborates with communities and government agencies to rethink and rebuild public spaces in Prince George’s County. Find out how: http://bit.ly/PGPlacemaking

#PGCPlacemaking

Bet you haven’t seen a lecture like this before!?
09/17/2021

Bet you haven’t seen a lecture like this before!?

What could be cooler than archaeology and tattoos? On September 30, please join Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum and Aaron Deter-Wolf for a virtual talk on "The Archaeology of Tattooing in North America and Beyond." Registration is required, you can find details in the flyer below. We hope to see you there!

Photos from Anacostia Watershed Society's post
09/17/2021

Photos from Anacostia Watershed Society's post

Photos from Dying to Tell Their Stories's post
09/17/2021

Photos from Dying to Tell Their Stories's post

Photos from Mayor Celina Benitez's post
09/17/2021

Photos from Mayor Celina Benitez's post

[THIS WEEKEND]Wherever there have been people enslaved, there have been those who have sought freedom. This resistance i...
09/16/2021

[THIS WEEKEND]

Wherever there have been people enslaved, there have been those who have sought freedom. This resistance in the United States was called the Underground Railroad. While many enslaved men, women, and children found their freedom without the aid of others, as slavery continued through the centuries, a network grew to assist those seeking it.

Routes for freedom seekers began wherever they were enslaved, and often followed both natural and man-made paths. These paths could be anything from a river to the Atlantic Ocean, from a ferry to a trail. Freedom seekers would use disguises, forged documents, and other means of evading slave catchers. with rewards often posted for their return, freedom seekers had to be wary of anyone they encountered.

To learn more about the Underground Railroad, don't miss "For the Love of Freedom and Liberty: Riversdale and the Underground Railroad." This will be a weekend of free self-guided tours and exploration of the impact the Underground Railroad had on those seeking freedom in this area.

[THIS WEEKEND]

Wherever there have been people enslaved, there have been those who have sought freedom. This resistance in the United States was called the Underground Railroad. While many enslaved men, women, and children found their freedom without the aid of others, as slavery continued through the centuries, a network grew to assist those seeking it.

Routes for freedom seekers began wherever they were enslaved, and often followed both natural and man-made paths. These paths could be anything from a river to the Atlantic Ocean, from a ferry to a trail. Freedom seekers would use disguises, forged documents, and other means of evading slave catchers. with rewards often posted for their return, freedom seekers had to be wary of anyone they encountered.

To learn more about the Underground Railroad, don't miss "For the Love of Freedom and Liberty: Riversdale and the Underground Railroad." This will be a weekend of free self-guided tours and exploration of the impact the Underground Railroad had on those seeking freedom in this area.

We’re proud supporters of #CorridorConversations!
09/16/2021

We’re proud supporters of #CorridorConversations!

Join Hyattsville Aging in Place, Helping Hands University Park, and Neighbors Helping Neighbors - College Park, and Explorations on Aging for the next in our series of monthly online #Corridor Conversations.

On Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 2 p.m., Join us for an online tour of Route 1’s aviation history hosted by Tom Wilson from the College Park Aviation Museum and the Field of Firsts Foundation. The museum collection contains artifacts, photographs, newspaper articles, and other records documenting the history of College Park Airport, the oldest airport in continuous operation in the world, and local aviation. We will also see the current exhibition “Tails of Flight,” featuring famous aviators and the pets that flew with them.

Link to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc3ENDGscnAlhGFLq3hqG_oiBaV5FQKKZ2uZBlyeeWEvCFVgw/viewform

The Route 1 Corridor Conversations series is sponsored by Maryland Milestones (Anacostia Trails Heritage Area)! The City of College Park, MD District 3 Council Member Dannielle Glaros 21st District Delegation Experience Prince George's

09/16/2021

Thanks to Jeff Lemieux and Laurie Lemieux of Proteus Bicycles for their assistance in coordinating the Tour de Greenbelt bike ride at the Greenbelt Labor Day Festival and for their strong advocacy for bicyclist throughout the DMV!

09/15/2021

I am proclaiming September 15 through October 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month to honor and celebrate Hispanic Marylanders for all they do to make Maryland a stronger, more vibrant state.

09/15/2021

We need your help identifying Laurel Library volunteers from the 1950s! Do you recognize anyone in these photographs?

Email us at [email protected] with any information or to request a larger version of the photographs.

And be sure to view the recording of our "Laurel Library" webinar here: https://youtu.be/H1x0mf9cWjU

For property owners in the Heritage Area! Sign up to learn more about funding for your historic building.
09/15/2021

For property owners in the Heritage Area! Sign up to learn more about funding for your historic building.

Tomorrow Sep 16 at 6 p.m, the Historic Preservation Section is hosting a workshop discussing applications and information about the Historic Property Grant Program. Learn more and register today: https://forms.office.com/r/fpS5ZYYsJT

#HistoricPGC

For our War of 1812 history buffs!
09/15/2021

For our War of 1812 history buffs!

Two War of 1812 Warships Lie on the Bottom of Lake Ontario

The U.S.S. Scourge and U.S.S. Hamilton sank in a violent storm in August 1813. They were discovered in 1973 by Dan Nelson, an associate archeologist with the Royal Ontario Museum.

The ships created an international archeological sensation after their discovery. Three expeditions later explored the wrecks beginning with one by Jacques Cousteau in 1980. The National Geographic Society explored them in 1982, and Robert Ballard and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute's Jason Project in 1990

Each expedition each completed major dives to the site, and produced a huge collection of still photographs and video footage. After the discovery of the wrecks in 1973, ownership of them shifted from the U.S. Navy to the Royal Ontario Museum for care and scientific study. Later ownership was transferred to the City of Hamilton, Ont.

Information Source and for more details, see:
https://www.thespec.com/life/local-history/spec175/2021/09/11/two-sunken-warships-discovered-on-the-bottom-of-lake-ontario.html

On this day in 1814…
09/15/2021

On this day in 1814…

#onthisday - September 14, 1814: At "dawn's early light," the British bombardment of Fort McHenry ceased.

Three Americans aboard a truce ship strained to see the Fort. They had been watching the #BattleforBaltimore from the Patapsco River, where they were anchored with the British fleet. US agent for the exchange of American prisoners John Stuart Skinner and Georgetown lawyer Francis Scott Key had negotiated the release of physician William Beanes, captured by the British following an incident in Upper Marlboro. Their business was finished, but the Americans were not allowed to leave the fleet until after the attack on Baltimore was over, lest they reveal British plans.

In the eerie silence that followed the 25-hour bombardment, they glimpsed the huge 30x42-foot American flag flying over the fort, signaling that Fort McHenry had held. With great relief they watched as enemy ships withdrew.

The sight of the flag inspired Key to write the words that would become the U.S. national anthem.

[image: illustration of two men and a boy onboard a ship, looking at a flag flying in the distance; caption: “By Dawn’s Early Light,” a 1912 romanticized painting by Percy Moran, depicts Francis Scott Key observing the American flag flying over Baltimore’s Fort McHenry, signaling that the Americans had withstood the British attack. credit: Library of Congress]
#Warof1812 Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine @ftmchenryfriend @fortmchenrynps The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House @ssbflaghouse #StarSpangledBannerTrail

Follow Pyramid Atlantic Art Center now to catch the Hispanic Heritage Month poster unveiling tomorrow!
09/14/2021

Follow Pyramid Atlantic Art Center now to catch the Hispanic Heritage Month poster unveiling tomorrow!

Movie magic at Pyramid! @artspgparks @pgparksandrec we’re here recording the unveiling of this year’s Hispanic Heritage Month poster. Stay tuned for the official unveiling to be revealed tomorrow! This poster was designed in our screenprinting studio by local teens led by our Keyholder Resident Artist @reyesedgar with the help of our other Keyholder Resident Artist @kaisalily.art. Our artists all did amazing work 🤩

#art #artists #teenartists #screenprinters #artistdesign #hispanicheritagemonth #posterdesign #pyramid #pyramidatlantic #screenprintingstudio

Timeline Photos
09/13/2021

Timeline Photos

¡Feliz Mes de la Herencia Hispana! PGCMLS proudly celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by facilitating resources, programs, and services that support an intercultural dialogue within our diverse communities in Prince George’s County. Learn more at https://www.pgcmls.info/hispanic-heritage (link in bio)

Hispanic Heritage Week started in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson to celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. It was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period starting on September 15. The day of September 15 is the anniversary of independence for several Latin American countries.

Actualmente, nos encontramos celebrando el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre. Durante esta celebración, nuestro sistema de bibliotecas ofrece una serie de recursos, programas y servicios que promueven el diálogo intercultural entre las comunidades del Condado de Prince George.

[GRANT ALERT] Maryland Humanities the Sustaining Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) Grants, a new fundi...
09/13/2021

[GRANT ALERT] Maryland Humanities the Sustaining Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) Grants, a new funding opportunity for Maryland nonprofits with a primary focus on the humanities. The grants will support Maryland nonprofits that have been adversely impacted by the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The goal of the $910,000 grant fund is to ensure that organizations can continue to provide opportunities for Maryland’s diverse communities to access and engage with public history, cultural heritage, and civic learning. Grants will support nonprofit general operating expenses, which include salaries, rent, utilities, supplies, equipment, programs, or other expenses. Applications open September 15 with a deadline of September 30 at 11:59 P.M.

[GRANT ALERT] Maryland Humanities the Sustaining Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) Grants, a new funding opportunity for Maryland nonprofits with a primary focus on the humanities. The grants will support Maryland nonprofits that have been adversely impacted by the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The goal of the $910,000 grant fund is to ensure that organizations can continue to provide opportunities for Maryland’s diverse communities to access and engage with public history, cultural heritage, and civic learning. Grants will support nonprofit general operating expenses, which include salaries, rent, utilities, supplies, equipment, programs, or other expenses. Applications open September 15 with a deadline of September 30 at 11:59 P.M.

What are you doing 10/2? Walking the Trolley Tour!
09/12/2021

What are you doing 10/2? Walking the Trolley Tour!

After a very successful (if very hot) Trolley Trail Walking Tour back in June, we are excited to say that we will be hosting another day of learning about Riversdale, Riverdale Park, and College Park on October 2nd! Get ready for that crisp autumn air and pull out those walking shoes! 🥾🍂

Purchase your tickets here: tinyurl.com/TrolleyTrail1002

Tomorrow in Greenbelt, Maryland!
09/12/2021

Tomorrow in Greenbelt, Maryland!

Summer lives on tomorrow according to the weather report, and nothing hits better on a hot day than a refreshing, hand-squeezed lemonade from @elpiquinrestaurant 😎🍋
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Hyattsville, MD
20781

Route 1 Ride (THEBus 17) from College Park Green Line Metro Station

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108 Music Series is returning with Mardi Gras in March.
ANOTHER TROLLEY PIC I mean to show this to you last night, but got distracted. I bought it a few years ago at a trolley/transit meet in Philadelphia. On the back is written in pencil: 1-5-DCT 1566 Near Hyattsville Rhode Island Rd 9-8-56 RS Short photo.
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the American Legion.