Maryland Historical Trust Press

The mission of the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) Press is to produce and distribute materials that document and interpret the state's heritage resources and provide instruction in preservation practice. In support of that mission, the MHT Press publishes and sells technical reports, books, maps, posters, and educational materials. The publications below are currently available to purchase directly from MHT.

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Cover, Annapolis: City on the Severn  

Annapolis: City on the Severn

Jane Wilson McWilliams (2011)

This meticulously researched volume explores Annapolis from its settlement in 1650 to its historic preservation campaign of the late twentieth century. It describes the innermost workings of Maryland's capital city – its social, civic and religious institutions; its powerful political leaders; and, its art, architecture, and neighborhoods. Hardcover. 478pp.

$45.00

Sale Price (through Jan 1, 2024): $30.00

Cover, Archeology!  

Archeology!

Hettie Ballweber (1996)

A text describing modern archaeology for young readers. Softcover. 74 pp.

$9.95

Sale Price (through Jan 1, 2024): $5.00

Cover, The Archaeology of Colonial Maryland  

The Archaeology of Colonial Maryland: Five Essays by Scholars of the Early Province

Matthew D. McKnight (Editor), with chapter contributions by Henry M. Miller, Julia A. King, Al Luckenbach, Michael T. Lucas, and Scott M. Strickland (2019)

This volume describes Maryland's rich history and cultural heritage as revealed through the perspectives of five archaeologists who have dedicated a significant part of their careers to understanding life in the seventeenth- and eighteenth-century English colony. In a work that is accessible to the general public, dozens of sites are examined, ranging from plantation manor homes and slave quarters to courthouses and ordinaries. The book also explores the lives of those who built Maryland, including not only the powerful elites who governed the colony, but also Native Americans, enslaved Africans, and indentured servants. All of them shaped what became Maryland, and this book tells their story as revealed through the objects they left behind and the clues buried in the soil. Hardcover and softcover. 184pp.

Hardcover $35.00 | Softcover $20.00

Sale Price (through Jan 1, 2024): Hardcover $28.00 | Softcover $16.00

Cover, At the Crossroads: The Architectural                       History of Wicomico County, Maryland  

At the Crossroads: The Architectural History of Wicomico County, Maryland

Paul Baker Touart (2008)

This comprehensive work is the foremost source on local history and architecture in Wicomico County. This inventory of approximately 600 sites illustrates the architectural and social history of the county. It focuses on the unique geography of the county, while also following greater trends in state and national architectural styles.

$50.00

Sale Price (through Jan 1, 2024): $35.00

Cover, Baltimore's Cast-Iron Buildings                       and Architectural Ironwork  

Baltimore's Cast-Iron Buildings and Architectural Ironwork

James D. Dilts and Catharine F. Black (1991, reprinted 2000)

An industrial and architectural history of the Baltimore region's iron tradition, from the colonial era through the 1950s. Includes details of how the material was derived, fabricated, and erected, as well as reprinted catalogs from the 1850s and 1860s. Illustrations, index. Softcover. 101 pp.

$30.00

Sale Price (through Jan 1, 2024): $15.00

Cover, Bel Air: An Architectural                       and Cultural History, 1782-1945  

Bel Air: An Architectural and Cultural History, 1782-1945

Marilynn Larew (1995)

An architectural history of one of Maryland's unique small towns. Historic and modern photos, inventory, glossary, index. Hardcover. 298 pp.

$27.00

Sale Price (through Jan 1, 2024): $15.00

Cover, Building the James Brice                       House 1767-1774  

Building the James Brice House 1767-1774

Orlando Ridout IV (2013)

This beautifully illustrated book places the Brice House in Annapolis, Maryland in its historical and architectural context. It also features a color reproduction of James Brice’s entire account book with a detailed index. The James Brice house is one of the grandest and most stylish houses built in colonial America.

$30.00

Sale Price (through Jan 1, 2024): $20.00

Cover, Chevy Chase: A Home Suburb                       for the Nation's Capital  

Chevy Chase: A Home Suburb for the Nation's Capital

Kimberly Prothro Williams & Elizabeth Jo Lampl (1998)

Illustrated account of one of the country's premier suburbs. Maps, illustrations, photographs, index. Softcover. 168 pp.

$30.00

Sale Price (through Jan 1, 2024): $20.00

Cover, The Discovery and                       Archeological Investigation of the Benjamin Banneker Homestead (18BA282), Baltimore  County, Maryland  

The Discovery and Archeological Investigation of the Benjamin Banneker Homestead (18BA282), Baltimore County, Maryland

Robert J. Hurry (2002)

Details archaeological discoveries that reveal tangible evidence of Banneker's homestead and yield new insight into the life and times of this important figure. Illustrations, photographs, tables, appendices, index. Softcover. 244 pp.

$15.00

Sale Price (through Jan 1, 2024): $10.00

Cover, Doing Good to Posterity:                       The Move of the Capital of Maryland from St. Mary's City to Ann Arundell Towne, Now                       Called Annapolis  

Doing Good to Posterity: The Move of the Capital of Maryland from St. Mary's City to Ann Arundell Towne, Now Called Annapolis

Edward C. Papenfuse (1995)

A view of events leading to the 1695 transfer of Maryland's seat of government. Illustrated. Index. Softcover. 30 pp.

$7.00

Sale Price (through Jan 1, 2024): $3.00

Cover, Feast of the Dead: Aboriginal                       Ossuaries in Maryland  

Feast of the Dead: Aboriginal Ossuaries in Maryland

Dennis C. Curry (1999)

TA compilation of data from Maryland's three dozen known ossuaries and an examination of what these unique mortuary features may mean. Maps, illustrations, photographs, glossary, index. Softcover. 120 pp.

$15.00

Sale Price (through Jan 1, 2024): $10.00

Cover, From Bridge to Boardwalk:                       An Audio Tour of Maryland's Eastern Shore  

From Bridge to Boardwalk: An Audio Tour of Maryland's Eastern Shore

Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation (2004)

The tour includes two CDs with over two hours of interviews with Eastern Shore personalities, historical recordings, music, and ambient sound. The accompanying book includes a pull-out map, essays, photographs, and tips to finding local arts and cultural treasures. Spiral Bound. 76 pp. with CDs.

$24.95

Sale Price (through Jan 1, 2024): $10.00

Cover, From Paths to Plats: The                       Development of Annapolis, 1651-1718  

From Paths to Plats: The Development of Annapolis, 1651-1718

Anthony D. Lindauer (1997)

Narrative on the early development of Annapolis. B& W photos, illustrations, notes, index. Softcover. 30 pp.

$7.00

Sale Price (through Jan 1, 2024): $3.00

Cover, Historic Bridges of                       Maryland  

Historic Bridges of Maryland

Dixie Legler & Carol M. Highsmith (2002)

A brilliantly illustrated account of these treasured landmarks that have dramatically shaped Maryland's landscape. Color photographs, index. Hardcover. 136 pp.

$38.00

Sale Price (through Jan 1, 2024): $25.00

Cover, I'm Going Down County:                   An Architectural Journey Through St. Mary's County  

I'm Going Down County: An Architectural Journey Through St. Mary's County

Kirk E. Ranzetta (2010)

This comprehensive work chronicles how the county's historic buildings—homes, churches, stores, tobacco barns, lighthouses, schools and more—played a major role the exceptional events and everyday lives of county residents. It also includes a detailed inventory of hundreds of historic properties in the county. Photographs, illustrations, maps, index. Hardcover. 320 pages.

$35.00

Sale Price (through Jan 1, 2024): $25.00

Cover, In Full Glory Reflected: Discovering                       the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake  

In Full Glory Reflected: Discovering the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake

Ralph E. Eshelman and Burton K. Kummerow (2012)

The story of the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake, told through places and landscapes where the action occurred. 252 pp.

$24.99

Sale Price (through Jan 1, 2024): $15.00

Cover, In The Midst of These Plains: Charles                       County Buildings and Landscapes  

In The Midst of These Plains: Charles County Buildings and Landscapes

Cathy H. Thompson and Nicole A. Diehlmann (2021)

This expansive volume – the culmination of decades of historic research and survey work – details nearly four centuries of settlement in Charles County, beginning with indigenous groups that first inhabited the land and English settlers of the early seventeenth century. The text chronicles the burgeoning planter class of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, who benefitted from tobacco production and enslaved labor. The subsequent economic and population shifts that resulted from the arrival of the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad, the establishment of the Naval Proving Ground in Indian Head, and the construction of Crain Highway in the 1920s are also thoroughly detailed. The range of historic buildings and landscapes found in the county is vast, from once ubiquitous tobacco barns to significant eighteenth-century dwellings to vernacular buildings of everyday life to the motels of the post-WWII boom when casinos dotted the landscape. Historic and modern photographs, maps, and drawings complement and illustrate the county's rich history. Hardcover. 469 pp.

$49.00

Cover, King's Reach and 17th-Century Plantation Life  

King's Reach and 17th-Century Plantation Life

Dennis Pogue (1990)

Site of an abandoned Patuxent River tobacco plantation. Drawings. Photographs. Selected as a senior text by several Maryland high schools. Illustrations, glossary, reading list. Softcover. 33 pp.

$5.95

Sale Price (through Jan 1, 2024): $3.00

Cover, Making Dead Oysters Talk:                       Techniques for Analyzing Oysters from Archaeological Sites  

Making Dead Oysters Talk: Techniques for Analyzing Oysters from Archaeological Sites

Bretton W. Kent (Revised, 1992)

Spiral-bound laboratory manual. 76 pp.

$10.00

Sale Price (through Jan 1, 2024): $7.00

Cover, Maryland Aloft: A Celebration of                       Aviators, Airfields and Aerospace  

Maryland Aloft: A Celebration of Aviators, Airfields and Aerospace

Edmund Preston, Barry A. Lanman, and John R. Breihan (2003)

Presents the people and places exemplifying Maryland's rich aviation history. Photographs, notes, index, aviation resources directory. Hardcover. 200 pp.

$35.00

Sale Price (through Jan 1, 2024): $25.00

Cover, Maryland Lighthouses of the                       Chesapeake Bay--An Illustrated History  

Maryland Lighthouses of the Chesapeake Bay--An Illustrated History

F. Ross Holland, Jr. (1997)

Presents the development of each Chesapeake Bay lighthouse. Photographs, maps, illustrations, index. Hardcover. 200 pp.

$32.95

Sale Price (through Jan 1, 2024): $25.00

Cover, The Money Crop: Calvert                       County after the Tobacco Buyout  

The Money Crop: Calvert County after the Tobacco Buyout

Anne Sundermann, et al. (2005)

Listen to words of farm owners, tenants and others as they discuss the past and future of tobacco farming which was significant both economically and culturally to Calvert County. Hardcover. Photographs, glossary, index. 111 pages.

$25.00

Sale Price (through Jan 1, 2024): $15.00

Cover, Patapsco: Life along                       Maryland's Historic River Valley  

Patapsco: Life along Maryland's Historic River Valley

Alison Kahn and Peggy Fox (2008)

Maryland’s Patapsco River valley saw the birth of industry in Maryland, the nation's first railroad, and the nation's first cross-country highway. Gain a sense of the cultural legacy of the region through the memories of its elders from all walks of life. Softcover. 261 pages.

$30.00

Sale Price (through Jan 1, 2024): $20.00

Cover, Places from the Past:                       The Tradition of Gardez Bien in Montgomery County, Maryland  

Places from the Past: The Tradition of Gardez Bien in Montgomery County, Maryland

Clare Lise Cavicchi (2001)

Illustrates the broad range of historic buildings, communities, and sites in the county. B&W photos, illustrations, bibliography, glossary, index. Softcover. 357 pp.

$35.00

Sale Price (through Jan 1, 2024): $25.00

Cover, Providence 1649: The History                       and Archaeology of Anne Arundel County Maryland's First European Settlement  

Providence 1649: The History and Archaeology of Anne Arundel County Maryland's First European Settlement

Al Luckenbach (1995)

Color photographs, illustrations, index. Softcover. 34 pp.

$7.00

Sale Price (through Jan 1, 2024): $3.00

Cover, Railroad Ties: Industry                       and Culture in Hagerstown, Maryland  

Railroad Ties: Industry and Culture in Hagerstown, Maryland

Susan Levitas, editor (1994)

Study of the railroad's impact in Hagerstown from c. 1890 to 1950. Historic and modern photos, illustrations, maps. Softcover. 64 pp.

$14.00

Sale Price (through Jan 1, 2024): $10.00

Cover, Somerset: An Architectural                       History  

Somerset: An Architectural History

Paul Baker Touart (1990)

Interprets buildings as they relate to historic themes that have shaped Eastern Shore life. Photographs, inventory, maps. Softcover. 424 pp.

$25.00

Sale Price (through Jan 1, 2024): $20.00

Cover, Where Land and Water                       Intertwine: An Architectural History of Talbot County, Maryland  

Where Land and Water Intertwine: An Architectural History of Talbot County, Maryland

Christopher Weeks, ed. (1984)

A narrative history of the county connecting historical events to the area's architectural heritage. B&W photos, illustrations, index. Softcover. 264 pp.

$19.95

Sale Price (through Jan 1, 2024): $15.00

Cover, You Should Have Been                       Here Yesterday: A Guide to Cultural Documentation in Maryland  

You Should Have Been Here Yesterday: A Guide to Cultural Documentation in Maryland

Elaine Eff, ed. (1995)

Outlines how to plan, execute, and preserve oral histories. Photographs, illustrations, bibliography, index. Softcover. 89 pp.

$10.00

Sale Price (through Jan 1, 2024): $5.00


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