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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The Archaeology of Colonial Maryland: Five Essays by Scholars of the Early Province
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
Annapolis: City on the Severn
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.
Archaeological Investigations at Susquehanna: A 19th-Century Farm Complex Aboard Patuxent River Naval Air Station, St. Mary's County, Maryland
Maps, drawings, and photographs of artifacts. Softcover. 137 pp.
An Archaeological Resource Management Plan for the Southern Maryland Region
Planning tool addressing historic and prehistoric resources of the tri-county area. Spiral bound. 165 pp.
An Archaeological Study of the Patuxent Drainage
Survey of historic and prehistoric resources in the Patuxent River watershed. Spiral bound. 308 pp.
At the Crossroads: The Architectural History of Wicomico County, Maryland
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.
Baltimore's Cast-Iron Buildings and Architectural Ironwork
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.
Bel Air: An Architectural and Cultural History, 1782-1945
An architectural history of one of Maryland's unique small towns. Historic and modern photos, inventory, glossary, index. Hardcover. 298 pp.
Building the James Brice House 1767-1774
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.
Carroll's Heritage: Essays on the Architecture of a Piedmont Maryland County
Reveals the county's rich agricultural and industrial heritage through its historic architecture. Photos, illustrations, glossary, index. Softcover. 114 pp.
Chevy Chase: A Home Suburb for the Nation's Capital
Illustrated account of one of the country's premier suburbs. Maps, illustrations, photographs, index. Softcover. 168 pp.
A Cultural Resource Management Plan for the Lower Delmarva Region of Maryland
Prehistory and history of the lower Delmarva region. Spiral bound. 111 pp.
The Discovery and Archeological Investigation of the Benjamin Banneker Homestead (18BA282), Baltimore County, Maryland
Details archeological 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.
Doing Good to Posterity: The Move of the Capital of Maryland from St. Mary's City to Ann Arundell Towne, Now Called Annapolis
A view of events leading to the 1695 transfer of Maryland's seat of government. Illustrated. Index. Softcover. 30 pp.
Feast of the Dead: Aboriginal Ossuaries in Maryland
A 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.
Free Blacks on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland: The Colonial Period, 1662-1775
Historical and archaeological research project on the non-slave African American population. Spiral bound. 116 pp.
From Bridge to Boardwalk: An Audio Tour of Maryland's Eastern Shore
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.
From Paths to Plats: The Development of Annapolis, 1651-1718
Narrative on the early development of Annapolis. B& W photos, illustrations, notes, index. Softcover. 30 pp.
Historic Bridges of Maryland
A brilliantly illustrated account of these treasured landmarks that have dramatically shaped Maryland's landscape. Color photographs, index. Hardcover. 136 pp.
Historical Archaeology of the 17th-Century Chesapeake: A Guide to Sources
Provides intersite comparisons and gives a basis for future research and preservation activity. Spiral bound. 65 pp.
Illustrated Inventory of Historic Sites, Prince George's County, Maryland
Presents the 260 historic sites designated by the Prince George's County historic preservation ordinance. Spiral bound. 206 pp.
I'm Going Down County: An Architectural Journey Through St. Mary's County
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.
In Full Glory Reflected: Discovering the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake
The story of the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake, told through places and landscapes where the action occurred. 252 pp.
King's Reach and 17th-Century Plantation Life
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.
A Layperson's Guide to Historical Archaeology in Maryland
A popular guide to the “hows” and “whys” of historical archeology. Softcover. 80 pp.
Making Dead Oysters Talk: Techniques for Analyzing Oysters from Archaeological Sites
Spiral-bound laboratory manual. 76 pp.
Maryland Aloft: A Celebration of Aviators, Airfields and Aerospace
Presents the people and places exemplifying Maryland's rich aviation history. Photographs, notes, index, aviation resources directory. Hardcover. 200 pp.
Maryland Lighthouses of the Chesapeake Bay--An Illustrated History
Presents the development of each Chesapeake Bay lighthouse. Photographs, maps, illustrations, index. Hardcover. 200 pp.
The Money Crop: Calvert County after the Tobacco Buyout
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.
Patapsco: Life along Maryland's Historic River Valley
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.
Places from the Past: The Tradition of Gardez Bien in Montgomery County, Maryland
Illustrates the broad range of historic buildings, communities, and sites in the county. B&W photos, illustrations, bibliography, glossary, index. Softcover. 357 pp.
Prince George's County African-American Heritage Survey
Presents individual properties and communities that are significant to the African-American history of Prince George's County. Spiral bound. 166 pp.
Providence 1649: The History and Archaeology of Anne Arundel County Maryland's First European Settlement
Color photographs, illustrations, index. Softcover. 34 pp.
Railroad Ties: Industry and Culture in Hagerstown, Maryland
Study of the railroad's impact in Hagerstown from c. 1890 to 1950. Historic and modern photos, illustrations, maps. Softcover. 64 pp.
Somerset: An Architectural History
Interprets buildings as they relate to historic themes that have shaped Eastern Shore life. Photographs, inventory, maps. Softcover. 424 pp.
A Survey of Artifact Collections from Central Southern Maryland
A study of prehistoric sites in the lower Potomac drainage. Spiral bound. 225 pp.
Where Land and Water Intertwine: An Architectural History of Talbot County, Maryland
A narrative history of the county connecting historical events to the area's architectural heritage. B&W photos, illustrations, index. Softcover. 264 pp.