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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.

To place an order, please contact: Bernadette Pruitt | (410) 697-9583 | bernadette.pruitt@maryland.gov

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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

   $30.00

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

   $30.00

Archaeological Investigations at Susquehanna: A 19th-Century Farm Complex Aboard Patuxent River Naval Air Station, St. Mary's County, Maryland

Julia A. King (1989)

Maps, drawings, and photographs of artifacts. Softcover. 137 pp.

$15.00

An Archaeological Resource Management Plan for the Southern Maryland Region

Dennis Pogue and Michael Smolek (1985; reprinted 1990)

Planning tool addressing historic and prehistoric resources of the tri-county area. Spiral bound. 165 pp.

$15.00

An Archaeological Study of the Patuxent Drainage

Laurie Cameron Steponaitis (1983)

Survey of historic and prehistoric resources in the Patuxent River watershed. Spiral bound. 308 pp.

$20.00

Archeology!

Hettie Ballweber (1996)

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

$9.95

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

   $30.00

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

   $20.00

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

   $18.00

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

   $20.00

Carroll's Heritage: Essays on the Architecture of a Piedmont Maryland County

Joe Getty (1987)

Reveals the county's rich agricultural and industrial heritage through its historic architecture. Photos, illustrations, glossary, index. Softcover. 114 pp.

$12.00

   $8.00

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

   $20.00

A Cultural Resource Management Plan for the Lower Delmarva Region of Maryland

Thomas Davidson (1981)

Prehistory and history of the lower Delmarva region. Spiral bound. 111 pp.

$13.00

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

Robert J. Hurry (2002)

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.

$15.00

   $10.00

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

   $5.00

Feast of the Dead: Aboriginal Ossuaries in Maryland

Dennis C. Curry (1999)

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.

$15.00

   $10.00

Free Blacks on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland: The Colonial Period, 1662-1775

Thomas Davidson (2nd edition 1991)

Historical and archaeological research project on the non-slave African American population. Spiral bound. 116 pp.

$11.00

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

   $15.00

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

   $5.00

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

   $25.00

Historical Archaeology of the 17th-Century Chesapeake: A Guide to Sources

Michael Smolek, et al. (1984)

Provides intersite comparisons and gives a basis for future research and preservation activity. Spiral bound. 65 pp.

$10.00

Illustrated Inventory of Historic Sites, Prince George's County, Maryland

M-NCPPC (1993)

Presents the 260 historic sites designated by the Prince George's County historic preservation ordinance. Spiral bound. 206 pp.

$7.50

   $5.00

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

   $20.00

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

   $20.00

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

A Layperson's Guide to Historical Archaeology in Maryland

James G. Gibb, ed. (1999)

A popular guide to the “hows” and “whys” of historical archeology. Softcover. 80 pp.

$7.95

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

Bretton W. Kent (Revised, 1992)

Spiral-bound laboratory manual. 76 pp.

$10.00

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

   $20.00

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

   $20.00

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

   $15.00

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

   $20.00

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

   $20.00

Prince George's County African-American Heritage Survey

Susan Pearl (1996)

Presents individual properties and communities that are significant to the African-American history of Prince George's County. Spiral bound. 166 pp.

$5.00

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

   $5.00

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

   $7.00

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

   $15.00

A Survey of Artifact Collections from Central Southern Maryland

Jeffery Wanser (1982)

A study of prehistoric sites in the lower Potomac drainage. Spiral bound. 225 pp.

$16.00

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

   $12.00

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

   $5.00