Meet True Grit By Courtney Hobson, MHC Program Assistant and UMBC Alumna True Grit is a Chesapeake Bay retriever, the Maryland State Dog. The Chesapeake Bay Retriever was named the official University of Maryland, Baltimore County mascot in 1966. In December 1966, the first live mascot was born to breeder Claude Callegary. Mr. Callegary’s son […]

In honor of this evening’s stop on MHC’s One Maryland One Book 2015 Author Tour with Daniel James Brown, this week’s Mascot Monday makes a stop at the Shore at Chesapeake College. Meet Captain Jack Captain Jack was introduced as Chesapeake College‘s mascot in 2009. Cap’n Jack cheers for the Skipjacks, the six men’s and women’s […]

This Sunday, Maryland Humanities Council kicks off its 2015 Author Tour as part of Maryland Center for the Book’s One Maryland One Book program. This year’s book is an historical sports tale by author Daniel James Brown called The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin […]

Meet the Gopher The Gopher cheers for Goucher College, a liberal arts college in Towson, MD founded in 1885. Gophers colors are blue and gold. The Gophers play in the Landmark Conference of NCAA Division III athletics. The Gopher cheers for the nineteen Goucher College men’s, women’s, and coed teams. Goucher College Athletics has its own […]

The Maryland Humanities Council together with the Howard County Historical Society, Howard County Tourism and Promotion, and Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks are pleased to announce the opening of Hometown Teams in Ellicott City, MD this Saturday. The Howard County Historical Society celebrates local sporting history with a companion exhibit to Hometown Teams at the […]

This week, Maryland Stories is celebrating the opening of Hometown Teams at its final stop on the 2015 tour of Maryland. Hometown Teams comes to Ellicott City this Saturday, September 19, 2015, hosted for seven weeks by the Howard County Historical Society. As such, this week’s mascot comes to us from none other than Howard County, […]

Since 1996, the Baltimore Ravens have made their home as Maryland’s professional football team.* The Ravens team celebrates the start to its 20th season in Baltimore with its first regular-season game tonight in Colorado facing the Denver Broncos. The team draws its name from the city’s history with Edgar Allen Poe, after a 1996 poll in […]