Teach: Lexington Market

Our second stop on our urban food systems field trip to Baltimore was the venerable Lexington Market. Lexington Market is a representative of the thriving city market system which was once the way most city dwellers got their fresh foods prior to the advent of grocery stores. My English 101 students were there to learn more … More Teach: Lexington Market

Travel: Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historic Park

One of American history’s bravest and boldest individuals now has her own national historical park on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  Just opened in spring 2017, the park includes a visitor center, hiking trails, and pavilion and is also part of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway. The timing was ideal; my institution had just finished their … More Travel: Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historic Park

Travel: Button Farm Living History Center

On a recent Heritage Montgomery weekend highlighting and celebrating history in Montgomery County, my family and I visited a local site that not only honors  African-American history but keeps it alive. Our stop was Button Farm Living History Center, on 40 acres in Germantown’s Seneca Creek State Park. Button Farm is the only living history … More Travel: Button Farm Living History Center