Maryland Colonial Society
22nd Annual History Contest, 2003

Contest Theme: "Getting Here From There: Early Maryland Maps and Travel Journals"

Write an essay or design a web site around imagining what it was like to be a traveler in Maryland in the 17th and 18th centuries. Use maps and travel accounts found in the public library, as well as at web sites such as American Memory, the Maryland State Archives, and the Maryland Historical Society. For example, you may wish to write, or develop an interactive web site about what you would see and how you would feel as a traveler in Maryland in the Colonial period, using the earliest narratives. Or you may want to write an essay about the importance of mapping and travel narratives to our understanding of the early history of Maryland. Following are some sources of maps and narratives that are available on-line:
Contest Rules: Awards will be presented at ceremonies on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at the Mitchell Courthouse in Baltimore. Winners will be announced at that time, but winning students and classes will be notified ahead of time.

Please call Lois Jones on (410) 889 4488 with any questions.

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