The Founding of the Colony

  • CALVERT MEDAL FOR THE 350TH ANNIVERSARY OF MARYLAND
    The Calvert medal is the official medal of the United States Capitol Historical Society for the 350th anniversary of Maryland. On its obverse, the sterling medal features the First and Second Lords of Baltimore. The reverse depicts the journey of the Ark and Dove, the ships which carried the colonist to the new province.
    Gift of General Orwin Talbott, USA Retired. Maryland State Archives, MdHR G1679
  • THE HOUGHTON MANUSCRIPT OF THE MARYLAND CHARTER, ca. 1634-1664
    A facsimile of the earliest manuscript translation of the original Latin Charter of Maryland granted to Cecil Calvert, Second Lord Baltimore, and June 20, 1632.
    Courtesy of Mr. Arthur A. Houghton, Jr. Facsimile, Maryland State Archives, MdHR G 1061
  • NOUA TERRA-MARIAE TABULA, by John Ogilby, 1671
    A facsimile of the first map of Maryland to indicate counties.
    William T. Snyder Collection. Reprinted from The Hammond Harwood House Atlas of Historical Maps of Maryland, 1608-1908 by Edward C. Papenfuse and Joseph M. Coale III
  • THE HOUSE OF LORDS' COPY OF THE ORIGINAL CHARTER OF MARYLAND, 1734
    The earliest verified and authenticated copy of the original Charter of Maryland.
    The original document was on loan to the State of Maryland from the Library of the House of Lords in honor of the 350th anniversary of Maryland and the occasion of the visit of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Kent to the State House, June 21, 1984.
    Facsimile, Maryland State Archives