In Gratitude: $50,000 State Grant & Community Support

In July, AARCH Society received a $50,000 grant from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, which will help support exhibit design for the planned African American Heritage Center. The grants are for heritage tourism projects and activities in the state. “Our administration is proud that this…

Smithsonian Reveals Details of Those Enslaved at Catoctin Furnace

group of AARCH Society member stand on steps in front of Smithsonian Museum offices to embark on tour of forensic archeology research findings of enslaved workers at Catoctin Furnace

AARCH Society was honored to receive a personal, behind-the-scenes tour at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in May to learn about their forensic anthropology research findings on the remains of several enslaved workers from the Catoctin Iron Furnace. The remains of a woman in…

Human Relations Commission Honors AARCH Society

On May 26, AARCH Society was honored to receive the 2022 Lord D. Nickens Community Service Award from the Human Relations Commission of Frederick County and thrilled that AARCH Society Board Member Rose Dorsey Chaney earned the Theodore W. Stephens Lifetime Achievement Award. Ms. Chaney is…

Juneteenth 2022: Message from Protean Gibril

As we celebrate the second national observance of the Juneteenth holiday, America’s second Independence Day, we celebrate in spirit with the 250,000 plus formally enslaved African-Americans in Galveston, Tex., when their freedom was declared in the Emancipation Proclamation on June 19,1865. The legacy of Juneteenth…