Through 2026, we’ll be commemorating America’s 250th anniversary, Maryland style.

Our past is full of stories of everyday Marylanders who served our nation and state, and who helped democracy prosper through civic engagement. No matter where you are in Maryland, we hope you will join us as we explore our many contributions to American history through exciting events, programs, and opportunities to serve. From the Chesapeake Bay to the mountains of western Maryland, we are inviting every community to join us. Maryland’s story is still being written and you’re part of it. Keep an eye out for updates and the opportunity to tell your story.

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Photos (L to R): Ritz sea food sign in Baltimore City; mural in Baltimore City; Maryland home guard flag bearers at Pimlico Racetrack; a corn field representing Maryland’s agriculture; a group of tomato pickers in Westover, Maryland; downtown Annapolis; a waterman in Rock Point, Maryland; beachgoers in Ocean City, Maryland; The Maryland Theatre in Kitzmiller, Maryland; the Baltimore City skyline. Photos (L to R): Ritz sea food sign in Baltimore City; mural in Baltimore City; Maryland home guard flag bearers at Pimlico Racetrack; a corn field representing Maryland’s agriculture; downtown Annapolis; a group of tomato pickers in Westover, Maryland; a waterman in Rock Point, Maryland; beachgoers in Ocean City, Maryland; The Maryland Theatre in Kitzmiller, Maryland; the Baltimore City skyline.

Come back soon to learn more about:

  • Service Opportunities
  • Civics Programs
  • Historical Experiences
  • Local Events
  • Family Activities

Looking Back and Leading Forward

Governor Wes Moore authorized the Maryland 250 Commission to commemorate Maryland’s role in America’s 250 years. By deepening our understanding of the past, we can ensure a future that’s better for everyone.

About the Commission

The Maryland 250 Commission Director, Michele W. Johnson, can be contacted via email at Michele.Johnson1@Maryland.gov or by phone at 410-697-9590.

Maryland Department of Planning planning.maryland.gov

Maryland Historical Trust mht.maryland.gov

Photo Credits

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Maryland State House located in Annapolis, Maryland. From the Library of Congress. Carol M. Highsmith, photographer.
Crabs from Envato.
The Pride of Baltimore II sails out of Baltimore, Maryland. From the Library of Congress. Carol M. Highsmith, photographer.
Farm near Drury, Maryland. Carol M. Highsmith, photographer.
The Point of Rocks Bridge over the Potomac River, Point of Rocks, Maryland. From the Library of Congress. Carol M. Highsmith, photographer.

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Seafood sign. Baltimore, Maryland. From the Library of Congress. John Vachon, photographer.
Mural, Baltimore, Maryland. From the Library of Congress. Carol M. Highsmith, photographer.
Maryland home guard flag bearers. Pimlico racetrack, Baltimore, Maryland. From the Library of Congress. Arthur S. Siegel, photographer.
Cornfield from Envato
A group of Maryland tomato pickers resting during lunch period. Westover, Maryland. From the Library of Congress. Jack Delano, photographer.
Annapolis from Envato
Oysterman. Rock Point, Maryland. From the Library of Congress. Arthur Rothstein, photographer.
Ocean City MD, from Unsplash
Flood. Maryland Theater, Kitzmiller, Maryland. From the Library of Congress. Retrieved from the Library of Congress
Baltimore Skyline from Envato