Editors' pick

Maryland Historical Society

History Museum
Through 12/12

Ongoing exhibits:

Learn Maryland's history on land and water, as well as the state's role in the Civil War.
Through 1/1/15

In Full Glory Reflected: Maryland During the War of 1812

The exhibition includes Rembrandt Peale portraits of Baltimore defenders and the original manuscript of "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Through 6/9/15

Woman of Two Worlds: Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and the Quest for an Imperial Legacy

An exhibition featuring a pearl-and-garnet tiara, silver, porcelain, paintings, textiles, jewelry, manuscripts and furniture.
9/22 - 12/7/15

Divided Voices, Maryland in the Civil War

The exhibition examines Maryland's role in the Civil War in three acts.
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Editorial Review

Museum admission is free the first Thursday of the month.