About MCHC

Mission & Vision


The Maryland Center for History and Culture collects, preserves, and interprets the history, art, and culture of Maryland. By exploring multiple perspectives and sharing national stories through the lens of Maryland, the MCHC inspires critical thinking, creativity, and community.


The Maryland Center for History and Culture will deepen our understanding of the present through dialogue with the past.

MCHC will be nationally recognized as a center for discovery, engaging diverse audiences in authentic experiences both onsite and within their communities. A commitment to exemplary stewardship, inclusive programming, and ongoing scholarship and innovation will realize the potential of our museum and library collection to illuminate our world.

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