What You'll Get
Ignorance of history can result in sparsely attended anti-red coat demonstrations or attempting to use beaver pelts to purchase whiskey. Avoid redundancy with today's Groupon to the Maryland Historical Society. Choose between two options:
- For $20, you get an individual one-year membership (a $50 value).
- For $30, you get a one-year family membership, valid for two adults and unlimited children or grandchildren (a $65 value).
Founded in 1844, the Maryland Historical Society honors local history with its comprehensive library and museum collections. A year's membership gains history hounds unlimited free admission to the cavernous library and scintillating exhibits, such as Maryland's National Treasures, a showcase of swords, vital documents, and keepsakes from Revolutionary War heroes including George Washington, the Marquis de Lafayette, and a young John F. Kennedy. Among the museum's permanent exhibits are the original "Star-Spangled Banner" document written by Francis Scott Key during the War of 1812, as well as painted and inlaid furniture, silver, quilts, and toys.
Members also receive an online subscription to Maryland Historical Magazine and a print subscription to MdHS News. Parsimonious patrons will weep with joy when visiting various member-discounted programs such as upcoming discussions of thoroughbred racing, Civil War stories, and the election of 1860. Benefits also include free or reduced admission to participating museums and historical societies, enabling historical cross-pollination similar to the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas flower-flinging battles.
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 14, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must activate membership by 9/14/11, membership expires 1 year from activation date. Valid only for option purchased. New members only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Maryland Historical Society
Since 1844, Maryland Historical Society has kept residents connected to their state's heritage by publishing educational books and a quarterly magazine. These days, its museum brings that archived history to life with more than 350,000 objects, most notably the manuscript of Francis Scott Key's "The Star-Spangled Banner" written in his own handwriting. Guests can also marvel at artifacts ranging from 900 pieces of furniture made between 1634 and 2000 to more than 2,000 paintings, including seven by Joshua Johnson, America's first professional African American portrait painter. Meanwhile, its Civil War exhibit occupies more than 5,000 square feet with 3-D video presentations. The society also sponsors extensive educational programs that enlighten young students with field trips, plus adult programs that include lectures, concerts, and symposia.