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The Sherwood Family Films

The Sherwood Family Films

In about one month’s time, it will be Home Movie Day in Baltimore. It has been mentioned more than a few times at MARMIA that home movies are important documents of cultural heritage, not just for the family that it records but also for others who may never have met this family. This past spring … Continue reading

Film Recon Mission: Possible!

From merriam-webster.com: guer·ril·la noun \gə-ˈri-lə, ge-, g(y)i-\ : a member of a usually small group of soldiers who do not belong to a regular army and who fight in a war as an independent unit September 6, 2014 1400 hours – 1700 hours Location: Maryland Historical Society (MHS) 201 W. Monument St. Baltimore, Maryland 21201 At the … Continue reading

The Halcyon Years of Horse Racing

The Halcyon Years of Horse Racing

<<Siobhan Hagan One of my favorite parts of being an archivist is the detective game one gets to play with the collections you find. One such collection has been nagging me at the Maryland Historical Society for years. It consisted of 2 boxes of films and photographs, and the content looked pretty interesting: Maryland horse … Continue reading

MarMIA hearts MFF (and TAMI too!)

MarMIA hearts MFF (and TAMI too!)

By Siobhan Hagan It has been exactly two weeks since the last day of the Maryland Film Festival. I have needed this time to recover from travel/time zone differences, working as a tech checker for the festival, and trying to show my boyfriend the amazingness of Baltimore. We got little sleep and drank lots of … Continue reading

The Patron Saint of Lost Places

The Patron Saint of Lost Places

By Siobhan Hagan My previous blog entry mentioned two U.S.P.O. films shot in the unknown destination of St. Georges, Maryland. After very little time spent on research this week, I discovered that St. Georges is indeed the place where I grew up! No one calls it that anymore, and the only inkling of that name … Continue reading

Let’s Start at the Very Beginning

By Siobhan Hagan To help celebrate Maryland Day, I would like to present the Maryland Moving Image Archive (MarMIA) Blog. Welcome one and all, from the current Maryland resident to the person across the world who isn’t exactly sure where Maryland is located on a map. I hope that you not only learn about the … Continue reading