The Maryland History and Culture Collaborative (MHCC) is an informal gathering of information professionals from throughout the state of Maryland whose job responsibilities include the acquisition, preservation, and management of collections related to Maryland history and culture.
The mission of the group is to facilitate collaboration and communication in order to better serve both our institutions and our researchers. Members range from large academic institutions to public libraries, historical societies and other organizations. Most members are working professionals employed at a library, museum, historical society or other cultural heritage organization, but this is not a requirement. Students and people with an active personal interest in Maryland-related historical collections are encouraged to join our mailing list and attend meetings.
Most importantly, the Maryland History and Culture Collaborative has helped to create a feeling of camaraderie among professionals across the state and has opened the lines of communication between institutions of all types and sizes. MHCC meets approximately two times each year at libraries, archives, and museums throughout Maryland and hosts the MDCC Google Group.
In an effort to encourage discussion across disciplines, MMA has suspended its Google Group in September 2023 and encourages everyone to join the MHCC group. Thank you to MHCC for having us!