Owen Lourie is a historian at the Maryland State Archives, first joining the staff as an intern in 2003. He has conducted and supervised research on a wide array of topics relating to Maryland history, including Brookeville, Maryland during the Early Federal Era. He also co-curated an exhibit at the Maryland State House, “‘The Enemy Nearly All ‘Round Us’: Annapolis & The War of 1812.” He earned a B.A. in American Studies from Kenyon College in 2005, and an M.A. in history, with a concentration in public history, from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2012.
Maryland SAR Research Fellow:
James Schmitt graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in history in 2019. He has previously worked in the Cremona Archaeological Field School and interned with Historic St. Mary’s City through SMCM. He hopes to eventually work in a museum setting.
Jillian Curran is a rising sophomore at Washington College. Originally from Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, she is majoring in history in the hopes of becoming a museum curator or professor.
Cassy Sottile is a senior at Washington College double majoring in history and English. She is originally from Frederick, Maryland. After college, she hopes to attend graduate school to pursue a degree in Archival Studies.
Web Editor and Consulting Historian:
Jason Aglietti began as the project’s website re-design intern in 2017. He earned his M.A. in history from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2018, writing a thesis entitled “The Friends They Loathed: The Persecution of Maryland Quakers During the Revolutionary War.” He also holds a B.A. in history from Towson University. He is currently a public librarian in Baltimore County and before that worked for Apple Inc. for over five years.
Natalie Miller, Maryland SAR Research Fellow, 2017-2018
Elizabeth Cassibry, Washington College Explore America Intern, 2018
Taylor Blades, Research Intern, 2017
Burkely Hermann, Maryland SAR Research Fellow, 2016
Nicholas Couto, Research Intern, 2016
Sean Baker, Staff Researcher, 2014-2015
Joshua Rifkin, Research Intern, 2015
Emily Huebner, Staff Researcher, 2013-2014
Taira Sullivan, Research Intern, 2014
Daniel Blattau, Research Intern, 2013
Jeff Truitt, Research Intern, 2013
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