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.
Natalie Miller, Maryland Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Research Fellow
Natalie Miller joined the project in 2017 shortly after graduating from Randolph College. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, with minors in museum studies and art history. She enjoys exploring archives for forgotten or unknown information, and is dedicated to making that knowledge accessible to the public. She has previous research experience in many different topics, but has extensively researched the wreck of the whaling ship Essex and how the survival of the crew members was affected by their tight-knit community.
Elizabeth Cassibry, Explore America Intern
Elizabeth Cassibry is a rising Junior at Washington College, double majoring in history and German studies, with a concentration in European studies, and a minor in computer science. She will spend the summer of 2018 conducting research on the Maryland 400 at the Maryland State Archives. During the school year, she works for the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience as a tour guide in Chestertown, Maryland. Throughout her duration of employment with the Starr Center, Elizabeth has conducted research on the local Customs House and Thomas Ringgold IV.
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.
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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