Topic: Maryland History Day, a Program of Maryland Humanities

Time: May 19, 2023 8:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Speaker: Stephanie Boyle and Alexandra Cenatus from Maryland Humanities

Zoom ID: 919 2484 9263      Passcode:  319498


  • Overview of Maryland Humanities, mission, programming
  • Overview of National History Day and Maryland History Day, including how Howard County Public Schools engage with the program
  • Goals of the history day curriculum
  • Outreach and Professional Development provided by Maryland Humanities to students and teachers
  • How to support your children as they create History Day projects
  • Other ways to get involved
  • Questions


STEPHANIE BOYLE is the Program Officer for History at Maryland Humanities where she manages Maryland History Day. She previously served as the Director of Education for Dumbarton House in Washington, D.C.. Prior to her employment there, she worked as a Membership Specialist for Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital and as the Education Director at the Sandy Spring Museum. Her work experience includes youth education, museum interpretive planning, project management, and volunteer training. Boyle has an M.A. in Cultural Sustainability from Goucher College and a B.A. in Intercultural Studies from Westminster College.

ALEXANDRA CENATUS is the Director of Programs. She is an interdisciplinary scholar focusing on the interaction between gender, race, religion, and class. Cenatus works on creating equitable spaces for communities and expanding capacity through collaboration. She published an online exhibit entitled The Haitian American Dream Timeline with her collaborators (Margarita Vargas-Betancourt and Ivanna Moreno) in 2021.  The project highlights the history of Haitian migration in the U.S. In 2019, Cenatus served as Assistant Director of the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere where she connected students, faculty, and community members to the humanities.