The Prince George’s Room focuses on the general history of Prince George’s County with an emphasis on genealogy. The Prince George’s Room also collects several local, genealogical and historical magazines and journals.
As residents of Prince George’s County, we would like to acknowledge that we gather on the traditional lands of the Mattapanient, the Patuxent, the Piscataway, the Moyaone, the Pamunkey, and honor with gratitude the land itself and the people who have stewarded it throughout the generations. This calls us to commit to continuing to learn how to be better stewards of the land we inhabit as well.
Included in the Prince George’s Room are a number of photos of historic sites and houses in Prince George's County, many of which no longer exist. The collection includes 169 photos of old houses, slave quarters, taverns, a hospital, churches, mansions, and other dwellings built between the early 17th and mid-20th centuries. These photos were given to the Prince George’s Room, under the aegis of the Prince George's County Historical Society, by James C. Wilfong, Jr., who was a noted writer and photographer of historic architecture in Maryland. The collection is now digitized and available through Digital Maryland.
Additionally, the Prince George’s Room houses a selection of circulating works–both fiction and non-fiction–from locally based authors.