Living History Museum

Maryland’s only museum dedicated to nursing, the Living History Museum honors the critical role of nurses and chronicles the continuing story of the profession.

Established in 1999, the museum displays hundreds of historic items, including a 19th century nurse’s uniform, early 20th century textbooks and medical apparatus, and wartime letters and photographs collected by nurses serving in the military. It also features video and audio histories of nurses recounting stories from previous generations. Together, the exhibits in the museum weave an insightful tapestry of the nursing profession – with the University of Maryland School of Nursing serving as its common thread.

The Living History Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays during the fall and spring academic semesters or by appointment. Admission is free.  To arrange a tour, contact our curator, Heather Ritterpusch.