Learn about the “Invisible History” of the Community College of Baltimore County through a tour of its antebellum Hilton Mansion and other historic sites on and near the Catonsville campus grounds. View photographs and other historic artifacts, presented by CCBC Honors Program students selected to participate in the Invisible History Summer Research Experience at CCBC Catonsville. Sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the CCBC Invisible History project seeks to place the recently renovated Hilton Mansion and the campus into a more complete historical context by exploring the lives and legacies of those who aided in the development of the Catonsville community and the broader region, especially enslaved Africans and other laborers whose contributions and experiences have traditionally been underacknowledged.

The Invisible History Summer Research Experience is a humanities-focused collaboration between the CCBC Honors Program and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

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