Department of History
Making the Past the Present
“History teaches everything, including the future” — Alphonse de Lamartine
Discover your future with the Washington College history department.
Students also do their own independent research. All students must complete a senior capstone, and there are fellowships and internships sponsored by the Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, as well as opportunities to submit work to competitions sponsored by the Phi Alpha Theta honor society.
History comes alive here on Fridays in the spring and fall, when students and faculty play town ball on the campus green. The college, one of the oldest in the nation, and Chestertown, with its charming buildings and rich history, are valuable resources to anyone interested in American history.
Understanding the past is key to understanding the future. What does your future hold?