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Montebello Water Filtration Plant’s 100th Anniversary

Completed in 1915 to national acclaim, Montebellow has become a landmark of municipal water filtration plants and was the second largest and most modern of its type in the nation. Visit the BCHS booth on September 19, 2015 from 11am-4pm  and celebrate this historic engineering marvel with music, food, boats, and family fun for the whole family.


Bmore Historic 2015 Unconference

Bmore Historic — Baltimore’s annual unconference on preservation, public history and cultural heritage—is returning to the Maryland Historical Society this fall on Friday, September 25, 2015 from 8:30am-4pm. To Learn more about Bmore Historic and/or to register visit Baltimore Heritage.


15th Annual Mayor's Reception and History Honors

On October 24, 2015 from 2pm-4pm, join the mayor, local historians and friends at the historic Orchard Street Church located at 512 Orchard Street for the BCHS 15th Annual Mayor' Reception and History Honors.

Orchard Street Church was founded in 1825 by Truman Le Pratt, a former slave of Maryland Governor John Eager Howard. The congregation originally gathered in Le Pratt’s home, the only place of worship for African Americans in the community. The congregation grew quickly and built Orchard Street United Methodist Church in 1837, formerly known as the Metropolitan Methodist Episcopal Church. No longer an active church, it is under the auspices of the Greater Baltimore Urban League.

Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at the door, by mail or via Paypal by clicking on the link below. Light refreshments will be available.


Godefroy Sestercentennial Series

On October 29, 2015 beginning at 7pm, come celebrate the 250th anniversary of the birth of First Unitarian Architect Maximilian Godefroy and the 197th Anniverary of the dedication of the First Unitarian Universalist . A panel, including Church Historian and BCHS board member Catherine Evans and Architect Doug Harnsberger, will discuss Godefroy's life and work. A reception will follow. Located at 12 W. Franklin Street, Baltimore, 21201.


Annual Joint Meeting of the BCHS and HSoBC

The City Department of Public Works will host the 4th annual Baltimore City Historical Society and Historical Society of Baltimore County joint meeting on Saturday November 14, 2015 from 2pm to 4pm at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Facility auditorium at 8201 Eastern Boulevard, Baltimore 21224.   The program, Baltimore: From Sanitary to Sustainable Metropolis, will include presentations by Morgan Grove of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study; Paige Glotzer from Johns Hopkins University; and, Kurt Kocher and other BCDPW historians, focusing on our sewer/storm water system history. Ron Parks will display poster images related to this history program for viewing that day.

Free Admission, Free Parking, Free Refreshments!


Baltimore Water History in Brief Videos

Baltimore City Department of Public Works Public Information Supervisor, Kurt Kocher, delivers a presentation about "Baltimore Water History in Brief." This event took place November 16, 2013, at the Maryland Historical Society, and was jointly sponsored by the Historical Society of Baltimore County and the Baltimore City Historical Society. Other speakers included former MD State Archivist, Edward C. Papenfuse, and the Center for Watershed Protection's William Stack.


Largest Civil War Exhibit at Maryland Historical Society

The Maryland Historical Society on April 16, 2011, opened a Civil War exhibit, entitled "Divided Voices: Maryland in the Civil War." This extensive exhibit, including artifacts, costumes, videos, and costumed story teller guides, will run through 2015 in MHS headquarters located at 201 W. Monument Street.







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