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Baltimore History Evenings 2015

The final 2015 Baltimore History Evening.  You won't want to miss Dr. Dawn Biehler's presentation on June 18, 2015, Pests in Our Past: The History of Vermin in Baltimore at the The Village Learning Place in Charles Village, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Flies, bedbugs, cockraches, rats AND the government, oh my!


The 1877 Railroad Strike in Baltimore Redux

For those of you who may have missed the January 2015 History Evening with author Bill Barry, on June 13, 2015, 11:30am-1:00pm, he will appear at the Irish Railroad Workers Museum and present his book and extensive research on the conflict that crippled a nation. He will focus on the problems experienced by immigrant industrial workers, the power of State and Federal governments in support of railroad management and the worker organizations that lent support to their members amid the turmoil. Donations Welcome.

Irish Railroad Workers Museum is located at 918 Lemmon St, Baltimore, MD 21223.

Free Irish-inspired programs every second Saturday of the month. Registration is appreciated for planning purposes.


Baltimore City Historical Society Annual Meeting

Join us on Saturday June 20, 2015 at 10:00am for the annual Society meeting, which this year will take place at the Robert E. Lee Park, Pavilion 2, located at 1000 Lakeside Drive, Baltimore MD 21210. After the Election of 2015-2016 Officers and Directors there will be a Ranger Guided History Walk of Lake Roland Historic District. Please park , if possible, in the Falls Road light rail parking lot and use the boardwalk walkway in to the park. Directions can be found at http://www.relpnc.org/directions/


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.


War of 1812 Exhibit at Maryland Historical Society

The Maryland Historical Society, in conjunction with Brown Advisory and Legg Mason, presents In Full Glory Reflected: Maryland during the War of 1812.

The exhibit, which fills an entire gallery floor, is Maryland’s largest display devoted to the War of 1812 and its era. Many of the artifacts and documents in this collection have been donated by the Defenders of Baltimore, and includes Rembrandt Peale’s portraits of Joshua Barney, George Armistead, and other Defenders of Baltimore; a photograph of the “Old Defenders of Baltimore in Druid Hill Park” by W. Ashman, circa 1876-1880; and the original manuscript of the “Star-Spangled Banner,” written by Francis Scott Key at the Battle of Baltimore in 1814.


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.


Video Baltimore County, Baltimore City: Separate but Together

The inseparable histories of Baltimore City and County were presented in a lecture on November 18, 2012 at the Historical Society of Baltimore County's beautiful Almshouse. Videos of the presentation are now available on YouTube, and include the following:

Matthew Crenson is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the Johns Hopkins University. Garrett Power is Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and replaced Dr. Edward Papenfuse, who was unable to attend.







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