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FORT! FLAG! FREEDOM! LIVING HISTORY PROGRAM

June 27 - August 23 at the birthplace of “The Star-Spangled Banner!” Fort McHenry offers “hands on history” seven days a week. Help hoist the grand Star-Spangled Banner flag over the ramparts, be a member of a cannon crew or take part in Ranger-led programs. See the garrison “on duty” Wednesdays - Sundays! Dressed in uniforms of the soldiers, sailors and civilians who defended Baltimore in 1814, this living history program offers a touchstone to the past.

A sea service tattoo will honor the US Coast Guard with Color-Guard and Maryland Defense Force Band bringing the best of the Ocean ashore on August 1, 2015 at 2pm. Afterward, stay for the annual Fort McHenry Crab Feast from 3pm - 7pm. Enjoy summer BBQ fare to go along with Maryland crabs, Heavy Seas beverages, Ryleigh’s Oysters and Eastport Oyster Boys band. Benefits the Friends of Fort McHenry.

Anyone can attend – Purchase tickets at www.friendsoffortmchenry.org

 

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. Please keep checking this this page for further details.

 

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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