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14th Annual Mayor's Reception & History Honors

An important part of the Baltimore City Historical Society's program is the annual presentation of History Awards. This year, the event will be hosted at the historic Clifton Mansion on October 25, 2014, beginning at 1:30pm. The event is open to the public and admission is free! Click here for more information.

The Peale Museum Art Exhibit

The museum will host its first annual art exhibit, Free State at the Peale, to benefit the restoration and reopening of The Peale Museum as the Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture. The exhibit will be held at the Carroll Mansion the entire month of November 2014. Visit the website for more details and a look at the restoration efforts.


Explore Urban Environmental History

Baltimore City Historical Society, Friends of Maryland Olmsted Parks & Landscapes and the Maryland Historical Society invite you to a special program exploring urban environmental history featuring Rutherford Platt 

1:00 to 3:00 pm  Saturday November 8, 2014
France Hall, Maryland Historical Society
201 W. Monument St., Baltimore MD 21201

Platt is a University of Massachusetts professor, who has organized a series of conferences, including one in Baltimore several years ago, called "The Humane Metropolis" focusing on efforts to make our cities more livable, environmentally sustainable, and environmental just. His most recent publication is Reclaiming American Cities: The Struggle for People, Place and Nature Since 1900. Platt's Humane Metropolis web site: http://www.humanemetropolis.org/

Baltimore’s Suburbanization & Outward Growth

The Historical Society of Baltimore County, Baltimore City Historical Society and Stevenson University Public History Program proudly present

Baltimore’s Suburbanization & Outward Growth

Explore how Baltimore’s suburbanization has impacted, and been effected by, changes in urban and suburban demographics, transportation, housing practices, city and county planning, and poverty and tax policies.

2:00 to 4:00 pm Saturday, November 15, 2014 
Rockland Hall, Owings Mills Campus, Stevenson University 
1101 Owings Mills Boulevard, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117

Eric Holcomb, City Planner with the Baltimore City Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation, and author of The City as Suburb: A History of Northeast Baltimore presents “Tying It All Together: Understanding Suburban Growth in the Baltimore Region 1830-2010.”

Antero Pietila, retired 35 year Baltimore Sun reporter, foreign correspondent, editorial board member, and author of Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American City presents “Suburbanization is a State of Mind.”

Elizabeth Kneebone, fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, and co-author of Confronting Suburban Poverty in America presents “The Shifting Geography of Poverty in Metropolitan Baltimore.”

This program is free and open to the public courtesy of its sponsors.

Directions: http://www.stevenson.edu/about/maps-directions/to-owings-mills.html

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.


Louis S. Diggs Research Center Offers Genealogy Classes

The Louis S. Diggs Research Center for African American History, Inc., located at the Historical Society of Baltimore County, 9811 Van Buren Lane, Cockeysville, offers free monthly genealogy instruction on the first Thursday of each month, from 10 am to 2 pm. Classes are designed for beginners and will be taught by professional genealogist Angela Walton-Raji, author of Black Indian Genealogy Research: African American Ancestors Among the Five Civilized Tribes. Additional information is available by e-mail at genealogyclass@gmail.com or by phone at 443.848.2646.


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.







© 2012. Baltimore City Historical Society.

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