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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 History Evenings

The Baltimore City Historical Society and The Village Learning Place present Baltimore History Evenings 2016.

Join us the third Thursday monthly from January to June for our exciting 2016 series. These free talks take place at The Village Learning Place, 2521 St Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. Reception at 7:00 pm and the talks begin at 7:30 pm.

January 21, 2015: Tim Newby, author of Bluegrass in Baltimore: The Hard Drivin' Sound and it's Legacy presents "Appalachian Migrants and Bluegrass Music in Baltimore". World War II and post-war industrial expansion brought Appalachian migrants to Baltimore, including extraordinary mountain musicians who made Baltimore the center of the bluegrass world. Many struggled with origins and disdain for their music.

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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