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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 Environmental History Featuring Tom Horton 

On Thursday April 23, 2015 beginning at 7:00pm, at the The Ivy Bookshop, 6080 Falls Road, Baltimore MD 21209, Tom Horton will discuss his lengthly involvement reporting and writing about issues concerning the environment in our Chesapeake region, including his thirty-five years at The Baltimore Sun, where he began covering that topic and where that has led him. 

Tom Horton is a Professor of Practice in Environmental Studies at Salisbury University. His areas of expertise include Chesapeake Bay politics, cultures, science, nature writing, journalism and experiential education. 

Horton is one of the most respected nature writers in the US, winner of the John Burroughs Award for the best book of nature writing in 1988, as well as the David Brower award from the Sierra Club, and other awards from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the Audubon Society. His books include Turning the Tide: Saving the Chesapeake Bay,  An Island Out Of Time, Bay Country and Swanfall. His work has appeared in National Geographic, Rolling Stone, the New York Times Magazine and Chesapeake Bay Magazine. 

He recently paddled his kayak 550 miles around Delmarva Peninsula. He co-teaches a summer kayaking/camping course, "Exploring Delmarva: A Water's-Eye View."

For more information, contact Joe Stewart at joestewart31947@comcast.net 

http://www.theivybookshop.com/

http://www.olmstedmaryland.org/  

http://www.historicbaltimore.org/

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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