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Baltimore History Evenings 2015

The fun keeps coming with the 2015 Baltimore History Evenings.  Join us for six interesting monthly talks held the 3rd Thursday of every month at The Village Learning Place in Charles Village, beginning at 7:00 p.m. You won't want to miss this great series of talks on Baltimore history!

April 16, 2015: Making Equality Work:  Radical Women in 1970s Baltimore. The Grace Darin Memorial Lecture

Speakers: Jodi Kelber-Kye and April Householder

May 21, 2015: The Mystery of the Mahogany Box:  Maximilian Godefroy and the Defense of Baltimore, 1806-1815.

Speaker: Ed Papenfuse

Historic Walking and Bus Tour

The Maryland Women's Heritage Center wiill host this annual tour, celebrating Maryland Women's History Month on March 27, 2015 from 9:30am to 4:00pm. The tour wiil feature BCHS member Wayn Schaumburg and includes a host of local museums and monuments. Tour price of $85 includes transportation, lunch, tour guide, and museum adminisstions. Click here for more information.


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 lengthy 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 BayAn 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 





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.


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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