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History Evenings Return

The Baltimore City Historical Society and The Village Learning Place


2017 Baltimore History Evenings
2521 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21218
Reception 7:00, Talks Begin 7:30
Free Talks on Baltimore History
Third Thursday of Every Month, January-June

See attached for complete schedule


Picturing Frederick Douglass with John Stauffer, Ph.D.

Saturday, February 4, 2017, 1pm (Snow date 3/25) 

As the most photographed American of the 19th century, Frederick Douglass embraced the revolutionary medium of photography and its influence in shaping public opinion. Picturing Frederick Douglass by John Stauffer examines how the abolitionist fought for the public image of African Americans across 50 years of photographs. This lecture also marks the centennial birthday celebration for Frederick Douglass that took place in February of 1917 by the cities of Baltimore and Boston. 

This event is co-sponsored with Baltimore City Historical Society. 

John Stauffer is a professor of English and African and African American Studies at Harvard University. Among the leading scholars of the Civil War era, his writing has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. 

For more information, or to RSVP please visit www.lewismuseum.org, or call 443.263.1816. The program is included with museum admission: $8 general admission or $6 for seniors over 65, youth from 7 to 17 and students with ID.

Parking is available across the street in the Old Bay Parking Garage at 815 E. Pratt Street for a fee. Learn about parking, directions, and transportation options to the museum at http://www.lewismuseum.org/visiting/directions/

A Police History of Baltimore City and County

Baltimore City Historical Society & Historical Society of Baltimore County 6th Annual Joint Program


2pm to 4pm Saturday November 18, 2017 at the Professional Development and Training Academy, 3500 W. Northern Parkway, Baltimore MD 21215

With Distinguished Presenters: 

Michael Berlin, Director of Criminal Justice Graduate Program and Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Coppin State University

Kenny Driscoll, Baltimore Police Ret. Detective, Baltimore Police History Website Administer, Baltimore City Police Museum Curator and author of Baltimore City Police History: Historical Timeline, A Day-by-Day Look Through our Past

Leonard Hamm, Chief of Public Safety, Coppin State University, former Baltimore Police Commissioner and author of Hamm Rules

James Johnson, Retiring Chief, Baltimore County Police Department, rose from Cadet and served in virtually every position within the Department before becoming its Chief 

Free Admission & Refreshments

Parking on building’s westside via Park Heights Ave onto Manhattan Ave

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

Visit www.baltimorecityhistoricalsociety.org and www.hsobc.org


Baltimore Water History in Brief Videos

Baltimore City Department of Public Works Public Information Supervisor, Kurt Kocher, delivered 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.







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