Baltimore History Evenings

Baltimore History Evenings, presented in partnership with the Baltimore City Historical Society, is a monthly series of presentations and discussions on Baltimore.

Baltimore History Evenings run from January to June, and are held on the third Thursday of every month at from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

Baltimore History Evenings 2017 Schedule

April 20, 2017

Guy Hollyday, Author of Stone Hill in Baltimore: Stories from a Cotton Mill Village

Stone Hill: Baltimore’s Hidden Mill Village

Guy and his wife moved to Stone Hill in 1982, at just the right moment to interview and photograph neighborhood old-timers and capture their stories. His book 1994 book, and now this enlarged second edition, combines these interviews with extensive research in mill records, the U.S. Census, and other records, to record the life of a still-evolving neighborhood.

May 18, 2017

Willa Banks, Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum and Lord Baltimore Fellow, Maryland Historical Society; formerly Associate Curator for Education at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park & Museum

Sisters of Faith: The Oblate Sisters of Providence

 The Oblate Sisters of Providence, established in Baltimore in 1829, were the first order of African American nuns. which was established in Baltimore in 1829 and has rendered over 180 years of community service. Pioneers in the Catholic education, the order established an exceptional school for girls of color in the early 19th century known today as St. Frances Academy.

June 15, 2017

Aiden Faust, Head of Special Collections, University of Baltimore Langsdale Library. Winner of the Baltimore City Historical Society’s Joseph L. Arnold Prize for Outstanding Writing on Baltimore History, 2015.

Neighborhood Matters: What Baltimore Learned from the War on Poverty

 To what extent did the Great Society lead to changes in Baltimore’s municipal governance? This study makes a case for a Long War on Poverty by tracing the development of Baltimore’s early antipoverty demonstration program in 1967 through the rise and fall of the City’s Urban Services Agency in 1993.