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Baltimore History Evenings | Johns Hopkins, Pragmatic Opportunist

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Speaker: Antero Pietila, Journalist, historian, & author of Not in My Neighborhood & The Ghosts of Johns Hopkins.

Johns Hopkins was opposed to slavery, but slavery was central to the economy within which he made his fortune. Some of that fortune came from the whiskey trade—“Hopkins’ Best” bottles are the holy grail of Baltimore bottle collectors—despite Quaker objections to the trade. A generous philanthropist, he was also a hard bargainer.

Talks begin at 7:00pm this year. **New Time**

Learn more about the Baltimore History Evenings program.


February 21
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Village Learning Place Library
2521 Saint Paul St
Baltimore, Maryland 21218