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’s history. Due to social distancing guidelines, Baltimore History Evenings will take place virtually until further notice. Please email BaltoHistoryEve@gmail.com for a link to view each Zoom presentation.

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

Baltimore History Evenings 2021 Schedule

January 21, 2021

Old West Baltimore: Commemorating the Nation’s Largest Registered African American Historic District.

Presented by Philip Merrill.


February 18, 2021

Steam City: How the Railroads Changed Urban Space and Economic Life in 19th Century Baltimore — and the Nation.

Presented by David Schley.


March 18, 2021

Through the Lens of Three Generations: The Phillips Family of Photographers.

Presented by Webster Phillips.


April 15, 2021

A Ride to Remember: From Gwynn Oak Amusement Park to the National Mall.

Presented by Amy Nathan & Sharon Langley.


May 20, 2021

Parole Feminine: Words and Lives of the Woman’s Literary Club of Baltimore.

Presented by Jean Lee Cole


June 17, 2021

The Show of Strength Such Has Seldom Seen’: Blockbusting and the Black Electoral Politics in 1950s Baltimore’s West Side.

Presented by John Tilghman.