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.

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

Baltimore History Evenings 2020 Schedule

January 16, 2020

The Invention of Downtown: How Baltimore and Other North Atlantic Cities Created the Central Business District.

Presented by Charles B. Duff, Jubilee Baltimore President, frequent lecturer on architectural history, and author of the recently published The North Atlantic Cities.


February 20, 2020

The Jones Falls Valley: Its People and the Things They Made.

Presented by Nathan Dennies, Chair of the Greater Hampden Heritage Alliance.


March 19, 2020

Cherry Hill: Raising Successful Black Children in Jim Crow Baltimore.

Presented by Linda G. Morris, with John H. Morris and Sidney Rauls Ellis.

Like many families, the Morris children and their friends spent formative years in Cherry Hill and went on to successful careers. Linda’s work draws on happy memories, but also solid research about this once-idyllic community in segregated Baltimore.


April 16, 2020

The Lumbee Community: Revisiting the Reservation of Baltimore’s Fell’s Point.

Presented by Ashley Minner, a community-based visual artist, Professor of the Practice and folkorist in the Department of American Studies at UMBC, and enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina.


May 21, 2020

Who Lived in Your House? Uncovering the History of a Baltimore Neighborhood.

Presented by Joshua A. Cohen

To prepare for the centennial of his North Baltimore subdivision on Cloverhill and Canterbury Roads, Josh set out to discover the history of the nieghborhood. Using online resources to trace deeds and relations, Josh built family trees for the homeowners of all 84 houses. He gathered extensive biographical details of those first families and made connections with their descendents, who provided personal recollections and photos. Josh will share some of the most exciting finds as well as techniques that residents of any neighborhood can use to explore the history of their homes.


June 18, 2020

 Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project.

More information to come.