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Dam Jam 2016 - Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Join Baltimore City Department of Public Works  for a fun-filled day of nature, art, music, food, hikes and history! This is your opportunity to learn about our water system while touring the Loch Raven Dam.  At the neighboring Cromwell Valley Park,  live entertainment, artists, wildlife and food will be available throughout the day. A shuttle bus will be available at the park to take visitors on tours of the Loch Raven Dam. Cromwell Valley Park, 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road, Parkville, MD 21234 Baltimore City Historical Society and the Historical Society of Baltimore County volunteers will share and staff a history table and tent at Loch Raven Dam.


16th Annual Baltimore History Honors 

Baltimore City Historical Society presents its 16th Annual Baltimore History Honors 1pm to 3pm Saturday October 22, 2016 at Clifton Mansion in Clifton Park.

HISTORIAN/SCHOLAR HONORS, for persons who have published and are respected in the academic and professional community, will go to Mary Ryan, JHU professor, 19th century social history, and Elizabeth Fee, JHU School of Public Health, history of public health and medicine.

LIVING HISTORY HONORS, to persons who exemplify the civic value of community involvement and enhancement, will go to Dwayne Wickham, columnist USA Today, Gannett News service; Carla Hayden, director of EPFL and pending Library of Congress appointee; Donald Hicken, Chair, Baltimore School for the Arts Theatre Deptartment 1980-2016; Vincent Vaise, Chief of Interpretation at Fort McHenry; and John Ziemann, Colts Marching Band, transitioned to the Baltimore Marching Ravens.

IN MEMORIAM, to deceased persons who deserve recognition for their special contributions to Baltimore history, go to Agnes Cullam, genealogist in African-American history, and Levi Watkins, pioneer in cardiac surgery at JH Hospital, 1971-2013.

The program includes a reception with refreshments and presentation of the awards. Admission is $25 which can be paid at the event. Reservations are not required. For advance admission payments, please contact: jimkraft@verizon.net

Beyond Chicken Soup:Jews and Medicine in America

Jewish Museum of Maryland has a new exhibit appearing March 13, 2016 – January 16, 2017. Explore evocative environments. Investigate hands-on activities and multimedia effects. Engage with more than 200 artifacts, documents, and images ranging from the nineteenth century to the current genomic age. Examine how medicine impacts your life, through new technologies like DNA testing or time-honored remedies like a bowl of soup. Learn how medicine defines individuals’ and a community’s place in American culture.

For more information, visit http://chickensoupexhibit.org


5th Annual Joint Program of the Historical Society of Baltimore County and the Baltimore City Historical Society

Alison Kahn, Peggy Fox and Paul Travers will present Wading in the Waters of an Unsung River - The Life and Times of the Patapsco:  Baltimore's River of History and River of Hope at the Historical Society of Baltimore County on Saturday, November 12, 2016, 2pm-4pm. Alison Kahn and Peggy Fox wrote and photographed Patapsco: Life among Maryland's historic River Valley. Paul Travers penned The Patapsco: Baltimore river of history.

The three will talk about Patapsco culture, environment, history and people.

A new updated edition of "The Patapsco: Baltimore River of History" is being released this year! Visit http://www.schifferbooks.com/the-patapsco-baltimores-river-of-history-6016.html 

For valley book details go to http://peggyfox.net/books/patapsco

Contact Joe Stewart for more information: joestewart31947@comcast.net 

The previous joint programs looked at changing jurisdictional and political boundaries, waterworks history including finding a reliable safe source of drinking water, outward movement and suburbanization and metropolitan sewage history from sanitary to sustainable standards.



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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