The Baltimore City Historical Society.

Dedicated to preserving, curating, and telling Baltimore's story.

 

OUR MISSION

 

PRESERVATION: Baltimore City Historical Society promotes the study, presentation, and appreciation of history of our city. We work with Baltimore historians to sponsor programs on city history and help museums and universities support their collections of historical documents, records, and artifacts.

EDUCATION: We’re dedicated to helping residents and visitors learn about of our city’s defining moments – and understand Baltimore’s historical and cultural significance. We encourage everyone to take a closer look at the familiar historic sites, notable people, and diverse neighborhoods that are part of everyday life in Baltimore.

COMMUNITY: Through our website, events, archives, and social media, we strive to create a gathering place for those who want to explore and celebrate Baltimore’s rich history and cultural heritage. And we invite everyone to share stories, ask questions, or offer insights by contacting us here.

 

 
BCHS Board Member Steven Ragsdale will speak on his research about selecting the location of Morgan State University

BCHS Board Member Steven Ragsdale will speak on his research about selecting the location of Morgan State University

EVENTS

Baltimore History Evenings

The Third Thursday of every month January-June

The Village Learning Place  2521 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21218 Reception 7:00, Talks Begin 7:30 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

LAURAVILLE V. MORGAN COLLEGE:      FIGHTING HOUSING SEGREGATION AND JIM CROW IN EARLY 20TH CENTURY BALTIMORE

Early in the 20th century, Morgan College, like other “downtown” colleges made plans to move to a spacious “suburban” site. But Baltimore’s turn-of –the-century segregation laws, a white-hot political climate on race, and economic fears of black encroachment into white neighborhoods led to a four-year legal, legislative, and public relations battle.

 

 

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Memorial Stadium Robert E. Kniesche / Baltimore Sun

Memorial Stadium Robert E. Kniesche / Baltimore Sun

BECOME A MEMBER

The Baltimore City Historical Society is an all-volunteer organization. We offer free events throughout the year to Baltimore history buffs, but we depend upon yearly membership dues from those of you who are certifiable enthusiasts.

We keep our annual dues low, and have a variety of membership levels. If you join, you can flash your official membership card all around town.

Consider joining the BCHS or making a contribution today.

 

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