The Baltimore City Historical Society.

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




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Baltimore historians to sponsor programs on city history and help museums and universities support their collections of historical documents, records, and artifacts.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.


 Baltimore City Hall

Baltimore City Hall

Baltimore Day/August 8

Middle School Essay Contest Awards Ceremony

 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Baltimore City Hall -- 4th Floor, Curran Room

On May 11, 2015 the Baltimore City Council passed Council Bill 15-0512 declaring that August 8 of each year shall be Baltimore Day in honor of Baltimore's founding in 1729.

This year BCHS will present an award to the winner of the 2018 Essay Contest among students from Francis Scott Key, Walter P. Carter Middle, Guilford Middle and Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys. This year the topic of the contest was The Port of Baltimore.

You are invited to attend the ceremony at City Hall.






  Memorial Stadium  Robert E. Kniesche / Baltimore Sun

Memorial Stadium Robert E. Kniesche / Baltimore Sun


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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