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historians to sponsor programs on city history and help museums and universities support their collections of historical documents, records, and artifacts.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