The Baltimore City Historical Society

The next Baltimore History Evening is on March 21, 2019

Baltimore History Evenings are held at The Village Learning Place (directions) at seven o’clock PM on the third Thursday of every month from January to June.

See and hear Ida Jones, Archivist, Morgan State University, discuss her new book,
Baltimore Civil Rights Leader Victorine Q. Adams: The Power of the Ballot

Victorine Q. Adams was the first African-American woman elected to the Baltimore City Council. Her story has been overshadowed by that of her imposing husband, William “Little Willie” Adams. A self-assured woman aware of the distortion that surrounded her race, gender and class in Baltimore, she created two organizations, educated and registered potential voters, held politicians accountable to their constituencies, participated in philanthropic endeavors, mentored young women, all while she maintained an impeccable reputation and social life.

Fitzgerald-Booth Monument, New Cathedral Cemetery (ctw)

Fitzgerald-Booth Monument, New Cathedral Cemetery (ctw)

Dying to tell their stories

Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 11 o’clock at the Irish Railroad workers museum

Bloggers Kathi Santora and Richard Berglund will explore the lives of people who are buried in Baltimore's historic cemeteries. Some are famous and deserve to be. Others have lived extraordinary and interesting lives, but have been forgotten. They will share stories about some fascinating people from the city’s past, including several who made important contributions to the B & O Railroad in Baltimore.

Richard has a lifelong love for history and how it has shaped the Baltimore we know today. He is a retired adjunct professor at Montgomery College.

Kathi is a Harford County-based freelance writer and photographer, a regular contributor to Harford Sun Magazine and co-author of Legendary Locals of Bel Air by Arcadia Publishing.

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historians to sponsor programs on city history and help museums and universities support their collections of historical documents, records, and artifacts.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




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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