Baltimore History Events


Locust Point Celebration                                            150 Years Since the Arrival of the ss Baltimore/ March 24

On Saturday, March, 24, 2018, a 150th celebration of this historic event will take place at the B&O Railroad Museum. This will include a formal ceremony, unveiling a new commemorative panel that will be mounted in the Roundhouse, a luncheon, and two speakers.  The program will conclude with an open house at the Baltimore Immigration Museum.

Tickets are $25 for General Admission, $21 for B&O Members


Unveiling of Panel(s) in B&O Roundhouse commemorating 150th Anniversary of the  Lloyd and B&O partnership


Event attendees are encouraged to take a self-guided tour of the museum prior to lunch.


Catered Luncheon in the Harry C. Eck Education Station.  Lunch will include salad, sandwiches, water and soft drinks.


B&O Curator Harrison Van Waes speaks about the B&O Railroad from 1865 to World War I, providing context to the historic partnership with the Lloyd Steamship Company and Baltimore immigration.


Baltimore Immigration Museum co-founder and historian Dr. Nicholas Fessenden speaks about the Lloyd Steamship Company, providing context to late-19th century immigration surge to Baltimore and the impact of World War I.


Attendees are invited to travel to an open house of Baltimore's newest museum:  The Baltimore Immigration Museum, located at 1308 Beason Street, Baltimore, MD, 21230


Baltimore Immigration Museum Open House, refreshments will be provided.

Maryland Historical Society/March 24

Maryland's Fabulous Fare: A Taste of History 6:30pm

The Maryland Historical Society invites you to join us for a very special event as we celebrate Maryland culture and cuisine at our annual Maryland Day fundraiser. Guests will experience a taste of Maryland's diverse fares from across the state, as well as regional beer, wine, and spirits. We will be serving small plates and cocktails adapted from historic recipes found in our own collections. Noted celebrity chefs will lend their talents to ensure a delightful and delicious, fun event!

Homeschool Program: Maryland Women/MARCH 24

The Historic Girl: Maryland Day Celebration 2:00pm

Why do we celebrate Maryland Day on March 25th? Explore the story of Maryland from when it was founded through to the modern day! Learn about our state symbols, our relationship with the National Anthem and lead a special Maryland Day ceremony and parade.

Women in Baltimore: Indentures, Engineers, and Washerwomen/March 31

A self-driving shared event with Mount Clare Museum House and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum.

Begin at Mount Clare Museum House, (1500 Washington Blvd, Baltimore MD 21230 (Museum Tour and presentation 10:00-11:45 a.m.)

Museum Director Rose Gallenberger will welcome the group to this 18th century mansion from the perspective of an Irish indentured servant. This first-person tour will be led by a docent playing the part, discussing life at the mansion from the perspective of women who labored there. Uncover her thoughts and experiences as a poor Irish immigrant bound for five years to Charles Carroll, Barrister: one of the wealthiest men in Baltimore in the 1760s.

The next stop is Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum 901 W. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21223 (Museum tour, lunch and lecture 12:00-1:45 p.m.)

Olive W. Dennis was the first woman civil engineer on the B&O Railroad and in American railroading. Her contributions to the improvement of passenger service won her the unofficial title of “the woman who took the pain out of the train.” At a time and in an industry that could barely conceive of a woman doing a man’s work, this remarkable woman prevailed and left an indelible mark. Historian Sharon Harwood will introduce the audience to Olive Dennis and remember her railroad legacy through the inventions, creative designs, work ethic, and the talent that made her ‘The Lady Engineer’ of the B&O Railroad.

Finish othe day at the Irish Railroad Workers Museum 918 Lemmon Street Baltimore, MD 21223 (Presentation, Museum Tour and Reception 2:00-4:00 p.m.)

Visit the workplace of Sarah Liberty Feeley, a homemaker and mother of six who raised children, supported her husband’s career with the B & O Railroad, cared for boarders and took in laundry to contribute to the family finances. Learn how illiterate Irish girls, raised in the simplest rural circumstances, developed the skills needed to run an urban rowhouse and maintain a good measure of financial independence within married life. Board Members and Docents will lead a tour of the Museum, with a reception to follow. 

The tour includes free parking at Mount Clare and B & O Museum’s parking lots, and an easy walk to the Irish Railroad Workers Museum. A catered cold Lunch at the B & O is included, as well as a reception to end our day. Cost is $50.00 per person ($40.00 for B & O Members and Mount Clare Annual Pass Holders). Tickets are available through March 26 via B & O phone: 410-752-2462 ext 212… or order online at



12pm to 5pm, Saturday, April 7, 2018                                                                                              126 N. Madeira Street, Baltimore MD 21231 


Contact: Robert Sullivan, Organizer 202-365-8542

Maxine Taylor, Gallerist | 410-804-7459


Francis Asbury: The Great Awakening of American Methodism/APRIL 8

Even 200 years after his death, the achievements of Bishop Francis Asbury are felt in the Methodist Church. Asbury became bishop at the 1784 Christmas Conference at Lovely Lane Chapel in Baltimore, by which the Methodist Societies became a denomination, declaring their independence from the Church of England.

Asbury would lead the Methodist Church for over 30 years and through a “Great Awakening” that made it the largest American Protestant denomination of its time. His story relates to the foundations of the African Methodist Episcopal and AME Zion denominations, as well as the United Methodist Church of today.

In his travels of 6,000 miles annually, he earned the title “Prophet of the Long Road.” Yet Baltimore was the center of his ministry. When he died in 1816, his remains were returned to the city where an immense funeral procession took place; 20,000 onlookers lined the route.

Presenter: Archivist Robert Shindle of the Museum at Lovely Lane Church will speak on Asbury’s life and work on this bicentennial of his death.

PEALE Museum Lunchtime series/April 13

The Man Who Photographed Ghosts: A Talk on Technology, Belief, and Seeing the Dead: 12:00-1:00

Peter Manseau is a historian, novelist, and the Lilly Endowment Curator of American Religious History at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. He is the author of eight books and contributes regularly to publications including the Washington Post and the New York Times. His most recent book, The Apparitionists, on Civil War era “spirit photographer,” William Mumler, was named one of NPR’s Best Books of the Year and Publishers Weekly’s Top Ten Books of 2017: "A rare work of historical nonfiction that is both studious and just plain entertaining."

RSVP to reserve your free place in the April 13th talk:

Baltimore Civil War Museum at President Street Station/ApriL 14

“A Friendly Word To Maryland” – A Day with Frederick Douglass  --  April 14, 2018 @ 11:00 am 601 S President St,   Baltimore, MD 21202  Cost: $3.00

Spend a Day with Actor / Impersonator Steve Cole aka Frederick Douglass who will be Performing the November 1864 Speech  “A Friendly Word To Maryland” at the Baltimore Civil War Museum. Steve Cole is expert in the field at portraying Frederick Douglass.


Kaleidoscope Roland Park Country School  --   Wayne Schaumburg 7:00 - 8:30 PM $40

Join Baltimore historian and educator Wayne R. Schaumburg for an illustrated program that looks at famous Baltimore buildings which no longer stand in "Charm City." Baltimore like many other large cities has undergone major changes to it physical appearance in the last 65 years. Some of these lost landmarks still resonate with our collective memory McCormick Company, Ford’s Theater, the Pimlico Racetrack clubhouse, O’Neill’s Department Store, and Haussner’s Restaurant. Others may be forgotten but still have great stories worth telling: Oriole Park, Shellhases Restaurant, the Tower Building, the Fava Building, and Monetebllo mansion. The class will also examine the reasons why buildings have been lost. Baltimore’s approach to demolition has been similar to other U.S. cities. In the past, obsolete buildings have been razed. Redevelopment is another factor, Charles Center and Inner Harbor serving as well-known examples. In some cases, Baltimore buildings have been the unlucky victims of fire especially in 1904, and then there is just plain stupidity as in the demolition of the 19th century Druid Hill Park bandstand for additional parking space near the zoo. Finally we will look at how old buildings are being recycled through adaptive reuse rather than being razed. So, join us as we look at "old Baltimore" gone but definitely not forgotten.


Saturday,  3:00p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Join us for a plein air painting event at Clifton Mansion, featuring artists painting scenes of the Park and the Mansion. Painting for artists will take place throughout the month of April and will culminate with a reception on April 28th with a sale of the art, so you can take home your favorites!

Join us for the Wet Canvas Sale & Reception and purchase your favorite piece of artwork! Paintings will be on display in Clifton’s Grand Salon. All paintings on display will be for sale, priced individually by the artist. Enjoy live music, light refreshments and a cash bar. $25 per ticket, please use the secure payment form. 

A percentage of art sales will benefit the Clifton Mansion renovations.

Remfest/May 12

The Greater Remington Improvement Association is throwing a festival this spring to celebrate the North Baltimore neighborhood’s 100-year history and recent resurgence.

RemFest, set for May 12, will “celebrate the centennial anniversary of the construction and sale of the row homes on 27th Street in Remington,” according to a release. Local vendors will be pitching in, with Ottobar organizing live music, B. Willow setting up a “local maker’s market,” a number of eateries (Sweet 27, Charmington’s, The Dizz, R. House, Ekiben, The Local Oyster, Neopol) providing food, and Baltimore Whiskey Company, R. Bar and Woodberry’s Union Craft Brewing serving drinks. The event will run from noon to 9 p.m. at the intersection of 28th Street and Remington Avenue, just south of the neighborhood’s semi-high-end international food market, R. House.

In a release, GRIA board member at-large Peter Morrill noted that “Remington has a proud and industrious 100-year history. Despite difficult times over the past century, generations of its residents stayed put and built the tightknit community that remains today.”
Annexed to the city from Baltimore County in 1888, Remington was named for landowner William Remington, and developed as a suburb for workers from nearby quarries, factories and rail lines. Many of the neighborhood’s historic rowhouses were constructed during the early 1900s. The neighborhood suffered with the rest of the city as industry and residents left during the 20th century. But in the 21st century, and particularly the last few years, the neighborhood has built up rapidly, spurred in large part by bullish building by Seawall Development, which owns and operates R. House and Remington Row across the street. 


Mount Clare Museum House Call for Volunteer Docents

Mount Clare Museum House is the 1760s home of Charles Carroll, Barrister and his wife, Margaret Tilghman Carroll in addition to enslaved and indentured servants. Today it serves as an example of Baltimore’s revolutionary experience.

Mount Clare Museum House is accepting applications for volunteer docents. Duties include giving tours to visitors and, when time permits, taking on additional projects in line with students’ academic interest.

You must be available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 1:30 am to 4:15 pm.

Graduate and undergraduate students are both welcome. Areas of study preferred include African American Studies, American Studies, Art History, History and other related fields. Must have an interest in educating the public, both adults and children.

Email for more information and to submit a resume.