BCHS sponsors a number of events, publications and contests, including a popular history-evening speaking series at the Village Learning Place, where City history comes to life on the third Thursdays between January and June; the annual Mayor's Reception and History Honors; the newsletter "Baltimore Gaslight"; the Joseph L. Arnold Prize for Outstanding Writing on Baltimore's History, and a history conference.

  Baltimore Immigration Museum                                      

Baltimore Immigration Museum                                      

Baltimore immigration Museum

Open from 1-4 PM on Saturdays and Sundays.

The Baltimore Immigration Museum located at 1308 Beason Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

BCHS Board Member Nick Fessenden and Advisory Committee Member Brigitte Fessenden are part of the group that founded the Baltimore Immigration Museum.

After years of searching for a location for their exhibits, the Baltimore Immigration Memorial, Inc. organization partnered with the Locust Point Community Church UCC, to establish a museum in the church-owned Immigration House. This building was built in 1904 for newly arrived European immigrants who needed temporary housing before moving on to their final destinations or finding work and permanent housing in Baltimore.

The museum is free, but donations are welcome to help with upkeep and maintenance, as well as with future exhibits and educational programs.

 Pikesville Volunteer Fire Department members, June 26, 1934, on engine identified as American LaFrance 6 cylinder combustion number 750 GPM. HSBC Collections P000381.

Pikesville Volunteer Fire Department members, June 26, 1934, on engine identified as American LaFrance 6 cylinder combustion number 750 GPM. HSBC Collections P000381.

The Historic Work of Firefighters in Protecting Baltimore County and City Residents’ Safety

2pm to 4pm, Saturday November 17, 2018. Free admission and parking. Doors open at 1:15pm. 

Location: Historical Society of Baltimore County. Address: 9811 Van Buren Lane, Cockeysville MD 21030

Free admission and parking. Doors open at 1:15pm. 

The Historical Society of Baltimore County & Baltimore City Historical Society's 7th Annual Joint Program

Presenters Stephen Heaver of the Fire Museum of Maryland, James Doran of the Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen’s Association, Division Chief Francis DiPaula of the Baltimore County Fire Department, and George Collins, Co-Founder and CEO of African American Firefighter’s Historical Society will discuss the historic work of firefighters in protecting Baltimore County and City residents’ safety.

Contact HSBC at 410-666-1878 or info@hsobc.org.


 Our Saviour Lutheran Church

Our Saviour Lutheran Church

19th Annual BCHS Baltimore History Honors & Joseph Arnold Essay Contest Award Presentation

2pm to 4pm, Saturday, October 27, 2018. This BCHS event is free and open to the public.

Location: Our Saviour Lutheran Church. Address: 3301 The Alameda, Baltimore, MD 21218

The honorees and award winners are:

Baltimore Day Middle School Essay Contest 2018 Awards: Talia Brooks, Zi'yah Moody, Zhaniya Harris, Andrew Webb, Jason Lindsay, Michael Hayes

Joseph Arnold Essay Contest 2017 Award: Amy Rosenkrans

Historian/Scholar Honors, for persons who have published and are respected in the academic and professional community: Matt Crenson, Charles Mitchell

Living History Honors, to persons who exemplify the civic value of community involvement and enhancement: John Ciekot, Judy Dobbs, Marc Steiner

In Memoriam, to deceased persons who deserve recognition for their special contribution to Baltimore history: Charles Blackburn, Esther Bonnet, Thomas Saunders, Jerry Hynson