UPCOMING EVENTS

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.

1308 Beason Street

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.

History of the Fire Service in Baltimore County and City

Saturday, November 17 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

 

9811 Van Buren Ln, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030

Please mark your calendars for our 7th Annual Joint Program with the Historical Society of Baltimore County.

Presenters Stephen Heaver of the Fire Museum of Maryland, James Doran of the Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen’s Association, and others TBA will discuss the historic work of firefighters in protecting Baltimore County and City residents’ safety. More details to follow... 

Admission is free to all. Free parking on site. Doors will open at 1:15 pm. 

Questions? Please contact HSBC at 410-666-1878 or info@hsobc.org.

 

 Baltimore City Hall

Baltimore City Hall

 

BALTIMORE DAY 

Middle School Essay Contest Awards Ceremony

10:30 am Wednesday August 8, 2018 

Baltimore City Hall - 4th Floor Curran Room

The Baltimore Day Committee of the Baltimore City Historical Society (BCHS) planned a 2018 Essay Contest among selected City middle schools (Francis Scott Key Middle, Walter P. Carter Middle, Guilford Middle, Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys) to celebrate the event this year. The committee felt that the essay contest would provide students with a valuable opportunity to focus on history, practice research and writing, and learn something new about their city. The essay topic was, “The Port of Baltimore.” Partners were recruited for the project and Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI) Senior Museum Educator, Jack Burkett, visited participating schools or hosted them at the BMI for an hour-long, interactive power point presentation on the history of the Port and reviewed various rich topics for the essay contest with students. 

You are invited to attend the awards ceremony at City Hall and to celebrate Baltimore Day with us!