The Baltimore City Historical Society.

Dedicated to preserving, curating, and telling Baltimore's story.

 

OUR MISSION

 

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historians to sponsor programs on city history and help museums and universities support their collections of historical documents, records, and artifacts.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

 

 
 Five years before the Greensboro protest, students at what is now Morgan State University in Baltimore staged a sit-in at the lunch counter at Read’s drugstore in Baltimore. The protest led to Read’s desegregating its lunch counters.

Five years before the Greensboro protest, students at what is now Morgan State University in Baltimore staged a sit-in at the lunch counter at Read’s drugstore in Baltimore. The protest led to Read’s desegregating its lunch counters.

EVENTS

Free Talks on Baltimore History
Third Thursday of Every Month, January-June

May 17, 2018  Simone R. Barrett, Ph.D.

Researcher, Robert M. Bell Center for Civil Rights in Education at Morgan State University, adjunct professor of history, Coppin State University

"We Bring Thee Our Laurels Whatever They Be: Student-Led Protest at Morgan State"

The national student movement of the 1960s grew out of Baltimore's student movements of the 1930s, 40s and 50s. The Baltimore City Chapter of the NACCP, the City-Wide Youth Forum, Morgan State College NAACP, and the Civic Interest Group led and shaped the “long Civil Rights Movement.”

Complete Schedule

The Village Learning Place  2521 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21218 Reception 7:00, Talks Begin 7:30

 

 

 

 

 

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  Memorial Stadium  Robert E. Kniesche / Baltimore Sun

Memorial Stadium Robert E. Kniesche / Baltimore Sun

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.

 

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