Baltimore Waterworks History

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When: Back to Calendar November 16, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: France Hall - Maryland Historical Society
201 West Monument Street
Baltimore,MD 21201
Cost: Free
Categories: HSBC Event

The Baltimore City Historical Society & Historical Society of Baltimore County feature their  second annual joint program titled:
“Baltimore Waterworks History”

 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Saturday November 16, 2013

Maryland Historical Society
France Hall
201 W. Monument Street
Baltimore Maryland 21201

Free, Light Refreshments

Guest Speakers:
Kurt Kocher, Baltimore City Department of Public Works Public Information Supervisor
Edward C. Papenfuse, MD State Archivist and Acting Archivist for Baltimore City
William P. Stack, Center for Watershed Protection Deputy Director of Programs

Old Baltimore began by relying upon wells and springs, went on with limited success to offer water through quasi private corporate subscription and eventually accepted the need for local government to take over responsibility for managing and supplying the public with safe, steady sources of drinking water. State enabling acts, large land acquisitions, flooding a mill town, laying pipes, building dams and reservoirs, treatment plants and tunnels and reaching accords across jurisdictional boundaries have all been part of the ongoing history of Baltimore waterworks between the Patapsco River, Jones Falls, Gunpowder River and the Susquehanna River. announcement here.


Baltimore City Historical Society
410-685-3750 ext. 379


Historical Society of Baltimore County


Maryland Historical Society