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Lectures, Workshops, Exhibits, Historical Tours and More

The Historical Society of Baltimore County hosts presentations by both amateur and professional scholars, offers history and genealogy research workshops, and provides traveling tours related to the rich history and heritage of Baltimore County.

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Agenda

  1. Sep
    4
    Thu
    1. Genealogy Instruction (Free!) @ HSBC Almshouse
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      FREE, MONTHLY, GENEALOGY INSTRUCTION at the Historical Society of Baltimore County with local genealogist Noreen Goodson, and professional genealogist Angela Walton-Raji, BA, M.Ed. Angela Walton-Raji is the author of Black Indian Genealogy Research: African American Ancestors Among the Five Civilized Tribes, and has a wealth of general and niche genealogy knowledge, experience, and resources to share.

      Download event flyer.

      Join the Louis S. Diggs Research Center for African American History For Genealogy Classes at the Historical Society of Baltimore County

      The first Thursday of each month, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, genealogy classes for beginners will be underway to the public free of charge.  Bring your laptops with you!  The classes will be taught by professional genealogist and author, Angela Walton-Raji, BA, M.Ed, or local genealogist Noreen Goodson.

      Let us help you to explore the areas of family history that interest you. Learn various methods of:

      • Conducting Oral History
      • Preserving your Family History
      • Pursuing your Family’s Military History
      • Organizing a Research Strategy

      Learn how to access the basic documents for family history:

      • Federal Census Records
      • State Vital Records – Birth, Marriage & Death
      • Military Records
      • Online Databases
      • Connecting with other genealogists

      Beginning the first Thursday of every month, come and share family stories, discuss your genealogy roadblocks, learn how to compile and present your data. Explore methods of documenting ancestors who were enslaved, who were free, who were immigrants, who were native born.  Internet access will be available to research records from multiple states.

      Take an ancestral journey with us!

  2. Sep
    18
    Thu
    1. Rumor or Fact: A Town under Loch Raven Reservoir? @ Cockeysville Senior Center
      10:30 am – 11:45 am

      Ever drive over the Warren Road Bridge crossing the Loch Raven Reservoir and wonder if the large water expanse has always been there?  Ever wonder what else could have been there?  Ever met anyone who once lived in Warren, MD and wondered where it was?  Come to find out the answers to these questions and some other interesting facts about Warren, MD on September 18th.  A speaker from the Historical Society of Baltimore County will present facts and pictures about Loch Raven Reservoir and Warren, MD.

       

  3. Oct
    2
    Thu
    1. Genealogy Instruction (Free!) @ HSBC Almshouse
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      FREE, MONTHLY, GENEALOGY INSTRUCTION at the Historical Society of Baltimore County with local genealogist Noreen Goodson, and professional genealogist Angela Walton-Raji, BA, M.Ed. Angela Walton-Raji is the author of Black Indian Genealogy Research: African American Ancestors Among the Five Civilized Tribes, and has a wealth of general and niche genealogy knowledge, experience, and resources to share.

      Download event flyer.

      Join the Louis S. Diggs Research Center for African American History For Genealogy Classes at the Historical Society of Baltimore County

      The first Thursday of each month, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, genealogy classes for beginners will be underway to the public free of charge.  Bring your laptops with you!  The classes will be taught by professional genealogist and author, Angela Walton-Raji, BA, M.Ed, or local genealogist Noreen Goodson.

      Let us help you to explore the areas of family history that interest you. Learn various methods of:

      • Conducting Oral History
      • Preserving your Family History
      • Pursuing your Family’s Military History
      • Organizing a Research Strategy

      Learn how to access the basic documents for family history:

      • Federal Census Records
      • State Vital Records – Birth, Marriage & Death
      • Military Records
      • Online Databases
      • Connecting with other genealogists

      Beginning the first Thursday of every month, come and share family stories, discuss your genealogy roadblocks, learn how to compile and present your data. Explore methods of documenting ancestors who were enslaved, who were free, who were immigrants, who were native born.  Internet access will be available to research records from multiple states.

      Take an ancestral journey with us!

  4. Oct
    11
    Sat
    1. Baltimore’s Deaf Heritage – Presentation, New Book Sale & Signing @ HSBC Almshouse Headquarters
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      Baltimore’s Deaf Heritage – Presentation, New Book Sale & Signing

      Kathleen Brockway offers a presentation, new book sale and signing about her discoveries while producing her new book, Baltimore’s Deaf Heritage  (Arcadia Publishing, 2014).

      From the publisher’s website…

      Book Description: The booming job market and beautifully designed city of Baltimore attracted many families and individuals to the area in the 19th century. Several of these transplants would become prominent figures in the Deaf community. George W. Veditz, an early American Sign Language filmmaker and former president of the National Association of the Deaf; Rev. Daniel E. Moylan, founder of the oldest operational Methodist church for the deaf; and George Michael “Dummy” Leitner, a professional baseball player, all influenced Baltimore’s growing deaf population. Through vintage photographs of successful organizations and sports teams, including the Silent Oriole Club, Christ Church of the Deaf, the Jewish Deaf Society of Baltimore, the Silent Clover Society, and the National Fraternal Society for the Deaf, Baltimore’s Deaf Heritage illustrates the evolution of Baltimore’s Deaf community and its prominent leaders.

      Author Bio: Kathleen Brockway, the deaf author, is an advocate for deaf rights and historical and political recognition. She was inspired by the stories of the deaf heritage in Baltimore and determined to share them with the public. She retrieved images from living descendants of Baltimore’s earliest deaf families, deaf organizations, Maryland School for the Deaf, the Gallaudet University archives, and Maryland natives to present this rich history.

  5. Oct
    16
    Thu
    1. Remembering the Village of Texas, MD – Where is it? What is it? How did it come to be? @ Hereford Branch - Baltimore County Public Library
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      Do you know where Texas, Maryland is?  Have you ever wondered how it got its name?  Cassie Kilroy Thompson, the founder of the Friends of Texas Maryland, will offer a presentation and time for discussion about the origins and history of this disappearing Baltimore County village.

       

  6. Oct
    25
    Sat
    1. BUS TOUR – “West of the Interstate: Cemeteries & Historic Churches” @ HSBC Almshouse Headquarters
      9:00 am – 5:00 pm

      “West of the Interstate: Historic Cemeteries & Churches”
      A luxury coach bus tour, leaving from the society’s almshouse headquarters, and returning to the society’s almshouse headquarters. (Includes light to moderate walking at numerous sites.)

      We will identify 11 historic cemeteries and churches, dismount for 8, including lunch at St. Paul’s Lutheran in Upperco, MD. We will also visit the Reisterstown Community Cemetery dating from 1764.

      Mark your calendars now!  Bring your camera!

      Cost: $50 for HSBC members, or $60 for non-members.

      Tour:  October 25, 2014

      For more information or questions about this tour e-mail tourinfo@hsobc.org

       

  7. Nov
    6
    Thu
    1. Genealogy Instruction (Free!) @ HSBC Almshouse
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      FREE, MONTHLY, GENEALOGY INSTRUCTION at the Historical Society of Baltimore County with local genealogist Noreen Goodson, and professional genealogist Angela Walton-Raji, BA, M.Ed. Angela Walton-Raji is the author of Black Indian Genealogy Research: African American Ancestors Among the Five Civilized Tribes, and has a wealth of general and niche genealogy knowledge, experience, and resources to share.

      Download event flyer.

      Join the Louis S. Diggs Research Center for African American History For Genealogy Classes at the Historical Society of Baltimore County

      The first Thursday of each month, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, genealogy classes for beginners will be underway to the public free of charge.  Bring your laptops with you!  The classes will be taught by professional genealogist and author, Angela Walton-Raji, BA, M.Ed, or local genealogist Noreen Goodson.

      Let us help you to explore the areas of family history that interest you. Learn various methods of:

      • Conducting Oral History
      • Preserving your Family History
      • Pursuing your Family’s Military History
      • Organizing a Research Strategy

      Learn how to access the basic documents for family history:

      • Federal Census Records
      • State Vital Records – Birth, Marriage & Death
      • Military Records
      • Online Databases
      • Connecting with other genealogists

      Beginning the first Thursday of every month, come and share family stories, discuss your genealogy roadblocks, learn how to compile and present your data. Explore methods of documenting ancestors who were enslaved, who were free, who were immigrants, who were native born.  Internet access will be available to research records from multiple states.

      Take an ancestral journey with us!

    2. Historic Cockeysville @ Cockeysville Branch - Baltimore County Public Library
      1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

      Historic Cockeysville, MD

      Historical Society of Baltimore County volunteer, Sharon Leggin, presents over 100 images of 19th and early 20th century Cockeysville, including some now and then photos, along with an oral presentation on topics such as schools, the railroad, people, houses and places of business.

  8. Nov
    15
    Sat
    1. Baltimore’s Suburbanization & Outward Growth @ Rockland Hall - Stevenson University, Owings Mills Campus
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Mark your calendar for our third annual jointly sponsored program, bridging the interpretive boundaries between city and county…

      Baltimore’s Suburbanization & Outward Growth
      Event Flyer (click here)

      Join us to explore how Baltimore’s Suburbanization has both impacted, and been effected by, changes in urban and suburban demographics, transportation, housing practices, city and county planning, and poverty and tax policies.

      Speakers:

      • Eric Holcomb, City Planner, Baltimore City Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP), and author of The City as Suburb: A History of Northeast Baltimore Since 1660 (Chicago: Center for American Places, 2008), presents, “Tying It All Together: Understanding Suburban Growth in the Baltimore Region.”
      • Antero Pietila, retired 35 year Baltimore Sun veteran, reporter, foreign correspondent, member of the Sun’s editorial board and recent author of Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American City (Ivan R. Dee, 2010), presents, “Suburbanization is a State of Mind.”
      • Elizabeth Kneebone, fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution, whose work focuses on urban and suburban poverty, metropolitan demographics and tax policies.  Her recent book with co-author Alan Berube is Confronting Suburban Poverty in America (Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2013), presents, “The Shifting Geography of Poverty in Metropolitan Baltimore.”

      Program Sponsors:

      • Baltimore City Historical Society
      • Historical Society of Baltimore County
      • Stevenson University’s Public History Program

       

       

  9. Nov
    23
    Sun
    1. Historical Traffic Control Devices & The Evolution of Highway Safety Signage @ HSBC Almshouse Headquarters
      2:00 pm – 3:15 pm