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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. Oct
    27
    Sun
    1. Baltimore County Geology & Geological History @ Almshouse
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      Ira P. May, Geologist with the Maryland Environmental Service, will present a lecture focusing on the geology of Baltimore County. His remarks will include a history of the area’s geology as well as a history of several of the County’s more notable mining operations: Bare Hills, Cockeysville marble quarry, and Soldier’s Delight.

      The lecture is illustrated and includes many maps. Ira will have several rock samples of the various commercial minerals found in Baltimore County.

      Free to HSBC members, or $5/person for non-members.

      Pre-registration required. Please email: info@hsobc.org

      Click here for a .PDF event flyer!

  2. Nov
    7
    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.

      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!

  3. Nov
    16
    Sat
    1. Baltimore Waterworks History @ France Hall - Maryland Historical Society
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      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.

      Patch.com announcement here.

       

      Baltimore City Historical Society
      410-685-3750 ext. 379
      bchs@mdhs.org
      www.historicbaltimore.org

       

      Historical Society of Baltimore County
      410-666-1878
      info@hsobc.org
      www.hsobc.org

       

      Maryland Historical Society
      410-685-3750
      www.mdhs.org

       

  4. Dec
    1
    Sun
    1. Key Elements in Baltimore County’s Growth and Environmental Management post-WWII @ Almshouse
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      Don Outen, Natural Resource Manager for the Baltimore County Dept. of Environmental Protection, will present a program about key elements in Baltimore County’s success with growth and environmental management in the post-WWII period (flyer to be produced and distributed at a later date).

  5. Dec
    5
    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.

      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!

  6. Jan
    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.

      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!

  7. Feb
    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.

      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!

  8. Mar
    2
    Sun
    1. 18th Century Medicine @ Almshouse (HSBC Headquarters)
      3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      Come join us for an exciting afternoon with Gary DePaolo (who portrays Dr. Barton Tabbs) and explains what medicine was like during the 18th century. As Dr Tabbs, topics of discussion will include his life as a Physick and Surgeon in Maryland during the colonial years through the American Revolution.  Dr. Tabbs will explain common medical practices, apothecary for treatments and common surgerical techniques. On display will be 18th century medical instruments and medicinals.

  9. Apr
    3
    Thu
    1. Genealogy Guest Speaker Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG(SM) on “Finding Your War of 1812 Ancestor” @ Baltimore County Almshouse
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Thursday, April 3, 2014 – Guest Speaker Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG(SM), will guide us through some of the records you can find both inside the National Archives and outside of federal records, even in places that may surprise you. Learn also about the project to digitize War of 1812 pensions for free public use online! www.preservethepensions.org

      Ms. Koford is involved in the War of 1812 Preserve the Pensions Project sponsored by the Federation of Genealogical Studies (www.preservethepensions.org).  In honor of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the Pension Project, her lecture is titled “Finding Your War of 1812 Ancestor,” and covers some of the ways to find information on soldiers and their families both inside and outside of federal records.

      Her presentation is part of our on-going series…

      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. 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.

      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!