Upcoming Events

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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. Mar
    17
    Sun
    1. Perry Hall Mansion – new book presentation with the author(s), Sean Kief, Jeffrey Smith @ Historic Almshouse
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      Join us, and the authors Sean Kief and Jeffrey Smith, on Sunday, March 17, at 2:00 p.m. as they give a lively presentation about their new Arcadia book, Perry Hall Mansion.

      They will be discussing the mansion and its history, as well as their process in the research, writing and compilation of the new book.

      Admission is $5/person, or free to HSBC members.

      BOOK DESCRIPTION:
      “Perry Hall Mansion, constructed c. 1775 as the country estate of Harry Dorsey and Prudence Carnan Gough, has long been considered one of the most historic structures in Baltimore County, Maryland. Nestled on a ridge overlooking the lush forest of the Gunpowder River Valley, the mansion has played host to a number of crucial events in both local history and the emergence of Methodism in the United States. Since its completion, the house has claimed 14 different principal owners, culminating with its transfer to public ownership in 2001. Each of the families who lived there left behind unique legacies. Materials contained in Perry Hall Mansion depict the evolving use of the building and grounds and demonstrate how this progression reflected changing conditions within Maryland generally.”

      ABOUT THE AUTHORS
      “Sean Kief and Jeffrey Smith have both played important roles in the leadership of Historic Perry Hall Mansion, Inc. Images provided by Kief show the lives of his ancestors, the Dunty family, as they made their home at Perry Hall Mansion during the Victorian era. This chronicle draws on over 200 years worth of images, personal accounts of surviving residents, and original source documents to vividly tell the story of Perry Hall Mansion.”

  2. Apr
    27
    Sat
    1. BUS TOUR: Baltimore County’s Underground Railroad
      8:30 am – 4:30 pm

      Enjoy a guided bus tour of safe houses, churches and small-businesses that aided slaves in their flight north to escape bondage.  This tour will focus on sites from south, to west, to north Baltimore County, and will be guided by African American historian, Louis S. Diggs.

      Date tentatively scheduled for April 27, 2013.

  3. May
    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!

  4. May
    18
    Sat
    1. Annual Membership Meeting & Board Election @ Historic Almshouse
      2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

      All society members are encouraged to attend this year’s meeting! Light refreshments and drinks will be served, and the society’s President and board members will deliver a state-of-the-society address. Directly following the meeting, members will be invited to a soft-opening of a new Almshouse exhibit that is still in development. Volunteers have been working hard performing research to support our new Almshouse exhibit which is still a work-in-progress, awaiting additional funding and support.  We hope to see you there!

    2. Almshouse Exhibit – Soft Opening @ Historic Almshouse
      3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Following the society’s annual members-only meeting at 2:00 p.m., the general public is welcome to attend a soft-opening of the society’s historic Almshouse exhibit and interpretation, beginning at 3:00 p.m.  Our volunteer staff has spent hundreds of hours preparing our new exhibit space, which is slated for future upgrades and renovations. And, they’ve spent hundreds of hours researching primary sources and pulling together artifacts looking specifically at the third and last Baltimore County Almshouse.

  5. Jun
    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!

  6. Aug
    1
    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. Sep
    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!

  8. Sep
    27
    Fri
    1. Annual Shrimp Feast, Bull Roast, Silent & Live Auction Fundraiser @ Columbus Gardens
      6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

      Shrimp Feast and Bull Roast
      Friday, September 27, 2013 6:30-10:00 p.m.
      Columbus
      Gardens, 4301 Klosterman Ave., Baltimore 21236

      Join HSBC for its 7th Annual Fundraiser!
      CLICK HERE FOR FLYER AND REGISTRATION/TICKET PURCHASE FORM
      (.pdf)

      Tickets are $40/person and include:
      Delicious hot and cold buffet of shrimp, chicken, sausage and pit beef; wide variety of side dishes and desserts; beer and soda (cash bar for other drinks).

      In addition to a delicious meal, you will enjoy opportunities to:
      Bid on silent and live auction items;
      Enter the Almshouse 50/50 Raffle;
      Play the Wheels;
      Dance to music provided by Paul Fader;
      Win door prizes; and

      ŸSupport the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting the entirety of Baltimore County history.
      Deadline for tickets is September 13, 2013.

      CLICK HERE FOR FLYER AND REGISTRATION/TICKET PURCHASE FORM (.pdf)

  9. Oct
    3
    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!