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. May
    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.

      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. May
    7
    Sun
    1. Baltimore County School System History, Speakers: Dr. Robert Dubel, Dr. S. Dallas Dance and E. Farrell Maddox @ Sheraton Baltimore North
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Sunday, May 7, 2-4 pm

      Sheraton Baltimore North, 903 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, Md.‎

      A Panel Discussion with

      • Dr. Robert Dubel, Retired Superintendent, BCPS
      • Dr. S. Dallas Dance, Current Superintendent, BCPS
      • E. Farrell Maddox, Educator and Author, Building the Future

      Join us for an historical journey that started in 1993, when a young man and his remarkable grandmother climbed a fence and then a hill to find an abandoned building. It was the schoolhouse she attended as a young child. Flooded with memories and with tears trickling down her cheek, she inspired E. Farrell Maddox to write Building the Future, a 276-page, full-color commemorative book, showcasing the history of Baltimore County Public Schools. Mr. Maddox will be joined by retired BCPS Superintendent Dr. Robert Dubel and current superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance for a lively conversation about the history of our school system. Sean McComb, 2014 National Teacher of the Year, will serve as M.C.

      Space is limited, so if you plan to attend, please pre-register. HSBC members should contact us at info@hsobc.org or 410-666-1878 to reserve your free seat(s). General admission is $5 in advance, $10 at the door. Registration is available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/every-page-tells-our-story-the-education-foundation-of-bcps-tickets-33013952621

      Mr. Maddox will be signing copies of his beautifully illustrated schools history, Building the Future, which will be on sale at a 20% discount at the event. Proceeds from book sales benefit BCPS students. Light refreshments will be served. Free parking will be available at the Sheraton.

      We are pleased to co-sponsor this talk with The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc.

  3. Jun
    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!

  4. Jun
    11
    Sun
    1. Lansdowne: Speaker James Klima @ HSBC Almshouse, Cockeysville
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      If you want to preserve the history of your church or organization, Mr. Klima and Mr. Cosgrove will teach you how to do it with pictures, videos and other digital media. They will be using Lansdowne as an example showing the videos they used to tell the story of Lansdowne.

  5. Jul
    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. Jul
    9
    Sun
    1. Christopher Columbus: Speaker Jerry Kahan @ HSBC Almshouse, Cockeysville
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      For God, for gold, for spices. These dreams motivated the man we call Christopher Columbus to sail across the Atlantic Ocean four times. In search of a sea route to Asia, he discovered a New World; a discovery far more important. Five hundred years have now passed and still the details of his story are as varied and unclear as ever. The historical and cultural significance of these voyages is absolute and irrefutable.

  7. Aug
    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!

  8. Aug
    13
    Sun
    1. MA & PA Railroad: Speaker Rudy Fischer @ HSBC Almshouse, Cockeysville
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Mr. Fischer will take us on a virtual ride (via slides) along the path of the old Maryland and Pennsylvania (Ma & Pa) Railroad through Baltimore County.

  9. Sep
    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!

  10. Sep
    10
    Sun
    1. Greetings from Gettysburg @ HSBC Almshouse, Cockeysville
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Greetings from Gettysburg

      Speakers:   David R. Craig  and  Mary martin

      The Battle of Gettysburg was fought from July 1 – 3, 1863 with over 51,000 American casualties, making this battle the single-most costly conflict fought within the U.S. The Gettysburg National Military Park is arguably the most famous and most visited of Civil War battlefield sites. Mr. Craig and Ms. Martin’s book, Greetings from Gettysburg, is as much about visitors to Gettysburg as it is about the soldiers and the battle itself. The authors will discuss how the book, featuring historic postcards and quotations, offers a unique visitor’s guide to Gettysburg battlefields and vicinity. Greetings from Gettysburg  will be available for purchase (cash or checks only) and signing after the talk.