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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. Feb
    28
    Sun
    1. The History of Herbs and Spices, a story which spans the history of Western Civilization @HSBC Almshouse @ HSBC Almshouse
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Sunday February 28, 2016 From 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM  The History of Herbs and Spices, a story which spans the history of Western Civilization. A slide presentation by Mr. Jerry Kahan a retiree of McCormick & Co. where he worked for 38 years. During ancient times, transporting spices from far-away lands was bound to prove difficult and expensive, and that forms the basis of a saga filled with exotic lands, myths, legends, brave souls, and numerous adventures.  Mr. Kahan will conclude his talk with a brief history of McCormick & Company. Admission: $5.00 for non-members, Free for HSBC members.

  2. Mar
    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!

  3. Mar
    13
    Sun
    1. History of Cockeysville @ HSBC Almshouse
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Sunday March 13, 2016. Presentation “History of Cockeysville” by Cynthia Mann. HSBC HQ 2PM – 4PM
      Take a walk down memory lane as remembered by HSBC Volunteer Sharon Leggin,  detailing the history of Cockeysville. The talk will include the origin of Cockeysville, historic photos, before and after pictures, and a question and answer period.   Local schools, churches, businesses, and the underpass will be some of the topics covered.

  4. Apr
    7
    Thu
    1. SPECIAL NOTICE Genealogy Instruction Class @ HSBC Almshouse, Cockeysville
      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.

      Special Notice:  For the first class of calendar spring, our local genealogist, Noreen Goodson, will present her special 2-hour “Genealogy – How Do I Begin?” workshop.  This class will explain the what, why and how we do what we do as well as work on several hands-on projects that will help you gain a focus for your research as well as provide you with basic tools to take with you to any repository you visit.  After a break, co-host Angela Walton-Raji and Noreen will connect their laptop computers and do some real-time demonstrations on how to use several web sites.  Bring your laptop and/or tablet and use the historical society’s free Wi-Fi.  It’s sure to be fun and enlightening!  Class size is limited to the first 20 people so please contact Noreen (Reeniej@aol.com) to let her know how many friends you are bringing.

       

  5. Apr
    17
    Sun
    1. 19th Century Baltimore: a City of Immigrants, Speaker: Wayne Schaumburg @ HSBC Almshouse, Cockeysville
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Retired Baltimore County Schools History teacher Wayne Schaumburg  is an avid fan of the history of Baltimore City and County.   He has done extensive  research and has a large collection of newspaper articles, drawings, photographs, and postcards on Baltimore locations, events and persons of interest.  On April 17th, he will talk about the immigrants who crossed the Atlantic, landed in Baltimore and made it their home.  Join us to learn more about the wave of immigration of 200 years ago

  6. May
    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!

  7. May
    15
    Sun
    1. Retrospective of 70 years in Photography by John McGrain @ HSBC Almshouse, Cockeysville
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Retrospective  of  70  years  in Photography.  Speaker:  John mcgrain

      John McGrain, a retired Baltimore County Planning Dept. employee and Baltimore County historian, has been taking pictures since he was first given a camera in 1946.  He has traveled the world taking photos, but his particular focus has been Baltimore County,  and locations in the state of Maryland, especially sites of historical interest.  He has documented locations and buildings which no longer exist and many which still do.  Come and join us for an afternoon stroll down memory lane as John shares some of his most memorable photographs and the stories of how they came to be taken.

  8. Jun
    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!

  9. Jun
    5
    Sun
    1. Family Search: Searching Genealogy Speaker: Michael King @ HSBC Almshouse, Cockeysville
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Family Tree is a computer application accessed through the FamilySearch.org website.  The application gives users access to over 3.5 billion genealogical records, maintained by the LDS Church.  There are no costs associated with the use of the website or the application.  The presentation will review the website and how to obtain an account.  A live online demonstration illustrating the features of Family Tree as well as other related applications will be given.  Michael King is a retired architect living with his wife and family in Baltimore County.  His father introduced him to family history in 1957.  Mr. King currently trains others in the use of these research applications.   Anyone interested in learning more about how to research their personal family history is invited to attend.

  10. Jun
    25
    Sat
    1. Flashback Farming @ Maryland Agricultural Resource Center
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      HSBC Will be a participant in the Flashback Farming program at the Maryland Agricultural Resource Center (MARC) June 25th 2016.

      From MARC website: http://www.marylandagriculture.org/flashback-farming/

      Event Details: FLASHBACK FARMING

      Step back in time as you journey through four centuries of Maryland farming in one place on one day. Learn first hand what it was like to be a Baltimore County planter in the late 17th century, see an exhibit on 19th century dairying and make your own butter,or learn how electricity and the telephone changed a farmwife’s life – and much more including first person interpreters and hands-on activities for the whole family. There will be live music, food, and opportunities to get up close and personal with farm animals, and hay rides through the farm. Exhibits and participation from the following: Maryland Agricultural Resource Council, Millstone Cellars, Baltimore Museum of Industry, Port Discovery, Historic St. Mary’s City, Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks, Carroll County Farm Museum, Historical Society of Baltimore County, Steppingstone Farm Museum and Hampton National Historic Site.

      $15 pre-paid registration
      $20 at the door
      Rain or Shine – No Refunds.
      Have questions about Flashback Farming: Bringing 400 Years of Maryland Farming Back to Life in One Day? Contact The Maryland Agricultural Resource Council