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

      Longtime collector, and state highway contract employee, Christopher Laughland, will present a lecture focusing on the development and evolution of traffic control devices. These devices were used in and around Baltimore County from the early 1900s to present.  He will give a presentation and slide show about the changes and progression of numerous devices used for maintaining traffic during road construction, such as old lanterns, road markings and signage.

      With more than 2,600 miles of Baltimore County roads, 400+ bridges, interstates and highways, keeping both drivers and workers safe is a difficult job, and has required major innovations and technological evolution.

  2. Dec
    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!

  3. Jan
    30
    Fri
    1. Used Book Sale @ HSBC Almshouse Headquarters
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Our volunteers have organized a used book sale to benefit the society.  We are happy to accept your used or unwanted books, fiction or non-fiction, which we’ll then resell at our used book sale on January 30 and 31.  We’ve already received many boxes of books that will all be available for purchase.  We hope to see you there!  Who knows, you might find a real treasure or two among the hundreds/thousands of books we will have available for sale at very affordable prices.

       

  4. Jan
    31
    Sat
    1. Used Book Sale @ HSBC Almshouse Headquarters
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Our volunteers have organized a used book sale to benefit the society.  We are happy to accept your used or unwanted books, fiction or non-fiction, which we’ll then resell at our used book sale on January 30 and 31.  We’ve already received many boxes of books that will all be available for purchase.  We hope to see you there!  Who knows, you might find a real treasure or two among the hundreds/thousands of books we will have available for sale at very affordable prices.

       

  5. Feb
    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. Mar
    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. Mar
    14
    Sat
    1. Gosh Barn It! & HSBC Farm Exhibit Tours @ The Barn, adjacent to the Almshouse
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Glenn James, owner of Cartwright Timberframes, has been building and restoring barns, homes, churches and more in Maryland for over 20 years.  His huge warehouse facility in Carroll County is stacked with logs and timbers from dismantled structures and are all organized and marked to enable him to determine the correct material for each project.  Instrumental in the restoration of the farm at the Carroll County Farm Museum he has won historic preservation awards for his projects in other counties.

      On March 14th, he will be explaining the nuances of barn construction and examining the historic barn which now sits on the property of the Almshouse in Baltimore County.  While little is known about the history of this barn, we hope Glenn can help us determine an approximate date and use from the construction and materials.

      Please join us for this hands-on workshop and learn about the different types of barns as well as terminology such as Adz, Gin Pole, Beetle, Slick and Trunnel.

      The Historical Society of Baltimore County’s barn and agriculture exhibits will be open for self-guided tours.

      Sponsored by the Preservation Alliance of Baltimore County and the Historical Society of Baltimore County

      Free to members of either organization.

      Guests:  $10

      Light fare will be available.  Reservations are requested please.

      Contact:     info@hsobc.org

      trishbentz@bcht.org

  8. Apr
    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. May
    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. May
    31
    Sun
    1. Annual Membership Meeting @ Historic Baltimore County Almshouse
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The annual membership meeting will observe a brief business meeting including a state of the society address, new board of trustee elections and refreshments.  Following the business meeting and refreshments a guest presentation.  More details to come.