Upcoming Events

July 25, 2014 - 9:00pm
Crabs! Boh! Domino Sugar! Bromo Seltzer! O's! Ravens! Star Spangled Banner! John Waters! Downy Ocean, Hon! Come join us as we celebrate our city and state! What do you love? Show us! Strap it to yourself and your bike as we parade around town spreading good cheer. This month Baltimore Bike Party will be ending at the Maryland Historical Society for food trucks, music, dancing, and tons of fun! Don't miss it!

August 7, 2014 - 5:00pm
The Maryland Historical Society and Baltimore Heritage are starting a campaign to put Baltimore on the map as the rightful birthplace of American cycling and we need your help! With the aid of the International Cycling History Conference, a 25 year old celebration of cycling studies, we will write a new chapter in Baltimore’s centuries old love affair with the bike.

August 14, 2014 - 6:30pm
The religious aspect of the War of 1812 provides an excellent example of how the three major religions have converged in the history of this nation. Robertson has contributed academic articles and book chapters on this topic as well as other issues related to western culture and Christianity, the impact of the Crusades, Muslim-Christian dialogue, and the role of missionaries in Canada's western expansion.

September 4, 2014 - 6:00pm
Maryland’s most important room, the Old Senate Chamber in the State House, is currently undergoing a comprehensive restoration for the first time in more than a century. Learn about this historic restoration project and the legacy of the Old Senate Chamber. Several nationally significant events took place in the chamber in 1783-1784, including George Washington's resignation of his commission as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army in December 1783 and the ratification of the Treaty of Paris in January 1784.

September 6, 2014 - 9:00am
Kick of the Star-Spangled celebrations this summer with the Maryland Genealogical Society. Learn about the War of 1812 and where the records are kept. Visit the Maryland Historical Society’s wonderful War of 1812 Exhibit. This includes the new “BEARINGS of Baltimore, Circa 1815,” an interactive, detailed 3-D map/image of Baltimore as it was during the War of 1812.

October 2, 2014 - 6:00pm
Maryland-made objects and woodwork were among Henry Francis du Pont’s greatest treasures. The du Ponts’ expansive beach house in Southampton, Long Island was called Chestertown House after the Maryland town which yielded woodwork for its primary reception room. In expanding the house at Winterthur during his building campaign of 1929-31, H. F. du Pont incorporated historic woodwork from Maryland houses in many rooms. The woodwork for his bedroom came from a house in Cecil County while the Marlboro room is a composite of paneling from Patuxent Manor in Calvert County. From Wye House on the Eastern Shore is the mahogany billiard table made in Annapolis in the late eighteenth century. This lecture will examine furniture, portraits, silver, and textiles among Winterthur’s holdings from The Old Line State.

November 6, 2014 - 6:00pm
From the time that European and English explorers began to colonize the New World, artists and mapmakers created visions of the American landscape that fueled the European imagination. They depicted a wilderness inhabited by exotic species and people they regarded as savage. These images provided fertile ground upon which Europeans could project their own beliefs and aspirations, supplying them with powerful tools for propaganda. Gradually, colonials themselves began to play a larger role in shaping an image of America. This talk explores how visual images depicting the south and those who lived within its bounds defined the cultural landscape of the region.