Upcoming Events

June 4, 2020 - 12:00pm
Alexandra Deutsch whose vintage persona on Instagram is @volumes_of_vintage, is a fashion historian, vintage collector and creator of the #lovelettertobaltimorevintage social media campaign. In her talk, Quarantine Fashion: A Love Letter to Baltimore Vintage she will discuss the phenomenon of fashion in quarantine. Her illustrated chat will explore how people are connecting through clothing not only in Baltimore, but on a global scale. By highlighting various fashion in quarantine campaigns such as the ones created by local art and fashion influencers like Bmore Art and Baltimore Snap, she will explore how shopping your own closet to express yourself when you are just staying home can be a means of linking people together in new and interesting ways.

June 11, 2020 - 1:00pm
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the oyster industry in the Chesapeake Bay region especially hard. But why? This virtual program, hosted by the Maryland Historical Society, will explore the historical, social, and environmental factors that have shaped the way seafood has been accessed and perceived for centuries.

June 17, 2020 - 5:00pm
Are you wondering how the Maryland Historical Society has pivoted in the current climate? What have we been working on and planning toward? Well, you are in luck! Join MdHS President & CEO, Mark Letzer, for a virtual ask-him-anything happy hour.

September 10, 2020 - 6:00pm
What prompts a German-born artist to create a massive painting illustrating a major turning point in the American War of Independence 75 years after the event without a commission? This lecture will discuss how Leutze romanticized the past by examining the artistic choices he made in creating his painting Washington Crossing the Delaware and his other work owned by the Maryland Historical Society, Settlement of Maryland by Lord Baltimore.

September 18, 2020 - 11:00am
Relive the nostalgia of a Hutzler’s Tea Room in our Monument Street Garden. A sophisticated social activity and favorite pastime for many Baltimoreans, a trip to Hutzler’s included a meal in one of its restaurants. Rediscover some Colonial, Quixie and Valley View Room favorites such as cheese toast and the Goucher Cake. Drinks and light vintage-inspired fare served. Finish the experience with a visit to our newly opened exhibition, The Hutzler’s Experience.

October 1, 2020 - 6:00pm
Today, African American women are an organized and consequential facet of our body politic. How did they get here? To understand their story is to understand the politics of our own time, setting aside old narratives and learning about the future through black women’s ongoing quest for rights. Vanguard, a new book by Martha S. Jones, tells how they built their movement which was plagued by ridicule and resistance and fought fiercely and for many years after the 19th Amendment, extending to the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

October 24, 2020 - 10:00am
To celebrate the Spectrum of Fashion exhibition, join us for lectures presented by fashion historians Jonathan Michael Square, PhD, of Harvard University and April Calahan of the Dressed podcast. Afterward, be a part of the conversation about sustainable fashion through a panel discussion moderated by Victoria Pass, PhD, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Additional experiences, including exclusive tours and lunch, available.

November 5, 2020 - 6:00pm
The period leading up to the American Revolution was one of great wealth, prosperity and sophistication in Maryland’s colonial capital. This lecture will explore 18th-century Annapolis architecture, decorative and fine arts in this period and its appellation “Golden Age”.