Upcoming Events

April 2, 2020 - 6:00pm
Born in England and educated in Germany, Benjamin Latrobe arrived in the United States in 1796 and soon was providing the new republic with canals, water systems and, most famously, buildings. This lecture will examine his contributions to American society and the challenges that arose in his private and public life.

April 18, 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.

April 25, 2020 - 10:00am
Five years after the Baltimore Uprising, students at Booker T. Washington Middle School share their perspectives on their community and its rich history and culture. This showcase is presented in partnership with Booker T. Washington Middle School, UMD–School of Social Work Promise Heights Network, Wells Fargo, and the Maryland Historical Society.

April 29, 2020 - 6:00pm
Enjoy one more trip to Howard Street and hear the stories of Hutzler’s, Hochschild’s, Hecht’s, Stewart’s and the other establishments that comprised Baltimore’s former bustling commercial district. Join noted department store historian, lecturer, and author Michael Lisicky as he explains why Baltimoreans still hold Hutzler’s, and many similar institutions, dear to their hearts.

May 1, 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.

May 1, 2020 - 12:30pm
Visiting Flower Mart? Take some time to check out the Spectrum of Fashion exhibition at the Maryland Historical Society. This tour is an hour long and free with museum admission.

May 1, 2020 - 1:30pm
Visiting Flower Mart? Take some time to check out the Spectrum of Fashion exhibition at the Maryland Historical Society. This tour is an hour long and free with museum admission.

May 1, 2020 - 2:30pm
Visiting Flower Mart? Take some time to check out the Spectrum of Fashion exhibition at the Maryland Historical Society. This tour is an hour long and free with museum admission.

May 7, 2020 - 10:00am
Visitors can enjoy free admission to the entire museum on the first Thursday of every month.

May 7, 2020 - 11:00am
A collection highlights tour takes place at 11 a.m.—explore the galleries with a member of our staff, hear the stories behind the artifacts on display and learn about Maryland’s rich history. Groups of 10 or more people must book a tour ahead of time.

May 7, 2020 - 6:00pm
Celebrate MdHS's newest exhibition with a reception and gallery tour. This exhibition follows Dr. William Rush Dunton, Jr on his journey to understand the Baltimore Album Quilt tradition. Explore MdHS’s internationally famous collection, including never-before-seen pieces that served as the building blocks for Dunton’s groundbreaking work in occupational therapy.

May 9, 2020 - 2:00pm
The Woodberry neighborhood is at the epicenter of Baltimore's historic textile industry, most known for the cotton duck used to make ship sails. But did you know that Woodberry was once referred to as the nation's raincoat capital? Learn about the evolution of industry in Woodberry and the neighborhood that grew alongside it. We will walk by the historic Poole & Hunt Machine Shop and Ironworks and the textile mills that have been adapted for modern uses. We will also see some of Woodberry's first homes. Ticket price includes one drink ticket to Waverly Brewing Company.

May 10, 2020 - 12:00pm
Visit us for free every Second Sunday!

May 17, 2020 - 10:00am

May 20, 2020 - 6:00pm
The short film “Burn: The Lynching of George Armwood” tells the story of the last known lynching in Maryland, that of 23-year-old George Armwood in Somerset County. Panel discussion to follow with the film’s producer and President of the Maryland Lynching Memorial Project, Will Schwarz, and commissioners of the recently formed Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

June 4, 2020 - 10:00am
Visitors can enjoy free admission to the entire museum on the first Thursday of every month.

June 4, 2020 - 11:00am
A collection highlights tour takes place at 11 a.m.—explore the galleries with a member of our staff, hear the stories behind the artifacts on display and learn about Maryland’s rich history. Groups of 10 or more people must book a tour ahead of time.

June 14, 2020 - 12:00pm
Visit us for free every Second Sunday!

June 17, 2020 - 6:00pm
Save the date! Stay tuned for more details about the annual meeting.

June 21, 2020 - 12:00pm

July 2, 2020 - 10:00am
Visitors can enjoy free admission to the entire museum on the first Thursday of every month.

July 2, 2020 - 11:00am
A collection highlights tour takes place at 11 a.m.—explore the galleries with a member of our staff, hear the stories behind the artifacts on display and learn about Maryland’s rich history. Groups of 10 or more people must book a tour ahead of time.

July 12, 2020 - 12:00pm
Visit us for free every Second Sunday!

July 18, 2020 - 10:00am
MdHS will offer free admission on the Saturday & Sunday during Artscape. Come in to cool off in the galleries and tour current exhibitions.

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.

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.

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”.