Upcoming Events

July 14, 2020 - 10:00am
General Public and Educators Welcome! Join the Maryland Historical Society and professors from the University of Maryland to learn more about the black freedom struggle in Maryland. This program will focus on the period from the early 19th to early 20th century, when African Americans faced significant challenges to their citizenship and legal rights in this country.

July 14, 2020 - 1:00pm
Join the Education Department at 1 PM, to learn about the value of MdHS collections for instruction about African American history in Maryland and beyond. Director of Education, David Armenti, and Museum Learning Manager, Alex Lothstein, will lead a unique workshop opportunity for K-12 and university-level educators. Staff will feature select collections from the H. Furlong Baldwin Library, modeling analysis and classroom instruction strategies for complex topics such as enslavement, freedom struggles and civil rights activism.

July 16, 2020 - 4:00pm
How does padding in an 1840s dress expose a case of scoliosis? Why did someone leave a sleeve cuff unfinished on a dress worn to George Washington’s inaugural ball? What do trimmings reveal about a technological revolution in the nineteenth century? Close examination of a garment can reveal undiscovered stories. On July 16, grab a drink and join the conversation with MdHS Digital Learning Specialist, Ashlee Anderson, and our resident dress detective and Curatorial Assistant, Emily Bach, at our virtual program Between the Seams: Unlocking the Spectrum of Fashion Exhibition, to catch a rarely seen, intimate glimpse of pieces on exhibition.

July 23, 2020 - 7:00pm
The Maryland Historical Society presents Colonial Market Virtual Tavern Trivia night! Join in the eighteenth-century fun as we go virtual to offer you the best of our annual Colonial Market.

July 30, 2020 - 12:00pm
Across the United States, patterns of racial and economic segregation can be directly attributed to the systematic denial of mortgage and bank lending encouraged in the National Housing Act of 1934. These nation-wide discriminatory practices, known as redlining, continued legally until 1968, when the Fair Housing Act banned racial discrimination in housing. But 50 years after that law passed, the lingering effects of redlining are clear. In this virtual program, hosted by the Maryland Historical Society, experts will outline the practice of redlining in Baltimore and discuss the historical, demographic, economic, and traumatic impact these policies continue to have on Black communities today.

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”.