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Plein Air Painting Wet Canvas Sale & Reception @ Clifton Mansion
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Clifton Mansion Plein Air Painting Wet Canvas Sale & Reception

3-4PM Presentation on Historic Paint and Mural Conservation at Clifton and tours

4- 6PM Paintings will be on display in Clifton’s Grand Salon.
Enjoy live music, light refreshments and a cash bar. Meet the artists and purchase your favorite piece of artwork! All paintings on display will be for sale, priced individually by the artist.

Oblate Sisters of Providence @ Historical Society of Baltimore County
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm

The Oblate Sisters of Providence, established in Baltimore in 1829, were the first order of African American nuns. They have given over 180 years of community service, primarily as pioneers in Catholic education. The Order established an exceptional school for girls of color in the early 19th century, known today as St. Frances Academy. Willa Banks, a staff member at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, will share her research on this pioneering order.

Part of our Sunday Speakers Series. Admission: $5 / free to HSBC members. Please pre-register to ensure a seat by following the event link. Doors open at 1:15 pm.

41st Annual Steam Show @ The Fire Museum of Maryland
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

See the power of working steam engines! Join us as we fire up our magnificent 1899 Steamer. See demonstrations of hand and horse-drawn fire apparatus. Percheron draft horses, antique models, kids’ contests. Take a ride on a real fire hose wagon. Free admission to the Museum during the Steam Show. Sponsored by the Citizens of Baltimore County.

Community Forum: Civil Unrest in a Democratic Society @ Maryland Historical Society
May 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This community forum will explore the history of social protest in the United States and invite each participant to weigh in on the relationship between unrest and democracy.

Negro Leagues Day @ The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation and the Hubert V. Simmons Museum of Negro Leagues Baseball, Inc.
May 12 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us on this year’s Negro Leagues Day for a speaker program celebrating the important contributions and lasting legacy of Negro League Baseball in Maryland.

Catonsville 9 Exhibition Opening Reception & Film Screening @ Maryland Historical Society
May 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us on May 12 for the opening of the exhibit Activism & Art: the Catonsville Nine, 50 Year Later, as well as a screening of Lynne Sachs’ documentary Investigation of Flame and a dynamic discussion with film directors, Joe Tropea and Lynne Sachs. Light refreshments will be served following the screening.

Activism & Art: the Catonsville Nine, 50 Year Later is an exhibit that will examine one of the most iconic and written-about acts of political protest in 20th century American history. On May 17, 1968 nine Catholics entered the Selective Service office in Catonsville, Maryland, destroyed draft files in protest of the Vietnam War, and waited peacefully to be arrested. Utilizing the artwork of Catonsville Nine participant Tom Lewis, as well as historic photographs and materials, video from the award-winning 2013 documentary Hit & Stay, and other materials, this exhibit will explore their motivations, consider the consequences of their action, and contextualize this protest in our present turbulent political climate.

Downtown Baltimore Architecture Tours: 2Hopkins @ 2 Hopkins Plaza
May 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join AIA Baltimore, the Baltimore Architecture Foundation and the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore for the first in a series of Downtown Baltimore Tours. First up is 2Hopkins, a conversion of the 1969 Mercantile Safe Deposit and Trust Company Building into contemporary offices and apartments.

The tour will include a presentations by Charlie Brickbauer, the building’s original architect, and Scott Foster, AIA, principal architect of the renovation with BCT Architects. Three models will be available to see on the tour along with amenity spaces. Afterwards, we will convene for reception sponsored by 2Hopkins on the 21st floor with drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Best of Maryland Preservation Awards @ Star-Spangled Banner Flag House and Museum
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Preservation Maryland’s Best of Maryland awards will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House in Baltimore City. This celebratory event recognizes some of Maryland’s best projects, programs, and people protecting Maryland history and heritage. All are welcome to enjoy and explore the Flag House with people that love Maryland as much as you do.

Meet the 2018 Best of Maryland Awardees

The Fire Museum of Maryland Members’ Night & Open House @ The Fire Museum of Maryland
May 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Bring the family and spend the evening at The Fire Museum of Maryland. See more than 40 mighty pieces of fire apparatus. Kids love our interactive Discovery Room. Weather permitting, we’ll have rides around the parking lot in one of our real, antique fire engines! Members are free. Not a member? Come to our Open House and check us out. Special discount on Family Memberships during the Open House. 

Free for Members. Regular Admission for non-members. Special discount on Family Memberships during the Open House.

Documentary Film Screening: Josiah @ Historical Society of Baltimore County
May 31 @ 6:00 pm

Who was Josiah Henson? How has history forgotten this man?

Josiah Henson, born in Maryland, spent 41 years as a slave. He was a dynamic man with unyielding principles who overcame incredible odds to escape with his family to Canada. His story inspired the main character in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s 1852 novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, a book that made people realize the brutal reality of slavery and fanned the flames of the Civil War. Yet despite his notable achievements and contribution to abolition, Henson’s story has been largely lost to history. Until now.

Including interviews with leading experts and Henson descendants, JOSIAH is a 39-minute documentary that traces Josiah Henson’s harrowing journey from slavery in Maryland and Kentucky to freedom in Canada.

Watch the trailer at, and please join us for a local screening of JOSIAH, where you’ll get to know more about this exceptional man and what he stood for.

Light refreshments will be served. Free parking on site.