Category Archives: Events

Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

Advance registration required on all programs unless noted. For more detail information, please visit

New Exhibit From Banneker to Douglass: The Quests for Freedom and Equality

Register now for programs related to our exhibit From Banneker to Douglass: The Quests for Freedom and Equality. Join the conversation on Twitter#FreedomforallBtoD

Irish Railroad Workers Museum

Join us for a variety of free Irish-inspired programs every second Saturday of the month. While you are welcome to just show up, registration is always appreciated for planning purposes.

Irish Connections between Maryland and Ireland

Saturday May 14, 2016 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Join educator and photographer Denny Lynch as he presents the many connections between our state and the Emerald Isle. Photos of people and places will be joined together with Denny’s narrative and wit..with links to the Carroll family and major historical events included. His beautiful photographs will be available for purchase; donations welcome.

Famine Remembrance at the Museum

Saturday May 14, 2016 from 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM EDT
Our program follows our Second Saturdays event and will remember ancestors who suffered and died during An Gorta Mor, or Potato Famine that decimated Ireland between 1845-1855. Join us for a time of reflection at our Shrine’s Memorial Wall. This worldwide event remembers one million Irish souls lost to starvation and disease.

Walking Tour of an Irish Neighborhood……a designated “Baltimore City Historic District”

Saturday May 28, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM EDT
Join us in a Baltimore neighborhood that included homes, schools, churches, workplaces, shopping and social venues for Irish families who began new lives following the Potato Famine. We begin at the B & O R.R. Museum and visit a restored Irish home, parish buildings and the historic Hollins Market. Lunch available at Zella’s. Donations welcome!


Meet David Quinn, Author and Hibernian (AOH)

Saturday June 11, 2016 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
David’s passion for family history led him to remarkable stories, including Michael Quinn’s adventures in the historical novel ” It May Be Forever”. Additional books include Captain George W. Dow in “Leviathan’s Master”; his third book, “Steel Shamrocks” tells the story of the McKenna’s of Pittsburgh. Books available, and donations are welcome.

Baltimore Museum of Industry

Opening Day at the BMI Farmers’ Market Saturday, May 7 – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Join us for the first day of our eighth annual waterfront market. With plenty of parking, a beautiful setting, and all your favorite vendors, this is a great way to spend your Saturday morning. Purchase fresh produce, local meat and eggs, oven-fresh bread and sweets, bright flowers, tasty ready-to-eat treats, artisan items, and more. Family-friendly activities offered throughout the season.

* Baltimore Then & Now Roundtable – Sunday, May 8 – 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Bringing together individuals from several of the historic locations featured in the Baltimore Then & Now exhibition, author and oral historian Jonathon Scott Fuqua (Maryland Institute College of Art) will lead a roundtable discussion of the changes Baltimore’s neighborhoods and industrial sites have undergone through the years.

FREE with museum admission. Advance registration suggested, contact Kelley at or 410.727.4808 x120.

Golf Tournament – Monday, May 9 – 12:00 PM Shotgun Start

Help support the museum by teeing off at our seventh annual BMI golf outing. Held at the exceptional Piney Branch Golf Club, this day-long event includes bag lunch, snacks, beverages, and buffet dinner, as well as contests with prizes.

$150 per person, $600 per foursome, includes greens fees. Advance tickets required, learn more here.

Bike Day – Saturday, May 14 – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Bring your bikes to the BMI for a safety inspection, learn the rules of the road, and ride around a safety course. Bike tune-ups will also be available. Presented in partnership with Bike Maryland and Race Pace Bicycles.

FREE outdoor program.

Big Truck Day – Saturday, May 21 – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Kids of all ages can climb aboard fire engines, police cars, work trucks, and more from the Baltimore City Department of Public Works in the museum’s parking lot. Games and activities available. Held rain or shine.

FREE outdoor program.

Wine & Canvas – Tuesday, May 24 – 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

The BMI hosts Wine & Canvas, the painting class with wine. An instructor will guide participants step-by-step to paint a picture of the BMI’s crane and neon sign.

$40, supplies and wine included; Advance tickets required; visit

Museum ClosedThursday, June 2 – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

The BMI will be closed to the public today. Please plan to visit us another day.

Industrialist of the Year Luncheon – Thursday, June 2 – 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Join the Baltimore Museum of Industry in honoring Thomas S. Bozzuto and Thomas “Toby” S. Bozzuto, Jr., Chairman and President & CEO of the Bozzuto Group, respectively, as the 2016 William Donald Schaefer Industrialists of the Year.

Advance tickets required. Learn more here.

* Ending the Point – Sunday, June 12 – 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Through objects, stories, and photographs, labor historian Bill Barry shares the history of Sparrows Point and its people, exploring how globalization, national policy, and the mill’s closure have shaped the daily lives of its former employees.

FREE with museum admission. Advance registration suggested, contact Kelley at or 410.727.4808 x120.

Made in America – Sunday, June 26 – 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Meet the makers of some of the world’s finest furniture, lighting, and decorative accessories and learn how Maryland-made products set global standards for excellence in craftsmanship and design while creating jobs in Maryland. MADE: In America Chairman James DeLorbe will lead a panel discussion. Presented with All American House 2016.

FREE with museum admission. Advance registration suggested, contact Kelley or 410.727.4808 x120.

Independence Day Celebration – mo, July 4 – 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Our waterfront location offers the best view of fireworks in the city. This family-friendly evening offers fun games, snacks and beverages for sale, and a fireworks finale. This is a sell-out event, so get your tickets early!

BMI members $45, non-members $55; includes parking for one car and admission for passengers. Walk-in at gate $7 per person and children under 2 are free. Purchase tickets online or contact Penelope at or 410.727.4808 x129.

Food Truck RallyFriday, July 8 – 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Join us for Baltimore’s best traveling food truck festival! Numerous food trucks, live music, and more. Partnership with The Gathering Baltimore; tickets and full details at

Food Truck RallyFriday, August 19 – 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Join us for Baltimore’s best traveling food truck festival! Numerous food trucks, live music, and more. Partnership with The Gathering Baltimore; tickets and full details at

* These programs are part of our Changing Baltimore series, which explores how Baltimore’s evolving industrial landscape—and loss of manufacturing jobs—has affected generations of workers. Presented with support from the Maryland Humanities Council. Learn more about the Changing Baltimore series.

Flag House Events

Group and School Tours:

For information on group and school tours, see our 2015 Youth Tour Brochure or contact our Administrative & Program Coordinator, Amanda Udoff at or (410) 837-1793 x. 107

Baltimore City Historical Society Events

The Baltimore City Historical Society and The Village Learning Place present Baltimore History Evenings 2016. 

Join us the third Thursday monthly from January to June for our exciting 2016 series. These free talks take place at The Village Learning Place, 2521 St Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. Reception at 7:00 pm and the talks begin at 7:30 pm.

May 19, 2016: Brian C. Morrison presents Colored Teachers for Colored Schools: The Campaign for Control of Black Schools in Late-19th-Century Baltimore. Dr. Morrison has had a 30 year career as an educator in New York, Baltimore City, and Baltimore County.  He is the founder and president of The William J. Watkins, Sr. Educational Institute working to ensure that all children, especially those in under-served and under-resourced communities, have access to and receive, the best education possible. Baltimore allowed African American children to enroll in the city’s public schools in 1867, but the schools for African American students were grossly inadequate. Baltimore’s religious, civic and political leaders fought to improve the conditions of the schools on many fronts.

June 16, 2016: Bob Luke discusses Integrating the Orioles: Baseball and Race in Baltimore. Bob Luke is the author of several books about baseball, including The Most Famous Woman in Baseball: Effa Manley, The Negro League, Willie Wells: “El Diablo” of the Negro Leagues, The Baltimore Elite Giants: Sport and Society in the Age of Negro League Baseball and his new book, Integrating the Orioles: Baseball and Race in Baltimore, in which Bob Luke shows how the struggle to integrate the Baltimore Orioles mirrored the fight for civil rights. The Orioles debuted in 1954, the same year the Supreme Court struck down public school segregation. As Baltimore experienced demonstrations, white flight and a 1968 riot, team integration came slowly. Black players, mostly outfielders, made cameo appearances as black fans stayed away in droves. The breakthrough came in 1968, with the arrival of a more enlightened owner and African-American superstar Frank Robinson. As more black players filled the roster, the Orioles dominated the American League from 1969 into the early 1980s.