Duck and Cover: Civil Defense History

July 14, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Historical Society of Baltimore County
9811 Van Buren Ln
Cockeysville, MD 21030

This program examines Civil Defense from World War II to the time when planning for survival of an all-out nuclear attack started fading into the past. Opening with an examination of World War II era blackout drills, plane spotter stations, and air raid wardens, the program quickly moves to the era where the stakes became higher, the nuclear age. Vintage audio and video footage, such as Bert the Turtle telling schoolchildren to duck and cover, helps engage the audience in the program. Tour the Civil Defense room in the basement of the Almshouse following the presentation.

Mike Dixon is a historian and writer whose research and teaching focuses on social history and community studies. His lectures are based on extensive fieldwork, archival research and oral history interviews. He is an adjunct professor of history at a number of area universities and colleges.

Admission: free to HSBC members; Non-members $5.99 pre-purchased ticket; $10/ticket day of presentation. Doors open at 1:30 pm

Please note: ticket purchases are non-refundable.

Questions? Please contact us at or 410-666-1878.

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