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January 15 - February 15, 2024

Christiana Resistance of 1851 Revisited

January 21 @ 2 - 3:30 PM

Location: Historical Society of Baltimore County | 9811 Van Buren Ln, Cockeysville, MD 21230

The events that unfolded at Christiana, Pennsylvania in September 1851 highlight that the strained relations between Maryland and Pennsylvania were a microcosm of what was happening on a national level on the eve of the Civil War. This presentation will highlight the responses of Marylanders to the many acts of resistance on that fateful day in Pennsylvania as well as the impact on local and national events.

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Preservation In Practice

January 23 @ 6 - 7:30 PM

Location: Manor Mill | 2029 Monkton Rd, Monkton, MD 21111

Topic: How To Read A Building

In partnership with Manor Mill, please join Preservation Alliance for our new monthly Preservation in Practice series; our next event is 'How to Read a Building'

Tuesday, January 23rd at Manor Mill

5:30pm - Membership meeting - All Welcome

6:00pm - Presentation - Snacks served

Your house is trying to tell you its story! That beautiful old building and that forlorn farmhouse are all telling you about themselves and their people... Please join Preservation Alliance Board Chair, Bryan Fischer, & learn how to read a building and understand the story of its builders, the people that lived there and the times in which they come from.

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Vintage Computer and Electronic Workshop

January 27 @ 9 AM - 9 PM

January 28 @ 9 AM - 5 PM

Location: System Source | 338 Clubhouse Road, Hunt Valley, MD. 21031

At the System Source repair workshop weekend, you can bring in your computers to work on, receive help from other enthusiasts, and tour our museum. There will be tables set up, all complete with power, just bring your tools and supplies, and there will be plenty of help from other hobbyists. 

There will be no charge for attending, just come in and have fun! If you would like to work on a museum artifact, please contact us ahead of time.

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A Mammoth Night For Teachers

January 31 @ 4-8 PM

Location: The Natural History Society of Maryland | 6908 Belair Rd #1122, Baltimore, MD 21206

Woolly Great Classroom Teachers throughout Maryland are invited to a special event, just for you. Designed as an Open House (come when you can, leave when you want), A Mammoth Night for Teachers is an opportunity to learn about the Ice Age in Maryland and in turn share that knowledge with your students. Light refreshments will be available.

In addition to the Mammoth Display, several hands-on learning stations led by members of the NHSM Fossil Club will reinforce concepts such as fossils, physiology, and geology. In addition, teachers will be given a free fossil kit* to take back to their school to continue deep time and paleontological studies with their students (one per school).

While this event is free for teachers to attend, we do ask that you RSVP to help with planning.


Lynching in Maryland and Baltimore County

February 18 @ 2 - 3:30 PM

Location: Historical Society of Baltimore County | 9811 Van Buren Ln, Cockeysville, MD 21230

Join Will Schwarz, founder and President of the Maryland Lynching Memorial Project, for a presentation that will consider the history of racial terror lynching in the US, in Maryland and in Baltimore County. The creation of the Maryland Lynching Memorial Project and its efforts to bring that dark history to light will be reviewed. The program will include a screening of a short film on the 1885 lynching of Howard Cooper in Towson.

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MD Aviation Museum

Museum operations have returned for 2024 to Martin State Airport's Hangar 5 off of Wilson Point Road. The first 2024 Museum events, 11am to 3pm, with admission of $6 adults and $3 children, will highlight aviation pioneers

January 20

Family Fun Day

Glenn L. Martin's 138th birthday will be celebrated. Families embark on a scavenger hunt to uncover fun facts about Mr. Martin's life and when completed, they will enjoy a Martin birthday cupcake.

Starting February

February's Black History Month Observance

Children will engage in a learning experience with resource materials, followed up by a short quiz. The first 30 children to participate during the month will receive a model P-51 Mustang airplane, an example of aircraft flown by the Tuskegee Airmen.

MD Aviation Museum

Maryland Fire Museum

Cabin Fever Mondays at the Fire Museum of Maryland continue through February. The Discovery Room is open for caregiver/child playtime every Monday from 10 - noon through February 26. Tickets at the door. 

February 4 @ 1 - 4 PM

The Fire Museum of Maryland will offer our annual Great Fire of Baltimore event. 

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MD Fire Museum

Natural History Society of Maryland

January 19

Special unveiling for donors

(Snow Date: Jan 26)

January 31

Teachers Night Out

February 4

Nature Connections, Public Unveiling

February 7

Ice Age Trivia

February 13

Paint a Mammoth

February 25

Meditate with a Mammoth

Natural History Society of Maryland

BCHN Success Stories

Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum

The Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum thanks everyone who visited its Holiday Plane & Train Garden this season as it was the Museum's best attended Garden. The support of your holiday visits was very much appreciated. Museum staff invite you to return next year to see the Garden's 2024 historic and memorable sites created for display.


One of the visitors to the Garden was 103 year old Rosie the Riveter Mary Jones who had an "I Spy!" moment when she found herself in a photo of the Martin basketball team. (photo attached) Other visitors that day enjoyed meeting her for a special living history encounter.

Thanks to lessons learned at the October BCHN workshop, the Museum team who attended put into action a plan to increase Museum membership during the Holiday Garden's 21 days of operation and we exceeded our goal! Thank you BCHN! Memberships are still available for this new year!

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The Fire Museum of Maryland

The "Tommy" at the Fire Museum of Maryland in Lutherville.

In May, 2022, the Baltimore City Fireboat "Mayor Thomas D'Allesandro, Jr. " arrived at the Fire Museum of Maryland in Lutherville. Since then, our Museum team has worked tirelessly to restore the wheelhouse to its 1956 appearance. The job is far from finished, but during the final week of December, we opened up and let the public in for a 'sneak peak' at the progress so far. Hundreds of visitors enthusiastically climbed aboard to see the fireboat for themselves - and many took the opportunity to take the wheel! We can't say when we may offer a second sneak peak, but we will let everyone know when we do. 

MD Fire Museum

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Who is BCHN?

The Baltimore County Heritage Network was formed in 2022, supported by a grant from the Maryland Center for History and Culture’s Miller History Fund. This collaboration of small history organizations around Baltimore County allows us to share our combined strengths. We hope to increase the sustainability and public awareness of our member organizations. More than that we hope to spread our love of our local history and its amazing stories to more people in our region.

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