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Trivia: Baltimore County was formed in 1659. Baltimore City was a part of the county until becoming independent in 1851. At various points it also contained land that is now in seven different Maryland counties. Can you name them all?

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September 15 - October 15, 2023

A Mobtown Massacre

September 16 @ 1 PM

Location: Todd's Inheritance | 9000 North Point Rd, Sparrows Point, MD 21219

On Saturday, September 16th, Todd’s Inheritance will have our Open House and a discussion at 1:00 pm by Sandy Heiler on the issues and events that pulled Maryland into the War of 1812. The news isn't always about ink and paper. Sometimes it's RED all over......with blood! The series of events that led to this Mobtown massacre were filled with heated opinions, angry townspeople, broken windows, destruction of property, muskets, short swords, pistols, someone almost getting their nose cut off, and a tar and feathering. Because at that point, why not? It truly is a crazy story, so please come see us at Todd's to hear about it! See our Facebook page at Todd’s Inheritance for more information.

Todd's Inheritance

Fish Day at Manor Mill

September 17 @ 12 - 5 PM

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

Join us for a day filled with all things fish! We will have several local organizations participating throughout the day from educational talks, hands on demos, videos, live trout, artists creating beautiful work such as glass blowing and wood burning, and much more! There will be lots going on throughout the day. Specific events: Fly Tying hands on demos for kids and adults 12-2pm. Fly Tying demo for adults 2-4pm. Fly Casting Class: 10-12pm (must register on workshop page). Free Event, All Ages!

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Fall Festival

September 23 @ 10 AM - 4 PM

Location: Marshy Point Nature Center | 7130 Marshy Point Rd, Middle River, MD 21220

Check out the history table in the nature center, featuring the Big Book of Marshy Point History! Inside our history binder will be past presentations, articles, land patents, deeds, wills, and much more from those who lived on the property over the years. Visit our Facebook Page for more details.

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Christiana Resistance of 1851 Revisited

September 17 @ 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.

*Event is Postponed*

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6th Annual "Lynching in Maryland" Conference

October 14 @ 9:30 AM - 4 PM

Location: Athenaeum at Goucher College | 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd, Baltimore, MD 21204

The MD Lynching Memorial Project (MLMP) is pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for its 6th Annual "Lynching in Maryland" Conference.

The program will include a variety of presentations, panel discussions and films that consider the history of racial terror lynching in Maryland, its lasting effects and efforts around the state and the nation to confront the truth so that healing and reconciliation might begin.

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Maryland Freedom Seekers on the Underground Railroad

October 15 @ 2 - 3:30 PM

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

Maryland was the starting point of many unsung heroes of the Underground Railroad. Freedom seekers embarked on the perilous journey from slavery to freedom in whatever way they could. They used ruses and found allies to elude slave catchers but lived in constant fear until they obtained their freedom papers. In their adventures, these freedom seekers used initiative, determination and courage. These qualities served them well as they achieved freedom. Jenny Masur tells their stories.

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Open Cockpit Day and Car Show

October 21 @ 11 AM - 2 PM

Location: The Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum | 701 Wilson Point Rd, Baltimore, MD 21220

Before aviation pioneer Glenn L. Martin built airplanes, he owned a Ford dealership. Adding autos to Open Cockpit Day in 2023 is a tribute to his knowledge and connections of auto mechanics and design that took him and his aircraft engineers up into the skies. Join us as we celebrate and appreciate two modes of transportation that launched future innovations in our country.

Visitor admission is $8 adults and $5 children.

Last shuttle bus to flightline departs from Hangar 5 at 1:30pm.

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Lantern Night

October 21 @ 6 - 8 PM

Location: The Fire Museum of Maryland | 1301-R York Rd, Timonium, MD 21093

With fall on the way, the Fire Museum of Maryland is planning for its nicest evening of the year: Lantern Night. Join us as we turn down the lights and light the lanterns on our historic apparatus. As you stroll through the lantern-lit galleries, you'll encounter historic re-enactors, including Ben Franklin. This is a family-friendly, all ages event. Tickets at the door.

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Hubert V. Simmons Museum of Negro Leagues Baseball, Inc

Read the story of Hubert V. Simmons as a player and then the founding of the museum to celebrate the history of the negro leagues. 

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The Essex Museum

All Events are FREE

September 16 @ 10 AM - 6 PM

Essex Day Celebration

400 & 500 blocks Eastern Blvd.

The Heritage Society Museum will be open from 11 am to 4 pm for Essex Day. Live music, 150+ vendors, food trucks, car show, karaoke stage and more!

October 5 @ 7 PM

Monthly Membership Meeting

October 12 @ 7 PM

Speaker Series: "Route 40 Then and Now"

Rosedale historian Bob Dean will discuss Route 40. Learn the importance of this road with the advent of the automobile. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Visitors are welcome to tour the Museum after the talk.

Essex Museum

Todd's Inheritance

September 16

Defenders Day

Sandy Heiler to speak on the mobilization of the Montgomery County Militia to defend Baltimore; Independent Blues and Royal Marines to have uniformed living historians on grounds

October 14

Plein Air Art, Peter Morrill, DNR Construction history of the Todd House

Todd's Inheritance

Maryland Lynching Memorial Project

October 20

We are thrilled to announce that acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Nelson will attend a benefit screening of his newest film, "The Sound of the Police" at the Lewis Museum in Baltimore on Friday evening, October 20, 2023. Proceeds will benefit the Maryland Lynching Memorial Project and the Institute for Common Power.

MD Lynching Memorial Project

The Maryland Aviation Museum

October 21

Car Show

Showcase your classic car on the aircraft flightline! Car registrations are being accepted for showcasing at the Open Cockpit Day and Car Show on October 21. Visit to register.

MD Aviation Museum

The Fire Museum

The Fire Museum of Maryland in Lutherville is now on our winter schedule.

The Museum is open Saturdays only from 10 - 4. Tickets are available at the door. During the week, the Museum offers an array of tours for groups preschool - adult. Tour descriptions are on our website at

To book a tour, please contact our Education Director, Aaron Lippincott, at 410-321-7500.

The Fire Museum

Meet Some of Our BCHN Members

Computer Museum @ System Source

Location: 338 Clubhouse Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21031

All Tours are Free!

Join us every Monday, Wednesday, or Friday (or by appointment)

Please register at

410-771-5544 x 4336

Computer Museum

The National Electronics Museum

Location: 338 Clubhouse Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21031

The National Electronics Museum promotes the study of science and engineering through our historical collection, showcasing the evolutionary milestones in electronics from interactive exhibits on the telegraph to modern radar antennas from defense development to the commercial advancements of microwaves and radios.

We have recently moved to Hunt Valley to co-locate with the Computer Museum at System Source. We hope to be open soon for tours, classes, and events. Keep us on your radar!

National Electronics Museum

Meet Our Honorable Rosies

The Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum

Three women workers of the WWII homefront received special recognition from Gov. Moore. Organized by and presented by Museum Board Secretary Craig Jackson, these Rosies were 99 year old Susan King, 99 year old Virginia Cassidy and 103 year old Mary Jones.

Susan King (99)

Virginia Cassidy (99)

Mary Jones (103)

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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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Miller History Fund

Answer: Anne Arundel, Carroll, Cecil, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Kent.

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