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Visitor Center Summer Thursday Lecture Series & New Exhibit

Posted on April 6, 2017

Starting in May, join us at the Baltimore Visitor Center to hear some outstanding speakers discuss Baltimore history and culture. Below is the schedule of upcoming talks. Limited seating is available, so please click here to RSVP for the lectures.

      • Thursday, May 4, 1-2 p.m.: Wayne Schaumburg – The "BIG FOUR" and the Beginning of Philanthropy in Baltimore
      • Thursday, June 22, 1-2 p.m.: Wayne Schaumburg – 19th Century Baltimore: A City of Immigrants
      • Thursday, July 6, 1-2 p.m.: Wayne Schaumburg – Basic Baltimore 101: What Puts Charm in "Charm City"?
      • Thursday, August 10, 1-2 p.m.: Wayne Schaumburg – The Feminine Touch: Women in Baltimore History

Future lectures will be presented by Dr. Wanda Draper of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Dr. Joanne Martin of the Great Blacks in Wax Museum and Dr. Gary Vikan, author and former director of the Walters Art Museum.

While you are at the Visitor Center, be sure to check out the new exhibit on display from the Baltimore National Heritage Area (BNHA). The BNHA has partnered with member museums of the Greater Baltimore History Alliance to install a new temporary exhibit of objects on view at the Baltimore Visitor Center through the end of June. Objects selected for the exhibit illustrate Baltimore's history of cultural diversity and its role as a center for innovative arts, industry, and culture.