A History Lover's Guide to Baltimore Book Talk (Virtual)


Thursday, October 21, 2021 5:00 pm


Thursday, October 21, 2021 6:00 pm

About the Event

Suggested Donation: $10

This program is hosted on Zoom. Upon registering you will receive an email confirmation and a Zoom link. If you do not receive a link, please contact ndennies@aiabalt.com. If you do not contact us at least 1 hour prior to the start of the program, we cannot guarantee admittance.

Join BAF and the Baltimore City Historical Society (BCHS) for a conversation with Brennen Jensen and Tom Chalkley, authors of the new book A History Lover’s Guide to Baltimore (History and Guide). The books navigates nearly three hundred years of colorful history with plenty of recommendations for historical locations to visit.

Author and BCHS board member Kristina Gaddy will be our moderator.

About A History Lover’s Guide to Baltimore (History and Guide)

Neither southern nor northern, Baltimore has charted its own course through the American experience. The spires of the nation’s first cathedral rose into its sky, and the first blood of the Civil War fell on its streets. Here, enslaved Frederick Douglass toiled before fleeing to freedom and Billie Holiday learned to sing. Baltimore’s clippers plied the seven seas, while its pioneering railroads opened the prairie West. The city that birthed “The Star-Spangled Banner” also gave us Babe Ruth and the bottle cap. This guide navigates nearly three hundred years of colorful history–from Johns Hopkins’s earnest philanthropy to the raucous camp of John Waters and from modest row houses to the marbled mansions of the Gilded Age. Let local authors Brennen Jensen and Tom Chalkley introduce you to Mencken’s “ancient and solid” city.