Events

buffalo soldiers reenactors2020 Event Calendar

January 18
Speaker: Pamela McClanahan
Topic: Genealogy Circle Meeting: Historic Maryland Newspapers Project
Time: 10:30 a.m. to noon
Venue: Enoch Pratt Main Library
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

January 23
Event: Helena Hicks Speakers Series
Sponsor: Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts
Speaker: Sasha White, Assistant Professor of the History of Medicine, JHU
Topic: Race and Medicine–The Legacies of Slavery
Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Union Baptist Church
1219 Druid Hill Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21217

February 8 (Snow Date–February 15)
Event: African American Genealogy Conference
Topic: We’ve Come This Far in Our Genealogy by Faith
Cost: Free
Venue: Laurel Family History Center
7200 Contee Road
Laurel, Maryland 20707

February 20
Event: Helena Hicks Speakers Series
Sponsor: Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts
Speaker: Lawrence Jackson, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of English and History, JHU
Topic: Frederick Douglass–Early Years in Baltimore
Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Union Baptist Church
1219 Druid Hill Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21217

February 25 to February 29
Event: The 10th Annual RootsTech Conference
Venue: Salt Palace Convention Center
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101

March 10
Speakers: Linda G. Morris, John H. Morris and Sidney Rauls Ellis
Topic: Cherry Hill: Raising Successful Black Children in Jim Crow Baltimore
Time: 7 p.m.
Venue: The Village Learning Place
2521 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21218

March 26
Event: Helena Hicks Speakers Series
Sponsor: Billie Holiday Project for Liberation Arts
Speaker: Jessica Marie Johnson, Assistant Professor of History, JHU
Topic: Black Women in Slavery–Silence and Resistance
Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Union Baptist Church
1219 Druid Hill Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21217

March 28—Cancelled
Event: Enoch Pratt Free Library Annual Genealogy Event
Speaker: Tony Burroughs, author of Black Roots: A Beginner’s Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree
Time: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Maryland Historical Society
201 West Monument Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

April 4 and 5
Event: National Black Memorabilia, Fine Arts and Crafts Show
Time: April 4–10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; April 5–10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Venue: Montgomery County Fairgrounds
501 Perry Parkway
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877

buffalo soldier reenactorApril 22 to 25 (Tentative)–Cancelled
Event: BAAHGS’ Annual Research Trip
Venue: Library of Virginia (LVA)
800 East Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

May 2
Event: Family History Center Annual Conference
Sponsor: The Washington DC Family History Center
Cost: Free
Location: 10000 Stoneybrook Drive
Kensington, Maryland 20895

May 17
Event: Voting Rights Celebration
Sponsors15th Amendment 150th Anniversary Celebration Inc.
Maryland Black Women’s History Collaborative in partnership with The Prince Hall Foundation of Maryland Inc.
BAAHGS Participation: Research on the 1870 Parade participants was conducted by
BAAHGS members Noreen Goodson, Gloria Porter and Donna T. Hollie
Time: Re-enactment Parade begins at 3 p.m.
Location: 900 block of Eutaw Street (opposite State Office Complex)
Baltimore, Maryland 21217

May 20 to 23
Event: National Genealogical Society (NGS) Family History Conference
Venue: Salt Palace Convention Center
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101

June 13 and 14
Event: Colonial Market Fair Days
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free
Venue: Benjamin Banneker Historical Park
300 Oella Avenue
Catonsville, Maryland 21228

June 20
Event: 14th Annual Juneteenth Celebration
Sponsor: Prince George’s County AAHGS
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Venue: Watkins Regional Park
301 Watkins Park Drive
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20774

July 7 to 9
Event: 8th Annual Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI)
Venue: The Genealogy Center, Allen County Public Library
Fort Wayne,  Indiana 46802

September 2 to 5
Event: Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Family History Conference
Topic: Blazing Trails in the Heart of America
Location: Kansas City, Missouri

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October 4
Speaker: Dr. Adele Newson–Horst, Morgan State University
Topic: Mrs. Henrietta Lacks and Turner Station: Restoring Historical Erasures
Time: 2 p.m.
Cost: TBA
Venue: Baltimore County Historical Society
9811 Van Buren Lane (Baltimore County Almshouse)
Cockeysville, Maryland 21030

October 14 to 17
Event: AAHGS’ 41st Annual “Family Reunion” Conference
Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia

Monthly Genealogy Workshops
Event: Genealogy Brick Wall
Workshop Leaders: BAAHGS Members Noreen Goodson and Angela Walton-Raji
Time: 1st Thursday of the month, 10 a.m. to noon
Cost: Free
Venue: Baltimore County Historical Society
9811 Van Buren Lane (Baltimore County Almshouse)
Cockeysville, Maryland 21030
Note: Bring a fully-charged laptop, tablet or smartphone to participate in the interactive workshop. Also, bring lunch, if desired.

Event: DNA Brick Wall
Workshop Leader: BAAHGS Member Carencay Bowen
Time: 3rd Thursday of the month, 10 a.m. to noon
Cost: Free
Venue: Baltimore County Historical Society
9811 Van Buren Lane (Baltimore County Almshouse)
Cockeysville, Maryland 21030
Note: Bring a fully-charged laptop, tablet or smartphone to participate in the interactive workshop. Also, bring lunch, if desired.