February 22, Sunday, 3 pm — Baltimore’s First Century.
Trace the history of Baltimore from its founding in 1729 through the War of 1812. We will look at the developments that transformed Baltimore Town from a sleepy village on the Patapsco River to a major American city by 1820, with emphasis on the people, places and events responsible for our amazing growth. We will look at how Baltimore came to be in 1729 and will discover that its early history was actually a tale of three towns: Baltimore Town, Jonestown and Fell’s Point – each with an important role to play.
Learn Baltimore’s role in the American Revolution and the War of 1812 and how we earned the nickname of “that nest of pirates on the Chesapeake.” Finally, we will look at the architectural heritage of this period and those buildings that are still standing today, which include Mt. Clare Mansion, St. Paul’s Rectory, Otterbein Church, the Flag House, Carroll Mansion, the Old Town Quaker Meeting House, Homewood Mansion, St. Mary’s Chapel, the Battle Monument and others.
About Wayne Schaumburg
Mr. Schaumburg has degrees in history and liberal arts from Towson University, Morgan State University, and Johns Hopkins University. He taught in the Baltimore City School system for 39 years.