Maryland at War Program Series

November 03, 2018 | By Baltimore County Public Library

Did you know that 2018 marks 100 years since the end of World War I? And that Baltimore County has the third-highest population of veterans in Maryland?

In honor of our veterans, the library is featuring a series of programs that highlight Marylanders’ roles in military history. These engaging programs, which begin on Veterans Day, focus on what was happening to Maryland-based members of the military overseas and on the homefront during times of conflict.

Civil War period group of medical professionals

Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries

Tuesday, November 6 | 1 p.m. | Randallstown Branch
Sunday, November 18 | 2 p.m. | Woodlawn Branch

Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine looks at the men and women who served as surgeons and nurses and how their work as medical providers challenged the prescribed notions of race and gender. A National Library of Medicine Exhibition Curator Talk.

Collection of badges and papers

World War I and the Maryland Connection

Sunday, November 11 | 2 p.m. | Hereford Branch 

Historian Michael Brown discusses Marylanders’ experiences during World War I and shares artifacts and reproductions from that time during World War I and the Maryland Connection.

Maryland Military Band

The Maryland Military Band

Monday, November 12 | 7 p.m. | Perry Hall Branch

The Maryland Military Band will perform music commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

Civil War period newspaper

Maryland in the Civil War: Newspaper Articles and Artifacts

Tuesday, November 13 | 1:30 p.m. | Pikesville Branch

Pratt Maryland Department’s Ephemera and Broadside Collections will share newspaper articles and artifacts from Maryland during the Civil War at the event Maryland in the Civil War: Newspaper Articles and Artifacts from the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Collections.

Black and white photo of people working on a plane

Baltimore: The War Years

Tuesday, November 13 | 5:30 p.m. | Sollers Point Branch

Join historian Jack Burkert for Baltimore: The War Years. Learn how Baltimore’s industries—steel, ships, aircraft—and citizens were affected during World War II and explore the social changes that followed.

Black and white photo of a person putting a gas mask on

The History of Aberdeen Proving Ground

Tuesday, November 13 | 7 p.m. | Towson Branch

Richard Wiltison, deputy command historian of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command History Office, presents The History of Aberdeen Proving Ground, a discussion about the history and contributions of the Army’s oldest active proving ground.

Black and white photograph of people holding hands and praying

Hit and Stay: A History of Faith and Resistance

Thursday, November 15 | 2 p.m. | Arbutus Branch

Attend a film screening of director Joe Tropea's award-winning documentary “Hit and Stay” about the Catonsville 9, a group of Catholics who staged a nonviolent civil disobedience protest against the Vietnam War at a Selective Service office in Catonsville. Tropea and his co-director, Skizz Cyzyk, will be on hand for a Q and A following the screening.

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