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.
Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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