Five Minute Histories

Five minutes per video! (The Bromo Selzter clock will help us all keep time)

We are launching a new series called Five Minute Histories. Each day, we’ll record a short video about a different historic place in Baltimore. My on-site production crew consists of my 14 year old daughter and 15 year old son, and we are honoring Governor Hogan’s request and are doing this from home.

In the days ahead, we’ll explore Civil Rights history, mercantile history, immigration history, religious history, and a whole lot more. Although we sorely wish we could be out and about with you in person, please stay safe and check us out online each day as we try to bring a new historic site to you.

Scroll down to see all the videos! 

Friday, May 29, 2020: The Irish Railroad Workers Museum


Thursday, May 28, 2020: Historic Bath Houses & Comfort Stations 


Wednesday, May 27, 2020: Legacy Businesses, Pt. 2, National Lumber & A.T. Jones


Tuesday, May 26, 2020: Legacy Businesses, Pt. 1, G. Krug & Hilgartner Stone



Friday, May 22, 2020: A Memorial Day Tribute to Armories


Thursday, May 21, 2020: Cast in Iron, Pt. 2, Baltimore Street


Wednesday, May 20, 2020: Cast in Iron, Pt. 1, The Sun & Wilkens Buildings


Tuesday, May 19, 2020: The Women of Bolton Hill’s Blue Plaque Program



Monday, May 18, 2020: Bolton Hill’s Blue Plaque Program


*Guest video! Friday, May 15, 2020: Lexington Street’s Historic Movie Theaters


Friday, May 15, 2020: Two Historic Movie Theaters, The Charles & The Senator


Thursday, May 14, 2020: Federal Hill in the Civil War


Wednesday, May 13, 2020: Federal Hill, Pt. 1


Tuesday, May 12, 2020: Winans’ Water Wheel


Monday, May 11, 2020: The Peale Museum

Friday, May 8, 2020: Lucretia Fisher’s Fell’s Point & Clifton Park’s Mothers Garden


Thursday, May 7, 2020: The Belvedere Hotel


Wednesday, May 6, 2020: John Eager Howard’s Mt. Vernon


Tuesday, May 5, 2020: The American Brewery Building


Monday, May 4, 2020: Thomas O’Neill & the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen


Friday, May 1, 2020: Symbols & Statuary on Fayette Street


Thursday, April 30, 2020: Looking Up Downtown on Calvert Street


Wednesday, April 29, 2020: Art & Architecture on Redwood Street


Tuesday, April 28, 2020: Gargoyles & Grotesques Part 2, South and Redwood


Monday, April 27, 2020: Gargoyles & Grotesques on Lexington Street


Friday, April 24, 2020: The Baltimore Bargain House


Thursday, April 23, 2020: The B&O Railroad in Baltimore


Wednesday, April 22, 2020: Two Sites at the Old Town Mall


Tuesday, April 21, 2020: The McKim Free School and the Old Town Friends’ Meetinghouse


Monday, April 20, 2020: Canton


Friday, April 17, 2020: The Hebrew Orphan Asylum


Thursday, April 16, 2020: Lillie Carroll Jackson


Wednesday, April 15, 2020: The Battle Monument


Tuesday, April 14, 2020: The Gardener’s Cottage and the Valve House of Clifton Park


Monday, April 13, 2020: Clifton Mansion


Friday, April 10, 2020: LGBTQ Heritage Part 2, Gertrude Stein and Harry Gladding


Thursday, April 9, 2020: LGBTQ Heritage Part 1, Mary Elizabeth Garrett


Wednesday, April 8, 2020: Baltimore’s Painted Screens


Tuesday, April 7, 2020: Patterson Park and the War of 1812


Monday, April 6, 2020: Historic Clubs on Pennsylvania Avenue


Friday, April 3, 2020: Off the Beaten Path in Druid Hill Park, Part 2


Thursday, April 2, 2020: Off the Beaten Path in Druid Hill Park, Part 1


Wednesday, April 1, 2020: Isaac Emerson and the Bromo Seltzer Tower


Tuesday, March 31, 2020: The Baltimore Museum of Industry


Monday, March 30, 2020: The Mercantile Trust and Deposit Co. Building


Friday, March 27, 2020: Union Baptist Church


Thursday, March 26, 2020: The Caulkers’ Houses


Wednesday, March 25, 2020: Art and Innovation in Station North


Tuesday, March 24, 2020: Sellers Mansion


Monday, March 23, 2020: The Hendler Creamery Building