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