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2017 Lecture Series opening images

        Since its colonial founding in the 1760's Fell's Point as Baltimore's first deep water port has been home to a diverse population including both free and enslaved blacks who found employment in the thriving maritime industries that made the city an international shipping destination.

        To commemorate the 220th Anniversary of the incorporation of Fell's Point with its adjacent colonial neighbors of Jones Town & Baltimore Town into Baltimore City, THE PRESERVATION SOCIETY is presenting a FREE LECTURE SERIES consisting of four speakers who will highlight the history of the African-American Community, its contributions in defining its place in the development of Fell's Point as the port of Baltimore and its associations with the historic row of 18th century timber framed houses on S. Wolfe St.

All Lectures will be on Thursday evenings
starting at 7:00 PM
in the Lucretia B. Fisher Visitor Center
1724 Thames Street in Fell's Point

(a reception will follow each lecture)

Lecture 1: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Bryan Blundell of Dell Corporation speaking on the construction of the South Wolfe Street houses in 1797 and their role in providing housing and opportunities for African-American ship caulkers. Click here to read the 2005 research report on these houses. Click here to go to our page with videos of this lecture series.

Lecture 2: Thursday, May 11, 2017

Ed Papenfuse speaking in depth on the history of the African-American Community in Fell's Point from the 18th Century to the Civil War.

Dedication: Monday, June 19, 2017

JUNETEENTH, "Emancipation Day" Dedication of CHAP plaque for the South Wolfe Street houses (time to be announced)

Lecture 3: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Bernie Herman speaking about the South Wolfe Street houses, their place in society, not only in Fell's Point, but also in the larger context of the Mid-Atlantic and Europe.

Lecture 4: Thursday, November 9, 2017

Dr. Ira Berlin, Professor, University of Maryland, a Frederick Douglass scholar, speaking on Douglass' life during his early years in Fell's Point.

Street Diagram & photo of Wolfe St. Ship Caulkers' Homes

for additional information call us on 410-675-6750
~ on street parking available ~

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The Society for the Preservation of Federal Hill and Fell's Point
812 South Ann Street - Historic Fell's Point, Baltimore, MD 21231 USA
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