Wayne's Guide to Walks, Talks, and Tours of Baltimore

Memorial Stadium facade cloeup.jpg

In honor of Memorial Day

Can you locate this tribute to those who served in both

World Wars?

Can you name the local sports writer who had a role in

the writing of this tribute?

Baltimore has an official monument for 9 conflicts in which the United States fought. I will give the war and you name or locate

the monument:

American Revolution

War of 1812

Mexican War

Civil War

Spanish American War

World War I

World War II (shown in the photo above)

Korean War

Vietnam War

(Answers are at the end of the site)



 Welcome to my website which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary of listing walks, talks, tours, classes, and books that relate to Baltimore's history and architecture. Founded in 1730, Baltimore has played a major role in the history of our region, state, and nation. The site is updated monthly, and I am always amazed how many events there are to post.  I'm always open to suggestions on how to improve the site.  Feel free to email:  wayne.schaumburg@gmail.com.



Forthcoming Baltimore History Talks & Classes

Here is a list of my talks in October and November  (All programs are FREE unless there is a $$)                            



Monday, October 5th, 10:30 a.m. at Cockeysville Senior Center - BALTIMORE'S HISTORIC HOUSES

                                                           FROM THE 18TH AND 19TH CENTURIES    CANCELED

Monday, November 9th, 10:30 a.m. at Cockeysville Senior Center  -  BALTIMORE AND THE GREAT

                                                              WAR (World War I)  CANCELED


Friday, November 20th, 10:30 a.m. - Noon, COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF BALTIMORE COUNTY ONLINE

                                                                     ZOOM CLASS  $$  Christmas in Old Baltimore


Green Mount Cemetery Walking Tours: 


The next set of walking tours for historic Green Mount Cemetery will take place in April and May, 2021.

Opened in 1839, Green Mount is an early example of an urban-rural cemetery, that is, a cemetery with

a park-like setting located close to the countryside.  Green Mount is the final resting place of Johns

Hopkins, Enoch Pratt, William and Henry Walters, Mary Elizabeth Garrett, Betsy Patterson, Arunah Abell,

Albert Ritchie, Harriett Lane Johnston, William Henry Rinehart, John H. B. Latrobe, A. Aubrey Bodine,

John Wilkes Booth, Walter Lord, many other famous Marylanders.  The two-hour walking tours begins at

9:30 a.m. from the main gate located at Greenmount Avenue and East Oliver Street.  The cost is $20

per person. The tours are led by Baltimore historian and educator Wayne R. Schaumburg. To receive the

tour information sheet in March, email your POSTAL ADDRESS to wayne.schaumburg@gmail.com



The Green Mount Cemetery Walking Tours for September and October

have been canceled due to the on-going Covid-19 Pandemic. I will keep

everybody on the mailing list for the 2021 tours.   Wayne






Baltimore Magazine January, 2020 issue.  Be sure to check out the photo article by Ron Cassie and

Christine Jackson (pp. 76-91) on "Baltimore the Beautiful, A Tribute to One of America's Greatest

Architecture Cities."

Ann Blouse and Cynthia Mann, What Lies Beneath, The Farms, Mills, and Towns Under Our Reservoirs

Christos Christou and Henry Peden, Jr., Maryland Casualties in the War of 1812

Baltimore Magazine February, 2020 issue.  Be sure to check the out article by Ron Cassie (pp. 82-97) on

"The Great Migration and the Birth of Baltimore's Black Renaissance"

Bill LeFurgy, Into the Suffering City, A Novel of Baltimore (novel about a gifted woman medical examiner

                                                                                            in 1909 Baltimore)


Bernard McKenna, The Baltimore Black Sox, A Negro Leagues History 1913-1936

Wes Moore, Five Days, the Firery Reckoning of an American City (a portrait of Baltimore in the aftermath

                                                                                                         of the death of Freddie Gray in 2015)


David Wooddell, The Inspection Tugboats BALTIMORE, 1857-1980 ( The "Baltimore" was the last

                                                                    operating coal-powered steam tugboat in Baltimore harbor)

Baltimore Sun Media Group, Fifty Maryland Moments, The Events That Shaped The Free State Through

                                              Photos and Stories of the Baltimore Sun  

Mary Rizzo, Come and Be Shocked, Baltimore Beyond John Waters and The Wire

Ron Cassie,  If You Love Baltimore, It Will Love You Back

Richard Carlin and Ken Bloom,  Eubie Blake: Rags, Rhythm, and Race, A New Biography

Phillip Merrill, Images of America:  Old West Baltimore

Suzanne Molino, Images of America:  Italians in Baltimore






"Five Minute Histories" presented by Baltimore Heritage

As Baltimore begins to open again, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and

Fridays, we will continue to record a short video about a different historic place in

Baltimore and post it on our Facebook page and website.


Here are the topics covered so far in October. (You can read up on any or all of them in

addition to those from March thru September.)


 October 2nd -




"Virtual Programs" in July:

Friday, July 10th, from 1-1:30 p.m.  - "Preservation Trends in Baltimore and Beyond,"

a virtual talk by Eric Holcomb, sponsored by Baltimore Heritage and the Baltimore 

Architectural Foundation.  In the 54 years since the 1966 Historic Preservation Act,

Historic Preservation has evolved into a sophisticated profession that has sought to

holistically preserve our past through the careful study and recognition of America’s

built environment. In Baltimore, historic preservation has become an essential

component to neighborhood revitalization, leading Baltimore’s most successful

neighborhood revitalization stories. But where are we now? Where is Historic

Preservation going in Baltimore? Eric Holcomb, the Executive Director for the

Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation, will lead a discussion on

where the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP) is now,

and the many initiatives currently underway.

REGISTRATION: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/preservation-trends-in-baltimore-and-beyond-



This program is hosted on Zoom and Facebook Live. Upon registering you will receive

an email confirmation and a Zoom link. If you do not receive a link, please contact

ndennies@aiabalt.com. If you do not contact us at least 1 hour prior to the start of the

program, we cannot guarantee admittance.

Tuesday, July 14th, 10 a.m. to noon -- Maryland Historical Society presents a vitrual

program, "The Black Freedom Struggle in Maryland, a discussion with the University

of Maryland, Department of History."  Join the Maryland Historical Society and professors

from the University of Maryland to learn more about the black freedom struggle in

Maryland. This program will focus on the period from the early 19th to early 20th century,

when African Americans faced significant challenges to their citizenship and legal rights

in this country. Dr. Richard Bell, Associate Professor of History at the University of

Maryland and MdHS Trustee, will facilitate as his colleagues Dr. Christopher Bonner,

Dr. Michael Ross, and Dr. Elsa Barkley Brown address the Colonization Movement,

African American soldiers in the Civil War, and resistance during the Jim Crow era in


REGISTRATIONGo to www.mdhs.org/

This virtual program is free and open to all audiences. Registration is required. After

 registering for the webinar, attendees will receive an automated confirmation email

with connection instructions. We will connect via Zoom, which is available for free

download here: https://zoom.us/download.

Thursday, July 16th, 7-8 p.m. Baltimore History Evenings are presented by the Baltimore

City Historical Society in association with the Village Learning Place. This month's zoom

program will focus on author Linda G. Morris' recent book "Cherry Hill: Raising

Successful Black Children in Jim Crow Baltimore."  Like many other families, the Morris

children and their friends spent formative years in Cherry Hill and went on to successful

careers. Her book draws on happy memories, but also solid research on this once idyllic

community in segregated Baltimore. This program was originally scheduled for

March 19th but was canceled due to Covid-19 shut-down.

How to sign up: Ask for directions at BaltoHistoryEve@gmail.com by 6:30 p.m. on July 16.



Friday, July 17th, from 1-1:30 p.m.  "You Will Find It Handy: Documenting Green Book

Sites in Maryland," with Anne Bruder,  sponsored by Baltimore Heritage and the Baltimore 

Architectural Foundation.  The Green Book was created as a guide by and for African

Americans to safely find everyday amenities like restaurants, shops, and motels in a

segregated America. Historian Anne Bruder studied the Green Book to identify sites in

eleven states. Research of Green Book sites documents the physical legacy of Jim

Crow-era segregation and has revealed over 100 sites in 26 towns across Maryland.

Anne E. Bruder is the Senior Architectural Historian for the Maryland Department of

Transportation State Highway Administration.  As a transportation historian, her interests

in 20th century events, travel and the built environment come together in the Green

Book studies.

REGISTRATION: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/you-will-find-it-handy-documenting-


This program is hosted on Zoom and Facebook Live. Upon registering you will receive

an email confirmation and a Zoom link. If you do not receive a link, please contact

ndennies@aiabalt.com. If you do not contact us at least 1 hour prior to the start of the

program, we cannot guarantee admittance.

Saturday, July 18th, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Take a "Virtual Tour" of the Clifton Mansion $

Our legacy tour guides are ready to "walk" you through the mansion from roadway to

hallway to rooms to tower: from the War of 1812 to the 1850's and up to the present! The

tour will also feature a climb to the top of the tower with its excellent view of Baltimore along

with an examination of the recent interior restorations of the Grand Staircase and Dining

Room/Sitting Room funded and directed by the Friends of Clifton Mansion. The Clifton

Mansion, best known as Johns Hopkins’ Italianate Country Estate, hides within it the

Georgian Mansion of Captain Henry Thompson. Hear how the Mansion tells the story of

Baltimore and the people who shaped it by their service from the War of 1812 to our

current day.

REGISTRATION: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clifton-mansion-virtual-tour-tickets-112995129474

Saturday, July 18th, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. "Turmoil and Tumult: The 1877 Railroad Strike"

with historian Bill Barry.  This zoom presentation is sponsored by The Irish Railroad

Workers Museum.  By the summer of 1877, B&O railroaders had just about enough.

Management issued a second pay cut to most employees, while stock holders received

a generous dividend. Some were told to pay their own way home while working down the

line, and they brought a reduced paycheck home that could not even purchase the lowly

potato for dinner. They had to feed their family on hominy. Labor Professor and Historian

Bill Barry will tell us the whole story via Power Point and reflection, and perhaps a thought

or two about how an oppressed people reacted those many years ago.

REGISTRATION:  https://zoom.us/j/98051971056?pwd=V0J1WXVBb2xMcHJtd05abE52cEVndz09
Meeting ID: 980 5197 1056   Password: 963397



Thursday, July 23rd, 11a.m. "Destination Baltimore: The Story of Immigration and


Opportunity" with Jack Burkert, hosted by the Baltimore Museum of Industry. For almost

two million people, Baltimore was the destination that promised a new life,hope and

opportunity. Beginning in earnest in the 18th century and accelerating through the 19th,

immigrants provided the labor force necessary for Baltimore to become an industrial

powerhouse. In the zoom presentation, Jack Burkert,will discuss the realities of being

an immigrant to America: living in neighborhoods where the language, people, and

customs were familiar. We're learn where immigrants went to work: as laborers, mill

workers, railroad workers, the garment trade, and others. The story continues into the

21st century. New arrivals continued to fuel Baltimore’s growth while building better lives

for themselves. Who were these people?  Where were they from? Why did they

abandon their home country? These and other questions are explored in Destination






​​Friday, July 24th, from 1-1:30 p.m. "Roadblocks: The Effects of Highways In and Around


Druid Hill Park," with Graham Coreil-Allen and environmental activist Jennifer Kunze,

sponsored by Baltimore Heritage and the Baltimore Architecture Foundation. Join public

artist Graham Coreil-Allen and environmental activist Jennifer Kunze as they explore

the cultural and environmental impacts of cars in and around Druid Hill Park. Beginning

in the 1940s, car-oriented planning deprived neighboring residents of the public health,

cultural, and economic benefits of Druid Hill Park. Construction of the Druid Hill

Expressway and the Jones Falls Expressway resulted in dangerous five-to-nine-lane-wide

highways encapsulating the park, and blocking access by nearby residents. Further,

this influx of cars brought increased air pollution into the neighborhoods.

REGISTRATION: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/roadblocks-the-effects-of-highways-in-


This program is hosted on Zoom and Facebook Live. Upon registering you will receive

an email confirmation and a Zoom link. If you do not receive a link, please contact

ndennies@aiabalt.com. If you do not contact us at least 1 hour prior to the start of the

program, we cannot guarantee admittance.

Thursday, July 30th, from Noon to 1 p.m.  Maryland Historical Society Virtual Program.

 "Two Sides of the Redline:  How Policy Shaped a City of Neighborhoods"

Across the United States, patterns of racial and economic segregation can be directly

attributed to the systematic denial of mortgage and bank lending encouraged in the

National Housing Act of 1934, as you will learn in this short film produced by MdHS staff.

The nation-wide discriminatory practices, known as redlining, continued legally until 1968,

when the Fair Housing Act banned racial discrimination in housing. But 50 years after

that law passed, the lingering effects of redlining are clear. In this virtual program, hosted

by the Maryland Historical Society, experts will outline the practice of redlining in

Baltimore and discuss the historical, demographic, economic, and traumatic impact these

policies continue to have on Black communities today. Moderated by David Armenti,

MdHS Director of Education with special guests Dr. Corey J. Henderson, historical trauma

healing expert; Eric Holcomb, Executive Director of the Commission for Historical and

Architectural Preservation (CHAP); Antero Pietila, journalist, writer, and author of Not in

My Neighborhood; and Delegate Stephanie Smith, District 45, Baltimore City. 

This virtual program is free and open to all audiences.

Registration is required. After registering for the program, attendees will receive an

automated confirmation email with connection instructions. We will connect via Zoom

which, is available for free download here: https://zoom.us.download.








Through December, 2020, Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument Street  $ 

The Hutzler Experience: How a Small Dry Goods Store Became a Maryland Institution.  Hutzler’s

department store was a Maryland icon for more than a century. Starting as a small dry goods store on

Baltimore’s Howard Street in 1858, Hutzler’s grew into a Maryland dynasty that dazzled and delighted for

generations. In total, Hutzler’s operated 10 stores in Maryland, including its downtown flagship store

known as the “Palace,” and its first expansion store in Towson that opened in 1952.  The family-run

business was thoughtful and innovative, instilling pride and affection from patrons and employees alike.

Hutzler’s was more than a store. It was an experience. The exhibition will recall what was an all-day

experience for customers, displaying products, ephemera, employee uniforms and handbooks, drawings,

video from behind-the-scenes at Hutzler’s, and items from the iconic Towson “Tea Room.” A highlight of

the exhibition will be a re-imagined window display, like the Hutzler’s on Howard Street, which will change

with the seasons.  The Maryland Historical Society is currently CLOSED









1.  The facade of Memorial Stadium that stood on 33rd Street until 2000.

     Under the dedication pictured above is a quote from General John Pershing:  "Time will not

     dim the glory of their deeds."  That can be found today on the  Veterans Memorial located

     along the Eutaw Street walkway between Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium. 

     Dedicated in 2003,  it honors all Marylanders who have served in time of war.

2.  It was John Steadman, sportswriter for the Baltimore News Post and American.  The

     committee of ten men who wrote the inscription were all World War II veterans. They

     included Ed Hanrahan (combat correspondent with the first Marine division in the Pacific),

     Paul Wiedorfer (Medal of Honor recipient), Daniel Brewster (later U.S. Senator for Maryland),

     Walter Brooks, (Catholic War Veterans), Kenneth Hammer, Maurice Annenberg, Thomas

     Bailey (Jewish War Veterans), Louis Meyers (Jewish War Veterans), William Tutton, Jr., and

     William Boucher III (later involved in Baltimore's downtown renaissance). Hanrahan became

     the catalyst of the group but he said, "All the committee had involvement in putting it

     together.  We were intent on one objective, making sure all those who died were not

     forgotten. We wanted it to be brief, with no wasted words, and to be easily understood."

     The committee also met with Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro. "He gave us the authority to

     express ourselves in any way we felt appropriate."  (See the Sun article from August 6, 2000

     written by John Steadman.)

     A side-bar story to the Memorial Stadium facade: There were 317 stainless steel letters

     on the face of Memorial Stadium. The letters for "Memorial Stadium" alone were ten feet high.

     The unique letters were designed by Polish architect Francis J. Tarlowski but were

     fabricated by Baltimorean Chuck Yealdhall of the Belsinger Sign Company.

     When the stadium was demolished, all the letters were saved and placed in storage.

     However, only Pershing's quote has been reused. It can be found on the Veterans

     Memorial that is mentioned above.

3. American Revolution:  The Maryland Line Monument at Mt. Royal Avenue and Cathedral

                                            Street -  directly across from the Lyric Theater

    War of 1812:                 The Battle  Monument at Fayette and Calvert Streets

    Mexican War:                The Watson Monument at the northwest corner of North and Mt. Royal


    Civil War:                       The Union Soldiers and Sailors Monument located at northwest 

                                            corner of Charles and 29th Streets in Wyman Park

    Spanish Amer. War:    At the intersection of Lakewood Avenue and East Fayette Street

    World War I:                  The War Memorial Building located at Fayette and Gay Streets

    World War II:                 Memorial Stadium - razed in 2000

    Korean War:                  Maryland Korean War Memorial in the Canton waterfront park on

                                            Boston Street near Linwood Avenue

    Vietnam War:                Maryland Vietnam Veterans Memorial -Middle Branch Park on

                                            Hanover Street just north of Harbor City Hospital




             "Time will not dim the glory of their deeds."

                               General John Pershing