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Fun Fact: Did you know that The National Electronics Museum was inspired by Westinghouse's annual Family Day?

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May 15 - June 15, 2024

Family Fun Day

May 18 @ 11:30 AM - 1 PM

Location: The Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum | 701 Wilson Point Rd, Baltimore, MD 21220

Airport Communication is the theme for May's Family Fun Day. Young visitors will go through a training session on how airport personnel communicate and move aircraft on airport property. Communications of ground to pilot and pilot to air traffic control, signaling planes in and out of the airport, will be demonstrated and practiced. Activities and tours are included with paid admission of $6 adults and $3 children. Visits to the Museum, 11am to 3pm, generate imaginations and inspiration for the children and memories for the adults. Venture in to explore this promoter of Maryland's aviation history while introducing children to aviation careers.

MD Aviation Museum

Jane Austen Day

May 18 @ 12 - 6 PM

Location: Manor Mill | 2029 Monkton Rd, Monkton, MD 21111

Join the Jane Austen Society of North America, Maryland Region and Manor Mill for an afternoon of scholarship and fun! The event begins at 12:00 pm with informative presentations on Austen's first novel, Sense and Sensibility, sessions on her life, and the world she lived in. There will be period crafts and a Regency marketplace.

Adult day passes are $45 per person. Day passes for attendees under 18 are $15 per person.

*Special add-ons can be purchased upon check in such as: custom regency-style portraits or a photo op with a historical carriage!

Presented by the Jane Austen Society of North America and Manor Mill. Proceeds all going to Manor Mill's Water Wheel Restoration Project.

Adult Day Pass
Under 18 Day Pass
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Preservation in Practice

May 28 @ 6 - 7:30 PM

Location: Manor Mill | 2029 Monkton Rd, Monkton, MD 21111

Topic: Permaculture in Practice - Historic Landscapes

Join Manor Mill and the Preservation Alliance of Baltimore County on the fourth Tuesday of each month for a free meeting to discuss the many avenues and practices of preservation. We will be joined by preservation experts in fields such as American architecture, timber framing, masonry, window restoration, cemetery history, and many more. If you have a passion or interest in historic build preservation, this is the event for you to get involved and learn more!

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Explore the Gunpowder Watershed Challenge

April 22 - May 31

Gunpowder Valley Conservancy (GVC) is hosting its “Explore the Gunpowder Watershed Challenge” from April 22 – May 31.

There is a FREE Gunpowder Passport Challenge that encourages participants to visit local nature centers and historic sites. All you need to do is collect 4 stickers to earn a challenge coin! Best of all, the Historical Society of Baltimore County, Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum, Manor Mill, AND Marshy Point Nature Center are all passport partners where you can pick up your passport and stickers. If you complete your passport, you’ll also be entered into our grand prize raffle for a Gunpowder Getaway – one night at the historic Monkton Hotel (Fisherman’s Lodge) and a pair of Manor Mill concert tickets.

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Poetry Day

June 1 @ 10 AM - 9:30 PM

Location: Manor Mill | 2029 Monkton Rd, Monkton, MD 21111

We are excited to announce our first annual Poetry Day which will take place at Manor Mill on Saturday June 1st 2024. We hope you will be able to join us for all or some of our poetry-based events and activities. Please see below for further details on scheduling and registration for the day.



12 - 1PM — LUNCH






Day Pass
Day and Concert Pass
Concert Pass (does not include other Poetry Day events)

Virginia Hall: America's Greatest Spy

June 2 @ 2 - 4 PM

Location: Historical Society of Baltimore County | 9811 Van Buren Ln, Cockeysville, MD 21230

A living history performance afternoon with of America's greatest spies, Baltimore County native Virginia Hall, as depicted by Rosemarie Law. Join us to learn more about this American spy who worked with the British Special Operations Executive during World War II and later with the American Office of Strategic Services and the Special Activities Division of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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Speaker Series: "Three Turning Points of WWII" with Dale Grimes

June 13 @ 7 PM

Location: Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River | 516 Eastern Blvd, Essex, MD 21221

To commemorate the 80th Anniversary of D-Day the 6th of June 1944, local historian and flag enthusiast Dale Grimes will present a PowerPoint on the three turning points of WWII leading up to D-Day. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Visitors may tour the Museum after the talk. Free and open to the public.

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Repair Workshop

June 15 & 16

Location: System Source | 338 Clubhouse Road, Hunt Valley, MD. 21031

The Computer Museum at System Source is hosting a computer and electronics repair workshop on the weekend of June 15th and 16th. On Saturday, the workshop will be from 9:00AM until 9:00PM, and on Sunday it will be from 9:00AM until 5:00PM. It will be located at 338 Clubhouse Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21031. At the System Source repair workshop weekend, you can bring in your computers to work on, receive help from other enthusiasts, and tour our museum. There will be tables set up, all complete with power, just bring your tools and supplies, and there will be plenty of help from other hobbyists.

There will be no charge for attending, just come in and have fun!

Tables are first come, first serve. The museum will not be able to provide components or tools.

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MD Aviation Museum

In search of Friday Tour Guides

The Museum is adding Fridays to its public visiting hours schedule. If you enjoy meeting and talking with people, enjoy sharing hometown history with all ages, have Friday availability, and are in search of a rewarding experience working with a dedicated group passionate for preserving and promoting history, email Nancy at

Through May 31

Explore the Gunpowder Watershed 

The Museum is a participating site in the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy's Explore the Gunpowder Watershed Exploration Challenge #2. Pick Up a free Passport at the Museum and begin earning Passport stickers by exploring the Watershed.

Gunpowder Valley Conservancy

June 15 & 16 @ 10 AM - 4 PM

Fleet Week Free Open House at Martin State Airport & the Museum

Enjoy the festival village of vendors and food trucks, special educational displays, historic aircrafts, and the Museum. View aircraft departing and returning from their flight over Baltimore.

Vendor Alert - spaces still available for a fee. Non-profits are offered a free space.

Saturday, June 22 

An Out of this World Father's Day Gift Suggestion

Bus Trip to the National Air & Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

Bus leaves Martin State Airport 8:30 am, returns 4:30pm

$60 for GLMMAM members, $80 for non members, more details on the GLMMAM website Events Page 

Email for tickets

RSVP closing date: May 20

MD Aviation Museum

The Fire Museum

The Fire Museum of Maryland is heading into our busy summer season. Our extended Wednesday - Saturday, 10 - 4, summer hours start on June 5, and run through the end of August. Until then, the Museum is open every Saturday from 10 - 4. Tickets at the door.

The Fire Museum of Maryland relies on a dedicated group of volunteers to help restore, maintain, and operate our historic apparatus. Our volunteers show up in force on our special event days, like Steam Day (pictured), when we operate our restored 1899 'American' Steamer. Interested in volunteering? Give the Museum a call at 410-321-7500.

Fire Museum

Todd's Inheritance

May 18 & 19

War of 1812 Chanteymen.

The singers of the Ship’s Company Chanteymen will perform sets of 1812 era sea chanteys, rousing songs sung in four-part harmony, at approximately 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. In between, at around 12:30, we present the Battle of Baltimore Moving Diorama-A production of New Old Theater! See a moving diorama of the thrilling Battle of Baltimore performed live! This production uses smoke effects and includes loud popping noises. House and grounds open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours available. Sunday: House and grounds open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours available.

June 15 & 16 @ 1 PM

Annual Todd’s observance of Flag Day.

Scott Sheads, retired historian from Fort McHenry, will lead visitors in opening a full-size replica of the original Star Spangled Banner and telling its history. Singers Kathie Mack and Steven Lampredi will sing the “Star Spangled Banner” as it was arranged in 1814, and lead visitors in singing the modern arrangement. Dale Grimes will have a display of 1944 vintage flags, focusing on the 80th anniversary of D Day. House and grounds open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours available. Sunday: House and grounds open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours available.

Todd's Inheritance

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Who is BCHN?

The Baltimore County Heritage Network was formed in 2022, supported by a grant from the Maryland Center for History and Culture’s Miller History Fund. This collaboration of small history organizations around Baltimore County allows us to share our combined strengths. We hope to increase the sustainability and public awareness of our member organizations. More than that we hope to spread our love of our local history and its amazing stories to more people in our region.

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In 1973. Robert Dwight, an employee of the Westinghouse Defense and Electronics Systems Center in Baltimore, Maryland, and a key planner of Family Day, saw the event as an opportunity to display employee products that their families had previously not had the opportunity to see. He was inspired by the joy and pride it brought employees and their families.

In 1980, the Historic Electronics Museum was incorporated as a non-profit museum. 44 years later, now named the National Electronics Museum, it is in a new location nearly ready to re-open and begin taking tours.

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