Heritage Society of Essex & Middle River

Upcoming 2023 Museum Events

February

Streetcars in Baltimore and Beyond
Wednesday, February 15, 7 pm

Please join us at the Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River Museum for the first Speaker Series of 2023. Father Kevin Mueller, a longtime member of the Baltimore Streetcar Museum and streetcar enthusiast, will talk about the streetcar system that we had and what made it go away. He will also discuss cities that still have streetcars to this day. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Visitors are welcome to tour the Museum after the talk.


Museum Tours and Open House

Saturday, February 18, 11 am to 1 pm
This will be our first opening since the December Holiday Open House. Stop by for a tour or to browse our gift shop.

March

Open House
Saturday, March 11, 11 am to 1 pm
Stop by for a tour or to browse our gift shop.

Speaker Series
Date TBA
Rosie the Riveter lecture.

April

Earth Day Open House
Saturday, April 22, 11 am to 1 pm
Join us for Museum tours and special activities geared towards celebrating our earth.
Museum visitors will join us to plant sunflower seeds and take them home to watch them grow. Kids will get to participate in a scavenger hunt along with other fun activities!

May

First Responders’ Appreciation Day

Saturday, May 6, 12 to 2 pm
Local police and fire stations along with MDTA police will have their emergency vehicles set up out front for all to explore.
K-9 demonstration scheduled but subject to change. First Responders will be treated to lunch.

June

Open House
Saturday, June 10, 11 am to 1 pm
Stop by for a tour or to browse our gift shop.

Speaker Series
Thursday, June 15 at 7 pm
Local flag collector and historian Dale Grimes shares our history of flags and offers a peek at his collection.
Did you know? Someone who studies flags is a called a vexillologist.

July


Christmas in July

Saturday, July 22, 11 am to 1 pm
We will have our special guest Santa ready for photo opps, along with craft vendors, special activities for the kids and Museum tours!

August

National Night Out
Tuesday, August 1

Back to School Open House
Saturday, August 19, 11 am to 1 pm
Stop by for a tour or to browse our gift shop.

September

ESSEX DAY
Saturday, September 16, 10 am to 6 pm
400 & 500 blocks Eastern Blvd.

Visit the Museum on Essex Day!
The Heritage Society Museum will be open from 11 am to 4 pm  for Essex Day.
Our gift shop will be open and we will be selling books, magnets and other memorabilia in addition to the new ESSEX-opoly games!

October

Open House
Saturday, October 14, 11 am to 1 pm
Stop by for a tour or to browse our gift shop.

Candle Light Ghost Tour
Date TBA

November

Open House
Saturday, November 4, 11 am to 1 pm
Stop by for a tour or to browse our gift shop.

December


2023 Tree Lighting
Saturday, December 2, 5 pm to 7 pm

Museum Historian Paul M. Blitz

Speaker Series
Date TBA
Museum Historian Paul M. Blitz returns with a perennial favorite – the story of Baltimore’s role in the Civil War.