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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 FOR THE DIGGS-JOHNSON MUSEUM
MARCH 2018 THROUGH DECEMBER 2018

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Board of Directors Meeting, 10:00am to 12:00pm, Diggs-Johnson Museum

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

The Diggs-Johnson Museum, located at 2426 Offutt Road, Granite, MD, will present a program on African Americans from Baltimore County, MD who served in the military during World War I.  Talk will be given by Louis S. Diggs, Local Historian and Author, supported by a PowerPoint Presentation.  Mr. Diggs has researched African American life in Baltimore County for the past 28 years, and has published 11 books on the subject.  Upon completion of these series of talks, he will publish his 12th book.  The program begins at 10:00am on Saturday, March 31st and ends at 12:00pm.  Admission is free; however, because of damage to the Museum during the freezing winter, generous donations would be greatly appreciated.  Parking is extremely limited; therefore, if you plan to park at the Museum, you must request a "Parking Pass" by sending an email request to Louis S. Diggs at louisdiggs2@verizon.net.

 

 

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Board of Directors Meeting, 10:00am to 12:00pm, Diggs-Johnson Museum

 

Saturday, April 28, 2018

The Diggs-Johnson Museum, located at 2426 Offutt Road, Granite, MD, will present a program on African Americans from Baltimore County, MD, who served in the military during World War II.  The Talk will be given by Louis S. Diggs, Local Historian and Author, supported by a PowerPoint Presentation.  Mr. Diggs has researched African American life in Baltimore County for the past 28 years, and has published 11 books on the subject.  Upon completion of these series of talks, he will publish his 12th book.  The program begins at 10:00am on Saturday, April 28th and ends at 12:00pm. Admission is free; however, because of damage to the Museum during the freezing winter, generous donations would be appreciated.  Parking is extremely limited; therefore, if you plan to park at the Museum, you must request a "Parking Pass" by sending an email request to Louis S. Diggs at louisdiggs2@verizon.net.

 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Board of Directors Meeting, 10:00am to 12:00pm, Diggs-Johnson Museum

 

Saturday, May 26, 2018

The Diggs-Johnson Museum, located at 2426 Offutt Road, Granite, MD will present a program on African Americans from Baltimore County, MD who served in the military during The Korean War.  Talk will be given by Louis S. Diggs, Local Historian and Author, supported by a PowerPoint Presentation.  Mr. Diggs has researched African American life in Baltimore County for the past 28 years, and has published 11 books on the subject.  Upon completion of these series of talks, he will publish his 12th book.  The program begins at 10:00am on Saturday, April 28th and ends at 12:00pm. Admission is free; however, because of damage to the Museum during the freezing winter, generous donations would be greatly appreciated.  Parking is extremely limited, therefore, if you plan to park at the Museum, you must request a "Parking Pass" by sending an email request to Louis S. Diggs at louisdiggs2@verizon.net.

 

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Board of Directors Meeting, 10:00am to 12:00pm, Diggs-Johnson Museum

 

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Because ASAHL, who determines the Theme for Black History Month has noted that the Theme for 2018 is "African Americans in Times of War," therefore, The Diggs-Johnson Museum, located at 2426 Offutt Road, Granite, MD will present a program about a group of African American men who competed with like groups in soldierly skills in the late 1870s. The organization we will talk about was called "The Monumental City Guards," where the majority of the men came from the Baltimore Metropolitan area, including Baltimore County.  A talk will be given by Louis S. Diggs, Local Historian and Author, on this All-African American unit that was accepted by the Maryland National Guard in 1883.  The unit was eventually known as the First Separate Company, and was ordered to active duty during the Spanish American War; World War I; World War II, and was the only unit ordered to active duty by the Maryland National Guard to support the Korean War in August 1950. In 1947 the First Separate was converted to the 231st Transportation Truck Battalion with three Truck Companies, and was still segregated. Louis S. Diggs served with this unit in June 1950 and served in Korea with them.  He wrote a book about the history of this unit from their beginning in 1883 through the ending of the Korean War, "Forgotten Road Warriors." The program begins at 10:00am on Saturday, June 30th and ends at 12:00pm. Admission is free; however, because of damage to the Museum during the freezing winter, we strongly request generous donations.  Parking is extremely limited, therefore, if you plan to park at the Museum, you must request a "Parking Pass" by sending an email request to Louis S. Diggs at louisdiggs2@verizon.net.  Please be advised that there is no parking permitted on Offutt Road.

 

July 2018

The Diggs-Johnson Museum is closed during the month of July

 

August 2018 Thru December 2018

         A series of introducing how the 40 Baltimore County designated historic African American communities came about by Louis S. Diggs, local historian/author who has researched and published 12 books on the subject, including PowerPoint presentations at the Diggs-Johnson Museum, 2426 Offutt Road, Granite, MD.  Program will begin at 10:00am on Saturdays noted below and end at 12:00pm. Admission is free; however, because of damage to the Museum during the freezing winter, we strongly request generous donations.  Parking is extremely limited, therefore, if you plan to park at the Museum, you must request a "Parking Pass" by sending an email request to Louis S. Diggs at louisdiggs2@verizon.net.  Please be advised that there is no parking permitted on Offutt Road.

 

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Board of Directors Meeting, 10:00am to 12:00pm, Diggs-Johnson Museum

 

Series I (Saturday, August 25, 2018)

Presentation will be presented on the following African American communities:  Winters Lane in Catonsville; Cowdensville, Oblate Sisters & Halethorpe in Arbutus; Granite; Church Lane & Win-Oak in Randallstown, and Campfield in Pikesville.

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Board of Directors Meeting, 10:00am to 12:00pm, Diggs-Johnson Museum

 

Series II (Saturday, September 29, 2018)

Presentation will be made on the following African American Communities:  Belltown in Owings Mills; Chattolanee in the Green Spring Valley; Bond Avenue in Reisterstown; Piney Grove in Boring; Bare Hills; Cuba Road and Foote's Hill in Cockeysville, and Quaker Bottom Road in Sparks.

 

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Board of Directors Meeting, 10:00am to 12:00pm, Diggs-Johnson Museum

 

Series III (Saturday, October 27, 2018)

Presentations will be made on the following African American Communities: East Towson and Schwartz Avenue in Towson; Lutherville; Long Green; Glenn Arm; Overlea and Forge Road in Perry Hall.

 

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Board of Directors Meeting, 10:00am to 12:00pm, Diggs-Johnson Museum

 

Series IV (Saturday, November 24, 2018)

Presentations will be made on the following African American Communities:  Pine Grove in Whitehall; Big Falls Road and Isaiah Baptist Church in Hereford; Union Chapel UM Church and Mt. Joy AME Church in Monkton; Bradshaw in Brownstown (Kingsville); Philadelphia Road and Loreley in White Marsh.

 

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Board of Directors Meeting, 10:00am to 12:00pm, Diggs-Johnson Museum

 

Series V (Saturday, December 29, 2018)

Presentations will be made on the following African American Communities: Chase; Bengies; Norris Lane in Dundalk; Hopewell Avenue in Essex; Back River Neck Road; Goodwood/Hyde Park in Essex; Turner Station in Dundalk, and Edgemere.