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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 FOR THE DIGGS-JOHNSON MUSEUM –2019

 

 

(Saturday, January 19, 2019)

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

 

Series VI (Saturday, January 26, 2019)

Presentation on African American Churches in Baltimore County: St. Lukes UM Church on Bond Avenue, Reisterstown (late 1800s); Campfield AME Church in Pikesville (1844); Grace AME Church on Winters Lane, Catonsville (1868); Sharp Street UM Church in Chase (1860s), and Green Spring UM Church in Chattolanee in the Green Spring Valley (1800s)

 

Saturday, February 16, 2019

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

 

Series VII (Saturday, February 23, 2019)

Presentations will be made on the following African American Communities: Union Bethel AME Church on Church Lane in Randallstown (1822?); Cowdensville AME Church, Cowdensville in Arbutus (1857); Gough UM Church on Cuba Road in Cockeysville (1894); St. James AUMP Church in East Towson (1861), and Shiloh Baptist Church in Edgemere (late 1800s or early 190s)

 

Saturday, March 16, 2019

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

 

Series VIII (Saturday, March 30, 2019)

Presentations will be made on the following African American Communities: Bazil AME Church in Cockeysville (1800s); Pine Grove UM Church in White Hall (1898); Piney Grove UM Church in Boring (1848 or earlier); Stevenson AME Church on Quaker Bottom Road in Sparks (1855); St. Matthews Methodist Church in Turner Station, Dundalk (1890s?), and Union Baptist Church in Turner Station, Dundalk.

 

Saturday, April 20, 2019

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

 

Series IX (Saturday, April 27, 2019)

Presentations will be made on the following African American Communities: Union Chapel UM Church on Troyer Road in Monkton (1882); Mt. Zion AME Church on Manor Road in Long Green (early 1800s?); St. Stephens AME Church in Essex (not sure of beginning date); Cherry Hill AUMP Church on Offutt Road in Granite (early 1800s); Isaiah Baptist Church on Monkton Road in Hereford (not sure of date of beginning)

 

Saturday, May 18, 2019

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

 

 

Series X (Saturday, May 25, 2019)

Presentations will be made on the following African American Communities: Edgewood UM Church in Lutherville (late 1800s); Mt. Joy AME Church on Troyer Road in Monkton (1860s); Oblate Sisters of Providence on Gunn Road in Arbutus (1829); Mt. Gilboa AME Church on Westchester Street in Oella (1799), and Emanuel Baptist in Overlea (do not know date of beginning)

 

Saturday, June 15, 2019

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

 

Series XI (Saturday, June 29, 2019)

Presentations will be made on the following African American Communities: St. John's Chapel on Ruxton Road in Towson (1800s); Mt. Pleasant AME Church in Belltown, Owings Mills (late 1800s);

 

July 2019

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

 

Saturday, August 17, 2019

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

 

Series XII (Saturday, August 31, 2019)

Presentations will be made on the following African American Schoolhouses that still exist in the County, including those that have been converted to private homes:  Carver High School in East Towson that that is used as a Community Center, and still retains its original features; Lutherville Elementary School on School Lane in Lutherville that has been purchased for private use, but still retains its original features; Catonsville Elementary school that has been converted to a church, but still retains its original features; and Turner Station Elementary school that has been converted to homes, but still retains a lot of its original features.

 

Saturday, September 21, 2019

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

 

Series XIII (Saturday, September 28, 2019)

Presentations will be made on the following African American Schoolhouse that still exist in the County, including those that have been converted to private homes: Bengies Elementary School in Chase that has been converted to a community center that still retains its original features; Halethorpe Elementary School in Arbutus that has been converted to a community center, but still retains its original features; Chattolanee 2 Room School House made of stone has been converted to a private home, and still retains much of its original features; Hereford 2 room Schoolhouse has been converted to a private home, and still retains much of its original features, and Piney Grove Elementary School in Boring has not been altered in anyway, both exterior and interior, and is used as a meeting room for the church.

 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

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

 

Series XIV (Saturday, October 26, 2019)

Presentations will be made on the following African American Schoolhouse that still exist in the County, including those that have been converted to private homes: Monkton Elementary School on Troyer Road in Monkton has been converted to a private home; Granite Schoolhouse has been converted to a private home, but so far the location of the home is not known; the second Carver High School that was located in the Sandy Bottom area of Towson has been converted to a significant high school and has none of the features of the original high school; 2 room schoolhouse on Philadelphia Road in White Marsh has been converted to a community center and still retains much of its original features, also the second schoolhouse that was located in the Brothers and Sisters Lodge on Philadelphia Road in White Marsh still exists, but stopped serving as a schoolhouse many years ago.

 

Saturday, November 16, 2019

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

 

Series XV (Saturday, November 30, 2019)

Presentations will be made on the following African American Lodges that still exist in the County, including those that have been converted to private homes: Landmark Lodge on Winters Lane in Catonsville still exist; Western Star Lodge on Winters Lane in Catonsville has been sold to a private company, but the building stands and fully retains its original feature; Elks Lodge on Winters Lane in Catonsville still exists, but the exterior of the lodge has been completely changed; Elks Lodge on Winands Road in Randallstown has been demolished and a private home built on the property, and the Lodge on Pennsylvania Avenue in East Towson still remains with no changes to the interior.

 

Saturday, December 21, 2019

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

 

Series XVI (Saturday, December 28, 2019)

Presentations will be made on the following African American structures and communities that carries the title of being on "The National Register of Historic Places" that still exist in the County: Mt. Gilboa AME Church in Oella; St. Johns Cemetery and Chapel in Ruxton, Towson, and Winters Lane in Catonsville.