Underbelly

Facing the Great War: World War I and the Beginnings of Modern Rehabilitation

March 19th 2015

The Maryland Historical Society will partner with the National Park Service and the Baltimore School for the Arts to produce…

 

Life as a Fellow in the MdHS Library: Studying the Christiana Resistance

March 6th 2015

This is the first in a series of posts by Maryland Historical Society fellows which highlight their experiences researching the…

 

Baltimore bands in the '90s: more Joe Kohl photo mysteries

February 19th 2015

MdHS needs your help identifying bands, people, dates, and places from the Baltimore music scene of the late 1980s and…

 

Generations a Slave: Unlawful Bondage and Charles Carroll of Carrollton

February 5th 2015

This week’s post is a re-blog of a New York City Historical Society post that originally appeared January 15, 2014.…

 

“The World’s Largest Outdoor Insane Asylum:” Memorial Stadium, Part II

January 22nd 2015

(This is the second part of a two part series. The first part was posted on December 11, 2014.) Oriole…

 

Unearthing the Calverts: The Search for the State's Seminal Documents

January 8th 2015

The story of how the Maryland Historical Society (MdHS) acquired the papers of the state’s founding family is not well…

 

“The World’s Largest Outdoor Insane Asylum:” Memorial Stadium, Part I

December 11th 2014

(This is the first part of a two part series. The second part will be posted in January, 2015.) Baltimore…

 

43rd Annual Monument Lighting and MdHS Open House

December 4th 2014

Like so much of the City of Baltimore, the annual monument lighting bears the stamp of Mayor William Donald Schaefer.…

 

Halcyon Days: Lauraville in the 1930s

November 13th 2014

Recent Saturday morning trips with my mother to Lauraville once again prompted interest in our family’s deep roots in the…

 

A Pictorial Tour of the Washington Monument (under renovation)

October 30th 2014

Underbelly staffers Eben Dennis and Joe Tropea were recently invited by Lance Humphries, chairman of the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy…

 

The Burning of the Peggy Stewart

October 16th 2014

This Sunday, October 19, marks the 240th anniversary of the burning of the brig Peggy Stewart, or as the event…

 

Lost City: The Burning of Oriole Park

October 2nd 2014

On the evening of July 3, 1944, the International League Baltimore Orioles squared off against the Syracuse Chiefs at Oriole…

 

Then and Now: the Mayfair Theatre on Fire

September 30th 2014

When we heard there was a two-alarm fire at the old Mayfair Theatre on the 500 block of North Howard…

 

"Are We Satisfied?": The Baltimore Plan for School Desegregation

September 25th 2014

(This is the second part of a two part series – The first part of the story was posted on May…

 

Beatlemania in Baltimore

September 11th 2014

(Written for the H. Furlong Baldwin Library’s “underbelly” blog in 2014.) As Baltimore celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner and…