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History of druid hill Park: 15oth Anniversary LEcture Series

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2010 Oral History Project

Support the Friends of Druid Hill Park. Our mission is to protect and maintain Druid Hill's magnificent woods and arbors, to preserve it's historic monuments and buildings, and to reinvigorate the park as a central recreational, cultural and  educational institution.  

Our goals are possible with the support of groups and individuals who share our vision.


In October of 2010, the Friends of Druid Hill Park held several events to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the park. Events included: planting 150 trees, Lecture Series, Walking and Bike Tours, Oral History Project, Sports Festival, and a Gala Celebration. 

As part of our celebration, the FoDHP organized a series of lectures at the Maryland Historical Society. Here are the links to these informative presentations. 

- Dr. David Terry, former Director of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture, spoke on race relations in Druid Hill Park.   

- Edward Johnson, descendant of the Rogers family, discussed the history of the Rogers family and their influence on the Druid Hill and Baltimore at large.

- Author Anne Draddy discussed her work, Druid Hill Park: The Heart of Historic Baltimore.

- Barry Kessler, former Director of the Baltimore City Life Museums, spoke on Jewish relations in Druid Hill.

Oral History Project

The Friends of Druid Hill Park in partnership with the Heritage Theatre Artists’ Consortium sponsored an oral history project.  Interviews were conducted at the Rawlings Conservatory in Druid Hill Park on October 16, 2010.