Members-only Preview: A City in Motion

A City In Motion: Baltimore’s Planes, Trains and Automobiles (and a few ships)

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 @ 7 pm Zoom

Baltimore began as a center for exchange and trade, but the city reinvented itself as the demands and opportunities of the times changed. Over the last 300 years, Baltimore has moved from an agrarian export center, to an industrial giant, and prospers today as a logistics hub. Baltimore’s citizens hewed and sailed wooden, then steel, ships, built and operated a half dozen railroads, designed and drove electric, steam, and gasoline powered cars, and manufactured aircraft from man’s first days of taking to the air. This is the story of where we have been and how we got there: a history of a city in motion.

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Speaker Bio

Jack Burkert
Senior Museum Educator

A Baltimore native, Jack has worked as a Museum Educator at the BMI since 2010. He graduated from the University of Maryland and spent his 40+ career in various educator roles in the Baltimore City School system, at the Pennsylvania State University, through private employers and in his own consulting firm. Jack’s specialty is his research into the history of Baltimore, its port, businesses, people and immigration. Read a recent article written by Jack for the BMI on industrial steelmaking.


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