Baltimore History Lectures with Jack Burkert

Making Steel on the Patapsco: The Rise, Operation and Decline of the Sparrows Point Steel Mill

Tuesday, Apr 27, 2021 @ 7 pm

Today the Bethlehem Steel Sparrows Point Steel Mill is but a memory, remembered by many with a degree of fondness. There is a history of a place long known as “The Point”, its people, its community, the company that employed them, and the impacts that all of this had over time. This program is a survey of the great, the good, the not so good; the happy and the sad; the successes and failures of a business that dominated a region and many thousands of lives for over a hundred years.

This is a preview of one of the museum’s virtual presentations, available for adult and senior groups to book. Learn more here.

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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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