Jan 01, 2020

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Race in Baltimore: A Tale of Two Cities

Racial policies have shaped the history of 20th century America, and Baltimore is

a case study of that history. Join us for a thought-provoking discussion of 20th

century racial history in Baltimore, featuring two prominent experts and

authors. Our panelist will discuss two major aspects of Baltimore’s complex

racial history: redlining and school desegregation. After addressing these major

forces that brought us to the present, we look forward to asking, “WHERE DO


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Oct 18, 2020

2pm - Zoom Webinar

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, join us for a riveting discussion and Q&A on the woman’s suffrage movement from one of Baltimore’s most trusted names in news. 2020 was set to be the ‘year of the woman’ as we mark the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote on August 26th. It is important to take time to honor the courage, sacrifice, and monumental achievement of the thousands of women, and men, who fought for over 70 years to give women an equal voice in our democracy. Much has changed since the passage of the 19th Amendment: much has been achieved. In 2018, a record 102 women were elected to the US House of Representatives, alongside 25 women in the US Senate. Despite that and successes in other fields, there is still much to be done to achieve equity. Come hear Baltimore’s Emmy award-winning news journalist discuss the history of the struggle for women’s equality and how that struggle continues.

Denise Koch is one of Baltimore’s most credible and respected anchors and broadcast journalists for more than two decades at local TV station WJZ-13. The Emmy Award-winning journalist is also a founding member of the Women’s Leadership Institute of Baltimore at Notre Dame of Maryland University, dedicated to working for gender equity. She attended UCLA where she earned the prestigious Natalie Wood Award, graduated from California Institute of the Arts, and then received her master’s from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She has taught at UMBC, the University of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin.

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Sep 24, 2020

7pm - Zoom Webinar

The Phi Beta Kappa Society of Greater Baltimore is proud to present to you this year’s free virtual political event with a panel of renowned political and media experts.Tune in on Zoom to hear insights about how this tumultuous election season could play out against the backdrop of the worst pandemic in a century, civil unrest, and a growing mistrust of traditional American institutions.

Dr. Stephen K. Medvic is the Honorable and Mrs. John C. Kunkel Professor of Government at Franklin & Marshall College, specializing in campaigns and elections, political parties, the media and politics, public opinion, and ideology. He has provided political analysis for numerous media outlets, including CNN, The Washington Post, and NBC Nightly News.”

Dr. Daniel Marcus is a Professor of Communication and Media Studies within the Center for Art and Media at Goucher College, specializing in media and politics, television studies, and documentary film and video. Marcus’s research is currently focused on media coverage of politics and economics.

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Sep 17, 2020

6pm - Zoom

2020 PBK Key Connections Happy Hour

Come and join us for this career-oriented virtual happy hour on Thursday, September 17 at 6:00 p.m.! You will be able to connect with your fellow PBK inductees and recent graduates and learn about some successful tips and advice about entering the job market or applying for graduate school. You will also be able to find out about the exciting and exclusive opportunities that our chapter has to offer that will demonstrate the value of a liberal arts education in a real-world context. The first year of membership in our Baltimore Alumni Association is free for recent graduates. We hope that you will participate in our virtual Key Connections event and take advantage of your free membership this year!

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Apr 19, 2020

2pm - Mary Hyman Residence

A Unique Discussion with Goucher College President Kent Devereaux and Tour a World-Famous Art Collection

Out of an abundance of caution, PBK Baltimore has decided to POSTPONE President Kent Deveraux's talk on liberal arts education and the tour of Ashcan Art at Mary Hyman's home. We are monitoring the continuously evolving situation and hope to reschedule this event in accordance with CDC recommendations.


The board of PBK Baltimore wishes you and your family health and safety through the current crisis.

Jan 25, 2019

Tour 11am with Lunch 12:15pm. Baltimore Museum of Art - 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218

Baltimore Museum of Art Tour and Lunch

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Act fast! Space is limited to the first 25 people! (Limit 1 Guest).

Join us for an exciting opportunity to experience two new exhibits at the BMA, featuring a guided tour by Virginia Anderson, the BMA Curator of American Art.

By Their Creative Force: American Women Modernists features more than 15 works of painting, sculpture, and decorative arts. The exhibit acknowledges and celebrates the contributions women artists have made to the development of American modernism.

Free Form: 20th-Century Studio Craft features a selection of embroidery, ceramics, and jewelry by innovative mid-century American artists who shifted away from the functional aspect of craft towards an avant-garde engagement with abstraction and expression.

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Dec 07, 2019

2pm - Pratt Library Main Branch, 400 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201

Experience the New Enoch Pratt Library

Join Phi Beta Kappa for light refreshments and a tour of the Pratt Library’s newly renovated Central Library, which recently completed a $115 million renovation and is truly one of Baltimore’s gems.

Highlights of the tour will include the resplendent Central Hall with restored skylight, the brand-new Job and Career Center, a magnificent Teen Wing featuring state-of-the-art technology and maker-space equipment, and a beautifully restored Children's Learning Center, complete with a fishpond, day room and night room!

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Nov 15, 2019

6pm - City Cafe, 1001 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 21201

City Cafe Happy Hour

Come take advantage of happy hour deals and get connected with your local Phi Beta Kappa association! 

Jun 08, 2019

2pm - Goucher College Alumni House, 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd, Baltimore, MD 21204

Successful Aging with Dr. Steven Gambert

Adults are aging across the world, and our actions today significantly impact our aging tomorrow. In the US alone, there are currently 46 million adults age 65 and older. By 2050, there will be over 90 million. This lecture will address common questions related to aging:

  • What is normal aging?

  • What can I do to age successfully?

  • What do I have to think about in caring for a loved one who is aging?

  • When are memory problems more than just normal aging?

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Mar 30, 2019

2pm - Loyola University. Timonium Campus, 2034 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 21093

Climate Change: The Future for Maryland and the World

Dr. Donald Boesch is an engaging speaker, and will lay out the present state of climate change in Maryland, with graphic illustrations and a major scientist’s predictions for the future, depending on what our government does now to stave off disaster.

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Dec 26, 2018

2pm - Goucher College Alumni House, 1031 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, MD 21204

Gary Vikan Talk

You probably know of Gary as the dynamic former director of the Walters Art Museum for nearly two decades. Now delight in the man as raconteur, art sleuth, exposer of museum frauds, medieval scholar, author of the book Sacred and Stolen, Confessions of a Museum Director and–ready for this?–ardent devotée of Elvis Presley! With wit and verve, Gary Vikan will regale us with his true tales–how he discovered that famous Egyptian sculptures were forgeries, how he helped save a chopped-up medieval Cypriot church fresco and many more–and will show slides of some of the treasured works of art that were his focus.

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Dec 01, 2018

Baltimore Museum of Art - 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218

Lunch and a Tour - John Waters: Indecent Exposure at the BMA

RSVP Online Now or contact Mary Hyman (see event flyer below)

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience the Baltimore Museum of Art’s current exhibit, John Waters: Indecent Exposure, featuring a guided tour by Kristen Hileman, the BMA’s Senior Curator of Contemporary Art. A lunch at Gertrude’s Restaurant will take place before the tour. Space is limited to the first 20 members who RSVP, so act fast! You won’t want to miss this special event!

$22 for lunch, free tour to follow


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Nov 08, 2018

The Food Market - 1017 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211

Happy Hour at The Food Market

Join us for a casual happy hour in Baltimore's lively Hampden neighborhood. With an excellent selection of wine, local beer, and craft cocktails, The Food Market is one of The Avenue's mainstay restaurants. 

Come take advantage of happy hour deals and get connected with your local Phi Beta Kappa association! 

November 8th, 6pm - 7:30pm

The Food Market

1017 W 36th St, Baltimore, MD 21211 (Open in Map)

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Sep 26, 2018

What's at stake in the 2018 midterm elections

Midterm Madness

Can’t keep up with the headlines? Baltimore Phi Beta Kappa has you
covered! At this year’s much anticipated political event, a panel of
local experts and politicians will reveal their insights and answer YOUR
questions about the toughest issues facing our nation this Fall.
Don’t miss it: 7pm, September 26th, Goucher Alumni House

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Apr 29, 2018

Event at the Maryland Science Center Planetarium

The Ever-Changing Cosmos

From our location on a remote arm of the Milky Way Galaxy, we peer into space, searching for answers to long-pondered questions. Are we alone in the cosmos? How many other worlds exist?  Are any like our Earth? And where–or does–our universe end? Now we can explore these age-old questions under the starry sky of the Davis Planetarium.  

April 29th, 5:30-7:30 pm

Maryland Science Center Planetarium

601 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21230

Special price for our group of $10 per member and $15 per guest. Parking is free. 

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Mar 03, 2018

A talk by Dr. James Turner

Who's in control of North Korea's nuclear weapons?

The proliferation of nuclear weapons in an unstable North Korea raises a range of concerns. We have invited Dr. James Turner, former Department of Energy director of the U.S. Office of Nuclear Weapons Surety, to give an illuminating talk on this current crisis, responding to the question, "Who's in control of North Korea's nukes?"

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Sep 27, 2017

7 p.m.

A PRESIDENCY LIKE NO OTHER: What’s in Store for Midterm Elections and America

The Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Greater Baltimore has invited back two speakers from last year's lively political forum to discuss their thoughts on the ongoing crucial, divisive issues that will inform America’s election responses in 2018. The event will take place at the Alumnae House at Goucher College beginning at 7pm. RSVP to Jay Freyman by September 20th.

Sep 07, 2017

5:00 p.m.

Key Connections Event: Oyster Happy Hour

Join Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association of Baltimore for an Oyster Happy Hour at Gunther and Co. in Canton! This event is a great opportunity to connect with new Phi Beta Kappa members in the area, learn about the great programs and events the Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association has to offer in Baltimore, and say goodbye to summer. Whether you were recently inducted, or you have been in Phi Beta Kappa for many years, come welcome PBK's newest members to the PBK community in your area. For more information and to RSVP, visit our Eventbrite page.


Beer and oysters will be provided for attendees, and there is free parking in the restaurant’s parking lot catty corner to the restaurant. Please register by September 5th. We look forward to welcoming our newest members!

Past Events

An Election Like No Other: What's Next for America?

This event was a political discussion for insight into the 2016 Presidential Election, featuring esteemed speakers Dr. John Jeffries and Fraser Smith.

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