Mencken Day 2017 will be celebrated Saturday, September 9, 2017.
At France Hall, Maryland Historical Society, 201 West Monument Street:
10:30 AM Annual Meeting of the Mencken Society.
Speaker: George W. Liebmann on “Mencken on Church and State.”
2:00 PM The 2017 Mencken Memorial Lecture: “When America Was Great and Baltimore Knew Better,” presented by Darryl G. Hart, author of Damning Words: The Life and Religious Times of H. L. Mencken. A book signing follows the program.
At the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral Street:
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM The Mencken Room in the Carla D. Hayden Wing of the Central Library is open to the public.
“H. L. Mencken and the First World War”
“Mencken and the New York Evening Mail”
“Mencken’s A Book of Prefaces”
Darryl G. Hart, distinguished associate professor of history at Hillsdale College (Hillsdale, MI) will succeed Robert Brugger as President of the Mencken Society. Dr Hart will be installed on September 9, 2017, during the Mencken Day 2017 celebration held at the Maryland Historical Society’s France Hall.