Category: Events

  • Der Tag (Mencken Day) 2014

    Mencken Day 2014 will be held September 13, 2014, at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD. 10:30 AM: Mencken Society Annual Meeting with guest speaker Marion Elizabeth Rodgers. Marion’s latest book is H. L. Mencken: The Days Trilogy, Expanded Edition (The Library of America, 2014). 2:00 PM: The 2014 Mencken Memorial […]

  • Ninth Annual Mencken Grave-site Memorial Service, 2014-01-26 (Sun)

    The 9th Annual Mencken Grave-site Memorial Service will be held Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the Mencken family plot in Loudon Park Cemetery. Signs will point the way to the grave-site. After the brief (less than 10 minutes) ceremony, attendees are invited to Spirits West Country Club, 2601 Wilkens Ave. Loudon Park […]

  • Bodine’s Industry: The Dignity of Work

    Seventy prints of images showing people at work taken by A. Aubrey Bodine, Mr Mencken’s professional colleague, will be on display at the Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI) from October 15, 2013 to February 6, 2014. On November 7, 2013 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Jennifer Bodine, Aubrey Bodine’s daughter, will present a lecture […]

  • Update: Mencken Oktoberfest at the Goethe Institut Is Now Free

    The lecture and showing of Inherit the Wind at the Goethe-Institut are now free of charge but there will be no buffet and no Oktoberfest beer. Lunch may be had at any of the nearby restaurants. We hope to see you on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 10:30 am. The registration deadline has been extended […]

  • Oktoberfest With A Menckenian Flavor

    Problem: Your appetite for bratwurst and sauerbraten is getting sated but you still want to celebrate Oktoberfest. Solution: Enjoy a day of Mencken at the American Goethe Society of Washington, D.C. with an entertaining lecture (in English) by the renown Mencken scholar Marion Elizabeth Rodgers and a showing of the film Inherit the Wind (1960). […]

  • Mencken Day 2013

    Mencken Day 2013 will be held on September 7, 2013 at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD. Schedule 10:30 a.m. — Mencken Society annual meeting 1:30 p.m. — The 2013 Mencken Memorial Lecture — “An Anatomy of Addiction: Sigmund Freud, William Halsted and the Miracle Drug Cocaine” by Dr. Howard Markel. […]

  • Marion Rodgers on Mencken and the Red Scare

    Marion Elizabeth Rodgers will speak on Mencken’s writings concerning “The Red Scare.” “In the deportation of radicals after the Red Scare, of April 1921, Mencken reminded his readers that “probably two-thirds of those allegedly Reds were wholly innocent, and even the guilty ones were not fairly tried.” Though by no means sharing the views of […]

  • Tour the Mencken House With Marion Rodgers

    Johns Hopkins’ Odyssey Program offers two tours of the Mencken House on Saturday, April 20, 2013, conducted by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers. The course fee is $30 for either the morning or the afternoon tour. There is a $3 entrance donation to benefit the Friends of the H. L. Mencken House at the door. Section 01 […]

  • Charles Fecher to be Honored 2012-10-20

    “The Baltimore City Historical Society is honoring the late Charles Fecher at its annual  Mayor’s Reception on October 20, 2012 at Mount Calvary Church, 816 N. Eutaw Street [cor Madison Ave.], from 12 to 2:30 p.m., tickets are $20.00 and may be purchased at the door. Fecher was a distinguished Mencken scholar and editor of the Mencken diaries. For […]

  • Mencken Day, September 8, 2012

    Mencken Day Schedule of Events, Saturday, September 8, 2012 Mencken Day at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400  Cathedral St, Baltimore, MD 10:00 AM-5:00 PM: The Mencken Room is open to the public. 10:15 AM. The faithful assemble in the foyer of the Wheeler Auditorium to meet old friends, chat, and browse the exhibits. 10:30 AM. […]