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Honoring the Memory, Career, and Bequest of Henry Louis Mencken.
Photo caption: Mencken and his niece Virginia in the backyard at 1524 Hollins St. Mencken was 39, at the cusp of his greatest decade. During the 1920s, the New York Times suggested that he was the most powerful private citizen in America.
The Mencken Room is open to the public from 10 a.m to 5 p.m.
10:30 A.M., Mencken Society Annual Meeting - Wheeler Auditorim.
2p.m. The 2019 Mencken Memorial Lecture - Wheeler Auditorium.
Presented by Will Englund, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former foreign correspondent in Moscow for both the Baltimore Sun and the Washington Post. He is author of the highly acclaimed March 1917: On the Brink of War and Revolution, which explores events in Russian and the United States in the crucial Weeks before American entry into World War I. H.L. Mencken figures prominently in this story.
New exhibits to view: "The American Language: A Centennial Celebration", "Prejudices: First Series: A Centennial Celebration", "Mencken and the Treide/Wheeler Gift".
Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 10:00am to 4:00pm
Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201