Baltimore, like many American cities in the 1910s, had a thriving prostitution trade. Dr. Howard A. Kelly, renowned Johns Hopkins surgeon and original owner of the Liriodendron Mansion, was a prominent figure in the statewide movement to end that trade and shutter Baltimore’s red-light districts.

Come to the Liriodendron on Tuesday, June 21 at 6:30 to learn about Dr. Kelly’s anti-vice activism and Baltimore’s bawdy past in this free talk by Dr. Katie M. Hemphill – Associate Professor of History at the University of Arizona and the author of Bawdy City: Commercial Sex and Regulation in Baltimore, 1790-1915

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required as seating is limited. Visit for reservations. 

Event is fully accessible.

This special presentation is part of Dr. Kelly’s Liriodendron: Life, Legacy & Community – a year-long series of programs, supported by The Dresher Foundation, which explores the interests and influences of Dr. Howard Atwood Kelly – world-renowned surgeon, naturalist, philanthropist, and author, and one of the founders of Johns Hopkins Medical School and Hospital.