The faces and names of seventeen African-American soldiers who served under Captain William A. Prickitt are recorded in a rare surviving miniature photo album that was treasured by the Union Army officer, passed down through generations of his family, and is now part of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. A mix of free and enslaved blacks ranging in age from fifteen to fifty, the soldiers have been enlarged to life size in colored pencil drawings by Michigan artist Shayne Davidson, who meticulously researched the lives of the men.
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Be our guest as we marry the drama and excitement of a wedding day with the extraordinary collections of artifacts, photos and documents assembled by The Jewish Museum of Maryland. We promise nostalgia, surprise, humor, insight and a new level of understanding of the meaning and experience of this important social ritual. From ketubahs to chuppahs and the sound of breaking glass, American Jewish weddings meld the secular with the religious, sometimes in unexpected ways.
Discover why the JMM is a fun and rewarding place to volunteer! Join us for lunch, meet new people, and learn about some of the great benefits of becoming involved at our museum! Our team will guide you through our engaging exhibits and historic sites, and share with you our pride in Maryland’s Jewish heritage.
Step through the doors of some of Fell’s Point’s most haunted pubs for a fascinating haunted pub crawl tour of this historic maritime neighborhood. Taverns in Fells Point have always been the rowdy stomping grounds of locals and visitors alike looking for a good time and a drink, and today it’s no different. Join the crowd and belly up to the bar like times past. If your arms break out into goosebumps, and the hair on your neck stands up, it may be because ghost sightings have happened all around you. Join us for a haunting experience!
Our original award-winning all ages walking tour is the Original Fells Point Ghost Walk Tour, running since 2001! Picture Fell’s Point, in Baltimore, Maryland, as it was, a rowdy seaport town, the birthplace of the sleek and dangerous clipper ship. Its streets were full of sailors from foreign lands spilling off ships, immigrants anxious to start a new life, and ladies of the night looking to make ends meet. Given this explosive combination, is it any wonder that many ghosts remained behind?
The Painted Screen Society has set up shop for the Summer of ’17 at a Pop-Up Gallery in the Highlandtown Arts & Entertainment District. The location couldn’t be more perfect! Highlandtown was once a neighborhood filled with painted screens. More recently Highlandtown took on the “100 Screens for 100 Years” project with gusto filling the windows of area businesses as well has homes with a new generation of painted screens.
Follow in the footsteps of Baltimore's literary luminaries and discover the elegant brownstone mansions and majestic cultural institutions built by Baltimore's successful 19th century merchants and industrialists. Learn how a neighborhood of scholars, struggling artists and authors, newspaperman, philanthropists and social reformers offered rich opportunities to discuss and debate ideas and open new literary avenues.
Mount Vernon began as a country estate for Revolutionary War hero John Eager Howard and grew to be the place to live for Baltimore's rich and famous in the mid-nineteenth century. The Garrett family, owners of the B&O Railroad, the Walters, founders of the Walters Art Museum, and the Thomases, owners of Mercantile Bank, are among the families that built handsome mansions along the four parks that surround the Washington Monument. The recent renovations to the 200-year old Washington Monument are the latest news from the revival of this historic neighborhood over the last decade.
Tour the grounds and first floor of historic Tudor Hall, home of Maryland's famous family of Shakespearian actors including Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth. Tour starts at 1:00 pm and lasts about 45 minutes. Located at 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air, MD 21015. $5.00 cash for those age 13 and older. For more info call 443-619-0008 or email us at SpiritsOfTudorHall@gmail.com. For other tour dates go to http://spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com
The Jewish Museum of Maryland in collaboration with The Stoop Storytelling Series presents Just Married! Wedding Stories from Jewish Maryland — The Live Show! This show marks the close of the museum’s exhibit Just Married! Wedding Stories from Jewish Maryland with an afternoon of true, personal stories about the wonder and wackiness of weddings, straight from the people who walked the aisle, said “I do” — and survived to tell the tale!
Tour the grounds and first floor of historic Tudor Hall, home of Maryland's famous family of Shakespearian actors including Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth. Tour starts at 2:00 pm and lasts about 45 minutes. Located at 17 Tudor Lane, Bel Air, MD 21015. $5.00 cash for those age 13 and older. For more info call 443-619-0008 or email us at SpiritsOfTudorHall@gmail.com. For other tour dates go to http://spiritsoftudorhall.blogspot.com
The Jewish Museum of Maryland in collaboration with The Stoop Storytelling Series presents Just Married! Wedding Stories from Jewish Maryland — The Live Show! This show marks the close of the museum’s exhibit Just Married! Wedding Stories from Jewish Maryland with an afternoon of true, personal stories about the wonder and wackiness of weddings, straight from the people who walked the aisle, said “I do” — and survived to tell the tale.
Do you have a great wedding story? Want to show off your stoop story chops? We’re Listening!
In honor of McDaniel College’s 150th anniversary, McDaniel College historian James E. Lightner discusses 10 critical events in the college’s history at this brown-bag lunch talk. The event is sponsored by The Historical Society of Carroll County. Call 410-848-6494 for more information.
This lecture will describe research undertaken at the MdHS alongside research at the American Philosophical Society in the planning for the upcoming exhibition, Curious Revolutionaries: The Peales of Philadelphia (opening April 7, 2017). The lecture will describe how archival collections and their content were translated into thematic approaches to the exhibition, as well as into exhibition texts, spatial design, graphics, programming, and guide materials for the show.
Explore “hallyu,” the “Korean Wave”--the explosion in global popularity of Korean dramas, films, popular music, fashion and food erupted in East Asia in the late 1990s and spread across the world in the late 2000s. Learn about the history of this phenomenon and the trend-setting artists who continue to transform the face of popular culture across the world. Discover how technological innovations contributed to Korea’s emergence as a global hub for the production of pop culture.
In the fall of 1814, thousands of people came together on Hampstead Hill to defend Baltimore from a British attack. Today, the former fortifications are located in Patterson Park and topped by the charming Patterson Park Pagoda. After a short climb up the Pagoda’s winding iron stairs, you’ll enjoy a singular view of East Baltimore and learn the story of the Battle of Baltimore and War of 1812.
Public Program United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
In communities around the world, law enforcement personnel help protect and defend democratic values while helping to keep the peace in communities around the world. As the Nazi Party implemented its campaign of hate and violence against Jews, police and military helped enforce laws that violated the ideals of service and protection.
In his bequest to Johns Hopkins University, John Work Garrett described his library as “a memorial to my family,” recalling the ubiquity of books, and the love of book collecting, that had shaped two generations of the Garrett family at Evergreen. Join rare book curator Earle Havens, Ph.D., for an illustrated talk that will highlight his new and extensive research on the John Work Garrett Library—one of the truly great private rare book and manuscripts collections of late 19th- and early 20th-century America.
This collaborative recital set in the magnificent George Peabody Library brings together three local artists for an engaging exploration of the industrial revolution in Maryland through the evolution of music for horn, voice, and piano. Featuring Min-Joo Yi (piano), Sam Bessen (horn), and Teresa Ferrara (soprano). $10 suggested donation.