In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the National Electronics Museum is hosting a temporary exhibit, "The Pace Collection: Unique and Rarely Seen NASA Apollo Mission Hardware". The exhibit features an eclectic mix of artifacts from a private collection. Don’t forget the Museum also has on permanent display the Westinghouse Apollo XI lunar TV camera. The exhibit is free with paid museum admission. Open 10 July through 15 October 2019.
This exhibition is on view through March 2020. The MdHS museum is open Wednesday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm, and on Sundays, 12 pm-5 pm.
The exhibition features one-of-a-kind appliqué quilts created by Baltimore-native Mimi Dietrich. Ms. Dietrich is one of Maryland’s and the nation’s most accomplished quilters. In 2015 she was inducted into The Quilters Hall of Fame in Marion, Indiana. “Hometown Girl” tells Ms. Dietrich’s story as a life-long Marylander and Baltimore native, and draws inspiration from the many students she has taught over her 35-year career.
This is a historical play about one of the most important American spies of World War II who most people have never heard of. The performance, geared for an adult audience, portrays the true story of Virginia Hall, a Baltimore native.
The event is sponsored by the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center and hosted by the Maryland Historical Society
Doors open at 10:30 AM. Light refreshments will be served.
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.
Opus Concert Theatre proudly presents Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece, Nabucco. Direct from the Bible (587 BC books of Jeremiah & Daniel), Nabucco is the story of a leader (King of Babylon - Nebuchadnezzar) who declares himself to be above the laws of God & Man. Nabucco has a love story that crosses religious/racial boundaries, faces political lies, manipulations for power, enslavement of the Jews (minorities) and God's final judgement and justice. Semi-Staged Concert Version, with soloists, chorus, sung in English and Italian.
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. All tours begin at the Enoch Pratt Free Library - Central Branch. Tickets are $10. Please note that advance registration is required; no walk-ups will be accepted.
Baltimoreans celebrated atop Federal Hill when we ratified the U.S. Constitution. We used it to defend the city from the British in the War of 1812 and to make sure we stayed in the Union in the Civil War. We have even tunneled under it to quarry minerals. Join us on a tour of Federal Hill and the neighborhood around it to learn about this waterfront community’s rich history, including stops at one of the last wooden houses in the city, the oldest house in Federal Hill, and the wonderful alley houses along Churchill Street.
Frances Glessner Lee (1878-1962) crafted her Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death to train homicide investigators to “convict the guilty, clear the innocent, and find the truth in a nutshell.” These dioramas of true crime cases revolutionized homicide investigation and are still used for training. Panelists will discuss Glessner Lee’s life and work and the process of conserving and curating the Nutshells for display at the Renwick Gallery in 2017. Light refreshments follow.
Where can you find a piece of the Berlin Wall, a cannon ball mounted on a Conestoga wagon hitch, and over a hundred lions looking down at you from the tops of Baltimore's buildings? On our Downtown Landmarks and Lions tour, of course! In this leisurely stroll—we cover a little over a mile in a little over an hour—you’ll see and hear the highlights of downtown Baltimore’s history and architecture. Best of all, you'll discover where all the noble lions, hellish fiends, and neo-Egyptian sphinxes are hiding—the trick is in looking up!
Enjoy free museum admission and collection highlights tours at 11 a.m. every first Thursday of the month. Explore the galleries with a staff member, hear the stories behind the artifacts on display, and learn about Maryland’s rich history. Groups of 10 or more people must book the tour ahead of time.
Additional 1 p.m. tours will be offered in September and November.
* On Sept. 5, at 1 p.m., tour the War of 1812 exhibition in honor of Defender’s Day.
When the Maryland Historical Society took up its home in the Enoch Pratt House in 1919, the Mount Vernon neighborhood was undergoing a major evolution in its history as a home to the city's elite during the Gilded Age, from the mid- to late-19th century. This lecture, presented by Lance Humphries, will map out the development of the area over the last 100 years. This lecture is part of the Francis Scott Key Lecture series. Cost is $50 for member and nonmembers.
***All tours offered on a pay-only-what-you-can basis and proceeds benefit The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum***
The historic Poe House is currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 response in Maryland, but that doesn’t mean Poe’s chamber door is closed to you online. Join us for a live virtual tour of the historic Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum, led by a real museum docent.