Put your best foot forward and explore the best of Baltimore! Join the Heritage Area's Urban Rangers on a memorable walk through history featuring historic attractions, unique neighborhoods, and colorful stories that make Baltimore charming and unique. From the Inner Harbor to Fell's Point - we've got Baltimore covered!
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"Structure and Perspective" brings together commissioned works by Maryland-born artist David Brewster with objects from the Maryland Historical Society’s collection. This marrying of old with new, contemporary with “antique,” creates a dialogue that inspires thought-provoking discussions of how the objects of the past remain relevant to today’s ever-changing social landscape. It also highlights Brewster’s often challenging perspective on the modern world, one that looks to the overlooked or unseen.
From colonial impressions of the Chesapeake Bay to detailed city plans for guiding Baltimore's rapid expansion, this exhibition features over thirty of the most stunning and historically significant maps of Maryland from the collection of the late businessman, philanthropist, and Johns Hopkins alumnus Willard Hackerman. The maps are brought together with related rare books and prints, ephemera, and digital story maps to reveal the passion of a collector, the early mapping of Maryland, and the potential of combining historical maps with modern data to re-examine the past.
In 1968, nine Catholic peace activists protested the Vietnam War in a fiery blaze in Catonsville, Maryland. “Activism and Art: the Catonsville Nine, 50 Years Later” examines one of the most iconic and written-about acts of political protest in 20th century American history. Through art created by Catonsville Nine activist Tom Lewis and elements of the documentary “Hit & Stay: a history of faith and resistance,” this exhibit explores the motivations and considers the consequences of civil disobedience, and contextualizes this protest in our present turbulent political climate.
Meet with like-minded individuals who care about Baltimore history, heritage and cultural identity! Help us preserve the fabric of Baltimore for everyone!
Join the Baltimore National Heritage Area for their annual meeting, co-hosted with the Greater Baltimore History Alliance! You'll have an opportunity to meet, and hear from leadership about exciting plans to expand outreach and programming. The groups are also announcing a new grant opportunity for Baltimore neighborhoods!
Mt. Rushmore is a time travel, punk rock voyage that lands the audience in the throws of the rebellious Reagan era, where they help Brooklyn based award winning playwright and performer Monica Hunken on her quest to save her mother from a lifetime of grief and Conservatism. This wild quest is a true 1980s adventure - packed to the brim with espionage, unexpected friendships, and even a chance for redemption. Mt. Rushmore also features live music.
From their produce stand along East Lombard Street (aka “Corned Beef Row”) in the 1930s, owners Harry and Lena Tulkoff began noticing that their prepared horseradish sauce was flying off the shelves. Made with beet juice and vinegar, it tasted good on beef, fish, fowl, virtually every kind of meat one could eat. Horseradish sales soon outpaced sales of fresh produce, and the Tulkhoff’s switched gears to focus exclusively on producing and selling it to individual customers and food markets. It took their son, Sol, to diversify (slightly) their lineup.
Walk just a few blocks east from Baltimore's Sunday Farmers Market and you enter one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city – historic Jonestown. On this tour of often overlooked landmarks, you'll see the city’s oldest religious building (Friends Quaker Meeting House) and the third oldest synagogue in the country (Lloyd Street Synagogue), learn about cast iron buildings and the longest-lived signer of the Declaration of Independence, and get inside the famed Phoenix Shot Tower – the tallest structure in the United States until 1846.
Join us for our free Family Second Sunday drop-in activity. This month we are celebrating the 1970s and making a local vintage Hon accessory. View 1970s vintage objects from our collection and decorate your own cat eyeglasses. No advanced registration is required.
November 11th, 2018 marks 100 years since the close of World War I. This Veterans Day join us at the JMM as we explore the unique history of the Jewish Legion.
The Jewish Legion was a special regiment made up entirely of volunteers. These Legionnaires, most of whom were Jewish, hailed from all around the world – and included several Baltimoreans. Legionnaires held strong Zionist beliefs, and through their actions hoped to promote the idea of a Jewish homeland in Palestine.
Center for the Arts Recital Hall (CA 3066)
Students in the TU Steel Pan Ensemble, directed by Mark Craig, and the Cambodian Classical Music Ensemble, directed by Chum Ngek, will each perform in this joint concert. Co-presented by the Asian Arts & Culture Center and TU Department of Music.
Admission is free.
When Georgia Hunter was 15 years old, she discovered that her grandfather and his family were Holocaust survivors. Years later, she embarked on a journey of intensive research that resulted in the New York Times best seller We Were the Lucky Ones, a gripping epic of endurance against all odds. Hunter will present an illustrated backstory of her decade-long quest to unearth and record her family’s story, revealing the extraordinary discoveries she made along the way about her family, her own identity, and the resilience of the human spirit. Book signing to follow.
David Weinstein will discuss Eddie Cantor and the history of popular entertainment. Dr. Weinstein’s presentation highlights Cantor’s influence on American Jewish social and political history through his celebrity activism, including his courageous campaign against Nazism during the 1930s. The presentation also explores Cantor’s influence on popular entertainment over nearly forty years, from the late 1910s through the early 1950s. Dr. Weinstein’s multi-media presentation features many rare photos, songs, and film clips. Book signing to follow.
Always wanted to learn how to make cocktails like the pros? Come join one of our tour guides as we walk you through the history of Sagamore Spirit and the process of how we make all our Rye Whiskey. Gather in one of our tasting rooms with individual stations to make some of our signature cocktails. You’ll get hands on in creating two cocktails, that are easy enough to recreate at home. Get ready to get hands-on creating these thirst quenching cocktails!
This screening will be held at the Parkway Theater at 5 W North Ave, Baltimore, MD 21201. The screening is free, buses to the event from Renaissance Hotel provided but no buses back. Join us for a free screening of an inspiring new film. Liyana tells the story of a Swazi girl who embarks on a dangerous quest to rescue her young twin brothers. This animated African tale is born in the imaginations of five orphaned children in Swaziland who collaborate to tell a story of perseverance drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams.
Returning for its 6th season, Christmas Village in Baltimore will once again transform West Shore Park at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor into an authentic German Christmas market! Kicking off the season with the NEW preview weekend (November 17th - November 18th), the event will continue running from Thanksgiving through Christmas Eve (November 22nd – December 24th, 2018). There will be a large variety of weekday and weekend events designed to please young and old which await to be explored!
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.