Known as “The Mighty Atom,” Joseph Greenstein was the greatest strongman who ever lived – in a story that parallels that of Harry Houdini, this documentary film showcases an amazing tale of human potential that will have audiences cheering for “The Mighty Atom.” Filmmaker Steven Greenstein will join us following the screening for a talk back session with the audience.
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Visitors can enjoy free admission to the entire museum on the first Thursday of every month. A collection highlights tour takes place at 11 a.m.—explore the galleries with a member of our staff, 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.
In her 90th year, Elizabeth Bonaparte, the former wife of Napoleon’s youngest brother, Jérôme, met Martha Custis Williams Carter, the great-granddaughter of Martha Washington, at Mrs. Gwinn’s Boarding House in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon neighborhood. Their daily conversations, recorded in Markie’s diaries, reveal stories about Elizabeth that have never been told until now. This lecture, given by Alexandra Deutsch of MdHS, presents a very different side of these two women who, seemingly very different, came to love and trust one another with their intimate thoughts.
Stitching History From The Holocaust was years in the making. Beginning with the discovery of a letter in Milwaukee pleading for help to escape Nazi occupied Prague and eight dress designs, the journey of piecing together this true story of talent lost spans two continents, four generations and more than seven decades.
The Baltimore National Heritage Area presents the lunchtime lecture series,"It’s More than History,” at the Peale from February 15 – April 12 2019. All talks are from noon-1pm and are free (lunch not provided). Bring your lunch and join us!
Presenter: Author Antero Pietil worked for 35 years at the Sun covering everything from cops to City Hall. He retired in 2004 after serving on the editorial board for 13 years.
The Ghosts of Johns Hopkins
Noted Baltimore author Antero Pietila explores the life and legacy of Johns Hopkins, an entrepreneur whose legacy has shaped Baltimore and the world. Pietile will weave together a biography of the man with a portrait of how the institutions he founded have shaped the racial legacy of Baltimore from its heyday to its decline and revitalization.