A stirring story of sports, patriotism and personal growth, Heading Home charts the underdog journey of Israel’s national baseball team competing for the first time in the World Baseball Classic. After years of defeat, Team Israel is finally ranked among the world’s best in 2017, eligible to compete in the prestigious international tournament. Their line-up included several Jewish American Major League players―most with a tenuous relationship to Judaism, let alone having ever set foot in Israel.
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Opening talk and reception for The Rosenburg—The Federal Ministry of Justice in the Shadow of the Nazi Past, a traveling multimedia exhibition organized by the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection. The exhibition makes the second stop on its U.S. tour at Johns Hopkins University's Milton S. Eisenhower Library, March 28 through May 1, 2019.
¡Las Sandinistas! uncovers the untold stories of women who shattered barriers to lead combat and social reform during Nicaragua’s 1979 Sandinista Revolution, and the ensuing US-backed Contra War, as these same women continue as leaders in the struggle against their current government's suppression of democracy and women's rights.
About the series:
Jenny Murray is a filmmaker from Chicago. ¡Las Sandinistas!, her first feature documentary film, premiered in competition at SXSW 2018 where it won a SXSW "Special Jury Recognition" Award. The film went on to win both the top "Jury Prize – Best Film – New Directors Competition" and the "Audience Award for Best Foreign Documentary" at Sao Paulo International Film Festival, and also won the CineLatino Film Festival Audience Award. ¡Las Sandinistas!
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.
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 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.
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 Orchestre d’Harmonie de Saint-Omer will present a concert April 12, 7 p.m., at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore to celebrate 300 years of Franco-American cooperation and history.
The orchestra comes from the region of Saint-Omer, in northern France, where Archbishop John Carroll, first bishop of Baltimore and the first Catholic bishop in the United States, attended the School of the English Jesuits when he was a boy.