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.
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A celebration in honor of the life and dreams of one of the greatest visionaries in history on MLK Monday, January 21, 10am-6pm. FREE. Join us for free special performances by "Step" the documentary's Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, DewMore Baltimore, Chin-Yer Wright, Kondwani Fidel, and Keur Khaleyi African Dance Company. Plus, enjoy birthday cake, a hands-on art workshop, and more at this FREE, fun-filled event! Visit our latest exhibition "PARENTING: An Art without a Manual" with FREE admission all day, 10am–6pm. Generously sponsored by Bank of America.
Practice your cursive writing loops, swirls, and basic strokes as we learn how to read historical documents written by Marylanders. Using chalk, ink, quills and paint, participants will be engaged in local history while learning or perfecting this lost art. Museum admission and drop-in FREE. Program is for ages 5-14. Registration Required.
Former public defender James Forman, Jr. is a leading critic of mass incarceration and its disproportionate impact on people of color. Since 2011, Forman has taught constitutional law and a course called “Race, Class, and Punishment” at Yale Law School. A graduate of Brown University and Yale Law School, he worked as a law clerk for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. His book, Locking Up Our Own, was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction. Admissions: $60.00 per person; Table of 10 $550. VIP $100 per person.
Ross J. Kelbaugh has been an avid collector of 19th and early 20th century photography for over 45 years. Part of his collecting has focused on African American photographs, which has enabled him to amass one of the most important collections, including a number of national treasures. The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture will feature his collection in a major exhibition this fall. This lecture will introduce some of his discoveries and the stories behind these national treasures.
Walter Lomax was arrested in 1967 at the age of 20 and sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Robert Brewer, the proprietor of Giles Food Market. Mr. Lomax maintained his innocence from the time of his arrest. After nearly 40 years and repeated petitions for a new trial, a review of his case by Judge Gale Rasin and additional investigations led to Mr. Lomax’s release in 2006. Join us for this conversation about Mr.
Join Dr. Meredith Oyen as she explores the many paths Jewish refugees took to arrive in Shanghai, explains how they experienced the war and the postwar transitions, and discusses how China now remembers its part in their rescue through the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum.