Starting with early portraiture, “Reflections: A Brief History of Looking at Ourselves” is a new exhibition exploring themes of identity and place that are at the cornerstone of human experience and widely examined in contemporary photography. The year-long exhibition draws from the Maryland Historical Society’s photograph holdings, including daguerreotypes, salt prints, glass negatives, silver gelatin and digital prints.
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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.
Starting off the 2019-2020 "Music on the Square" series is Baltimore's own Amadou Kouyate! Amadou a virtuoso on the 21 string-kora & dejembe will enchant you with sounds and songs from West Africa to Baltimore and in between. More info below
----Have you ever said to yourself----
"How can I see more roots music here in Baltimore?"
"Where can I got to hear music in a beautiful resonant space?"
"How can I connect with the Baltimore roots music scene?"
November 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 2019 | 8pm
At the Carroll Mansion, 800 E Lombard St, Baltimore, MD 21202
Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance
Hear the incredible true stories of Barnum’s life! Encounter genuine “artifacts” from Barnum’s career! Witness the Fejee Mermaid! Experience Spirit Communication! Bring Barnum and his cast of characters back to life! Recommended for ages 16+.
This exhibition is a visually stunning installation highlighting the extraordinary breadth of the Maryland Historical Society’s costume collection across four centuries and features nearly 100 examples of women’s and men’s clothing and accessories, as well as decorative arts.
Spectrum of Fashion tells an American social history rooted in Maryland. The clothing has connections to presidents and to the formerly enslaved, to the internationally famous, and to everyday Marylanders, all of whom have important stories to tell.
The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents: The Big Parade
King Vidor’s epic masterpiece from 1925 chronicles the adventures of a rich idler who goes off to war, where he experiences terror, bravery, conscience and romance. This is the final film of our WW1 series, and will be shown on the 100th anniversary of the first Armistice Day. Starring John Gilbert and Renee Adoree. Silent, with intertitles and a score by world-renowned Carl Davis.
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Successful real estate developer Harmond Wilks is on a mission to become Pittsburgh’s first black mayor by doing whatever it takes to transform his childhood neighborhood from blighted to bustling. But when he learns the truth about his family’s legacy, he is forced to decide whether he will finish what he started or fight to preserve his community’s history.
Archaeologists Lisa Kraus and Jason Shellenhamer present their research on the two smallest and oldest wooden homes in Fells Point known as the Caulkers' Houses. Located at 612 and 614 South Wolfe Street, the buildings were home to African American ship caulkers who were part of a prolific shipbuilding industry that depended on free and enslaved black labor. Caulking, the process by which a ship is waterproofed and sealed, was dominated by black workers, including Frederick Douglass who was a caulker in Baltimore in the 1830s.
This year’s Antiques Forum examines Federal backcountry furniture. By comparing the furniture produced in stylistic urban centers like Baltimore with objects made or used in Western Maryland and Virginia, experts will demonstrate the diversity of influences at work in the early Federal-era material marketplace.
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.
Adam Minter grew up the son of a Jewish Minneapolis scrap metal dealer. Rather than take up the business, he took up the pen and became one of the foremost chroniclers of the global recycling industry. His reporting has taken him from Minnesota to China, Ghana to Brazil. In this talk, Minter will reflect on the unexpected universality of a Jewish junkyard childhood. He’ll also offer insights into his new book, Secondhand: Travels in the New Global Garage Sale.
In mentally gearing up for this year’s holiday season, have you ever wondered which Baltimore holiday traditions have changed over the years and which have stayed the same? Join Baltimore historian and educator Wayne R. Schaumburg for a talk on "Christmas In Old Baltimore" to get a little insight. Mr. Schaumburg will focus on some of Baltimore’s great holiday customs from the 1940s to the 1960s, including downtown shopping, visiting Santa, the Toytown Parade, firehouse train gardens, and even our favorite holiday topic to quibble over: aluminum trees. We hope you can join us!
Shop in the Maryland Historical Society's museum shop for vintage barware, glassware and linens to set your holiday table. Maryland's finest vintage and antique dealers represented. Get early access to the market on Friday, Nov. 22, 6-8 pm and enjoy vintage cocktails and lite fair for $40/per person. Registration is required for the early access event.
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.
Join us at the Sagamore Spirit Distillery for our Second Annual Holiday Tree Lighting! Enjoy festive live music, complimentary hot cider, family-friendly activities all evening. We will light the tree at 7PM sharp with holiday fun continuing until 9PM! Food and beverages available for purchase from Rye Street Tavern and other vendors. Lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged. This free family-friendly event does not require tickets. We look forward to celebrating the holiday season with you!
Travel with the Maryland Historical Society to see the "Costuming THE CROWN" exhibition at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library. The exhibition features 40 iconic costumes from the Emmy® award-winning Netflix series "The Crown," a dramatized history of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Enjoy an exclusive gallery tour and a three-course champagne luncheon in the historic Green Room at the Hotel du Pont.
Price is $175/person and includes transportation, lunch and the gallery tour. Pre-registration required at www.mdhs.org/events.