The Carrolls of Homewood were passionate supporters of American freedom. Charles Carroll of Carrollton was even one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. But who were the Carrolls’ opponents, and what motivated them to remain loyal to the crown?
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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 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.
Join Historic Ships in Baltimore on Saturday, December 14th at 1:00 p.m. to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the commissioning of USS Torsk! Torsk submarine was built in Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine and commissioned into the U.S. Navy on December 16, 1944. Torsk sank the last enemy vessels of WWII and after the war service, Torsk was used as a training submarine until 1968. It holds a record of over 10,000 dives.
Join a special Civil War Era Santa aboard the USS Constellation. Santa’s suit will look just like the one famed illustrator Thomas Nast used on the cover of Harper’s Weekly in 1862 to promote the Union cause.
Santa will be available for photos with people of all ages and can talk about what Christmas was like during the Civil War and how the War shaped the way we celebrate the Holiday today.
The presentation is included with admission to Historic Ships in Baltimore and FREE for members.
Photo Credit: Lisa Damico
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 Founding Director of Galerie Myrtis will speak about her experience in Baltimore and the importance of having Black artists visible in Baltimore. There will be a conversation with Visual Arts Curator, Thomas James, and a Q&A session with the audience.
Always one for flamboyance, Captain Isaac Emerson came back from a trip to Italy and decided he wanted to build a new factory in downtown Baltimore and that it should look like Florence’s fabulous town hall, the Palazzo Vecchio. Completed in 1911, the tower’s four clocks each measure 24 feet across, a foot more London’s Big Ben, and the tower itself was the tallest building in Baltimore at the time.
Best View of the Inner Harbor Fireworks! Eat, drink and make resolutions aboard an American treasure!
Countdown to 2020 high above the Inner Harbor crowds on the deck of the historic USS Constellation. Guests will enjoy an all-inclusive gourmet menu, provided by Copper Kitchen, offering lite fare and desserts served with local beer, wine and hot cider. There will be party favors, hats, noisemakers, special tours and cannon firings all night!
The Baltimore Ravens are the hottest team in the NFL, so what better time to join us at M&T Bank Stadium for a behind-the-scenes tour of their home? We’ll take in the whole building from the suite-level to the locker-rooms. And, because we are Baltimore Heritage and have more than a little history bent, we’ll learn about the history of the site, including German immigrant William Knabe’s enormous piano factory that was once there.
FREE exhibition opening: January 10, 6:00-8:30pm
In this immersive exhibition, strikeWare Collective weaves traditional and new media to present a visual experience about the institutions, educators and progenitors who shaped how Baltimore’s Black community acquired formal training and knowledge.
Limited seating dance party. Please contact the box office for any accessibility concerns or to hold seating.
Cheikh Lô is one of the great mavericks of African music. A superb singer, guitarist, and percussionist he has created his sound, an evolution of Senegalese mbalax, the intricate dance music of Senegal, by incorporating a variety of West African music.
On view: DEC 14 - JAN 18
Reception: SAT DEC 14 | 6-8PM | FREE
Gallery Talk: SAT JAN 11 | 1-3PM | FREE
This exhibition serves as a cross-generational conversation among Black artists working in Baltimore, exploring the complexity of these artists, their interests, passions, and what is currently driving the subject matters of their current practices.