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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.
Constellation's proudest service may have occurred during the three years immediately before the Civil War when, as flagship of the navy's African Squadron, she led this nation's fight against the trans-Atlantic trafficking of slaves. Today, little is said or written about those times, and even less is known, but they and this ship were important parts of the struggle against slavery that would eventually overwhelm the nation and, ultimately, free a people.
In 1968, nine Catholic peace activists protested the Vietnam War in a fiery blaze in Catonsville, Maryland. “Activism and Art: the Catonsville Nine, 50 Years Later” examines one of the most iconic and written-about acts of political protest in 20th century American history. Through art created by Catonsville Nine activist Tom Lewis and elements of the documentary “Hit & Stay: a history of faith and resistance,” this exhibit explores the motivations and considers the consequences of civil disobedience, and contextualizes this protest in our present turbulent political climate.
Presenter: Ashley Minner is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and folklorist for the Maryland State Arts Council.
Following WWII, Lumbee Indians from rural North Carolina moved to Baltimore, forming a large satellite community with numbers reaching into the thousands. Baltimore’s Lumbee community is absent from popular narratives of the city, and has even been referred to as “invisible.” The March lecture will shed light on this Baltimore community and its people and places.
East Baltimore's "Reservation" - The Lumbee Indian Community
Following WWII, many Lumbee Indians from rural North Carolina moved to Baltimore, forming a large satellite community with numbers reaching into the thousands. Baltimore's Lumbee community is absent from popular narratives of the city, and has even been referred to as "invisible." The March lecture will shed light on this Baltimore community and its people and places.
Presenter: Ashley Minner is an enrolled member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and folklife specialist for the Maryland Folklife Network.
We are less than TWO days away from the next Third Friday Conversation event where we will look at Women’s History in real time through the lens of motherhood at the American borders. What does it mean to a young immigrant mother who, like any other loving parent, only wants the best for her children? What is gained? What is lost? What are the dangers? This is designed as a community conversation so come to participate and share your perspective with others.
In addition to producing fantastic young musicians, the Baltimore School for the Arts has produced some fantastic history from its Mt. Vernon campus! The high school on Cathedral Street incorporates two historic buildings: The former Alcazar Hotel and Ballroom and a mansion owned by the Alex Brown banking family. Now used to train up-and-coming Baltimore artists, both buildings have rich histories in their own right.
Victorine Quille Adams was the first African American woman elected to the Baltimore City Council. In 1946, she founded the Colored Women’s Democratic Campaign Committee to educate African American women about the vote and the power of the ballot box. Author Ida E. Jones reveals the story of this civic leader and her crusade for equity for all people in Baltimore.
Always wanted to learn how to make cocktails like the pros? Come join one of our tour guides as we walk you through the history of Sagamore Spirit and the process of how we make our Rye Whiskey. Gather in one of our tasting rooms with individual stations to make some of our signature cocktails. You’ll get hands-on in creating two cocktails that are easy enough to recreate at home. Get ready to have some fun and enjoy some thirst quenching cocktails!
“Hometown Girl: Contemporary Quilts of Mimi Dietrich” is a new exhibition at the Maryland Historical Society featuring one-of-a-kind appliqué quilts created by Baltimore-native Mimi Dietrich.
The opening reception on March 23 includes a lecture by Mimi Dietrich, 2-3 pm, followed by a reception and gallery tour, 3-5 pm. Cost is $10 members/ $15 nonmembers.
In this two-part event, Turkish mezzo-soprano and music scholar Lori Şen will present a lecture on the history, language, and culture of the Sephardim, and elements and stylistic features of Sephardic music. The lecture will be followed by a recital of Sephardic songs performed by Lori Şen and guitarist Jeremy Lyons. The program will feature works by Roberto Pla, Manuel Valls, Lorenzo Palomo, Andrew Zohn, Ulrike Merk, and Matilde Salvador.
The philanthropist Johns Hopkins has shaped Baltimore perhaps like no other individual, from founding the university and hospital that bear his name to his role in shaping the B&O Railroad and making Baltimore an economic boom town in the 19th century. In a new book, The Ghosts of Johns Hopkins: The Life and Legacy that Shaped an American City, Baltimore author Antero Pietila explores how Hopkins and his legacy also impacted the racial patterns and climate of our city.
In celebration of March 25 as Maryland Day, the Maryland Historical Society is hosting a free Brown Bag Lunch & Learn lecture by Jean Russo, co-editor and co-author of the Johns Hopkins Press's “Maryland: A History.” Admission will be free to the MdHS museum, and gallery tours will take place after the lecture.
Art and environmental activism come together in this lecture exhibition by celebrated American Photographer J Henry Fair. His superbly beautiful aerial images are appealing and bold- at first glance compositions of abstract shapes and colors. A closer look reveals them to be the detritus of industrial processes. The ethical implication of the photographs leaves viewers pondering the injustice of the human impact on nature. Henry’s work has appeared in major publications including National Geographic, Vanity Fair, and Smithsonian Magazine.
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.