Where can you find a piece of the Berlin Wall, a cannon ball mounted on a Conestoga wagon hitch, and over a hundred lions looking down at you from the tops of Baltimore’s buildings? On our Downtown Landmarks and Lions tour, of course! In this leisurely stroll—we cover a little over a mile in a little over an hour—you’ll see and hear the highlights of downtown Baltimore’s history and architecture. Best of all, you’ll discover where all the noble lions, hellish fiends, and neo-Egyptian sphinxes are hiding—the trick is in looking up!
Join us in celebrating the 100th anniversary of Eubie Blake’s 1921 musical Shuffle Along. Co-authors Richard Carlin and Ken Bloom, with Martina Kado, PhD, the Maryland Center for History and Culture's Director of Publications, explore how they used Baltimore-born composer and pianist James Herbert “Eubie” Blake’s personal collections—housed in the MCHC’s H. Furlong Baldwin Library—to write their biography, Eubie Blake: Rags, Rhythm, and Race.
Mark your calendars! On May 8th I am hosting a pop up art show in my Federal Hill row house for 5 local artists and myself. We are all women, self-taught, and this is the first gallery/ art show for all but one of us. I am about to move to Boston and as a native, third-generation Baltimorean I had to find a way to celebrate and thank the artistic community that has supported me over the last few years, in spite of the pandemic. I am not charging any commission for the artists, although I am accepting tips ;)
The Baltimore National Heritage Area (BNHA) will be at the Baltimore Museum of Industry Farmers Market (BMI)
Saturday, May 15th
12:30pm until Close
Come by and see us to find about the many ways that you can beautify your neighborhood and promote the beauty of Baltimore!
Baltimoreans celebrated atop Federal Hill when we ratified the U.S. Constitution. We used it to defend the city from the British in the War of 1812 and to make sure we stayed in the Union in the Civil War. We have even tunnelled under it to quarry minerals. Join us on a tour of Federal Hill and the neighborhood around it to learn about this waterfront community’s rich history, including stops at one of the last wooden houses in the city, the oldest house in Federal Hill, and the wonderful alley houses along Churchill Street.
***All tours offered on a pay-only-what-you-can basis and proceeds benefit The Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum***
The historic Poe House is currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 response in Maryland, but that doesn’t mean Poe’s chamber door is closed to you online. Join us for a live virtual tour of the historic Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum, led by a real museum docent.
Featuring Esther Krinitz's Holocaust survival story exquisitely told through 36 hand-embroidered works, this exhibition pays tribute to humanity's long history, past and current, of unjustly persecuted innocents and the dream of a world at peace. A preamble to Esther's fabric collages include South African Truth and Reconciliation embroidered testimonies, work gathered from Lily Yeh's partnership with Rwandan Tutsi genocide survivors, and more.