In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the National Electronics Museum is hosting a temporary exhibit, "The Pace Collection: Unique and Rarely Seen NASA Apollo Mission Hardware". The exhibit features an eclectic mix of artifacts from a private collection. Don’t forget the Museum also has on permanent display the Westinghouse Apollo XI lunar TV camera. The exhibit is free with paid museum admission. Open 10 July through 15 October 2019.
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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.
Hear ye! Hear ye! The Maryland Historical Society is transforming its courtyard into a Colonial Market Square. People of all ages will enjoy living history interpreters, demonstrations, games, crafts and vendors. Free for MdHS members, and $5 for nonmembers, including museum admission. Limited free parking is available in the MdHS parking lot. Rain date is Saturday, August 3.
Experience the bawdy side of Colonial Maryland with beer, oysters and Colonial tavern singers in the Maryland Historical Society’s courtyard. Tavern Night is an extension of fun from Colonial Market Day, also taking place July 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at MdHS. Tavern Night, however, is for ages 21 and older. Cost is $10 for MdHS members and $15 for nonmembers, including unlimited drinks. Limited free parking is available in the MdHS parking lot. Rain date is Saturday, August 3.
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 tunneled 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.
Did you know that the Continental Congress met in downtown Baltimore? Or that Abraham Lincoln just barely escaped an assisination attempt there? Or that German agents plotted sabotage on Charles Street during World War I? Downtown has layers and layers of history! Please join us and our tour guide, Mr. Jefferson Gray, as we explore downtown Baltimore from its earliest days through the Civil War, the labor unrest of the Gilded Age, the Great Fire of 1904 and the Civil Rights Movement.
Charles Heller shares a riveting adventure and moving recollection of a loving family-his own-nearly destroyed by the Nazis. From Communist controlled Czechoslovakia to America, this is a tale of persecution, struggle, and survival.
VOICES OF CARMEN is a musical adaptation of the opera Carmen and a new work developed through youth centered conversation and collaboration. This original production written, directed, and choreographed by CJay Philip, will debut in Baltimore, MD July 30th - August 2nd, 2019 before being presenting at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, Aug 3rd.
This show set in a High School, is filled with fresh yet familiar renditions of George Bizet’s compositions, as well as a dozen original songs from pop to hip hop and R&B.
In 2014, archaeologists discovered the remains of a stone slave quarter outside of Annapolis revealing thousands of artifacts, objects and – perhaps most importantly – DNA. Presenter Dr. Julie Schablitsky, Chief Archaeologist of the Maryland Department of Transportation, will explain the discovery process using archaeological finds, a cemetery and genetics.
This program is in observation of the Jamestown 400th Anniversary.
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 for a very special virtual tour of the home of Anne Frank. Each tour lasts about 15 minutes and will give you an opportunity to explore the home of one of the most recognizable victims of Nazi persecution.
Please review all restrictions before purchasing a ticket for this program.
Anchored by the Phoenix Shot Tower, Historic Jonestown is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city and includes often overlooked landmarks. In addition to going inside the Shot Tower, on this tour you'll learn about the city’s oldest religious building (Friends Meeting House) and the third oldest synagogue in the country (Lloyd Street Synagogue), and the longest-lived signer of the Declaration of Independence, Charles Carroll.
Founded in 1919 by Edwin Augusts Parker, the Parker Metal Decorating Company specialized in metal lithography: printing designs directly onto metal sheets. Edwin came to Baltimore from New York to join the growing number of lithographers located near the harbor. Among other things, he invented a process that allowed lithographers to use more precise dimpled metal sheets (rather than the standard stone) to hold ink during the printing process.
Founder’s Day Celebrations at the Peale Center
August 15, 4-9pm
Join us for our 205th birthday open house! Rembrandt Peale established the Peale Museum back in 1814. Come celebrate with us all afternoon and into the evening, with a storytelling studio, ongoing exhibitions, history of the building, virtual tours, time travel, and more!
As part of “Sips & Ships” A New Series on Historic Ships in Baltimore
Proceeds support the upkeep of this ship!
Celebrate National Rum Day onboard USS CONSTELLATION
Enjoy USS CONSTELLATION RUM* Tastings / Beer/ Wine
$10* and Cash Bar - $5 each for a signature rum cocktail, rum tasting, beer and wine.
See historical demonstrations, hear rum history talks and experience celebratory cannon firings!
Follow in the footsteps of Baltimore's literary luminaries and discover the elegant brownstone mansions and majestic cultural institutions built by Baltimore's successful 19th-century merchants and industrialists. Learn how a neighborhood of scholars, struggling artists and authors, newspaperman, philanthropists and social reformers offered rich opportunities to discuss and debate ideas and open new literary avenues. All tours begin at the Enoch Pratt Free Library - Central Branch. Tickets are $10. Please note that advance registration is required; no walk-ups will be accepted.
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.
Consistently ranked one of the most beautiful Libraries in the world, the George Peabody Library has been called a “Cathedral of Books.” This performance will celebrate not only the collections of the Library, but the breathtaking building itself. Using architecture as inspiration, Baltimore’s Ann Street Trio will explore the connections between architecture, music, and visual art.
Artifacts from the planning and engineering of the Library will be on display for the first time. Plus, architectural elements not visible since 1980 will be (literally) uncovered!