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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
People, Land and Spirit: A Celebration of the African and Caribbean Diaspora
Curated by Denee Barr with Zoey Howell-Brown
Nancy by Snac Cafe Gallery @ MICA Fred Lazurus IV Graduate Center
131 West North Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Friday, September 6, 2019 - Friday, October 4, 2019 ~ 8 am - 3 pm
Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 2019 ~ 5 pm - 7 pm
Artist Talk* : Friday, September 27, 2019 ~ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Join us for the opening reception of our Fall exhibitions on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 6-8pm.
Our Fall exhibitions display works that explore the traditions of ceramic art through strong individuals blazing their way to creative expression:
"Triumphant Traditions" featuring Carren Clarke, Allison Coles Severance, and Mary Bowron in our Main Gallery.
"Theme and Variation" by Mike Jabbur in our Solo Gallery.
"4214 37 St. NW" by Carly Slade in our Project Space Gallery.
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.
In Baltimore and throughout the United States, earlier generations of American Jews made much of novelty and of being up-to-date, especially when it came to what they wore. In her illustrated talk, Jenna Weissman Joselit, noted Tablet columnist and Charles E. Smith Professor of Judaic Studies & Professor of History at George Washington University, explores the hold that fashion has held on the collective American Jewish imagination ever since the 19th century.
Costume Historian Nora Ellen Carleson will explore the late 19th and early 20th century dressmakers of Baltimore who clothed the city's most fashionable denizens through importing, smuggling and the creation of their own luxurious fashions. This lecture is part of the Francis Scott Key Lecture series. Cost is $50 for member and nonmembers.
In response to the strong interest in our tour of Fashions Unlimited last year, we are repeating a tour of this Baltimore garment factory in action. Since its founding in 1976, Fashions Unlimited has been manufacturing clothing from its South Baltimore factory and is going as strongly today as ever. With sewing machines and a skilled workforce of designers, cutters, and sewers, it produces a range of products from bathing suits for start-up businesses to sportswear for Fila, Nike, and Champion. The company even makes jackets for Mt.
The Moment Was Now is a new musical play that takes place in post-civil war Baltimore in 1869, a turning point in US history where America almost did the right thing. Echoing the current moment, the play centers around the impassioned search for unity between the dynamic historic leaders of powerful constituencies during Reconstruction. The conflicts and possibilities unfold at a fictional meeting convened by Frederick Douglass and are elevated by the musical and spoken word format. Hope hangs in the balance at this most unusual gathering of suffragette, abolitionist Susan B.
Join us for the Friends of Fort McHenry Spectacular Reception on the grounds of the park and enjoy food and drink provided by Atlantic Catering, plus refreshments from local beer and wine companies. End the night with spectacular fireworks!
BEYOND BACH CONCERT SERIES
Music of the Gods
September 15 at 4 pm
Church of the Redeemer, Baltimore
Handel’s Water Music (Suite No. 2)
Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Op 84
Mozart’s Symphony 41 in C major, “Jupiter” Symphony
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.
What do Amsterdam, London, Dublin, and Baltimore have in common? They are part of the great family of the world’s rowhouse cities, of course! Join historian Charlie Duff for an exploration of these and other row house cities and the debut of his newly released book, The North Atlantic Cities. If you’ve ever wondered why we have so many rowhouses in Baltimore as compared to pretty much nearly everywhere else, what it means to organize your city around them, or what led Baltimoreans two hundred years ago to start the ball rolling down this rowhouse path, this talk is for you. Mr.
Help us to celebrate the opening of the Baltimore’s Local Grocer: Celebrating 75 Years of Eddies of Roland Park pop-up exhibit during this one-night-only chef skirmish featuring Eddie’s top talent as they flip, fry, and faceoff with expert riffs on this holiday favorite. Taking inspiration from the most entertaining cooking contests on TV, come watch (and sample) as we test the speed, precision, and creativity of the team that has been serving up some of the best latkes in Baltimore for 75 years!
Senior (65+): $8
Presented by Baltimore Shakespeare Factory:
Shakespeare's London is commonly regarded today as being a place that was quite hostile to people of color, immigrants, and women. What was it like to be an "other" in Shakespeare's time? How are others portrayed in Shakespeare's plays? This lecture and discussion explore these complicated questions, along with modern movements to decolonize Shakespeare, and more. Snacks and drinks provided!
RSVPs are appreciated, but not required. All are welcome!
Baltimore’s 200 Year Old Trash is
Truly Our Treasure
Saturday, September 21st, 2019
2701 St. Lo Drive, Baltimore, MD 21213
Amanda Shores Davis, Executive Director of the Flag House, will share the secrets uncovered in two archaeological surveys and how the Star Spangled Flag House is using these artifacts to tell more inclusive and equitable stories about the residents of the Flag House. Baltimore's 200-year-old trash is truly our treasure!