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.
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!
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.
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.
View and purchase paintings of Mount Vernon Place by members of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association (MAPAPA). During the summer months, artists from the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association bring their easels to Mount Vernon Place to capture its magnificent history, landscape, and architecture. For the September show, the en plein air artists ("en plein air" refers to painting outdoors) will display their work for view and purchase in the enclosed courtyard of the Garrett Jacobs Mansion. Tickets include a wine and cheese reception that will accompany the exhibition.
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.
The impact on today’s fashion by Maryland-born Claire McCardell is huge, but is unknown by most. Join the Maryland Historical Society’s Curatorial Assistant Barbara Meger as she shares results of her research into the manuscript and fashion archives and reveals the depth of McCardell’s contribution. This lecture is part of the Francis Scott Key Lecture series. Cost is $50 for member and nonmembers.
We hope you can join us on the waterfront to celebrate the release of our Cognac Finish Rye Whiskey.
We teamed up with Cortez Cigars and Rye Street Tavern for an outdoor cocktail party. Your ticket includes a brief distillery tour, a Cognac Finish tasting, a hand-rolled cigar from Cortez Cigars, live music on the lawn, and unlimited cocktails and bites provided by Rye Street Tavern.
Our one-day pop-up cigar lounge awaits! Tickets are limited. Early purchase encouraged.