ORIGINS of Unitarianism, Universalism, and Unitarian Universalism in America: IMPLICATIONS for Liberal Religious Thought and Practice
Oct
17
to Oct 20

ORIGINS of Unitarianism, Universalism, and Unitarian Universalism in America: IMPLICATIONS for Liberal Religious Thought and Practice

  • Maritime Conference Center (map)
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The 2019 Convocation of Unitarian Universalist Studies celebrates the 200th anniversary of William Ellery Channing’s sermon “Unitarian Christianity” and the 250th anniversary of John Murray’s arrival in North America. The theme looks at the theological and social justice implications of what they preached – not only in their time but in the decades that followed. The program includes plenary talks, papers, performances, and an award-winning sermon. There will also be a featured workshop on dismantling white supremacy as well as a panel on the Black UU Living History Project and another panel on the history of Berry Street Lecture.

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER AT: UUCONVO.ORG

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BCHS 2019 History Honors Program
Oct
26
2:00 PM14:00

BCHS 2019 History Honors Program

  • Natural History Society of Maryland Museum (map)
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History Honors Program

An important part of BCHS's mission is the annual presentation of the following awards:

Baltimore Middle School Essay contest

Joseph L. Arnold Prize for outstanding
writing on Baltimore’s History

Historian/Scholar honors

Living History honors

in Memoriam

Tours of the Natural History Society of Maryland Museum will Immediately follow the Awards Program. The program and reception are free and open to the public. This year’s event promises to be enriching, uplifting and a truly unique experience.

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The Architecture of Victory and Prosperity: 1815-1819
Oct
29
7:00 PM19:00

The Architecture of Victory and Prosperity: 1815-1819

  • First Unitarian Church of Baltimore (map)
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The First Unitarian Church of Baltimore will celebrate the 201st anniversary of the church’s dedication with an illustrated lecture by Charlie Duff entitled, The Architecture of Victory and Prosperity, 1815-1819.

The lecture will be free and will be followed by a reception in the Enoch Pratt Hall, 514 N. Charles Street.

An authority on Baltimore’s architecture and development, Charlie Duff is the president of Jubilee Baltimore, a frequent lecturer on architectural history, and the author of Baltimore Architecture (Then and Now) and North Atlantic Cities

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200 Years of Manufacturing along the Jones Falls
Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

200 Years of Manufacturing along the Jones Falls

Presented by the Enoch Pratt Free Library Roland Park Branch and hosted by Greater Hampden Heritage Alliance.

Historian Nathan Dennies of the Greater Hampden Heritage Alliance will trace the industrial history and legacy of the Jones Falls Valley from Mt. Washington to Station North.

The presentation will cover the history of the area's factories and villages and tell the story of the people who lived and worked here—from the grist mills of the late 18th century and the rise and fall of the textile mills in the 19th and 20th centuries to the smaller manufacturers that took their place and the industries of today that continue the valley's long industrial tradition.

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BCHS and HSBC 8th Annual Joint Program
Nov
16
2:00 PM14:00

BCHS and HSBC 8th Annual Joint Program

  • Waverly Branch, Enoch Pratt Free Library (map)
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Each year in November the BCHS and the Historical Society of Baltimore County hold a joint program. For the 2019 version the societies will join with Maryland Women’s Heritage Center to investigate Baltimore Suffrage History.

The session will be moderated by renowned historian Jean Baker, author of “Sisters: The Lives of America’s Suffragists.” Presenters will be Kacy Rohn, creator of “Maryland Historical Trust: Maryland Women’s Fight for the Vote,” a map tour of people and places of the Maryland women’s suffrage movement, and Diane Weaver, author of “Maryland Women and the Transformation of Politics, 1890s-1930.”

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Suffrage Marker Dedication Ceremony
Nov
23
11:00 AM11:00

Suffrage Marker Dedication Ceremony

Maryland Women’s Heritage Center invites you to the dedication ceremony of a suffrage marker on the National Votes for Women Trail to recognize African American suffrage leaders Augusta Chissell and Margaret Gregory Hawkins. The marker is funded by the Pomeroy Foundation.

Please join us for the commemoration program with light refreshments at Union Baptist Church, 1219 Druid Hill Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217, followed by the unveiling of an historic marker at their former homes at 1532 and 1534 Druid Hill Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217.

RSVP BY NOV 20: jtech42@comcast.net

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Diana M. Bailey, MWHC Executive Director

443-996-1788 mwhcdiana@gmail.com

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Slavery and the Early Sulpician Community in Maryland
Oct
12
2:00 PM14:00

Slavery and the Early Sulpician Community in Maryland

  • The Upper Chapel of The 1808 St. Mary’s Seminary Chapel (map)
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A Lecture and Examination Presented By
Rev. Thomas R. Ulshafer, P.S.S., Society of St. Sulpice Province of the United States

In 1791, at the invitation of Bishop John Carroll, members of the Priests of St. Sulpice (known as the Sulpicians) arrived in Baltimore from Paris, France, to establish the first Roman Catholic Seminary in the young United States. They were also fleeing the turmoil and persecution of their Society brought about by the French Revolution. They began ministering to the black Catholic community (principally Haitian refugees), and made the seminary’s Chapelle Basse (Lower Chapel) a space for them to gather for worship. At the same time, the Sulpicians were part of the post-colonial culture, and used enslaved labor within the seminary, both as domestic workers and field hands.

Father Ulshafer has extensively researched the Sulpicians’ historical connection to slavery. He will present the implications of this connection for the Sulpicians’ early survival and success in the United States.

Free Admission. Seating is Limited. Please RSVP at (410) 728-6464 or info@stmaryspacast.org. Parking available on-site or across the street

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Maryland Historical Society's Gala, Fashion Show, and Dance Party
Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

Maryland Historical Society's Gala, Fashion Show, and Dance Party

Spectrum of Fashion
Exhibition Opening Gala

Be part of Maryland's fashion history as we unveil one of the largest costume exhibitions in the country on Saturday, October 5, at our Spectrum of Fashion Opening Gala.

Not only will you be one of the first to explore our 400 years of fashionable history, but you'll watch as Maryland designers and retailers showcase their modern and vintage creations at the evening's Fashion SSip champagne and indulge in delicious hors d'oeuvres while showing off your own stylish ensemble. Tickets are limited and must be purchased before the event.

See the following link for details and tickets:

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THE MARGARET: THE STORY OF AN 18th CENTURY SLAVE SHIP’S JOURNEY FROM WEST AFRICA TO MARYLAND
Oct
5
2:00 PM14:00

THE MARGARET: THE STORY OF AN 18th CENTURY SLAVE SHIP’S JOURNEY FROM WEST AFRICA TO MARYLAND

Join Dr. Herbert Brewer of Morgan State University for a talk about his research on the slave ship, Margaret. Its journey from London, England to Sierra Leone, West Africa, to the Chesapeake and back to England illustrated the complex web of commercial, political and culture links that tied Europe, Africa and Maryland together in the early 18th century. In partnership with Maryland Four Centuries. Free admission.

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Doors Open Baltimore 2019
Oct
5
to Oct 6

Doors Open Baltimore 2019

Join us for the 6th Annual Doors Open Baltimore, the city’s largest festival of architecture and neighborhoods. This year we'll have over 50 buildings to explore across the city for free, from the 18th century home of Baltimore's second mayor to the city's latest luxury skyscraper.

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 10am–4pm: Open houses, bus tour, and bike tour
Sunday, October 6, 2019, 10am–4pm: Guided tours and special events
Be sure to follow the event on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates about participating sites.

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Finding the Love: How to Appreciate Baltimore’s Curious Empty Buildings
Oct
3
5:30 PM17:30

Finding the Love: How to Appreciate Baltimore’s Curious Empty Buildings

Doors Open Baltimore Kick-Off Lecture Presented by the Baltimore Architecture Foundation and Baltimore Heritage as part of Free Fall Baltimore

5:30 pm – Talk
6:30 pm – Reception

Find the love with the Baltimore Architecture Foundation and Baltimore Heritage for this year’s Doors Open Baltimore Kick-Off Lecture, featuring architect and artist Jerome Gray. Jerome will explore a number of underappreciated historic buildings hiding in plain sight that come to life when seen through the lenses of an architect, researcher and artist.

From the Modernist Kagro Building at the corner of North and Maryland Avenues, to the New Refuge Deliverance Cathedral at St. Paul and Chase Streets, Baltimore contains a number of distinct buildings that are highly visible, curiously vacant, and all but overlooked. Jerome will discuss his research into who built these places, who occupied them, who were supposed to be their stewards, and how these underappreciated buildings contribute to Baltimore’s built environment. The discussion will combine research into the histories of these buildings, comments on them as an architect and artist, and a presentation of Jerome’s own artwork celebrating them as part of Baltimore’s urban fabric. Other buildings include the Modernist Comprehensive Car Care building in Mt. Vernon, the diminutive Union Trust Bank on Harford Road south of Clifton Park, Martick’s Restaurant, and much more!

The event will be hosted at the First Unitarian Church, built in 1818 and designed by architect Maximilian Godefroy. The church is also a Doors Open Baltimore 2019 open house site!

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Bmore Historic 2019
Sep
27
9:00 AM09:00

Bmore Historic 2019

Bmore Historic is a participant-led unconference at the Baltimore Museum of Industry for scholars, students, professionals and volunteers who care about public history, historic preservation and cultural heritage in the Baltimore region. Bmore Historic is organized by Baltimore Heritage and a team of volunteers. Special thanks to the UMBC Orser Center and UMBC Dresher Center for the Humanities for supporting Bmore Historic in 2019.

As always, Bmore Historic is a unique opportunity to spend a day with friends, neighbors, and colleagues interested in exploring the connections between people, places and the past in Baltimore and Maryland. Bmore Historic is a place where many kinds of participation are welcoming: enthusiastic speaking out and careful listening; practicing hands-on skills and struggling with big issues. Expect thoughtful conversations but no academic papers or boring slideshows.

Please come out and explore how we can build on our community's cultural heritage to create a better future for all people in our region. If you have never participated in an unconference, please read our Bmore Historic 101 guide to learn more. If you're interested in facilitating a session, check out our facilitator guide.

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Maryland Historical Society Teacher Resource Open House
Sep
26
5:00 PM17:00

Maryland Historical Society Teacher Resource Open House

Join us for a free teacher happy hour and view our resources available for use in your classroom. You will have an opportunity to interact with professional museum educators and observe examples of onsite and virtual field trips, traveling trunks, online curriculum, and more!

Drop by whenever in whatever to enjoy drinks and:

  • Observe demonstrations of school tours and virtual field trips covering the following topics:

  • Life Then & Now

  • Native American Perspectives

  • Colonial Maryland

  • American Revolution

  • Civil Rights

  • Slavery in Maryland

  • Discover FREE resources and grant-funded programs

  • Enter raffles for FREE programs for your class

  • Program booking discounts

Program demonstrations for the evening cover the following standards and more:

  • Analyze individuals and societies who change over time

  • Evaluate various perspectives of conflict

  • Examine consequences of interactions of groups and cultures in Maryland

  • Interpret information from primary and secondary sources

Register HERE.

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The Musical: The Moment Was Now
Sep
22
2:00 PM14:00

The Musical: The Moment Was Now

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. Anthony; Black trade union leader Isaac Myers; feminist author and abolitionist Frances Harper; and National Labor Union president William Sylvis. Railroad Kingpin Jay Gould lurks in the background.

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Copy of The Musical: The Moment Was Now
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Copy of The Musical: The Moment Was Now

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. Anthony; Black trade union leader Isaac Myers; feminist author and abolitionist Frances Harper; and National Labor Union president William Sylvis. Railroad Kingpin Jay Gould lurks in the background.

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Copy of The Musical: The Moment Was Now
Sep
21
3:00 PM15:00

Copy of The Musical: The Moment Was Now

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. Anthony; Black trade union leader Isaac Myers; feminist author and abolitionist Frances Harper; and National Labor Union president William Sylvis. Railroad Kingpin Jay Gould lurks in the background.

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Welcome Pride Home!
Sep
21
to Sep 22

Welcome Pride Home!

Pride of Baltimore II left Baltimore on June 5, headed north to participate in the Tall Ships Challenge® Great Lakes 2019. She sailed through five of the six lakes, appeared at eight tall ship festivals, competed in three tall ship races (podium finish in all three!), and attracted a lot of attention, welcoming more than 50,000 people aboard. When Pride II travels, she is a magnet, attracting both individuals and press!

This year's challenge has come to an end, though, and Pride II is heading home to Baltimore as you are reading this. You can follow her journey back at Where Is Pride II? on our website.

Need to catch up on the summer voyage? Read the captain's logs.

Plan to welcome Pride II home to Baltimore the weekend of September 21 and 22! Here is the weekend lineup:

Saturday, September 21
Pride's Homecoming Salute 9:45-10:30 a.m.
Waterfront from Fells Point to the Inner Har

⋆ Welcome Home Celebration 11-11:45 a.m.
Broadway Pier in Fells Point

⋆ Free deck tours noon-4 p.m.
Broadway Pier

Sunday, September 22
⋆ Free deck tours 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Broadway Pier
Day sail (ticketed) 3-5 p.m.
Broadway Pier

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Copy of The Musical: The Moment Was Now
Sep
20
8:00 PM20:00

Copy of The Musical: The Moment Was Now

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. Anthony; Black trade union leader Isaac Myers; feminist author and abolitionist Frances Harper; and National Labor Union president William Sylvis. Railroad Kingpin Jay Gould lurks in the background.

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Copy of The Musical: The Moment Was Now
Sep
15
3:00 PM15:00

Copy of The Musical: The Moment Was Now

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. Anthony; Black trade union leader Isaac Myers; feminist author and abolitionist Frances Harper; and National Labor Union president William Sylvis. Railroad Kingpin Jay Gould lurks in the background. Tickets: https://www.themomentwasnow.com/

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The Next Step: Sources and Methods to Advance Your Research
Sep
14
8:30 PM20:30

The Next Step: Sources and Methods to Advance Your Research

MGS presents its Fall Seminar, which begins with registration and a continental breakfast and includes a plated lunch. Two well-known speakers will be sharing their genealogical knowledge and expertise. David A. Powell and Robyn N. Smith will be presenting the following lectures:

Finding Original Records Online” - David A. Powell
Genealogists may be frustrated by not finding ancestors in the records and places where they logically expect them to be. This presentation will explain several different ways to search for your ancestors including new techniques for commonly used web sites. Actual case study examples will be used along with suggested strategies to help attendees find their elusive ancestors.

Finding Foreign Original Records Online” - David A. Powell

Attendees will learn specific ways to find their ancestors in foreign genealogical sources. Original records are being digitized at an accelerated rate and millions more are being added monthly throughout the world. Actual case studies in France, Poland and England will be used to illustrate the process used for any foreign research.

A Tangled Web: Researching the Enslaved in Maryland” - Robyn N. Smith

Slavery research is difficult under almost any circumstance. In this lecture, Ms. Smith offers a brief overview of the history of African Americans in Maryland. Through case studies, she also provides examples of the unique records available to those researching the enslaved as well as the large population of free blacks.

Cluster Research: Using Groups of People to Find Your People” - Robyn N. Smith
Our ancestors did not live in a vacuum. They lived, worked, socialized, and married amid a larger group of people. Those people included not just family members but friends, neighbors, employers, fellow employees, fellow churchgoers, and business associates. Elizabeth Shown Mills refers to this group with the clever shorthand of the “FAN” club—their family, associates and neighbors. Ms. Smith demonstrates how studying this larger group of people often increases our chance for success in our research.

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Central Library Grand Reopening
Sep
14
11:00 AM11:00

Central Library Grand Reopening

Celebrate the Central Library Grand Reopening with a Block Party & Open House! Check out the fresh spaces and enjoy activities, authors, musicians, performers, storytelling, and slam poetry all day. Participate in the Virtual Tour throughout the library.

Outdoor Stage: BLYSS Step Team, Baltimore School for the Arts, Black Chakra, Olu Butterfly Woods, Ribbon cutting, Old Bay Brass, Line Dancing by Lisa Luv Cinnamon, Kondwani Fidel, Conjunto Bruja, food trucks.

Central Hall: A1 Chops, Tattered Hatters, face painting, Maryland Historical Society, Walters Art Museum, Peter Quinn, Dance and Bmore, and prize drawings.

Children's Department: Black Cherry Puppet Theater performance, Adam Gidwitz, National Aquarium, crafts, and more activities!

Creative Arts Center: 123 Andrés!, jazz with Contemporary Arts Inc., Morgan State Choir.

Wheeler Auditorium: Griots Circle, Laura Lippman, Sujata Massey, D. Watkins, Kondwani Fidel, and Chris Wilson.

Teen Space: OpenWorks, Future Makers, Wide Angle, game systems, recording studio, robotics, 3D printers, sewing, and more activities!

Poe Room: Nico Sarbanes performing smooth jazz all day.

Made possible by the generous support of Sandra R. Berman.

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Annual Billie Holiday Jazz Concert at Lafayette Square
Sep
7
2:00 PM14:00

Annual Billie Holiday Jazz Concert at Lafayette Square

The Annual Billie Holiday Jazz Concert at Lafayette Square is a musical celebration of the rich and important legacy of Billie Holiday. With generous support from Johns Hopkins University, the performance is free and open to the public. By taking jazz out of the symphony hall and returning it to its nesting place near Pennsylvania Avenue -- the neighborhood of Holiday's youth -- this one-of-a-kind concert establishes a new center of gravity in Sandtown for fine arts and culture.

Don't forget to bring your picnic basket, blanket and/or lawn chair!

Featured Performers:

  • Sheila Ford, Vocalist

  • Sean Jones, Trumpet

  • Nasar Abadey, Percussion

  • Jamal Moore Organix Trio

  • More to come...

For more information, contact liberationarts@jhu.edu.

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Walking Tour: The Lost History of Frederick (Bailey) Douglass in Baltimore...
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Walking Tour: The Lost History of Frederick (Bailey) Douglass in Baltimore...

  • Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park (map)
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Join local history enthusiasts and community leaders for a debut walking tour exploring the unknown and lost history of Frederick Douglass in Baltimore City over the course of more than a half-century.

Tour will meet at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park on historic Thames Street and conclude at Greedy Reads on historic Aliceanna Street in Fell's Point.

Family friendly tour.

John Muller, author of Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C.: The Lion of Anacostia and Mark Twain in Washington, D.C.: The Adventures of a Capital Correspondent,Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park will lead a new walking tour "The Lost History of Frederick (Bailey) Douglass in Baltimore" using newly discovered information found in the Baltimore City Archives, Maryland Historical Society, Enoch Pratt Free Library, and private archives.

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New Approaches to Old Things: How Historic Sites Are Changing The Narrative...
Sep
6
5:30 PM17:30

New Approaches to Old Things: How Historic Sites Are Changing The Narrative...

Using objects from Homewood and other museums, Dr. Catharine Dann Roeber, the Brock W. Jobe Associate Professor of Decorative Arts and Material Culture at Winterthur Museum, will discuss how museums can use their existing collections to interpret the lives of their former enslaved inhabitants.

5:30 p.m. - Wine and cheese reception

6 p.m. - Talk

7 p.m. - Audience discussion/Q&A

For Tickets: https://bit.ly/2ZzcDsO

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Release party: "Baltimore Revisited"
Sep
5
to Sep 6

Release party: "Baltimore Revisited"

  • Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse (map)
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Join us as we celebrate the release of an essential new anthology on the political and racial economy of urban life in Baltimore!

Nicknamed both “Mobtown” and “Charm City” and located on the border of the North and South, Baltimore is a city of contradictions. From media depictions in The Wire to the real-life trial of police officers for the murder of Freddie Gray, Baltimore has become a quintessential example of a struggling American city. Yet the truth about Baltimore is far more complicated—and more fascinating.

To help untangle these apparent paradoxes, the editors of Baltimore Revisited: Stories of Inequality and Resistance in a US City have assembled a collection of over thirty experts from inside and outside academia. Together, they reveal that Baltimore has been ground zero for a slew of neoliberal policies, a place where inequality has increased as corporate interests have eagerly privatized public goods and services to maximize profits. But they also uncover how community members resist and reveal a long tradition of Baltimoreans who have fought for social justice.

The essays in this collection take readers on a tour through the city’s diverse neighborhoods, from the Lumbee Indian community in East Baltimore to the crusade for environmental justice in South Baltimore. Baltimore Revisited examines the city’s past, reflects upon the city’s present, and envisions the city’s future.

Edited by P. Nicole King, Kate Drabinski, Joshua Clark Davis

Contributions by Lawrence Brown, Daniel L. Buccino, Michael Casiano, Sam Collins, Shannon Darrow, Matthew Durington, Nicole Fabricant, Aiden Faust, Jennifer A. Ferretti, Leif Fredrickson, Robert Gamble, Marisela Gomez, April K. Householder, Jodi Kelber- Kaye, Louise Parker Kelley, Emily Lieb, Jacob R. Levin, Teresa Méndez, Ashley Minner, Elizabeth M. Nix, Richard E. Otten, Eli Pousson, Mary Rizzo, Fred Scharmen, Aletheia Hyun-Jin Shin, Linda Shopes, Michelle L. Stefano, Joe Tropea, Amy Zanoni, Denise Meringolo, Robert Headley, Shawntay Stocks

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Peale Founder's Day Celebrations
Aug
15
4:00 PM16:00

Peale Founder's Day Celebrations

  • The Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture (map)
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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!

  • Show & Tell story recording with Mama Linda Goss

  • Show & Tell Happy Hour, moderated by Aaron Henkin

  • Mera Kitchen Collective documentary screening

  • Time Travel Tours with David London

  • Virtual reality tour of Devin Allen: Spaces of the Un-Entitled

  • Submersive Productions open lab

  • Silhouettes by Hand with Lauren Muney

Exhibitions on View

  • Show & Tell: Baltimore Stories exhibition

  • Mash-ups: Creative Collaborations

  • Adam Stab STREET LIFE ART

  • Illuminated: A History of Gaslight

  • Education Will Be Our Pride: The Colored School at the Peale

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A Mill On The Potapsco
Aug
10
11:00 AM11:00

A Mill On The Potapsco

  • Baltimore County Public Library - North Point Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join the Baltimore Museum of Industry at the North Point branch of the Baltimore County Public Library for an evening of stories about Sparrows Point. Senior museum educator (and Dundalk resident) Jack Burkert will again provide an overview of Bethlehem Steel's Sparrows Point Steel Mill followed by an opportunity for attendees to share their memories of Bethlehem Steel. This event is free and open to the public.

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Clifton Mansion Tour: Wonderful Restorations
Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

Clifton Mansion Tour: Wonderful Restorations

The Clifton Mansion best known as Johns Hopkins’ Italianate Country Estate hides within it the Georgian Mansion of Captain Henry Thompson. Hear how the Mansion tells the story of Baltimore and the people who shaped it by their service from the War of 1812 to our current day. Enjoy the most recent restoration efforts showcasing Victorian decorative styles from 1852.

Tours will begin at 10:00 and 10:30 pm. Tours last approximately an hour and a half and feature a climb to the top of the tower with its excellent view of Baltimore along with an examination of the recent interior restorations of the Grand Staircase funded and directed by the Friends of Clifton Mansion.

RSVP in advance to cliftonmansion@civicworks.com and pay $5 at the door.

For more information contact us at 410-366-8533.

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Writers Live: David Taft Terry, The Struggle and the Urban South: Confronting Jim Crow in Baltimore before the Movement
Jul
16
6:30 PM18:30

Writers Live: David Taft Terry, The Struggle and the Urban South: Confronting Jim Crow in Baltimore before the Movement

  • Enoch Pratt Free Library, African American Department (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Baltimore, one of the South’s largest cities, was a crucible of segregationist laws and practices. Through the example of Baltimore, Maryland, David Taft Terry explores the historical importance of African American resistance to Jim Crow laws in the South’s largest cities. Terry also adds to our understanding of the underexplored historical period of the civil rights movement, prior to the 1960s. Along the way, African Americans worked to define equality for themselves and to gain the required power to demand it. They forged the protest tradition of an enduring black struggle for equality in the urban South. By the 1960s that struggle had inspired a national civil rights movement.

David Taft Terry is an assistant professor of history at Morgan State University.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase after the program.

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Baltimore History Evening
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Baltimore History Evening

Garrett PowerEmeritus Professor, University of Maryland School of Law

 Samuel Smith: Patriotism, Profits, and the Panic of 1819

Samuel Smith is widely remembered as a U.S. Senator, a patriot, and veteran of the Revolution and the War of 1812. However, he was also a merchant, and his firm was intimately involved in the first great financial disaster of the new republic. How much did he know?

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Baltimore Enters the Industrial Age Lecture with Jack Burkert
Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Baltimore Enters the Industrial Age Lecture with Jack Burkert

  • The Peale Center for Baltimore History & Architecture (map)
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Presented by the Baltimore National Heritage Area

This is a one-hour presentation that takes the attendee through the 19th century, from an agrarian town to a center of commerce and industry.

Few of us have thought about the Industrial revolution since middle school but it was at the heart of Baltimore becoming a center for commerce, business and industry. When the 19thcentury opened, a few villages destined to become Baltimore were modest centers of trade. Dependent on Europe for both trade and financing, these villages left behind, slowly at first, their agrarian roots as the new century matured.

Immigrants flowed in, village centers merged and Baltimore became an important business and industry center. Ores, coal, wheat, cotton and of course, in the midst of it all, the humble oyster became king. Baltimore was “oyster town” with its hundred packing-houses lining the waterfront. Shipbuilding, shipping companies, then railroads each had and have a continuing role in making Baltimore an important center for commerce.

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