Photograph by Friends of Patterson Park, September 14, 2014.

[We Dig Hampstead Hill] Join Dr. John Bedell for a presentation on the archeology of Patterson Park

Last month, the¬†We Dig Hampstead Hill project team¬†joined in the¬†celebration of the bicentennial of the¬†Battle of Baltimore. Over 200¬†visitors stopped by our table in¬†Patterson Park to take a close look at selected artifacts and ask questions from the¬†archeologists. This Saturday, we are hosting archeologist Dr. John Bedell for a lecture and discussion at the Southeast …

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Hebrew Orphan Asylum, 2009

Coppin Heights CDC buys the Hebrew Orphan Asylum for a planned $12.4 million rehabilitation

Over the last several weeks, the effort to restore Baltimore’s Hebrew Orphan Asylum took a big step forward when Coppin State University, which purchased¬†the building in 2003,¬†and the University of Maryland agreed to sell the property¬†to¬†the Coppin Heights Community Development Corporation. For nearly¬†five years, the Coppin Heights CDC¬†and Baltimore Heritage have led a tireless effort …

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Photograph by Helgi Olgeirsson, Baltimore City Paper, May 23, 2014.

News: Brutal Reckoning: Developers are anxious to tear down the Mechanic Theatre and McKeldin Fountain, even without a plan (or money) to replace them

Brutal Reckoning:¬†Developers are anxious to tear down the Mechanic Theatre and McKeldin Fountain, even without a plan (or money) to replace them, Fred Scharmen,¬†Baltimore City Paper, October 14, 2014. The Morris A. Mechanic Theatre is the first victim of what could be seen as a new wave of demolition. ‚ÄúIn the end, this mess over …

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Photograph of the Barye Lion by Renee Bieretz, 2009. Courtesy Library of Congress, Historic American Landscapes Survey, HALS MD-1-82.

Two Baltimore walking tours with two local authors in Mount Vernon Place and Catonsville

On our busy schedule of programs this fall, we‚Äôre pleased to have two great authors leading two heritage walking tours. ¬†Ms. Cindy Kelly,¬†author of Outdoor Sculpture in Baltimore: A Historical Guide to Public Art in the Monumental City,¬†is leading a tour of public sculpture on Mount Vernon Place this Saturday! If you‚Äôve been on one …

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