Lithograph of "The Fifteenth Amendment. Celebrated May 19th, 1870" by James Carter Beard. Courtesy Library of Congress, LC-DIG-pga-01767.

Archeology, Wikipedia and the 150th Anniversary of Emancipation? Our fun mix of fall events

We have a really exciting mix of programs coming up on Saturday and over the next couple weeks! This Saturday, you could spend the day improving Wikipedia’s coverage of local history and meeting Dr. John Bedell (the lead archeologist for our We Dig Hampstead Hill investigation in Patterson Park). Next week, you can find us celebrating with the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation at City …

Read more

View of the Battle Monument, John Rubens Smith (1775-1849), 1828. Courtesy Library of Congress, LC-DIG-ds-01545.

News: Field Tripping – Getting Historic

Thank you to everyone who came out and joined us for our Bmore Historic 2014 unconference earlier this month. Read Kate Drabinski’s column for a great take on the day or check out the unconference blog for more details. Field Tripping: Getting Historic, Kate Drabinski, Baltimore City Paper, October 21, 2014. “Thing is, though, my job also means that this …

Read more

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 …

Read more

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 …

Read more