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September 2014

Hampden Heritage at Hampdenfest 2014

September 20 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
“The Avenue” in Hampden,
W. 36th Street and Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21211 United States
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Join the Greater Hampden Heritage Alliance at Hampdenfest 2014 where they will be sharing information about their new self-guided historic tour brochure for Hampden-area neighborhoods. A new self-guided tour brochure (including five distinct walking tours and 35 locations!) will welcome visitors to Hampden by telling the story of the area’s beginning as a collection of mill villages up through the story of the community today. Hampden’s history is very important to our community and our goal is to provide an engaging and accessible way to share it! About Hampdenfest HampdenFest began…

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Looking Up Downtown Walking Tour: Historic Jonestown and the Shot Tower

September 21 @ 9:30 am | Register
Hollywood Diner (at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market),
400 East Saratoga Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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Join Baltimore Heritage at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market for a fun walk past Historic Jonestown’s unique landmarks from the Phoenix Shot Tower (tallest structure in the U.S. until 1846) to an early commercial block on Gay Street (still boasting one of only a handful remaining examples of cast-iron architecture). One of the oldest areas in downtown Baltimore, Jonestown (or simply Old Town) was transformed by urban renewal in the 1960s and 1970s. We’ll tell the story of this change and…

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German Baltimore & the First World War: Behind the Scenes at Zion Lutheran Church

September 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm | Register
Zion Lutheran Church,
400 E. Lexington Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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100 years ago this summer the first World War broke out in Europe. Here in Baltimore with religious services in German and serving a large German population, Zion Lutheran Church and its congregation were put in a cultural cross-roads: they were emphatically American and also had strong ties to their fatherland of Germany. The church is full of reminders of its dual German and American roots and the balancing it had to do in World War I. Stained glass celebrates German heritage and Ottmar…

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October 2014

Preservation Maryland Heritage Fund Grant Application Deadline

October 1
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Every year
Preservation Maryland,
3600 Clipper Mill Road #248, Baltimore, MD 21211 United States

The Preservation Maryland Heritage Fund provides direct assistance for the protection of historical and cultural resources and promotes innovative demonstration projects that can be successfully replicated to meet Maryland’s historic preservation needs. Applications are due on February 1, June 1 and October 1 each year. Grants range from $500 to $5000 and are reviewed and awarded by the Heritage Fund Selection Committee in three rounds each year. The Fund is intended to serve the needs of tangible cultural resources in Maryland. Historic sites, buildings,…

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From Bank to Bard: Chesapeake Shakespeare Theater Tour

October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Chesapeake Shakespeare Theater,
200 East Redwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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This past spring, we took a tour of the 1885 Mercantile Bank building at Redwood and Calvert Streets half-way through its conversion into a Shakespeare theater. In partnership with AIA Baltimore, we now have the opportunity to take a back-stage tour of the fully renovated theater as it launches its first season. The tour will take place before the theater’s performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. We hope you will stay for the show (tickets must be purchased separately with the…

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