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November 2014

Mount Vernon Place: Slavery & Emancipation 150

November 1 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
Lafayette Monument – Mount Vernon Place,
618 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of emancipation in Maryland, join us on a walk through the untold stories of enslaved and free African Americans around Mount Vernon Place. Around Mount Vernon Place, memorials in bronze and marble honor slave-holders – George Washington, John Eager Howard, and Roger B. Taney. No statue recognizes the labor of the enslaved people who worked and lived in the neighborhood’s handsome antebellum houses. No plaque recalls Frederick Douglass’ words – “All that is merciful and…

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Free State at the Peale: Art Exhibit & Sale

November 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Carroll Mansion,
800 Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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Free State at the Peale pays tribute to the museum’s 200 years of presenting fine art to the public. It is the first major event in the Peale Center’s $4 million capital campaign to breathe new life into this historic icon in the heart of downtown and make it a lively gathering place to explore Baltimore’s rich architecture and diverse history. Free State at the Peale will be held at the Carroll Mansion, 800 E. Lombard St., a building close…

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Looking Up Downtown Walking Tour: Gargoyles and Grand Landmarks

November 2 @ 9:30 am
Hollywood Diner (at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market),
400 East Saratoga Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 United States

Join Baltimore Heritage at Baltimore Farmer’s Market for a monthly Looking Up Downtown tour on the first Sunday of every month. In a little over an hour and a little less than a mile (for only a little more than a cup of coffee!), we take you on a walk through the highlights of downtown Baltimore’s history and architecture. We’ll show you a piece of the Berlin Wall embedded in the bricks of an 18th century church. We’ll take you…

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Catonsville by Foot: Summer Estates to War Protestors

November 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Catonsville Library,
1100 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD 21228 United States
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From quintessential Victorian houses to the site of the Catonsville Nine Vietnam War protest and an Art Deco water tower that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Catonsville’s history spans many years and genres. Join Baltimore Heritage’s Marsha Wise for a walking tour of this charming place.

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G. Krug and Sons: The Nation’s Oldest Ironworks and Newest Ironworks Museum

November 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
G. Krug & Son Ironworks,
415 West Saratoga Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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As the nation’s oldest continuously operating ironworks company, G. Krug & Son literally has helped build Baltimore. For over 200 years, the firm has fabricated distinctive components of such notable landmarks as the Baltimore Basilica, the Washington Monument and the Baltimore Zoo. Just this year, they also opened a museum of historic ironworking, making them the nation’s oldest ironworks company and newest ironworks museum! Please join us on a tour of the museum, the ironworks, and 200 years of living Baltimore history.

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