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August 2014
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Evening to Remember Hampden: Greater Hampden Heritage Alliance Open House

August 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Church & Company,
3647 Falls Road, Baltimore, MD 21211 United States
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The Greater Hampden Heritage Alliance is a new community organization focused on history and responsible growth in the greater Hampden area. Please join us for an open house during the First Friday in Hampden in August on to raise support for an exciting new self-guided tour brochure of our neighborhood’s history and landmarks. 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…

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$5

Looking Up Downtown Walking Tour: Gargoyles and Grand Landmarks

August 3 @ 9:30 am - 10:45 am
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 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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$10

Sold out! Restoration Two Ways: Historic and Modern Rehab in Two Neighboring Mount Vernon Houses

August 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Unnamed Venue,
Baltimore, MD United States
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There are as many ways to rehab a historic rowhouse as there are creative minds to do it. Two grand houses on Park Avenue in Mount Vernon offer a wonderful study in how great rehab projects can take markedly different approaches. Both have been restored, one back to its historic glory and the other adding strikingly modern elements. Join us as we wander through two great houses: inches apart physically and miles apart in style!

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“Old Timey” Bike Fest: Celebrate Baltimore as the Birthplace of the American Bicycle

August 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Maryland Historical Society,
201 West Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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The Maryland Historical Society,  the International Cycling History Conference, and Baltimore Heritage are excited to present a celebration of bicycles,  history and Baltimore! All are welcome on August 7 to join in the celebration, see demonstrations and exhibitions, and take a ride through Baltimore cycling history. Old Timey Bike Fest at the Maryland Historical Society – 5:00pm to 7:30pm Thanks to the International Cycling History Conference, MdHS will be highlighting bike history from the 1860s through the present with demonstrations of antique velocipedes and safety bicycles and an…

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Battle of Baltimore Tour at the Patterson Park Pagoda

August 10 @ 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Patterson Park Pagoda,
East Lombard Street and South Patterson Park Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224 United States
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Join us on the second Sunday of every month for a free volunteer-led tour at the Patterson Park Pagoda! In partnership with the Friends of Patterson Park, we are commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore with a short tour of the history of Hampstead Hill. On this 45-minute tour, you’ll hear the stories of people from all walks of life: Jacob and Susan Loudenslager - the proprietors of the original butcher shop on Butcher’s Hill. General Samuel Smith turned the shop into his field…

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