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September 2016

Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference 2016

September 28 - September 30
Baltimore Hilton,
401 W. Pratt Street
Baltimore,MD21201United States
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Center for Community Progress Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference 2016

On September 28-30, 2016, approximately 1,000 urban changemakers will gather in Baltimore, Maryland, for the seventh national Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference (RVP). Themed “In Service of People and Place,” the seventh RVP will explore how work to reclaim vacant properties can, first and foremost, improve the wellbeing of residents and the places they call home. The Conference will explore strategies to strengthen neighborhoods that are being left behind in the housing recovery and serve residents who continue to face the…

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October 2016
$5

Jonestown and the Shot Tower: Monumental City Tour

October 2 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am | Register
Hollywood Diner (at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market),
400 East Saratoga Street
Baltimore,MD21202United States
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Walk just a few blocks east from Baltimore's Sunday Farmers Market and you enter one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city – historic Jonestown. On this tour of often over-looked landmarks, you'll see handsome cast-iron buildings, hear how urban renewal transformed the community in the 1960s and 1970s, and get inside the famed Phoenix Shot Tower – the tallest structure in the United States until 1846.

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$10

Poe and Beyond at Westminster Hall and Burying Ground

October 8 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am | Register
Baltimore,MDUnited States
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Westminster Hall and Burial Grounds gives you the chance to descend into catacombs and visit the graves of Baltimore notables Sam Smith and James McHenry. Most famously, the graveyard is the final resting place of the writer Edgar Allan Poe. Please join us for a tour through the church, the catacombs and a walk through the graveyard with Baltimore historian Dean Krimmel. Our tour takes place the day after the 167th anniversary of Poe’s death, so feel free to bring along your black cape, roses, and bottle of amontillado for a toast!

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$5

Downtown Landmarks and Lions: Monumental City Tour

October 9 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am | Register
Hollywood Diner (at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market),
400 East Saratoga Street
Baltimore,MD21202United States
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Where can you find a piece of the Berlin Wall, a cannon ball mounted on a Conestoga wagon hitch, and over a hundred lions looking down at you from the tops of Baltimore's buildings? On our Downtown Landmarks and Lions tour, of course! In this leisurely stroll—we cover a little over a mile in a little over an hour—you’ll see and hear the highlights of downtown Baltimore’s history and architecture.

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$10

Industry and Artistry at Station North and Open Works

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Register
Open Works,
1400 Greenmount Ave
Baltimore,MD21202
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On October 9, artists of all kinds will open their studios in Station North as part of the annual Open Studio Tour sponsored by the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts. Join us on a tour of Open Works, a new maker-space in a historic Railway Express distribution warehouse, and a walking tour of historic places in Station North before you head out to buy great local art!

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