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October 2015

Black and Jewish: Civil Rights Heritage by Bike

October 11 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am | Register
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory,
3100 Swann Drive
Baltimore, MD 21217 United States
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Explore historic places that tell of the struggles and partnership between Baltimore’s Jewish and African American communities during the Civil Rights movement and beyond.

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Jonestown and the Shot Tower: Monumental City Tour

October 11 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am | Register
Hollywood Diner (at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market),
400 East Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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Courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

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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Robert Long House 250 Lectures: Immigration into Baltimore – 1870 to 1930

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fell’s Point Visitors Center,
1724 Thames Street
Baltimore, MD 21231 United States
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Join Dr. Jean W. Baker, author, historian, and a former professor of history at Goucher College, for an engaging talk on the history of immigration in Fell’s Point and Baltimore from the end of the U.S. Civil War up through the beginning of the Great Depression. As part of the 2015 celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the Robert Long House, the Preservation Society is organizing a series of three-lectures and a panel discussion on a diverse range of topics related…

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George Washington, the Treaty of Paris and the Restored Old Senate Chambers at the Maryland State House

October 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Register
Maryland State House,
100 State Circle
Annapolis, 21401 United States
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Old Senate Chamber after restoration. Maryland Historical Trust.

231 years ago, George Washington resigned his commission as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, thereby affirming that the new United States of America would have civilian control of the military. He did so in the Senate Chambers of the Maryland State House in Annapolis. Please join us and our tour guide, Mr. Michael K. Day, Chief and Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer who oversaw all seven years of the painstaking restoration. And plan to stay for lunch afterwards with Mr. Day to continue learning about the State House and its rich history.

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Mount Vernon Place and the Washington Monument: Monumental City Tour

October 18 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am | Register
Lafayette Monument – Mount Vernon Place,
618 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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Photograph by Peter Fitzgerald, 2008 June 2. Courtesy Wikimedia Commons (CC SA).

Mount Vernon began as a country estate for Revolutionary War hero John Eager Howard and grew to be the place to live for Baltimore’s rich and famous in the mid-19th century. Join us on a tour to hear the stories behind the Washington Monument and see the landmarks of Baltimore’s grandest historic neighborhood. If your legs are strong, climb the Monument’s stairs for a birds-eye view of central Baltimore!

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