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May 2015

Explore Southwest Baltimore Industrial Opportunities: Bus Tour and Discussion

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm | Register
Montgomery Park Blue Parking Lot,
1800 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21230
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This two-hour bus tour explores a selection of historic industrial properties around southwest Baltimore. We’ll visit success stories like the C.L. McCoy Framing Company, vacant landmarks like the Eigenbrot Brewery, and highlight the potential for historic industrial buildings to help create new jobs and economic opportunities for Baltimore residents. The tour will be followed by a one-hour lunch and discussion at Montgomery Park with guest speakers Bill Cole (Baltimore Development Corporation), Ilana Preuss (Recast City), and Kurt Sommer (Baltimore Integration Partnership).

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Corpus Christi 135th Anniversary Lecture: Patrick Keely’s Hidden Treasure on Bolton Hill

May 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Corpus Christi Church,
110 W. Lafayette Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217 United States
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On Saturday, May 30, historian Ted Furey will talk about the man who designed Corpus Christi Church, the celebrate Irish architect, Patrick Charles Keely. Patrick Keely’s design incorporated ecclesiastical treasures from the John Hardman Studio of England and established the Jenkins Memorial Church as one of the finest Catholic churches in the United States.

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Heritage at the Top of the Bay: Tour the Havre de Grace Lock House and Canal

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Register
Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House,
817 Conesto Street, Havre de Grace, MD 21078 United States
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In 1840, the 45 mile long Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal was completed, linking Havre de Grace with over 4000 miles of canals along the East Coast and Midwest. Join us for a tour the lock and pivot bridge, the 1840s lock house (now the Susquahanna Museum at the Lock House), and learn about the history of Havre de Grace from the 1600 to present including its bridges and railroads over the Susquehanna River. And then stay for lunch and linger in Havre de Grace, which last year the Smithsonian named one of the top 20 small towns in America to visit!

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Mount Vernon Pride: LGBTQ Heritage Walking Tour

May 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm | Register
Waxter Center,
1000 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Many know Mount Vernon as the home of Baltimore’s Pride Parade as well as the city’s oldest gay and lesbian bars and businesses. But that only is only a small part of the LGBTQ history and historic places found in this neighborhood! Join Baltimore Heritage for a 90-minute walking tour of the neighborhood’s queer heritage landmarks, from the origins of the Chase Brexton Health Center to the locations where early-20th century lesbian women helped shape some of Baltimore’s premier educational institutions.

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June 2015

Rise, Fall, and Renewal: The Industrial Legacy of Hampden-Woodberry

June 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Woodberry Kitchen,
2010 Clipper Park Rd., Baltimore, MD 21211 United States
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We at Baltimore Heritage are pleased again to support the Greater Hampden Heritage Alliance on the second in a series of walking tours, this time of Woodberry. In this small community, two giants of industry converged in the late 1800s. There was Robert Poole: the leading employer of iron workers in Baltimore, and across the tracks, William Hooper, whose Meadow Mill was a monument to his textile enterprise during a time of national depression. Learn the story of the rise, eventual fall, and recent rebirth of this important site of Baltimore industry.

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