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October 2014

Doors Open Baltimore 2014

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Multiple Locations,
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States

On Saturday, October 25, Baltimore Architecture Month will host the first ever Doors Open Baltimore — a free, one day event which introduces people to buildings which they may travel pass, but almost never have the opportunity to enter. ‘Open house’ days take place in cities across the world to promote heritage and enhance public appreciation of architecture and the built environment around us, and we’re proud to be bringing Doors Open to Baltimore! This year’s theme will be Industrial…

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Wikipedia Introductory Workshop and War of 1812 Edit-a-thon

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Baltimore Free School,
30 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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In honor of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Baltimore, Baltimore Heritage is teaming up with Baltimore Wikipedians to organize a War of 1812 Edit-a-thon dedicated improving and expanding Wikipedia’s coverage of Baltimore history. New to Wikipedia? Come out early for a one-hour workshop (beginning promptly at noon) that will walk you through setting up an account, editing existing articles, and creating new articles. No experience is required for either the workshop or edit-a-thon, just bring your laptop and get…

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We Dig Hampstead Hill! Lecture & Discussion with Dr. John Bedell

October 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Southeast Anchor Branch – Enoch Pratt Free Library,
3601 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224 United States
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When the British threatened Baltimore in the fall of 1814, the citizens did not panic or surrender. Instead, with the help of militia from across the region, they rushed to defend the city with earthworks and fortifications. By the time the British landed a strong force at North Point on September 12, the earthworks stretched three miles from the water’s edge up to where Johns Hopkins Hospital stands today. The anchor of the defense was high ground known as Hampstead…

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Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation: 50th Anniversary Celebration

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Baltimore City Hall,
100 N. Holliday Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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Join Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, CHAP Commissioners and staff, and the Department of Planning in celebrating CHAP’s 50 years of service. For more information, please contact Eric Holcomb at 443-984-2728 or eric.holcomb@baltimorecity.gov. In 2014, the Baltimore City Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation (CHAP) is celebrating 50 years since their founding in 1964. CHAP oversees 33 historic districts and nearly 200 city landmarks, including approximately 13,000 structures. CHAP is credited with launching the country’s first municipal outdoor sculpture conservation program, shaping some of the country’s…

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Prelude to Victory for the Center for Healthcare and Healthy Living at the Hebrew Orphan Asylum

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
St. Edward’s Roman Catholic Church,
901 Poplar Grove Street, Baltimore, MD 21216 United States
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Join the Coppin Heights Community Development Corporation for a special meeting to celebrate their progress towards the rehabilitation of the Hebrew Orphan Asylum and to organize for the work that lies ahead. In partnership with Baltimore Heritage, the Coppin Heights CDC has won financial support from the state historic tax credit program, identified an anchor tenant for the new “Center for Healthcare and Healthy Living,” and negotiated the building’s transfer from Coppin State University to the CDC this fall. Community residents and everyone who has shared their…

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