Lithograph of "The Fifteenth Amendment. Celebrated May 19th, 1870" by James Carter Beard. Courtesy Library of Congress, LC-DIG-pga-01767.

Archeology, Wikipedia and the 150th Anniversary of Emancipation? Our fun mix of fall events

We have a really exciting mix of programs coming up on Saturday and over the next couple weeks! This Saturday, you could spend the day improving Wikipedia’s coverage of local history and meeting Dr. John Bedell (the lead archeologist for our We Dig Hampstead Hill investigation in Patterson Park). Next week, you can find us celebrating with the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation at City Hall—a key partner in saving places that turns 50 years old this year. Finally, in early November, we are remembering the 150th anniversary of Emancipation in Maryland with a walking tour on the history of slavery and emancipation around Mount Vernon Place.

Special thanks to all of our members who have renewed their support for Baltimore Heritage over the last few weeks. Renewing your support is critical in helping us continue to offer tours and educational programs. Your support also helps us to save historic places like the Hebrew Orphan Asylum, which is celebrating new plans for a $12.4 million rehabilitation, and assist partners like the brand-new G. Krug & Sons Museum. Please join Baltimore Heritage or renew your membership today!

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