Baltimore blacksmith shop to run nonprofit museum, Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun, October 14, 2014.
Sparks started flying at the blacksmith shop on West Saratoga Street when James Madison was president of the United States, and a crew there is still on the job, now operating in a hybrid historical museum and working business…
“It’s not just another museum,” said Johns W. Hopkins Jr., executive director of the preservation organization Baltimore Heritage. “It is highly unusual for many reasons, that combination being one of them.”
Baltimore: The Birthplace of American Cycling?, Ron Cassie, Baltimore Magazine, July 29, 2014.
Famous (in our minds, at least) as the “City of Firsts,” the Maryland Historical Society, partnering with Baltimore Heritage, has launched a campaign to win recognition of Charm City’s unique role in early American cycling. According to a press release from the Maryland Historical Society, the first-ever American bicycle was built in 1818 by Baltimore piano-maker James Stewart. Who knew?
Baltimore Heritage, telling our stories, Humanities Connection, WYPR, July 17, 2014.
Eli Pousson, Director of Preservation and Outreach at Baltimore Heritage shares his perspective on heritage and preservation and tells us how digital platforms have expanded the number of stories they can tell about Charm City.
Focus turns to preserving history unearthed in Patterson Park dig: Artifacts include musket ball from War of 1812, Piscataway arrowhead, Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun, May 24, 2014.
Eagle Scout cleans up city cemetery in disrepair: Weeds had reclaimed St. Vincent, which has few surviving stone markers, in Clifton Park, Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun, May 23, 2014.