We’ve been busy this fall getting ready for Bmore Historic – our third annual “unconference” for historic preservation, public history and cultural heritage. If you work at a local archive, volunteer regularly for a historic site or house museum, or work in historic preservation, Bmore Historic is always a great opportunity to network with colleagues from all over the Baltimore region – and we still have a few spots left! Whether you’re coming to Bmore Historic or not, you are all welcome to join us this Friday evening at the St. Mary’s Historic Site for a tour and happy hour following the unconference.
Bmore Historic 2013 Happy Hour at St. Mary’s Historic Site
Friday, October 11, 2013, 4:30pm to 6:30pm
St. Mary’s Spiritual Center & Historic Site
600 North Paca Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
No registration required! Beer and wine available – suggested $5 donation. Limited off-street parking is available in the St. Mary’s Spiritual Center lot and additional on-street parking is available in the area.
Special thanks to Fr. John C. Kemper, S.S. and Heidi Glatfelter for hosting the Bmore Historic Happy Hour. Fr. Kemper will also be leading tours of the St. Mary’s Seminary Chapel: a Seton Hill landmark built from 1806 through 1808 by French architect Maximilian Godefroy for the French Sulpician priests of St. Mary’s Seminary. St. Mary’s Seminary Chapel won a 2013 Preservation Award from Baltimore Heritage this summer for a tremendous restoration by the Associated Sulpicians of the United States, together with Kann Partners, Lewis Contractors, Thomas Moore Studios, and Giorgini Construction. Their nine-month, $1 million project restored to Chapel to its centennial year appearance and surely guarantees its preservation for decades to come.
Urban renewal shaped the landscape of Baltimore in tremendous ways during the 1950s and 1960s – fundamentally transforming historic neighborhoods from Mount Vernon to Bolton Hill. We’ll be riding and walking through this fascinating history with two great programs – a happy hour and a free walking tour around State Center on Friday, August 24 followed by a morning bike tour on Saturday, August 25 across nearly all of central Baltimore. Both our tour and happy hour are organized in partnership with Bikemore – Baltimore’s new bike advocacy organization.
Toasting State Center at Dougherty’s Pub
Friday, August 24, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Dougherty’s Pub, 223 West Chase Street Baltimore, MD 21201 Free State Center walking tour starts from Dougherty’s at 5:15pm
Our regular Preservationist Happy Hour is back in Mt. Vernon at Doughterty’s – a great neighborhood pub with fifteen beers on draft, seasonal specials, and happy hour beer specials. If you’re looking for something to eat, they have a classic bar menu with burgers, sandwiches and more. We’re also offering a preview of our Urban Renewal by Bike tour with a free 45-minute walking tour through State Center – a complex of government offices built from the 1950s through the 1970s and one of the city’s largest urban renewal projects.
Baltimore by Bike Takes on Urban Renewal
Saturday, August 25, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm RSVP today! $10 per person.
Meet at Mount Vernon Place in the west park between Charles and Cathedral Streets.
Ride along for a tour of the city’s best brutalist buildings, modern apartment towers, and more as we explore the history of post-WWII urban renewal efforts from Mount Vernon Place to State Center. Of course, even in the 1960s preservationists fought to preserve historic buildings, so we’ll also get to take a look at once-threatened landmarks from the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion to the Shot Tower.
Baltimore Heritage is teaming up with Read That City — a new book club for The City That Reads dedicated to reading non-fiction, novels and more about Baltimore and by Baltimoreans — to organize our latest Young Preservationist Happy Hour! Join us next Friday evening in Mt. Vernon to celebrate a few of the new books (and local authors) that will be featured at the CityLit Festival on Saturday, April 14.
Pick up a copy of Wicked Baltimore: Charm City and Scandal to peek into the darker corners of Baltimore’s past or check out From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story for a story of the challenges and rewards of a DIY rowhouse rehab. We’ll be joined by both authors of these two new Baltimore books — Lauren Silberman and Ron Tanner — for a informal opportunity to drink and chat about books, buildings and history with fellow Baltimore preservationists (and book lovers)!
The Brewers Art is located in a classy historic building in the heart of Mt. Vernon right on the Charm City Circulator Purple Route. With their affordable happy hour specials and a great selection of house beers, Brewer’s Art gets very crowded early in the evening so please come out early. Don’t forget to RSVP and have a chance to win free Behind the Scenes tour tickets next Friday!
Join us for our first happy hour of 2012 and a unique celebration to kick off the War of 1812 Bicentennial at J. Patrick’s in Locust Point! Since we’re just down the road from Fort McHenry, we’ve invited the Fort’s National Park Service rangers and interpreters to come out us for a drink. Buy them a round and you’ll discover that they love talking about the Battle of Baltimore over a beer just as much as they do at the Fort itself.
J. Patrick’s Irish Pub
1371 Andre Street, 21230 (Locust Point)
Thursday, February 16, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm RSVP Today!
With a wide selection of Irish and English beers, Irish dancing and music throughout the week, and an award-winning Guinness pour, J. Patrick’s is an authentic Baltimore bar in the friendly historic neighborhood of Locust Point. We’ll be drinking to celebrate the beginning of the War of 1812 Bicentennial commemoration and will be joined at the bar by rangers and interpreters, including a few who’ll be showing off their War of 1812 period clothing. Whether you come dressed as Francis Scott Key or straight from the office, RSVP today and come out for a great happy hour with friends, neighbors and old building lovers from across the city.
After months of exploring new neighborhoods and preservation issues — from redevelopment on the West Side at Alewife to discussing the future of heritage on Wikipedia at the Midtown Yacht Club — we’ve arrived at our last Happy Hour for the year at Amour Baltimore in the Hollins Market neighborhood. This month’s Young Preservationist Happy Hour is co-hosted by the Baltimore Red Line Community Liaisons and it’s a great opportunity to visit a fun corner of southwest Baltimore while learning about the future of transportation and revitalization in Baltimore.
Young Preservationist Happy Hour in Hollins Market
Thursday, December 8, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Amour Baltimore, 1116 Hollins Street (near Hollins Market) RSVP today!
Come out and enjoy an evening of jazz music and tasty drink specials at Amour Restaurant, formerly known as Cockey’s Tavern, on Hollins Street! You can meet the Red Line Liaisons, get the latest updates on the Red Line project and have any questions about the Red Line answered. If this is your first Baltimore Heritage event, we’ll give you a free membership with discounts on tours and a subscription to our quarterly newsletter. Please RSVP for a chance to win free Behind the Scenes tour tickets on December 8!