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Free Thank You Reception and Micro-Grant Give Away at the Historic Orchard Street Church

October 2, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Greater Baltimore Urban League's Orchard Street Church

With sincere thanks to the many people who volunteer with us, come on our heritage tours, and support us as members, donors, and sponsors, we are pleased to hold our 2018 preservation micro-grant awards and reception at the historic Orchard Street Church, now home to the Greater Baltimore Urban League. The event will include a tour of the building, light fare and drinks, and the chance to help us give away four micro-grants to help advance good ideas in Baltimore. This is also Baltimore Heritage’s annual meeting where we elect board members and officers. It’s free — please join us…and also please RSVP.

The Greater Baltimore Urban League has called the historic Orchard Street Church in Seton Hill home for decades. The building was built in 1882 by a group of fomer slaves and is Baltimore’s oldest building erected by African Americans. It remained remarkably in tact until a terrible fire in the early 1990s. This is when the Urban League stepped in and restored the building, maintaining its wonderful 1865 architecture.

Our evening will include a reception with light fare and drinks and a tour of the former church. We will also ask you to help us give away four micro-grants of $250 and $500 to deserving preservation efforts in Baltimore. This is our third year of providing micro-grants and as we have done in past years, we’ll have six finalists  give three-minute “pitches” of their ideas… and then we will ask you to cast ballots for the ones you would like to see get funded. We’ll learn about some great initiatives underway in Baltimore and have a little fun helping them out.

Thank you again for supporting us and our work with Baltimore’s historic buildings and neighborhoods. We hope you can join us on Tuesday, October 2 at the Orchard Street Church.


October 2, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:


Baltimore Heritage


Greater Baltimore Urban League’s Orchard Street Church
512 Orchard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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