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December 2018

Arch Social Club Open House & Free Concert

December 23 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arch Social Club, 2426 Pennsylvania Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217 United States
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The colorfully painted front facade of the Arch Social Club against a background of a blue sky with white clouds.

The Arch Social Club, one of the oldest continually operating African-American social clubs in the country, was recently selected as one of eleven Main Street sites to receive a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Come out to celebrate this award with an open house, free food, and free concert by Jonathan Gilmore and "The Experience."

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The Most Beautiful Courtroom in Maryland: A Tour of the Museum of Baltimore Legal History

December 27 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Museum of Baltimore Legal History, 100 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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$10
Courtroom with rich mahogany wood and finely painted walls and ceiling.

When the Clarence Mitchell Courthouse opened in 1900, the orphans court that was housed in courtroom 243 was called the most beautiful courtroom in Maryland. With wainscoting and the judge’s bench made of West Indian mahogany coupled with a gilded ceiling and parquet floors, the room has the atmosphere of an English taproom combined with the delicate embellishment of a French drawing room. Please join us and our host, Ms. Elva Tillman, for a walk through one of Baltimore’s hidden historic and architectural gems.

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January 2019

Everything’s New: Baltimore in the Roaring Twenties

January 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Engineers Club / Garrett Jacobs Mansion, 11 West Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10

During 1920s, Baltimore was a boom town. Commerce, industry and jobs for the city’s residents underwent dynamic changes as Baltimoreans listened to Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong on the radio and danced the Foxtrot and Charleston. Join Baltimore Heritage and the Garrett Jacobs Mansion Endowment Fund for a talk by historian Jack Burkert as he walks through this fascinating time of change in Baltimore.

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Application Deadline: Remington Storefront Challenge (RSC)

January 8, 2019
Seawall Development, 1500 Union Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211 United States

Rent-Free in Remington? The Remington Storefront Challenge In Partnership with The Greater Remington Improvement Association, Johns Hopkins University, and Seawall has launched the Remington Storefront Challenge (RSC), A city-wide competition providing a launchpad for creative and entrepreneurial retail ideas. Two winners will receive a prime location in the heart of Remington for up to two years, rent-free The two retail storefronts, located right next to R House, will be awarded to the winners with a tenant improvement allowance so they…

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February 2019

A Hot Time In the Old Town: the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904 with Wayne Schaumburg

February 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Engineers Club / Garrett Jacobs Mansion, 11 West Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10

On a cold Sunday in February, 1904, a gentleman flicked his cigar butt on the sidewalk in front of Hurst’s dry goods store where today’s Royal Farms Arena now stands, sparking the great 1904 Baltimore Fire that destroyed over 1500 buildings and caused damages in the order of $100 million (in 1904 dollars). The fire and Baltimore’s Herculean effort to rebuild have shaped the core of how our city looks and functions today. Join Baltimore historian Wayne Schaumburg as he walks through the great 1904 Baltimore Fire, from the young mayor (35-year old Robert McClane) who found himself tasked with battling the fire and launching the city’s recovery, to how Thomas O’Neill saved his department store and how Baltimore got a new cathedral out of it.

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March 2019

The Ghosts of Johns Hopkins: The Life and Legacy that Shaped an American City with Author Antero Pietila

March 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Engineers Club / Garrett Jacobs Mansion, 11 West Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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The philanthropist Johns Hopkins has shaped Baltimore perhaps like no other individual, from founding the university and hospital that bear his name to his role in shaping the B&O Railroad and making Baltimore an economic boom town in the 19th century. In a new book, The Ghosts of Johns Hopkins: The Life and Legacy that Shaped an American City, Baltimore author Antero Pietila explores how Hopkins and his legacy also impacted the racial patterns and climate of our city. Join Mr. Pietila as he shares his newest work exploring race and community in Baltimore.

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