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January 2020

Baltimore’s Civil Rights Heritage: Shaping the National Movement

January 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Central Branch – Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Free

Join Baltimore Heritage's executive director, Mr. Johns Hopkins, to learn more of how Baltimore has shaped the Civil Rights Movement for over 100 years. Featuring special guest, Reverend Al Hathaway from Union Baptist Church!

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From Pianos to Pigskins: Ravens Stadium Then and Now

January 29 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
M&T Bank Stadium (Ravens Stadium), 1101 Russell St, South West Suite Lobby across from LOT D
Baltimore, MD 21230 United States
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$10

Join us at M&T Bank Stadium for a behind-the-scenes tour of the home of one of the hottest teams in the NFL this season-- the Baltimore Ravens! We’ll take in the building from the suite-level to the locker-rooms. Plus, we’ll learn about the enormous Knabe Piano Factory that used to be at the same location. Who would have known that 129 years after Knabe sponsored the opening concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall that the Baltimore Ravens would have an opera-singing kicker (Justin Tucker) performing at the same spot where grand pianos once were made to be shipped to the nation’s opera houses? Join us for this touchdown tour to talk both football players and piano players.

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February 2020

Laurel Cemetery Memorial Project Lecture at Waters A.M.E. Church

February 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Waters A.M.E. Church, 417 Aisquith St
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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Free

We are happy to help the Laurel Cemetery Memorial Task Force spread the news about their upcoming black history lecture. The task force is endeavoring to erect a permanent memorial in recognition of the thousands of African Americans interred at Historic Laurel Cemetery, to ensure the safety and stability of the site into the foreseeable future, and to educate the public about the rich history of the cemetery and the lives of those buried there.

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From the Stamp Act to Yorktown: A Talk on Baltimore in the American Revolution

February 2 @ 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

Join Baltimore historian and educator Wayne R. Schaumburg as we look at Baltimore's role in the American Revolution. Discover our town's unique response to the Stamp Act crisis. Learn about a group of soldiers called the Maryland 400, many of whom were from Baltimore, that saved Washington's army at the Battle of Long Island. Did you know that Baltimore was the capital of the United States for three months? Finally we answer the burning question: did George Washington sleep here?

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Catacombs, 100-Year Vendors and History at Lexington Market

February 8 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Faidley’s Seafood (Entrance), 203 N. Paca Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10
Lexington Market

If you haven’t been to Lexington market in a while, or even if you’re a regular there, we hope you’ll join us on a tour of this iconic Baltimore place to learn about recent changes and plans for the future of the market. On the tour, we will talk with the owners of Faidley’s, Berger’s, and other vendors that have been in their stalls for 100 years or more. We will also go down and explore the catacombs under the marketplace, getting a first-hand look at these mysterious spaces that are normally closed to the public.

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Laurel Cemetery Memorial Project Lecture at Israel Baptist Church

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Israel Baptist Church, 1220 N Chester St
Baltimore, MD 21213 United States
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Free

We are happy to help the Laurel Cemetery Memorial Task Force spread the news about their upcoming black history lecture. The task force is endeavoring to erect a permanent memorial in recognition of the thousands of African Americans interred at Historic Laurel Cemetery, to ensure the safety and stability of the site into the foreseeable future, and to educate the public about the rich history of the cemetery and the lives of those buried there.

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Mount Vernon Love Stories: A Historic Valentine’s Walking Tour

February 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Marburg Mansion, 14 West Mt. Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10

Baltimore historian Jamie Hunt is back with a Valentine’s Day-themed walking tour of romance in Mount Vernon! From Revolutionary War hero John Eager Howard to current celebrity Jada Pinkett Smith, for two centuries Mount Vernon has seen spectacular love stories, bitter feuds, and more than a few juicy trysts. Walk along with us and learn some revealing stories about these and many other historic characters.

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Historic Laurel: A Walking Tour of a Booming 19th-Century Milltown

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Laurel Museum, 817 Main St
Laurel, MD 20707 United States
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$15

Originally called Laurel Factory, the town of Laurel today started as a 19th century milltown with ties to Baltimore along the B&O railroad line. Situated halfway between Baltimore and DC on the Patuxent River, it started as a small grist mill in 1811 and by 1840 had evolved into a cotton mill employing more than 700 workers. Join us and our guide Ann Bennett, Executive Director of the Laurel Historical Society, as we soak in the natural setting of historic Laurel while learning about its bustling past!

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