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January 2017

Discover the Herring Run Archaeology Project at the ASM Central Chapter Meeting

January 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Natural History Society of Maryland, 6908 Belair Road
Baltimore, MD 21206 United States

Local archaeologists Lisa Kraus and Jason Shellenhamer will be presenting about the Herring Run Archaeology Project and the past year's archaeology field work at Herring Run for the Archaeological Society of Maryland Central Chapter's January meeting.

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Catacombs, 100-Year Vendors, and History at Lexington Market

January 21 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am | Register
Faidley’s Seafood (Entrance), 203 N. Paca Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
Lexington Market Entrance

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 with Market Manager Stacey Pack to learn about recent changes and plans for the future of the market. Along the tour, we will talk with the owners of Faidley’s, Berger’s, Konstant’s Candy, 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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The story of a growing America: A tour of Hampton Mansion

January 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am | Register
Hampton Mansion, 535 Hampton Lane
Towson, MD 21286 United States
Exterior of Hampton Mansion

Just north of 695 sits Hampton Mansion, a former 1740s Ridgely family estate and one of the country’s finest 18th Century Georgian manor houses. Please join us for a tour of this fantastic building with Ms. Gregory Weidman, the mansion’s head curator, and be transported to late 18th and mid-19th century life in Maryland.

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February 2017

How Manger’s Makes Sausage: A Staple of Baltimore’s German Heritage

February 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm | Register
Manger Packing Corporation, 124 S. Franklintown Road
Baltimore, MD 21223 United States

Manger Packing Corporation has been a staple of the Baltimore-Washington sausage world for over 150 years. Tucked away in the Shipley Hill neighborhood of southwest Baltimore, the company churns out 20,000 sausages a week, including a large number that go to the lunch counter at the iconic Ben’s Chili Bowl in Washington D.C. Join family patriarch and great-grandson of the company’s founder Alvin Manger for a peek at where the sausage is made, more than a few stories about Baltimore’s German heritage, and of course samples of Manger sausages.

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Locomotives, Turntables, and the Winans Family

February 11 @ 10:45 am - 12:45 pm | Register
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21223 United States

The Irish Railroad Workers Museum is partnering with the B&O Railroad Museum for a joint event featuring Steve Winans Walk, a direct descendant of engineer and locomotive designer Ross Winans. The program will begin in the Education Station at 10:45 am. Locomotives with a Winans design are on display, and the Roundhouse turntable will be demonstrated by staff. …$10 includes parking and all-day admission.

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