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April 2019

Baltimore National Heritage Area: Neighborhood Placemaking Grant Deadline

April 1
Baltimore National Heritage Area (Offices), 12 W. Madison Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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The Baltimore Heritage Area Association (BHAA) administers the Neighborhood Placemaking Grant Program. Launched in 2018, this grant program is a source of funding designed to provide small, but strategic investments in cultural heritage tourism (non-capital) projects within the heritage area. The goal of the Neighborhood Placemaking Grant Program is to assist neighborhoods: With enhancing their quality of life through heritage tourism stewardship; Become more visitor-friendly and visitor-ready; Balance community and tourism; and Increase awareness of the Baltimore National Heritage Area…

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Jones Falls History Signs Community Celebration

April 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Heron Room, The Heron Room at Mill No. 1
2980 Falls Road, MD 21211 United States
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A group of Preservation Maryland staff standing behind an interpretive sign at Clipper Mill.

Celebrate the completion of a major public history project with Preservation Maryland! To celebrate the completion and installation of new historic interpretive signs along the Jones Falls, please join your neighbors and friends on Monday, April 1, 2019 from 5:30PM-7:30PM for a free reception at The Heron Room venue at Mill No. 1. This public history and historic wayfinding project was funded in part by a grant from the Baltimore National Heritage Area to Preservation Maryland. The research was conducted…

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Dragon Clocks, Antique Musical Machines and More: An Awe-Inspiring Visit to the “Clock House”

April 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Clock House, 2100 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21218 United States
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$15

Question: What historic house in Baltimore has a clock on the front that is shaped like a dragon holding a bell in its mouth and strikes the hours with its tail? The answer is Mr. Durward Center’s “Clock House” in the Old Goucher Historic District that combines the best of a Victorian Baltimore rowhouse with Mr. Center’s ticking, whirring monument to historical clocks and mechanical musical machines. Please join us for a tour and be prepared to be charmed.

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Downtown Landmarks and Lions: Monumental City Tour

April 7 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Hollywood Diner (at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market), 400 East Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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$10

Where can you find a piece of the Berlin Wall, a cannon ball mounted on a Conestoga wagon hitch, and over a hundred lions looking down at you from the tops of Baltimore's buildings? On our Downtown Landmarks and Lions tour, of course! In this leisurely stroll—we cover a little over a mile in a little over an hour—you’ll see and hear the highlights of downtown Baltimore’s history and architecture. Best of all, you'll discover where all the noble lions,…

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Baltimore Historic Preservation Fund: Grant Application Deadline

April 12
Preservation Maryland, 3600 Clipper Mill Road #248
Baltimore, MD 21211 United States
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We are pleased to announce an exciting new grant fund for Baltimore non-profits to preserve historic places and even more pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications. Take a look at the grant guidelines and then submit a nomination by April 12, 2019. The Baltimore Historic Preservation Fund is a partnership between Baltimore Heritage, the Maryland Historical Trust, Preservation Maryland, and the Baltimore Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation. Our goal is provide direct assistance for capital and non-capital…

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Catacombs, 100-Year Vendors and History at Lexington Market

April 13 @ 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, 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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Historic Jonestown and the Shot Tower: Monumental City Tour

April 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Carroll Mansion, 800 Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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$10

Anchored by the Phoenix Shot Tower, Historic Jonestown is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city and includes often overlooked landmarks. In addition to going inside the Shot Tower, on this tour you'll learn about the city’s oldest religious building (Friends Meeting House) and the third oldest synagogue in the country (Lloyd Street Synagogue), and the longest-lived signer of the Declaration of Independence, Charles Carroll. The Shot Tower, the tallest structure in the United States until 1846, stands out…

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Backstage at Center Stage, Costume Shop and All

April 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Center Stage Theater, 700 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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$10

Center Stage theater has called the 1899 former Loyola College and High School building its home since 1975. Updated and redesigned several times over the last 40 years, the most recent work at Center Stage was a $28 million extensive renovation completed two years ago. Please join us as we learn how a modern theater flourishes in a century old building with a backstage tour of Center Stage, including a visit to the costume shop in action.

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