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September 2021

Mount Vernon Place Interiors: Art Show and Online Auction

September 25 @ 5:00 pm - October 3 @ 8:00 pm
Virtual MD United States

This year twelve artists from the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association (MAPAPA) have been invited to paint some of Mount Vernon Place's beautiful interiors. The artists have each selected an interior--from the Walters Art Museum to the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion (among others) and are busy at work on their canvases. Their efforts will culminate in an online exhibition and auction. Follow the Facebook page to see some of their artwork in progress, and stay tuned to learn how to participate.

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October 2021

Virtual Fall Lecture: Mapping Baltimore Apartheid

October 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual MD United States
By Donation

Baltimore Architecture Foundation and Baltimore Heritage kick off Doors Open Baltimore with Dr. Lawrence Brown, author of "The Black Butterfly: The Harmful Politics of Race and Space in America." Dr. Brown will put Baltimore under a microscope, looking at the causes of segregation and drawing on extensive research of data and policy. Brown will demonstrate how data visualization can be a tool to distribute resources to communities in need, and speak to the roles of design, planning, and preservation in healing and restoring redlined Black neighborhoods.

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Historic Green Mount Cemetery

October 2 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Green Mount Cemetery, 1501 Greenmount Ave
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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After 30 years without a break, Baltimore historian Wayne Schaumburg is finally taking a year off and he has kindly shared his tour notes with us. Join Baltimore Heritage and tour guide Tim Fabiszak to tour Baltimore’s historic Green Mount Cemetery. Opened in 1839, Green Mount is an early example of an urban-rural cemetery, that is, a cemetery with a park-like setting located close to the countryside. Green Mount is the final resting place of some of Maryland’s most famous, and infamous, figures including Johns Hopkins, Enoch Pratt, William and Henry Walters, Mary Elizabeth Garrett, Betsy Patterson, A.S. Abell, John H. B. Latrobe, A. Aubrey Bodine, John Wilkes Booth, and Elijah Bond, who patented the Ouija Board!

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Gargoyles, Landmarks and Lions: Downtown Baltimore

October 3 @ 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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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, hellish fiends, and neo-Egyptian sphinxes are hiding—the trick is in looking up! If you are Baltimore born-and-raised or a visitor from out-of-town, you don’t want to miss this walking tour!

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