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June 2019

Public Archaeology at The Caulkers’ Houses: Open House Weekend

June 1, 2019 - June 2, 2019
The Caulker’s Houses, 612 S. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21231 United States
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During the month of May, volunteer archaeologists led by Lisa Kraus and Jason Shellenhamer are carefully digging through layers of history at the Caulker's Houses in Fell's Point. Please stop by the weekend of June 1–2 anytime from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to discover what the dig has turned up on our free public archaeology tour of organized in partnership by the Herring Run Archaeology Project, Baltimore Heritage, and the Preservation Society of Federal Hill and Fell's Point, and…

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May 2020

The Shipwrecks of Curtis Bay with Underwater Archaeologist Dr. Susan Langley

May 17, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Curtis Creek Ship Graveyard (Jaws Marina), 6100 Chemical Rd
Curtis Bay, MD 21226 United States
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Event Canceled

Did you know there is a ship graveyard in Baltimore’s Curtis Creek? Join us onsite in front of half-submerged and hidden vessels for an outdoor talk by Maryland’s State Underwater Archaeologist, Dr. Susan Langley. Dr. Langley will explore the ships in the area that include vessels built for WWI, a ship that surprisingly sailed unmanned from North Carolina to Maine and back, an early example of a ship made from cement, and some intriguing schooners and tugs for good measure.

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May 2022

Event Canceled: Remembering Laurel Cemetery (Lecture & Exhibition Reception)

May 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Center for Architecture & Design, 100 North Charles Street, Suite P-101
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Laurel Cemetery was incorporated in 1852 as Baltimore’s first nondenominational cemetery for African Americans. It quickly became a popular place of burial for people across Black Baltimore’s socioeconomic spectrum, including 230 Black Civil War veterans and notables such as Civil Rights activist Reverend Harvey Johnson.

In 1958 and after a series of lawsuits failed to prevail in the courts, Laurel Cemetery was leveled. Today it is the site of the Belair-Edison Crossing Shopping Center, and home to several businesses. However, many current patrons and nearby residents have no knowledge of the site’s former purpose and significance. Join members of the Laurel Cemetery Memorial Project to learn more about the important history of the site and how we can preserve its memory.

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