Join us for an upcoming heritage tour!
We ride bikes, climb scaffolding, and walk up and down hilly streets on our tours of Baltimore’s historic buildings and neighborhoods all across the city.
The best of Baltimore’s history and art come together on September 25 at one of Baltimore’s most spectacular historic places: the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion. This spring and summer, artists from the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association will bring their easels to Mount Vernon Place to capture its magnificent history, landscapes and architecture. On Sunday, September 25, we’ll have the original paintings of Mount Vernon Place on display and for sale.
After an 18-year fight to save her home from condemnation by Baltimore City, Sonia Eaddy won. The historic Sarah Ann Street alley houses will be preserved and offered for homeownership after being rehabbed by Shelley Halstead of Black Women Build. However, the story of redevelopment in Poppleton illustrates how Baltimore City failed to see and hear the people of this historically Black neighborhood along the Highway to Nowhere. Working with residents on research, public programming, and organizing to amplify the stories of legacy residents fighting for development without displacement, we were able to achieve a reset on a misguided redevelopment project underway since 2004. The City’s stance is that we cannot change the past and must move forward in good faith. As a cultural historian and preservationist, I argue we must honor and remember the past and how we got here in order to do the hard work to repair and make amends for the damage done to Black neighborhoods and people in Baltimore. We need real change on how development works in Baltimore and cities like it.
The Meyerhoff Symphony Hall is turning 40 this year and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is shaking things up with a new conductor and a season of innovative music from around the world. To help the BSO usher in this new era, we hope you can join us for a Baltimore Heritage night on Saturday, June 3 to see Latin Fire!