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. Check out our calendar of events below!

 

 

 

 

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

The Center for Architecture & Design 100 North Charles Street, Suite P-101, Baltimore, MD, United States

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.

By Donation

History from the Middle of the Street: A Walking Tour for the Charles Street Promenade

1 W Saratoga St, Baltimore, MD 21201 1 W Saratoga St, Baltimore, MD, United States

Baltimore is kicking cars off of portions of Charles Street for a day, and we're taking advantage of it! On Saturday June 4, only pedestrians and bicycles will be allowed on a good portion of Charles Street between Saratoga and North Avenue as part of the Charles Street Promenade. Join Baltimore Heritage’s Executive Director, Johns Hopkins, on a stroll down the middle of the street to get a perspective that we normally don't get of many of the city's most interesting historic buildings. We'll talk about some of Maryland’s oldest churches, take in architecture from Colonial Revival to Brutualist, and share stories from the founding of American philanthropy to the role rye whisky played in shaping more than a few beloved institutions...all from the middle of the street!

$10

Mount Vernon Place Plein Air Art Show 2022

Engineers Club / Garrett Jacobs Mansion 11 West Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD, United States

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.

$20

Fall Lecture: Preservation for the People with Dr. Nicole King

MICA Brown Center/ Falvey Hall 1300 Mt. Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD, United States

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.

Free