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February 2021

The Preserve the Baltimore Uprising Project: A People’s Archive (Virtual Lecture)

February 5 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual MD United States
By Donation

Preserve the Baltimore Uprising began as a digital repository designed to preserve and make accessible original content captured and created by individual community members, grassroots organizations, and witnesses to the protests that followed the death of Freddie Gray on April 19, 2015. It is a people’s archive. For the people. By the people. Owned by all.

Public Historians strive to be both responsible and responsive. As scholars, we are responsible for upholding the highest standards of intellectual inquiry. As public servants, we are committed to responding to the needs, interests, and desires of our audiences and stakeholders. Sometimes it is difficult to balance these two demands. In this talk, Dr. Denise Meringolo, Professor and Director of Public History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, describes the processes, values, and ethical considerations underlying the creation of Preserve the Baltimore Uprising, a crowd-sourced digital collection.

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Finding Eutaw Farm: The Herring Run Archaeology Project (Virtual Talk)

February 12 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual MD United States
By Donation

Join us to learn about how Eutaw Farm was discovered and its role in Baltimore history!

Jason Shellenhamer and Lisa Kraus are the co-directors of the Herring Run Archaeology Project, a free public archaeology program in the City of Baltimore. Jason, Lisa and their team of volunteers have spent the last 6 years exploring the remains of Eutaw Farm, an 18th and 19th century estate located in modern Herring Run Park. The house at Eutaw Farm burned down in 1865, and vanished from memory, but it was never really gone. Join us to learn about how Eutaw Farm was discovered, the roles it played in Baltimore's history, and the fascinating people who once called Eutaw home.

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Virtual Talk: Olmsted Brothers Vision for Wyman Park and the Stony Run Stream Valley

February 19 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual MD United States
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The presentation will focus on the Olmsted vision and what remains today! Wyman Park and the Stony Run Stream Valley demonstrate the premier design work of the Olmsted Brothers from 1903 to 1947. The influential landscape architecture firm was established in 1898 by brothers John Charles Olmsted and Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., sons of the eminent landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted. The Municipal Art Society hired them to produce the City’s first comprehensive park system plan in 1904, the Development of Public Grounds for Greater Baltimore Report. The Wyman family had donated land for Johns Hopkins University in 1902 for use as a northern campus and that same year, the University gave the remainder of the land to the City of Baltimore to serve as a public park.

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Design for Distancing: Reopening Baltimore Together (Virtual Talk)

February 26 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual MD United States
By Donation

Learn how local designers are working to make public spaces safer during the pandemic! 

Hear from three local design teams – Envirocollab, Graham Projects and Living Design Lab – who are working to adapt public spaces for COVID-19 and how Baltimore’s Design for Distancing program can serve as a model for other cities. This program is presented in partnership with Neighborhood Design Center, AIA Baltimore/Baltimore Architecture Foundation, the Maryland Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (MD ASLA) and the Baltimore Museum of Industry.

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