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November 2019

From Farmstead Settlement to Divine’s First Home: A Walking Tour of Historic Towson

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Historic Towson Courthouse, 400 Washington Ave
Towson, MD 21204 United States
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$10

Did you know that Divine of John Waters movie fame was born and buried in Towson? Join Towson's own history buff, Ms. Brenda Carl, for a look back at the town’s wonderful history and notable characters. We’ll start at the pre-Civil War Towson Courthouse and learn how the two Towson brothers from Pennsylvania came down the York Turnpike in the 1700's to start the town that's named for them. We'll also visit the site of the original Towson Hotel, where farmers stopped over before continuing on to Baltimore to sell their goods. We hope you'll join us to discover how places like Prospect Hill Cemetery, Loch Raven Reservoir, and East Towson, founded by African Americans formerly enslaved at Hampton Mansion, helped make Towson into the bustling college town it is today.

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December 2019

Boughs of Holly: A Tour of Evergreen Museum & Library Decked Out for the Holidays

December 11 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Evergreen House, 4545 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210 United States
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$10

When a tremendous Gilded Age mansion gets fully-adorned with holiday decorations, there’s a lot to take in and see! Please join us for a special winter tour of the Evergreen Museum and Library, which holds 48 rooms, a soaring portico, a Tiffany designed glass canopy, and loads of holiday decorations. Led by Baltimore Heritage volunteer Richard Messick, we’ll take in the seasonal surroundings while learning about the mansion’s rich history.

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Catacombs, 100-Year Vendors and History at Lexington Market

December 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Faidley’s Seafood (Entrance), 203 N. Paca Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10
Colorized postcard of people standing around market stalls in front of the Lexington Market shed building.

If you haven’t been to Lexington market in a while, or even if you’re a regular there, we hope you’ll join us on a tour of this iconic Baltimore place to learn about recent changes and plans for the future of the market. On the tour, we will talk with the owners of Faidley’s, Berger’s, Konstant’s Candy, and other vendors that have been in their stalls for 100 years or more. We will also go down and explore the catacombs under the marketplace, getting a first-hand look at these mysterious spaces that are normally closed to the public.

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Up into the Clockworks at the Bromo Seltzer Tower

December 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bromo Seltzer Tower, 21 S Eutaw St
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10

When Captain Isaac Emerson’s Bromo Seltzer Tower was finished in downtown Baltimore in 1911, this model of Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio boasted clocks that were a foot bigger than London’s Big Ben and held the title as Baltimore’s tallest building. If you’ve wondered what goes on in the Bromo Seltzer Tower and how the imposing clocks actually work, join us on our tour that includes climbing the ships stairs up into the clockworks at the top.

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January 2020

Catacombs, 100-Year Vendors and History at Lexington Market

January 11, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Faidley’s Seafood (Entrance), 203 N. Paca Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10
Lexington Market

If you haven’t been to Lexington market in a while, or even if you’re a regular there, we hope you’ll join us on a tour of this iconic Baltimore place to learn about recent changes and plans for the future of the market. On the tour, we will talk with the owners of Faidley’s, Berger’s, Konstant’s Candy, and other vendors that have been in their stalls for 100 years or more. We will also go down and explore the catacombs under the marketplace, getting a first-hand look at these mysterious spaces that are normally closed to the public.

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The Caffeinated City: A Tour of Zeke’s Coffee Roastery and Baltimore’s Coffee History

January 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zeke’s Coffee Roastery, 3003 Montebello Terrace
Baltimore, MD 21214 United States
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$10

Thomas Rhodes sold his first pound of coffee at the Baltimore Farmers’ Market in November 2005 using a newly acquired one-pound coffee roaster. In doing so, Mr. Rhodes’ new business, Zeke’s Coffee, joined a long line of coffee connoisseurs in Baltimore that includes Alex. Brown and Sons, the nation’s first investment bank, which imported so much coffee that it become the firm’s main source of revenue by the late 19th century. Join us for an espresso-ily energizing tour of Zeke’s Coffee as we talk about Baltimore’s history of coffee and learn about the art of coffee roasting.

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February 2020

Catacombs, 100-Year Vendors and History at Lexington Market

February 8, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Faidley’s Seafood (Entrance), 203 N. Paca Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10
Lexington Market

If you haven’t been to Lexington market in a while, or even if you’re a regular there, we hope you’ll join us on a tour of this iconic Baltimore place to learn about recent changes and plans for the future of the market. On the tour, we will talk with the owners of Faidley’s, Berger’s, Konstant’s Candy, and other vendors that have been in their stalls for 100 years or more. We will also go down and explore the catacombs under the marketplace, getting a first-hand look at these mysterious spaces that are normally closed to the public.

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Historic Laurel: A Walking Tour of a Booming 19th-Century Milltown

February 9, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Laurel Museum, 817 Main St
Laurel, MD 20707 United States
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$15

Originally called Laurel Factory, the town of Laurel today started as a 19th century milltown with ties to Baltimore along the B&O railroad line. Situated halfway between Baltimore and DC on the Patuxent River, it started as a small grist mill in 1811 and by 1840 had evolved into a cotton mill employing more than 700 workers. Join us and our guide Ann Bennett, Executive Director of the Laurel Historical Society, as we soak in the natural setting of historic Laurel while learning about its bustling past!

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