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March 2019

America’s Oldest Ironworks: A Tour at G. Krug & Son

March 20 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
G. Krug & Son Ironworks, 415 West Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$15
G. Krug & Son Ironworks

As the nation’s oldest continuously operating ironworks company, G. Krug & Son literally has helped build Baltimore. For over 200 years, the firm has fabricated distinctive components of such notable landmarks as the Baltimore Basilica, the Washington Monument and the Baltimore Zoo. Join our tour with current owner and fifth generation ironworker Peter Krug to see archival blueprints, century-old rare pieces of ironwork that are no longer made anywhere, and Krug’s two hundred year old ironworks building where they produce wonderful pieces as they have for over two centuries.

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April 2019

Dragon Clocks, Antique Musical Machines and More: An Awe-Inspiring Visit to the “Clock House”

April 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Clock House, 2100 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21218 United States
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$15

Question: What historic house in Baltimore has a clock on the front that is shaped like a dragon holding a bell in its mouth and strikes the hours with its tail? The answer is Mr. Durward Center’s “Clock House” in the Old Goucher Historic District that combines the best of a Victorian Baltimore rowhouse with Mr. Center’s ticking, whirring monument to historical clocks and mechanical musical machines. Please join us for a tour and be prepared to be charmed.

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Catacombs, 100-Year Vendors and History at Lexington Market

April 13 @ 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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Backstage at Center Stage, Costume Shop and All

April 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Center Stage Theater, 700 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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$10

Center Stage theater has called the 1899 former Loyola College and High School building its home since 1975. Updated and redesigned several times over the last 40 years, the most recent work at Center Stage was a $28 million extensive renovation completed two years ago. Please join us as we learn how a modern theater flourishes in a century old building with a backstage tour of Center Stage, including a visit to the costume shop in action.

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May 2019

From Chagall to Chad: African Art and Judaica at Historic Madison House

May 2 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Madison House, 4 East Madison Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$15

When Paul Scott Rhodes purchased the elegant (and enormous) mansion at 4 East Madison Street in Mt. Vernon three years ago, the physician and hotelier knew that it was perfect for his extensive collection of African art and pieces from his collection of Jewish artists, including several signed works in Marc Chagall’s Bible series. Join us and Dr. Rhodes as we peek through the wonderfully restored historic building and learn from the owners’ collection of African art and Judaica along the way, of course accompanied by a little wine and cheese.

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Catacombs, 100-Year Vendors and History at Lexington Market

May 11 @ 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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June 2019

Steel, Glass, Plants and History: Behind the Scenes at the Howard P. Rawlings Conservatory

June 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory, 3100 Swann Drive
Baltimore, MD 21217 United States
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$10

Established in 1888 as the Druid Hill Conservatory and modeled after London’s famous Kew Gardens, today’s Howard P. Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens has grown from its original Palm House and Orchid Room to include three greenhouses, two display pavilions, and outdoor gardens. Join us as we stroll through the second oldest steel framed-and-glass building in the country to learn about its history and its botanical collection.

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Stonewall Uprising Turns 50: Celebrating LGBTQ Heritage in Mt. Vernon

June 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Waxter Center, 1000 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10

50 years ago to the day, New York’s LGBT community rose up to protest a police raid at Greenwich’s Village’s Stone Wall Inn. We are celebrating this critical turning point in the nation’s struggle for LGBT rights with a tour through our own Mt. Vernon neighborhood to learn about pioneering residents who shaped Baltimore’s educational institutions, founded Baltimore’s first black LGBT church and more. We’ll end at Flavor. You bring the conversation and we will pick up the tab for appetizers!

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