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May 2018

Oh Those Marble Steps: 150 Years of Stone Work at the Hilgartner Stone Company

May 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Register
Hilgartner Stone, 2220 Severn Street
Baltimore, MD 21230 United States
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Founded in 1863 by German immigrants Ludwig Hilgartner and partner Gottfried Schimpf, Hilgartner Stone has been producing some of the nation’s finest stonework for over 150 years. Once with a branch office in Chicago, a workshop in Los Angeles, and a marble purchasing agency in Carrara, Italy, today Hilgartner focuses on restoration, repair, and historic replication of all types of stonework, including a new project to repurpose Baltimore marble steps from buildings that are being demolished. Please join us and Hilgartner CEO Tom Doyle to see and learn about 150 years of stone working in Baltimore.

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June 2018

Half a Century of Preserving History at the Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River Museum

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Register
Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River, 516 Eastern Boulevard
Essex, MD 21221 United States
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Did you know that in the days before air-conditioning, families would ride the open aired Eastern Avenue trolley from Highlandtown to Essex and back just to get some breeze? Organized in 1968, the Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River has been a steward of wonderful stories like this and a treasure trove more for 50 years. The organization opened a museum in 1975 in a former 1920s fire and police station that at one time also served as a courthouse. In addition to restoring a historic building, the museum includes historical artifacts, hundreds of binders containing information on the Essex and Middle River area dating to the 1880s, and extensive archival photograph collections. Please join us and the historians and archivists from the museum to peel back the layers of history in this part of Baltimore County.

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