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February 2018

From Poole & Hunt to Clipper Mill: A Short History

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Enoch Pratt Free Library – Hampden Branch, 3641 Falls Road
Baltimore, MD 21211 United States
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Gilt lettering advertising Poole & Hunt around a black-and-white illustration of the foundry.

Nathan Dennies of the Greater Hampden Heritage Alliance will present a short history of the Poole & Hunt Foundry and Machine Works, focusing on how the site changed over time to meet new and challenging industrial needs, and eventually its adaptation to its current use as Clipper Mill. The event is free and registration is not required.

This program is held in partnership with Baltimore Heritage and Preservation Maryland as part of the History of the Jones Falls Mills project, recently chosen as part of Preservation's Six-to-Fix initiative. Grant support for the project comes from the Baltimore National Heritage Area.

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Lillie Carroll Jackson Museum Community Open House

February 28 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

One of our community partners, the Lillie Carroll Jackson Museum, is opening its doors on Wednesday, February 28 for a Black History Month open house and all are invited. The event is from 5:30 to 8:30 pm and will include live jazz, door prizes, and the launch of the museum’s new book club. The event is free but RSVPs are encouraged. To RSVP and for more information, contact Ms. Michelle Ifill at Micheele.Ifill@morgan.edu or 410-885-3255. The museum is located at 1320 Eutaw Place, Baltimore MD 21217.

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March 2018

Baltimore on Show: A Behind the Scenes Tour and Drink at The Elephant

March 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Register
The Elephant, 924 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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From its earliest days in the 1850s as the home of Benjamin Chew Howard to its time as the showroom for Baltimore’s Pothast Furniture to today’s fine dining Elephant restaurant, 924 North Charles Street has a rich and storied history. Join co-owner Steven Rivelis on a Behind the Scenes tour of The Elephant, ending with one glass of the house specialty drink Tiffany Punch, named after the Tiffany glass that continues to adorn this fine Mt. Vernon building.

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Catacombs, 100-Year Vendors and History at Lexington Market

March 10 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am | Register
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. Along 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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Blending Gothic and Modern on a Massive Scale: the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Register
Cathedral of Mary our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21210 United States
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When the fates spared Thomas O’Neill’s dry goods store from the flames of the Great 1904 Fire, he pledged to build a new church in Baltimore. With funds from his bequest, the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen was completed in 1959 as the third largest cathedral in the U.S. Join us and docents from the Cathedral to explore this architectural gem that masterfully combines a traditional Gothic style with loads of Art Deco elements both inside and out.

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