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November 2018

Catacombs, 100-Year Vendors and History at Lexington Market

November 10 @ 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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Historic Jonestown and the Shot Tower: Monumental City Tour

November 11 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Phoenix Shot Tower, 801 East Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10

Walk just a few blocks from Baltimore's Sunday Farmers Market and you enter one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city—historic Jonestown. On this tour of often overlooked landmarks, you'll see the city’s oldest religious building (Friends Quaker Meeting House) and third oldest synagogue in the country (Lloyd Street), learn about cast iron buildings and the longest-lived signer of the Declaration of Independence, and get inside the famed Phoenix Shot Tower—the tallest structure in the United States until 1846.

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Mount Vernon Place and the Washington Monument: A Monumental City Tour

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$10

From Revolutionary War hero John Eager Howard’s country estate “the” place to live for Baltimore's rich and famous in the mid-nineteenth century, join us for a tour of this grand historic neighborhood. The recent renovations to the two-hundred-year-old Washington Monument are the latest news, and if your legs are strong, we’ll climb to the top for a birds-eye view of central Baltimore! Space inside the monument is limited. Each tour is capped at 15 people and we'll meet at the south entrance of the monument.

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December 2018

Catacombs, 100-Year Vendors and History at Lexington Market

December 8 @ 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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WYPR’s “Your Maryland”: Finding the Drama, Color, and Humor in Maryland History with Ric Cottom

December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Engineers Club / Garrett Jacobs Mansion, 11 West Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10

Robert I. Cottom (better known as Ric to friends and public radio listeners) began his sixteen-year run as host of WYPR’s Your Maryland where he shares colorful, human-interest glimpses into Maryland’s past. With the release of his book, Your Maryland: Little-Known Histories from the Shores of the Chesapeake to the Foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, Mr. Cottom’s rich and insightful stories have gained an even wider audience. Please join Join Baltimore Heritage and the Garrett Jacobs Mansion as Ric Cottom shares a few of his marvelous stories as well as some insight into how he creates them.

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January 2019

Everything’s New: Baltimore in the Roaring Twenties

January 6, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Engineers Club / Garrett Jacobs Mansion, 11 West Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10

During 1920s, Baltimore was a boom town. Commerce, industry and jobs for the city’s residents underwent dynamic changes as Baltimoreans listened to Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong on the radio and danced the Foxtrot and Charleston. Join Baltimore Heritage and the Garrett Jacobs Mansion Endowment Fund for a talk by historian Jack Burkert as he walks through this fascinating time of change in Baltimore.

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February 2019

A Hot Time In the Old Town: the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904 with Wayne Schaumburg

February 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Engineers Club / Garrett Jacobs Mansion, 11 West Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10

On a cold Sunday in February, 1904, a gentleman flicked his cigar butt on the sidewalk in front of Hurst’s dry goods store where today’s Royal Farms Arena now stands, sparking the great 1904 Baltimore Fire that destroyed over 1500 buildings and caused damages in the order of $100 million (in 1904 dollars). The fire and Baltimore’s Herculean effort to rebuild have shaped the core of how our city looks and functions today. Join Baltimore historian Wayne Schaumburg as he walks through the great 1904 Baltimore Fire, from the young mayor (35-year old Robert McClane) who found himself tasked with battling the fire and launching the city’s recovery, to how Thomas O’Neill saved his department store and how Baltimore got a new cathedral out of it.

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March 2019

The Ghosts of Johns Hopkins: The Life and Legacy that Shaped an American City with Author Antero Pietila

March 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Engineers Club / Garrett Jacobs Mansion, 11 West Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10

The philanthropist Johns Hopkins has shaped Baltimore perhaps like no other individual, from founding the university and hospital that bear his name to his role in shaping the B&O Railroad and making Baltimore an economic boom town in the 19th century. In a new book, The Ghosts of Johns Hopkins: The Life and Legacy that Shaped an American City, Baltimore author Antero Pietila explores how Hopkins and his legacy also impacted the racial patterns and climate of our city. Join Mr. Pietila as he shares his newest work exploring race and community in Baltimore.

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