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March 2018

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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Awards from the President to the Queen: Inside Hayles & Howe Ornamental Plasterwork and Scagliola

March 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Register
Hayles & Howe Ornamental Plasterwork and Scagliola, 2700 Sisson Street
Baltimore, MD 21211 United States
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With awards from the President of the United States and the Queen of England, Hayles & Howe Ornamental Plasterwork and Scagliola is responsible for some of the most impressive plasterwork around. This includes the ceiling at Union Station in DC, the Virginia Capitol dome, and our own First and Franklin Church in Mt. Vernon. Please join us and the master crafts people at Hayles & Howe to get up close to plaster manufacturing the old-school way, including expansive pieces now in their studio for the restoration of a large theater in Philadelphia, which we will get to see in progress.

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Archaeology for Everybody: 6 Session Course

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Natural History Society of Maryland, 6908 Belair Rd
Baltimore, MD 21206 United States
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Want to dig up some fun this spring? Please join us for an exciting 6 session introductory course to archaeology taught by Lisa Kraus and Jason Shellenhamer. This is a fun, interactive, thought-provoking class that provides a thorough introduction to the discipline of archaeology in an approachable way. We’ll talk about the history of archaeology, archaeological research and excavation techniques, how to analyze artifacts, archaeological sites both glamorous and not-so-glamorous, and what it all means for those of us living…

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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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Rise + Shine Waverly Oral History Workshop

March 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
The 29th Street Community Center, 300 E 29th St
Baltimore, MD 21218 United States
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Come learn about interviewing the history-keepers and memory-holders in your family and neighborhood in this free two-hour workshop with the the makers of the award-winning Baltimore City history podcast, The Rise of Charm City. Get tips on interviewing and recording techniques and more. Residents are also invited and encouraged to participate in local history interviews about their experiences living and working in Waverly. This workshop is part of the Rise of Charm City's Light City 2018 Neighborhood Lights Project, which…

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