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February 2019

Mount Vernon Love Stories: A Historic Valentine’s Walking Tour

February 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Marburg Mansion, 14 West Mt. Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$15

Baltimore historian Jamie Hunt is back with a Valentine’s Day-themed walking tour of romance in Mount Vernon, and a look inside Ambassador Marburg’s mansion (wonderfully restored by Agora Publishing). From Revolutionary War hero John Eager Howard to current celebrity Jada Pinket Smith, for two centuries Mount Vernon has seen spectacular love stories, bitter feuds, and more than a few juicy trysts. Walk along with us and learn some revealing stories about these and many other historic characters.

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Mount Vernon Love Stories: A Historic Valentine’s Walking Tour

February 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Marburg Mansion, 14 West Mt. Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$15

Baltimore historian Jamie Hunt is back with a Valentine’s Day-themed walking tour of romance in Mount Vernon, and a look inside Ambassador Marburg’s mansion (wonderfully restored by Agora Publishing). From Revolutionary War hero John Eager Howard to current celebrity Jada Pinket Smith, for two centuries Mount Vernon has seen spectacular love stories, bitter feuds, and more than a few juicy trysts. Walk along with us and learn some revealing stories about these and many other historic characters.

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March 2019

Catacombs, 100-Year Vendors and History at Lexington Market

March 9 @ 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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The History of Baltimore Potters and Surrounding Areas: 1750-1950

March 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Natural History Society of Maryland, 6908 Belair Rd
Baltimore, MD 21206 United States
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Free

Come hear the fascinating history of pottery and potters and firebrick makers of Baltimore, Harford, and Cecil Counties in Maryland researched by James R. Koterski, PhD.

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The Alcazar Hotel and the Graham House: Historic Buildings at the Baltimore School for the Arts

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Baltimore School for the Arts, 712 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10
A streetscape showing a brick former theater building next to a large brownstone house.

In addition to producing fantastic young musicians, the Baltimore School for the Arts has produced some fantastic history from its Mt. Vernon campus! Join us to learn about the former Alcazar Hotel and Graham House, buildings that hosted H.L. Mencken and Charles Lindbergh along with countless dancers at Baltimore Cotillions. The tour will take place during rehearsals and practices and we’ll get glimpses of the art students in action and how these grand historic places now have vibrant second lives.

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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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Lecture: History of Maryland’s Women’s Suffrage Movement

March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, 844 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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As America approaches the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote, Preservation Maryland will host a traveling lecture series with historian Kacy Rohn which will unravel the history of the suffrage movement in Maryland and a look at the historic places where this story unfolded.

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

March 24 @ 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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