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October 2021

Historic Green Mount Cemetery

October 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Green Mount Cemetery, 1501 Greenmount Ave
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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After 30 years without a break, Baltimore historian Wayne Schaumburg is finally taking a year off and he has kindly shared his tour notes with us. Join Baltimore Heritage and tour guide Tim Fabiszak to tour Baltimore’s historic Green Mount Cemetery. Opened in 1839, Green Mount is an early example of an urban-rural cemetery, that is, a cemetery with a park-like setting located close to the countryside. Green Mount is the final resting place of some of Maryland’s most famous, and infamous, figures including Johns Hopkins, Enoch Pratt, William and Henry Walters, Mary Elizabeth Garrett, Betsy Patterson, A.S. Abell, John H. B. Latrobe, A. Aubrey Bodine, John Wilkes Booth, and Elijah Bond, who patented the Ouija Board!

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Federal Hill Beyond the Views: A Monumental City Tour

October 17 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Federal Hill Park (Southwest Corner), 301 Warren Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230 United States
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Baltimoreans have celebrated atop Federal Hill when we ratified the U.S. Constitution, used it to defend the city in the War of 1812, and fortified it to make sure we stayed in the Union in the Civil War. We have even tunnelled under it to quarry minerals. Join Baltimore Heritage to learn about the rich history of this waterfront community, including stops at one of the last wooden houses in the city, the oldest house in the community, and the wonderful alley houses along Churchill Street.

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2021 Virtual Pitch Party: Help Us Give Away Six Micro-Grants!

October 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Virtual MD United States

Please help us give away five micro-grants to advance good ideas in Baltimore. This is our sixth year of providing micro-grants and as we have done in past years, we’ll have five finalists provide three-minute “pitches” of their ideas… and then we will ask you to cast virtual ballots for your favorite. Based on your votes, we will give out two $500 grants, two $250 grants, and one $50 grant. 

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Restoring the Hawley-Hutzler House (Virtual Talk)

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual MD United States
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In 2019, the grand Victorian 8,000 square foot Hawley-Hutzler Mansion went on the market. The mansion was once the home of the Hutzlers, who owned the famous department store of the same name. The mansion has gone through significant alterations since it was built in 1887, including being converted to offices, and in the 1970s, split up into apartments. Needless to say, there would be a lot of work to do to restore this mansion to its former grandeur.

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