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July 2018

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

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Washington Monument (North Entrance), 699 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$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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Greater Baltimore History Alliance Summer Picnic

July 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum, 216 Emory Street
Baltimore, MD United States
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Free
A flyer for the Greater Baltimore History Alliance Summer Picnic with a background pattern of red watermelon slices.

Join the Greater Baltimore History Alliance for our quarterly meeting at the Babe Ruth Birthplace from 4-5PM. Stick around after the meeting as we welcome the public to the first Greater Baltimore History Alliance summer picnic.

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Federal Hill Beyond the Views: A Monumental City Tour

July 22 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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$10

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 us 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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From the Abacus to the Enigma: Computers through the Ages at the System Source Computer Museum

July 25 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
System Source Computer Museum, 338 Clubhouse Road
Hunt Valley, MD 21031 United States
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$10
An old mechanical artifacts with a complicated set of gears and wheels.

From the ancient Antikythera Mechanism dating to the first century BC to the Altair 8800, the early personal computer that Paul Allen and Bill Gates (then a student at Harvard) wrote code for in the mid 1970s, the Computer Museum at the IT firm System Source is a marvelous chronicle of the evolution of the computer. Please join us and the museum’s curator Bob Roswell as we explore computers of all shapes and sizes through the ages. Who knows, maybe the museum’s Millionaire Calculating Machine from 1909 will again work its magic on our tour.

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August 2018

Downtown Landmarks and Lions: Monumental City Tour

August 5 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Hollywood Diner (at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market), 400 East Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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$10

Where can you find a piece of the Berlin Wall, a cannon ball mounted on a Conestoga wagon hitch, and over a hundred lions looking down at you from the tops of Baltimore's buildings? On our Downtown Landmarks and Lions tour, of course! In this leisurely stroll—we cover a little over a mile in a little over an hour—you’ll see and hear the highlights of downtown Baltimore’s history and architecture. Best of all, you'll discover where all the noble lions, hellish fiends, and neo-Egyptian sphinxes are hiding—the trick is in looking up! If you are Baltimore born-and-raised or a visitor from out-of-town, you don’t want to miss this Monumental City walking tour!

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How Sweet It Is: Rehb’s Candies Turns 100

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Rheb’s Candies, 3352 Wilkens Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21229 United States
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A small candy store with a tile roof and a neon sign reading: "Rheb's" Overlaid pink text reads: "How Sweet It Is! Rehb's Candies Turns 100"

Newlyweds Louis and Esther Rheb moved into their new home at 3352 Wilkens Avenue in 1917 and a year later, Louis started making candy. With batches of taffies, fudges and jellies going to Hollins and Belair Markets, Rheb’s Candies was born 100 years ago. Please join us and the fourth generation of Rheb family members on a tour of the factory (still on the first floor of their house) and store (a converted garage) of this quintessentially Baltimore legacy business.

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Lafayette Square Festival

August 11 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lafayette Square Park, 816 N. Arlington Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217 United States
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Free

Save the date for the Lafayette Square Festival! Food, music, vendors, and more!

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Historic Jonestown and the Shot Tower: Monumental City Tour

August 12 @ 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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