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December 2019

2019 Hampden Historic Churches Open House Tour

December 14, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
St. Mary’s Outreach Center, 3900 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211 United States
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Free

We are pleased to help our partners, the Greater Hampden Heritage Alliance, promote their 2019 Hampden Historic Churches Open House Tour! Go on a self-guided tour of Hampden's historic churches. All churches on the list are free to visit and open from 12:00 - 3:00 pm. Explore Hampden's history and learn about the congregations and organizations located in the buildings today.

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The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote with Author Elaine Weiss

December 15, 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

Nashville, August 1920: Thirty-five states have ratified the Nineteenth Amendment, twelve have rejected or refused to vote, and one last state is needed. It all comes down to Tennessee, the moment of truth for the suffragists, after a seven-decade crusade. Join us as author Elaine Weiss discusses her new book “The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote” where she tells the story of activists winning their own freedom in one of the last campaigns forged in the shadow of the Civil War, and the beginning of the great twentieth-century battles for civil rights.

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Reading a Renovation: A Tour of the Pratt’s Updated Central Library with Architect Sandra Vicchio

December 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Central Branch – Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10

After three years of construction, the $115 million renovation project at the Pratt Central Library is complete and the work is stunning. Carpenters removed dropped ceilings to reveal fabulous stenciling, artists restored decorative molding that was damaged in prior renovations, and lighting experts created new lighting that is historically appropriate and makes the rooms feel light and airy. Join us as we get to tour the library and learn about its restoration with the project’s lead architect, Sandra Vicchio.

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Up into the Clockworks at the Bromo Seltzer Tower

December 27, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bromo Seltzer Tower, 21 S Eutaw St
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10

When Captain Isaac Emerson’s Bromo Seltzer Tower was finished in downtown Baltimore in 1911, this model of Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio boasted clocks that were a foot bigger than London’s Big Ben and held the title as Baltimore’s tallest building. If you’ve wondered what goes on in the Bromo Seltzer Tower and how the imposing clocks actually work, join us on our tour that includes climbing the ships stairs up into the clockworks at the top.

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A Christmas Carol at Clifton Mansion

December 28, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Clifton Mansion, 2701 Saint Lo Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218 United States
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$40

We are pleased to help our friends at Clifton Mansion spread the word about their upcoming event, A Christmas Carol at Clifton Mansion! Celebrate the holidays at the historic Clifton Mansion. On Dec. 18 or Dec. 28, listen to a special holiday reading by "Charles Dickens" of his holiday classic A Christmas Carol in the Victorian-era Clifton Mansion. View the historic building's holiday decorations. Then enjoy wassail and Victorian treats with Mr. Dickens while he reads 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.

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January 2020

From Pianos to Pigskins: Ravens Stadium Then and Now

January 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
M&T Bank Stadium (Ravens Stadium), 1101 Russell St, South West Suite Lobby across from LOT D
Baltimore, MD 21230 United States
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$10

Join us at M&T Bank Stadium for a behind-the-scenes tour of the home of our red-hot Baltimore Ravens! We’ll take in the building from the suite-level to the locker-rooms. Plus, we’ll learn about the enormous Knabe Piano Factory that used to be at the same location. Who would have known that 129 years after Knabe sponsored the opening concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall that the Baltimore Ravens would have an opera-singing kicker (Justin Tucker) performing at the same spot where grand pianos once were made to be shipped to the nation’s opera houses? Join us for this touchdown tour to talk both football players and piano players.

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Catacombs, 100-Year Vendors and History at Lexington Market

January 11 @ 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, 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 Caffeinated City: A Tour of Zeke’s Coffee Roastery and Baltimore’s Coffee History

January 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Zeke’s Coffee Roastery, 3003 Montebello Terrace
Baltimore, MD 21214 United States
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$10

Thomas Rhodes sold his first pound of coffee at the Baltimore Farmers’ Market in November 2005 using a newly acquired one-pound coffee roaster. In doing so, Mr. Rhodes’ new business, Zeke’s Coffee, joined a long line of coffee connoisseurs in Baltimore that includes Alex. Brown and Sons, the nation’s first investment bank, which imported so much coffee that it become the firm’s main source of revenue by the late 19th century. Join us for an espresso-ily energizing tour of Zeke’s Coffee as we talk about Baltimore’s history of coffee and learn about the art of coffee roasting.

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