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July 2017

Sharing Hampden-Woodberry Memories

July 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hampden Branch Library, 3641 Falls Rd
Baltimore, MD 21211 United States
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Local photographer Denny Lynch and the Greater Hampden Heritage Alliance invites you to an evening event where you can share a photograph, artifact or memory concerning the Hampden- Woodberry neighborhood. This is a great opportunity to remember and discuss what it was like to live, work and go to school in one of America’s most intact urban mill villages. So come and celebrate the history and culture of this fascinating area of Baltimore!

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August 2017

Jonestown and the Shot Tower: Monumental City Tour

August 6 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am | Register
Hollywood Diner (at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market), 400 East Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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$5

Walk just a few blocks east from Baltimore’s Sunday Farmers Market and you enter one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city – historic Jonestown. On this tour of often over-looked landmarks, you’ll see handsome cast-iron buildings, hear how urban renewal transformed the community in the 1960s and 1970s, and get inside the famed Phoenix Shot Tower – the tallest structure in the United States until 1846.

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Downtown Landmarks and Lions: Monumental City Tour

August 13 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am | Register
Hollywood Diner (at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market), 400 East Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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$5

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.

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Mount Vernon Place and the Washington Monument: Monumental City Tour

August 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Register
Washington Monument (North Entrance), 699 Washington Place
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10

Mount Vernon began as a country estate for Revolutionary War hero John Eager Howard and grew to be the place to live for Baltimore's rich and famous in the mid-nineteenth century. Join us on a tour to hear the stories behind the Washington Monument and see the landmarks of Baltimore’s grandest historic neighborhood. If your legs are strong, climb the Monument’s stairs for a birds-eye view of central Baltimore!

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Understanding Monuments and an Empty Plinth: Talking about public art and history at Mount Vernon Place

August 20 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Mount Vernon Place (west park), 1 W. Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Free

Join us this Sunday afternoon for an hour-long walk and discussion about the history of the now absent Taney Monument and other monuments around Mount Vernon Place. Why are these statues here? This short tour is an opportunity for residents to learn about the history of the statues, ask questions about the people they depict, and reflect on how they see the monuments today.

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