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May 2018

Historic Jonestown and the Shot Tower: Monumental City Tour

May 13 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am | Register
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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Fell’s Point Historic Harbor House Tour

May 13 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm | Register
Lucretia B. Fisher Visitor Center, 1724 Thames Street
Baltimore, MD 21231 United States
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$20

The Preservation Society of Federal Hill and Fell's Point is hosting its 47th annual Historic Harbor House tour on Sunday May 13, 2018. The self-guided tour includes homes and gardens and showcases the rich history of the waterfront neighborhood. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. The event will take place rain or shine, and proceeds benefit the Preservation Society. Pick up tickets at the Lucretia B. Fisher Visitor Center: 1724 Thames Street. For information, visit FPHousetours.org…

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Oh Those Marble Steps: 150 Years of Stone Work at the Hilgartner Stone Company

May 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm | Register
Hilgartner Stone, 2220 Severn Street
Baltimore, MD 21230 United States
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$15

Founded in 1863 by German immigrants Ludwig Hilgartner and partner Gottfried Schimpf, Hilgartner Stone has been producing some of the nation’s finest stonework for over 150 years. Once with a branch office in Chicago, a workshop in Los Angeles, and a marble purchasing agency in Carrara, Italy, today Hilgartner focuses on restoration, repair, and historic replication of all types of stonework, including a new project to repurpose Baltimore marble steps from buildings that are being demolished. Please join us and Hilgartner CEO Tom Doyle to see and learn about 150 years of stone working in Baltimore.

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Preservation Maryland: Best of Maryland Awards

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Register
The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, 844 E. Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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$20

The Preservation Maryland Best of Maryland awards will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House in Baltimore City. This celebratory event recognizes some of Maryland’s best projects, programs, and people protecting Maryland history and heritage. All are welcome to enjoy and explore the Flag House with people that love Maryland as much as you do.

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ASM Central Chapter Meeting & Talk on Bromo Seltzer

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Natural History Society of Maryland, 6908 Belair Road
Baltimore, MD 21206 United States
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Free

The ASM Central Chapter meets on the Friday, May 18, 2018, at the Natural History of Maryland. Come join the ASM Central Chapter as we host the delightful Ernie Dimler, Collections Curator of the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, as he discusses the history of Isaac Emersons Pharmacies, the growth of the Bromo Seltzer business (whose bottles we constantly find!) and the building of the iconic Bromo Seltzer Tower of Baltimore. He will explain the importance of having collections to research…

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Lauraville by Foot: From Iron Furnaces to Leafy Suburb

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | Register
Zekes Coffee, 4719 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD United States
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$15

As the nineteenth century progressed, iron furnaces along Darley Path turned to truck farms and then to leafy suburban neighborhoods on Harford Road. Join Christine Muldowney with the Lauraville Heritage Project and Eric Holcomb from the city’s preservation commission on a walk through this neighborhood steeped in history.

The meeting location and information on parking will be coming soon!

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West Baltimore Murals and History by Bike

May 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm | Register
Zella’s Pizzeria, 1145 Hollins Street
Baltimore, MD 21223 United States
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$15

West Baltimore is full of public art and rich in history. On our tour, we’ll explore loads of both, as well as sites of transportation and communication innovation. Our stops will include artwork in Sandtown-Winchester, Upton, and Druid Heights, as well as the sites of the first mile or railroad track and the spot where Samuel Morse’s first long distance telegraph wire was installed. Please join us and our two great tour guides, Graham Coreil-Allen and Ralph Brown, on a tour where we will cover approximately 5 miles and ride at leisurely pace.

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

May 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Register
$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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