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October 2018

Preserve Your Home Movies: Basic Practices to Care for Moving Image Memories

October 20 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Baltimore City Archives, 2615 Mathews Street
Baltimore, MD 21218 United States
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Free
A man in a white shirt holding a small film camera to his eye while standing in front of a building.

A partnership between MARMIA and the Baltimore City Archives, this 45-minute lecture introduces the typical audiovisual formats that most people find in their home movie collections and how best to care for them.

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

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
$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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Federal Hill Beyond the Views: A Monumental City Tour

October 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Federal Hill Park (Southwest Corner), 301 Warren Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230 United States
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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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Enlightenment & Architecture: The First Unitarian Church of Baltimore

October 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
First Unitarian Church, 1 West Franklin Street
Baltimore, 21201 United States
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Free
logo for first Unitarian Church's 200th Anniversary

On October 28, at 3:00 pm, the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore will celebrate its 200th anniversary.  Dr. Dell Upton, Distinguished Professor of Architectural History in the Department of Art History at UCLA and Professor Emeritus of Architecture at University of California, Berkeley, will give an illustrated talk on the architectural importance of the First Unitarian Church. The event is free and no RSVP is required.

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“Bringing Billie Back”: Lecture with James Earl Reid, Sculptor of the Billie Holiday Monument

October 28 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Billie Holiday Monument, Pennsylvania Avenue & W. Lafayette Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217 United States
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Come out for a featured lecture by James Earl Reid, sculptor, designer, and creator of the Billie Holiday Monument on Sunday, October 28. This event will feature live musical illustrations by Songstress Larzine as Billie Holiday, accompanied by the Phill Butts Combo. She will perform “God Bless the Child”, “Lady Sings the Blues”, “Strange Fruit”, and “Hush Now Don’t Explain”. Baltimore’s “Billie Holiday Monument” was researched in 2014 by journalist William Merritt Pleasant IV. He discovered that this world-class monument…

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November 2018

Food from Home: Immigration, Bakeries, and Delis by Bike

November 3 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Patterson Park Pagoda, 27 South Patterson Park Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21231 United States
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$25

Celebrate Baltimore’s rich history of immigration with a bike ride that will include stops at several, hundred-year old ethnic food establishments in east Baltimore. Each will offer some tastings of their most famous goodies to sample. In addition to picking up some calories (and hopefully burning them off along the way!), you’ll have the chance to “digest” the motivation for different ethnic groups to migrate and the importance of immigration to the growth of Baltimore. Also “sandwiched” into this tour will be some facts about painted screens, formstone, the sad fate of the bagel, and the history of Nutella.

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Downtown Landmarks and Lions: Monumental City Tour

November 4 @ 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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Iron, Oysters and Railroads: Baltimore Enters the Industrial Age

November 4 @ 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

As Baltimore transitioned from a primarily rural society into an industrial one, shipbuilding, milling, spinning and canning oysters become our city’s early focus. Along with the rise of industry came a new way of life and changes in social aspects of living in an urban space. Join Baltimore Heritage and the Garrett Jacobs Mansion Endowment Fund for a talk by historian Jack Burkert as he discusses how Baltimore’s economy and social fabric fundamentally changed as we entered the Industrial Age.

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