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June 2018

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

June 17 @ 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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2018 Preservation Awards Celebration at the Fox Building

June 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fox Building, 3100 Fallscliff Road
Baltimore, MD 21211 United States
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$65

Please join Baltimore Heritage for our annual Preservation Awards Celebration on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the historic Fox Building in Hampden. The evening will include food and drinks, tours of Fox Building, the former factory for Noxema that is now being converted into apartments, and a celebration of the year's best preservation and revitalization projects and the people who made them happen

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The Bird is the Word: Orioles Magic from the Archives

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Peabody Heights Brewery, 401 East 30th Street
Baltimore, MD 21218 United States
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Celebrate the official beginning of summer by enjoying a beer with some rare archival baseball footage from the WJZ-TV Collection of MARMIA, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Moving Image Archive. This free screening will feature highlights from the history of the Baltimore Orioles baseball team, with footage from the 1960s through until the construction of Camden Yards in the 1990s, including some of the greats: Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, Jim Palmer, Eddie Murray, Cal Ripken Jr, and more! We are also starting…

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Federal Hill Beyond the Views: A Monumental City Tour

June 24 @ 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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Factory Tour of Fashions Unlimited: A Renaissance in Baltimore’s Garment Industry

June 26 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Fashions Unlimited, 1100 Wicomico Street, Ste. 515
Baltimore, MD 21230 United States
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$10

If you thought that the garment industry in Baltimore was a relic of the past, think again! Since its founding in 1976, Fashions Unlimited has been manufacturing clothing from its South Baltimore factory and is going as strong today as ever. With sewing machines and a skilled workforce of designers, cutters, and sewers, it produces a range of products from bathing suits for start-up businesses to sportswear for Fila, Nike, and Champion. Please join us and company founder Phil Spector on a tour of the Fashions Unlimited factory in action and learn how “Made in the USA” is happening here in Baltimore.

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Maryland Statewide Preservation Plan: Public Meeting

June 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Hwy
Baltimore, MD 21230 United States
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Brick museum building and a large steel crane holding a U.S. flag above the building.

The Maryland Historical Trust is hosting public meetings in June to solicit feedback about goals and recommended actions for the statewide preservation plan—a five-year guidance document for government agencies, non-profit advocates and others involved in historic preservation, archeology and cultural heritage.

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July 2018

Historic Jonestown and the Shot Tower: Monumental City Tour

July 8 @ 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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Lecture: The Investigation of Historic Laurel Cemetery

July 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Natural History Society of Maryland, 6908 Belair Rd
Baltimore, MD 21206 United States
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Come to hear archaeologist and University of Baltimore professor Ronald Castanzo talk about his investigation of an African American graveyard from a mall in Baltimore. Learn more about the project from recent coverage in the Baltimore Sun.

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