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April 2018

Neighborhood Institute 2018

April 14 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Baltimore Design School, 1500 Barclay Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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Each year, Strong City Baltimore puts on the Neighborhood Institute– a day of workshops taught by community leaders and activists for community leaders and activists on the knowledge and tools they need to tackle challenges big and small. Last year’s event featured such workshops as Organizing Your Block, Introduction to Community Land Trusts, and The Future of Policing in Baltimore. Neighborhood Institute provides attendees breakfast & lunch, amazing networking opportunities, and the opportunity to learn from championed leaders. Save the…

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Catacombs, 100-Year Vendors and History at Lexington Market

April 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am | Register
Faidley’s Seafood (Entrance), 203 N. Paca Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10
Colorized postcard of people standing around market stalls in front of the Lexington Market shed building.

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. Along the tour, we will talk with the owners of Faidley’s, Berger’s, Konstant’s Candy, 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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May 2018

Catacombs, 100-Year Vendors and History at Lexington Market

May 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am | Register
$10
Colorized postcard of people standing around market stalls in front of the Lexington Market shed building.

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. Along the tour, we will talk with the owners of Faidley’s, Berger’s, Konstant’s Candy, 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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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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June 2018

Half a Century of Preserving History at the Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River Museum

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | Register
Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River, 516 Eastern Boulevard
Essex, MD 21221 United States
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$10

Did you know that in the days before air-conditioning, families would ride the open aired Eastern Avenue trolley from Highlandtown to Essex and back just to get some breeze? Organized in 1968, the Heritage Society of Essex and Middle River has been a steward of wonderful stories like this and a treasure trove more for 50 years. The organization opened a museum in 1975 in a former 1920s fire and police station that at one time also served as a courthouse. In addition to restoring a historic building, the museum includes historical artifacts, hundreds of binders containing information on the Essex and Middle River area dating to the 1880s, and extensive archival photograph collections. Please join us and the historians and archivists from the museum to peel back the layers of history in this part of Baltimore County.

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