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June 2019

Downtown Landmarks and Lions: Monumental City Tour

June 2 @ 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,…

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The Nooks and Crannies of Druid Hill Park by Bike

June 8 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Clipper Mill Entrance to Druid Hill Park, 3500 Parkdale Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211 United States
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$15

Escape the sensory overload of the big city, oil up your old bike, and spend a serene June morning exploring the nooks and crannies of beautiful Druid Hill Park with amateur historian Ralph Brown and public artist and park neighbor Graham Coreil-Allen. Along the way, we’ll learn why a Know Nothing Party mayor left the park to the city in the 1850s, stop by a hidden Zen garden, and explore the park’s history of segregation. If you can ride a bike you will be right at home on this tour: the route will be on mostly flat, dedicated, safe bike trails.

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Historic Jonestown and the Shot Tower: Monumental City Tour

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Carroll Mansion, 800 Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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$10

Anchored by the Phoenix Shot Tower, Historic Jonestown is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city and includes often overlooked landmarks. In addition to going inside the Shot Tower, on this tour you'll learn about the city’s oldest religious building (Friends Meeting House) and the third oldest synagogue in the country (Lloyd Street Synagogue), and the longest-lived signer of the Declaration of Independence, Charles Carroll. The Shot Tower, the tallest structure in the United States until 1846, stands out…

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Steel, Glass, Plants and History: Behind the Scenes at the Howard P. Rawlings Conservatory

June 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory, 3100 Swann Drive
Baltimore, MD 21217 United States
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$10

Established in 1888 as the Druid Hill Conservatory and modeled after London’s famous Kew Gardens, today’s Howard P. Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens has grown from its original Palm House and Orchid Room to include three greenhouses, two display pavilions, and outdoor gardens. Join us as we stroll through the second oldest steel framed-and-glass building in the country to learn about its history and its botanical collection.

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2019 Preservation Awards Celebration at Hoen & Co. Lithograph Building

June 13 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Hoen & Co. Lithograph, 2101 East Biddle Street
Baltimore, MD 21213 United States
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$75

Please join Baltimore Heritage for our 2019 Preservation Awards Celebration on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at the Hoen & Co. Lithograph building. We're thrilled to get to see this 117 year old building that once printed everything from survey maps to psychedelic album covers as it is being transformed into new space for Strong City Baltimore. We'll have loads of food from Blue Pit BBQ, including their fantastic vegetarian barbecue, and lots to drink as we congratulate this year's award winners.

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Mount Vernon Place and the Washington Monument: Monumental City Tour

June 16 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Washington Monument (South Entrance), 699 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$15

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. The Garrett family, owners of the B&O Railroad, the Walters, founders of the Walters Art Museum, and the Thomases, owners of Mercantile Bank, are among the families that built handsome mansions along the four parks that surround the Washington Monument. The recent renovations to the two-hundred-year-old Washington Monument are…

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Federal Hill Beyond the Views: Monumental City Tour

June 23 @ 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 celebrated atop Federal Hill when we ratified the U.S. Constitution. We fortified the hill to defend the city from the British in the War of 1812 and to make sure we stayed in the Union in the Civil War. We have even tunnelled under it! Join us on a tour of Federal Hill and the surrounding neighborhood to learn about this waterfront community’s rich history, including stops at one of the last wooden houses in the city, the oldest…

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Stonewall Uprising Turns 50: Celebrating LGBTQ Heritage in Mt. Vernon

June 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Waxter Center, 1000 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10

50 years ago to the day, New York’s LGBT community rose up to protest a police raid at Greenwich’s Village’s Stone Wall Inn. We are celebrating this critical turning point in the nation’s struggle for LGBT rights with a tour through our own Mt. Vernon neighborhood to learn about pioneering residents who shaped Baltimore’s educational institutions, founded Baltimore’s first black LGBT church and more. We’ll end at Flavor. You bring the conversation and we will pick up the tab for appetizers!

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July 2019

Mount Vernon Place and the Washington Monument: Monumental City Tour

July 21 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Washington Monument (South Entrance), 699 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$15

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. The Garrett family, owners of the B&O Railroad, the Walters, founders of the Walters Art Museum, and the Thomases, owners of Mercantile Bank, are among the families that built handsome mansions along the four parks that surround the Washington Monument. The recent renovations to the two-hundred-year-old Washington Monument are…

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Federal Hill Beyond the Views: Monumental City Tour

July 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 celebrated atop Federal Hill when we ratified the U.S. Constitution. We fortified the hill to defend the city from the British in the War of 1812 and to make sure we stayed in the Union in the Civil War. We have even tunnelled under it! Join us on a tour of Federal Hill and the surrounding neighborhood to learn about this waterfront community’s rich history, including stops at one of the last wooden houses in the city, the oldest…

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August 2019

Downtown Landmarks and Lions: Monumental City Tour

August 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,…

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Mount Vernon Place and the Washington Monument: Monumental City Tour

August 18 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Washington Monument (South Entrance), 699 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$15

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. The Garrett family, owners of the B&O Railroad, the Walters, founders of the Walters Art Museum, and the Thomases, owners of Mercantile Bank, are among the families that built handsome mansions along the four parks that surround the Washington Monument. The recent renovations to the two-hundred-year-old Washington Monument are…

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Federal Hill Beyond the Views: Monumental City Tour

August 25 @ 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 celebrated atop Federal Hill when we ratified the U.S. Constitution. We fortified the hill to defend the city from the British in the War of 1812 and to make sure we stayed in the Union in the Civil War. We have even tunnelled under it! Join us on a tour of Federal Hill and the surrounding neighborhood to learn about this waterfront community’s rich history, including stops at one of the last wooden houses in the city, the oldest…

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September 2019

Mount Vernon Place and the Washington Monument: Monumental City Tour

September 15 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Washington Monument (South Entrance), 699 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$15

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. The Garrett family, owners of the B&O Railroad, the Walters, founders of the Walters Art Museum, and the Thomases, owners of Mercantile Bank, are among the families that built handsome mansions along the four parks that surround the Washington Monument. The recent renovations to the two-hundred-year-old Washington Monument are…

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Rowhouses Near and Far: Historian Charlie Duff on his New Book “The North Atlantic Cities”

September 15 @ 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

What do Amsterdam, London, Dublin, and Baltimore have in common? They are part of the great family of the world’s rowhouse cities, of course! Join historian Charlie Duff for an exploration of these and other row house cities and the debut of his newly released book, The North Atlantic Cities. If you’ve ever wondered why we have so many rowhouses in Baltimore as compared to pretty much nearly everywhere else, what it means to organize your city around them, or what led Baltimoreans two hundred years ago to start the ball rolling down this rowhouse path, this talk is for you. Mr. Duff will have copies of his book to purchase.

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Federal Hill Beyond the Views: Monumental City Tour

September 22 @ 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 celebrated atop Federal Hill when we ratified the U.S. Constitution. We fortified the hill to defend the city from the British in the War of 1812 and to make sure we stayed in the Union in the Civil War. We have even tunnelled under it! Join us on a tour of Federal Hill and the surrounding neighborhood to learn about this waterfront community’s rich history, including stops at one of the last wooden houses in the city, the oldest…

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Bmore Historic 2019

September 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Hwy
Baltimore, MD 21230 United States
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$15

Save the date! Bmore Historic 2019 will take place at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway on Friday, September 27, 2019. Registration will open this summer. Special thanks to our 2019 sponsors: the Dresher Center for the Humanities at UMBC and the Orser Center for the Study of Place, Community & Culture. What is Bmore Historic? Bmore Historic is a participant-led unconference for scholars, students, professionals and volunteers who care about public history, historic preservation and cultural heritage…

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October 2019

Downtown Landmarks and Lions: Monumental City Tour

October 6 @ 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,…

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Celebrate National Coming Out Day on a LGBTQ Heritage Walking Tour in Charles Village!

October 12 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Normal’s Books & Records, 425 East 31st Street
Baltimore, MD 21218 United States
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$10

Help us keep celebrating National Coming Out Day with a LGBT heritage walking tour in Charles Village! We’ll learn about local landmarks from the original home of the Gay Community Center of Baltimore, now the GLCCB, to places where radical feminist publishers gave a voice to lesbian authors who might not otherwise have been read. We’ll end the tour at Peabody Heights Brewery where you supply the conversation and we will supply a pizza lunch.

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Mount Vernon Place and the Washington Monument: Monumental City Tour

October 20 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Washington Monument (South Entrance), 699 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$15

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. The Garrett family, owners of the B&O Railroad, the Walters, founders of the Walters Art Museum, and the Thomases, owners of Mercantile Bank, are among the families that built handsome mansions along the four parks that surround the Washington Monument. The recent renovations to the two-hundred-year-old Washington Monument are…

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Federal Hill Beyond the Views: Monumental City Tour

October 27 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Federal Hill Park (Southwest Corner), 301 Warren Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21230 United States
+ Google Map
$10

Baltimoreans celebrated atop Federal Hill when we ratified the U.S. Constitution. We fortified the hill to defend the city from the British in the War of 1812 and to make sure we stayed in the Union in the Civil War. We have even tunnelled under it! Join us on a tour of Federal Hill and the surrounding neighborhood to learn about this waterfront community’s rich history, including stops at one of the last wooden houses in the city, the oldest…

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November 2019

Downtown Landmarks and Lions: Monumental City Tour

November 3 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Hollywood Diner (at the Baltimore Farmer’s Market), 400 East Saratoga Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
$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,…

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