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June 2022

The Olmsted Firm’s Evolving Relationship with the Roland Park Company (Virtual Talk)

June 3 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual MD United States
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On Friday June 3, 2022, author Ann G. Giroux will give a Virtual History on "The Olmsted Firm's Evolving Relationship with the Roland Park Company" starting at 1:00pm. The Roland Park Company, headed by Edward H. Bouton, collaborated with the Olmsted firm on numerous projects both in and out of Baltimore’s historic Roland Park Company District. This professional relationship, which spanned several decades, produced dramatically different landscape treatments, reflecting Bouton’s growing experience, confidence and stature, evolving trends in suburban residential design, and financial considerations. This program will show through pictures and plans how the Olmsteds adapted their planning principles to meet Bouton’s requirements for the communities of Roland Park (1890s), Guilford (1910s) and Homeland (1920s).

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Historic Green Mount Cemetery

June 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Green Mount Cemetery, 1501 Greenmount Ave
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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$20

Opened in 1839, Green Mount is an early example of an urban-rural cemetery, that is, a cemetery with a park-like setting located close to the countryside. Green Mount is the final resting place of some of Maryland’s most famous, and infamous, figures including Johns Hopkins, Enoch Pratt, William and Henry Walters, Mary Elizabeth Garrett, Betsy Patterson, A.S. Abell, John H. B. Latrobe, A. Aubrey Bodine, John Wilkes Booth, and Elijah Bond, who patented the Ouija Board! Join Baltimore Heritage and tour guide Tim Fabiszak to tour Baltimore’s historic Green Mount Cemetery.

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History from the Middle of the Street: A Walking Tour for the Charles Street Promenade

June 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
1 W Saratoga St, Baltimore, MD 21201, 1 W Saratoga St
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10

Baltimore is kicking cars off of portions of Charles Street for a day, and we're taking advantage of it! On Saturday June 4, only pedestrians and bicycles will be allowed on a good portion of Charles Street between Saratoga and North Avenue as part of the Charles Street Promenade. Join Baltimore Heritage’s Executive Director, Johns Hopkins, on a stroll down the middle of the street to get a perspective that we normally don't get of many of the city's most interesting historic buildings. We'll talk about some of Maryland’s oldest churches, take in architecture from Colonial Revival to Brutualist, and share stories from the founding of American philanthropy to the role rye whisky played in shaping more than a few beloved institutions...all from the middle of the street!

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Out of the Ashes: The Great Baltimore Fire of 1904

June 5 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
The Replica Gaslight, 300 E Baltimore St
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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$10

In February 1904, Baltimore’s chief firefighter cabled Washington DC: “Desperate fire here. Must have help at once!” A tremendous fire was sweeping through downtown and showed little signs of stopping. Not until 5:00 p.m. the next day was the fire brought under control. Overall, it destroyed 1500 buildings, left 35,000 people unemployed, and damaged $150 million of property. Resilient Baltimore rebounded quickly, erecting new buildings, widening streets, and improving fire safety designs. Rising out of the ashes, Baltimore used the fire to rethink the city, and the downtown we know today is shaped largely by this incident. Join us on this walking tour as we see what 2500 degrees Fahrenheit heat can do to blocks of solid stone, learn how the fire shaped architecture locally and across the country, and hear the tale of one of the fire’s great heroes: Goliath the horse.

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Historic Ridgely’s Delight

June 12 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum, 216 Emory Street
Baltimore, MD United States
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$10

For a tiny neighborhood squeezed between the University of Maryland and Camden Yards, Ridgely’s Delight contains an oversized history. George Washington slept here and Babe Ruth was born here! Join us to walk the preserved, picturesque streets of one of the earliest neighborhoods in Baltimore while we look back at the stories of both its famous visitors and the ordinary Baltimoreans who worked and raised their families here. 

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Reviving the Royal Theater (Virtual Talk)

June 17 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual MD United States + Google Map
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In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Royal Theater, we arev hosting a talk on the theater and the work being done to revive this historic community through the insights of three guest speakers. 

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Jonestown & the Shot Tower: A Walking Tour

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Carroll Mansion, 800 Lombard Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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$10

Originating in 1661, Jonestown is Baltimore’s oldest and most historic neighborhood. Both groundbreaking industry and vibrant communities have thrived here. On this tour, we will see the vestiges of its Eastern European Jewish residents as we pass Corned Beef Row. We hope you’ll join Baltimore Heritage and tour guide Bev Rosen as we stroll past a series of firsts: the McKim Free School, the city’s oldest education building from 1833, the Lloyd Street Synagogue, the first synagogue in Maryland and the third oldest in the country, the 1808 home of Charles Carroll, the longest living signer of the Declaration of Independence, and the Hendler Creamery, the nation’s first fully-automated ice cream manufacturing plant. And of course, what is a visit to Jonestown without a stop at the iconic Phoenix Shot Tower, which until 1846 was the tallest building in the country!

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Mount Vernon Place: A Monumental City Tour

June 26 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Washington Monument (South Entrance), 699 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10

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. Join us on a tour to hear the stories behind the landmarks of Baltimore’s grandest historic neighborhood.

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July 2022

Historic Amusement Parks of Baltimore (Virtual Talk)

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Virtual MD United States
By Donation

On Friday, July 8th, the Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF) and Baltimore Heritage are hosting a Zoom presentation on the Historic Amusement Parks of Baltimore as part of their Virtual Histories Lunchtime Series. Beginning at 1pm, guest presenter John Coleman will share the rich history of the bygone amusement parks and beach resorts from the 1870s and stretching into the late 20th century that Baltimoreans eagerly traveled to reach by boat, streetcar, train, or automobile.

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Historic Ridgely’s Delight

July 10 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum, 216 Emory Street
Baltimore, MD United States
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$10

For a tiny neighborhood squeezed between the University of Maryland and Camden Yards, Ridgely’s Delight contains an oversized history. George Washington slept here and Babe Ruth was born here! Join us to walk the preserved, picturesque streets of one of the earliest neighborhoods in Baltimore while we look back at the stories of both its famous visitors and the ordinary Baltimoreans who worked and raised their families here.

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Federal Hill Beyond the Views: A Monumental City Tour

July 17 @ 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 used it 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 to quarry minerals. Join us on a tour of Federal Hill and the neighborhood around it to learn about this waterfront community’s rich history, including stops at one of the last wooden houses in the city, the oldest house in Federal Hill, and the wonderful alley houses along Churchill Street.

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Mount Vernon Place: A Monumental City Tour

July 24 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Washington Monument (South Entrance), 699 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10

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. Join us on a tour to hear the stories behind the landmarks of Baltimore’s grandest historic neighborhood.

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August 2022

Out of the Ashes: The Great Baltimore Fire of 1904

August 7 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
The Replica Gaslight, 300 E Baltimore St
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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$10

In February 1904, Baltimore’s chief firefighter cabled Washington DC: “Desperate fire here. Must have help at once!” A tremendous fire was sweeping through downtown and showed little signs of stopping. Not until 5:00 p.m. the next day was the fire brought under control. Overall, it destroyed 1500 buildings, left 35,000 people unemployed, and damaged $150 million of property. Resilient Baltimore rebounded quickly, erecting new buildings, widening streets, and improving fire safety designs. Rising out of the ashes, Baltimore used the fire to rethink the city, and the downtown we know today is shaped largely by this incident. Join us on this walking tour as we see what 2500 degrees Fahrenheit heat can do to blocks of solid stone, learn how the fire shaped architecture locally and across the country, and hear the tale of one of the fire’s great heroes: Goliath the horse.

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Historic Ridgely’s Delight

August 14 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum, 216 Emory Street
Baltimore, MD United States
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$10

For a tiny neighborhood squeezed between the University of Maryland and Camden Yards, Ridgely’s Delight contains an oversized history. George Washington slept here and Babe Ruth was born here! Join us to walk the preserved, picturesque streets of one of the earliest neighborhoods in Baltimore while we look back at the stories of both its famous visitors and the ordinary Baltimoreans who worked and raised their families here. 

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Federal Hill Beyond the Views: A Monumental City Tour

August 21 @ 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 used it 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 to quarry minerals. Join us on a tour of Federal Hill and the neighborhood around it to learn about this waterfront community’s rich history, including stops at one of the last wooden houses in the city, the oldest house in Federal Hill, and the wonderful alley houses along Churchill Street.

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Mount Vernon Place: A Monumental City Tour

August 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Washington Monument (South Entrance), 699 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10

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. Join us on a tour to hear the stories behind the landmarks of Baltimore’s grandest historic neighborhood.

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September 2022

Historic Ridgely’s Delight

September 11 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Babe Ruth Birthplace and Museum, 216 Emory Street
Baltimore, MD United States
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$10

For a tiny neighborhood squeezed between the University of Maryland and Camden Yards, Ridgely’s Delight contains an oversized history. George Washington slept here and Babe Ruth was born here! Join us to walk the preserved, picturesque streets of one of the earliest neighborhoods in Baltimore while we look back at the stories of both its famous visitors and the ordinary Baltimoreans who worked and raised their families here.

Find out more »

Federal Hill Beyond the Views: A Monumental City Tour

September 18 @ 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 used it 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 to quarry minerals. Join us on a tour of Federal Hill and the neighborhood around it to learn about this waterfront community’s rich history, including stops at one of the last wooden houses in the city, the oldest house in Federal Hill, and the wonderful alley houses along Churchill Street.

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Mount Vernon Place: A Monumental City Tour

September 25 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Washington Monument (South Entrance), 699 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$10

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. Join us on a tour to hear the stories behind the landmarks of Baltimore’s grandest historic neighborhood.

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Mount Vernon Place Plein Air Art Show 2022

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Engineers Club / Garrett Jacobs Mansion, 11 West Mount Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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$25

The best of Baltimore’s history and art come together on September 25 at one of Baltimore’s most spectacular historic places: the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion. This spring and summer, artists from the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association will bring their easels to Mount Vernon Place to capture its magnificent history, landscapes and architecture. On Sunday, September 25, we’ll have the original paintings of Mount Vernon Place on display and for sale.

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October 2022

Out of the Ashes: The Great Baltimore Fire of 1904

October 2 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
The Replica Gaslight, 300 E Baltimore St
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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$10

In February 1904, Baltimore’s chief firefighter cabled Washington DC: “Desperate fire here. Must have help at once!” A tremendous fire was sweeping through downtown and showed little signs of stopping. Not until 5:00 p.m. the next day was the fire brought under control. Overall, it destroyed 1500 buildings, left 35,000 people unemployed, and damaged $150 million of property. Resilient Baltimore rebounded quickly, erecting new buildings, widening streets, and improving fire safety designs. Rising out of the ashes, Baltimore used the fire to rethink the city, and the downtown we know today is shaped largely by this incident. Join us on this walking tour as we see what 2500 degrees Fahrenheit heat can do to blocks of solid stone, learn how the fire shaped architecture locally and across the country, and hear the tale of one of the fire’s great heroes: Goliath the horse.

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Federal Hill Beyond the Views: A Monumental City Tour

October 16 @ 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 used it 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 to quarry minerals. Join us on a tour of Federal Hill and the neighborhood around it to learn about this waterfront community’s rich history, including stops at one of the last wooden houses in the city, the oldest house in Federal Hill, and the wonderful alley houses along Churchill Street.

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Mount Vernon Place: A Monumental City Tour

October 23 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Washington Monument (South Entrance), 699 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
+ Google Map
$10

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. Join us on a tour to hear the stories behind the landmarks of Baltimore’s grandest historic neighborhood.

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November 2022

Out of the Ashes: The Great Baltimore Fire of 1904

November 6 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
The Replica Gaslight, 300 E Baltimore St
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
+ Google Map
$10

In February 1904, Baltimore’s chief firefighter cabled Washington DC: “Desperate fire here. Must have help at once!” A tremendous fire was sweeping through downtown and showed little signs of stopping. Not until 5:00 p.m. the next day was the fire brought under control. Overall, it destroyed 1500 buildings, left 35,000 people unemployed, and damaged $150 million of property. Resilient Baltimore rebounded quickly, erecting new buildings, widening streets, and improving fire safety designs. Rising out of the ashes, Baltimore used the fire to rethink the city, and the downtown we know today is shaped largely by this incident. Join us on this walking tour as we see what 2500 degrees Fahrenheit heat can do to blocks of solid stone, learn how the fire shaped architecture locally and across the country, and hear the tale of one of the fire’s great heroes: Goliath the horse.

Find out more »

Federal Hill Beyond the Views: A Monumental City Tour

November 20 @ 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 used it 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 to quarry minerals. Join us on a tour of Federal Hill and the neighborhood around it to learn about this waterfront community’s rich history, including stops at one of the last wooden houses in the city, the oldest house in Federal Hill, and the wonderful alley houses along Churchill Street.

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