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Of Gas Lights, Weather Bulbs, and Infernos: A Walking Tour at the Light City Festival

Before Baltimore lit up the night with whimsical and creative works of glowing art, Rembrandt Peale sparked a lighting revolution by burning a gas light indoors to attract people at night to his new Peale Museum. From the country’s first gas street lamp to the colored weather announcements on top of 10 Light Street, Baltimore’s history is replete with light-oriented events, and of course including the biggest lighting event of all: the Great 1904 Fire. Join Baltimore Heritage director Johns Hopkins on a stroll through downtown in the twilight to learn about how light and flame have impacted downtown.

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