Celebrate Defenders Day, commemorating the War of 1812 and its connection to Clifton Mansion’s first owner, Captain Henry Thompson of the Battle of Baltimore of September 1814.
Join Civic Works for a special day-long event at Clifton Mansion on Saturday, October 8 from 8:00 AM-6:00 PM. P-ART-Y in the Park will showcase plein air painting, featuring artists painting scenes of the Park and the Mansion, with a picnic in the park and a party on the porch.
Explore the role and legacy of Johns Hopkins and John Work Garrett in building the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad into one of the most significant railroads of the period. Join Dave Shackelford, Chief Curator of the B&O Museum, to discuss the impact of the two noted Baltimore businessmen and philanthropists in making Baltimore one of the most preeminent cities during the post-Civil War era. Tours of Clifton Mansion, Johns Hopkins' Country Estate Home, will follow the program.
The philanthropist Johns Hopkins forever shaped not only Baltimore and Maryland but the fields of higher education and philanthropy. Civic Works, the nonprofit youth corps that recently restored the mansion and has its headquarters there is hosting a talk by Mr. Russ Sears on Mr. Hopkins in conjunction with a new exhibit containing books, articles, and artifacts relating the Hopkins' life. Tours of the mansion will also be available.
Join the Friends of Clifton on Saturday, October 11 for a special program celebrating the legacy of the Battle of Baltimore and the unique history of the Clifton Mansion.
- Meet Captain Thompson and members of the First Baltimore Horse Artillery and hear their tales of the Battle of Baltimore. Visit with the Clifton family, friends and workers.
- Re-live the beat of cavalry horses’ hoofs and roar of musket fire! Explore the harvest, food, fun, games and music of the 1800s.
- Remember the Chesapeake Campaign with Christopher George, author of Terror on the Chesapeake and The Mirage of Freedom: African-Americans in the War of 1812.
- Tour the Clifton Mansion, Baltimore’s remaining home of an officer from the War of 1812. Climb the Clifton Tower and bring the family!
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