Northeast Baltimore residents, archaeology enthusiasts, students and families are all encouraged to stop by to learn more about historical archaeology and the history of Herring Run Park.
Lisa Kraus and Jason Shellenhamer, the directors of the Herring Run Archaeology Project, will discuss the last three years of work at the Eutaw Manor House, which was once the country seat of William Smith and his descendants, the Hall family.
If you have volunteered for the Herring Run Archaeology Project in the past or you’re interested in getting involved, please join the project team for the fall volunteer meeting on Saturday, September 9 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Project archaeologists Jason Shellenhamer and Lisa Kraus will discuss their findings from the spring fieldwork, plans for future field and lab work, and ways we can improve both the way the project runs and the volunteer experience. Anyone who would like to take part in the project is invited to attend!
Northeast Baltimore residents, archaeology enthusiasts, students and families are all encouraged to stop by to learn more about historical archaeology and the history of Herring Run Park. The project team is offering guided tours of the site starting at 10:00 a.m., and visitors can enjoy opportunities to talk with archaeologists and see the finds from the week of work in the park.
On two new tours this spring we are celebrating great art from Baltimore’s past and meeting the people who are making and teaching art in Baltimore’s present. On April 27, please join us on a visit to one of the grandest art collections in the city on our tour: Travel to the Gilded Age at Evergreen House. Evergreen House, once the home of Ambassador T. Harrison Garrett and his artist wife Alice Garrett, is a splendid building filled with the Garrett family’s art collection (including paintings by Degas and Picasso and one of the world’s largest collections of Tiffany glass).
On May 11, our tour of the Schuler School of Fine Arts is a chance to learn about a school that carries on the work of master Baltimore sculptor Hans Schuler. From Samuel Smith at the top of Federal Hill to Martin Luther near Lake Montebello, Schuler’s figurative monuments and sculptures adorn the city. Today, students learn the techniques of the Old World masters in the house and studio that has been part the Schuler family story for over a century. On our tour with the Schuler relatives and art instructors, we’ll see finished work by Schuler and works-in-progress by current students at the school.
Finally, we hope you can join us and our partners with the Herring Run Archaeology Project at our 2017 open house this Saturday, April 29. Project archaeologists Jason Shellenhamer and Lisa Kraus along with a great group of local volunteers are looking forward to sharing the story of the Eutaw manor house and the archaeology of the park with visitors from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.