Destination Baltimore: A Talk on the Story of Immigration and Opportunity

Engineers Club / Garrett Jacobs Mansion 11 West Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD

For more than two centuries and for almost two million people, Baltimore was the destination that promised hope and opportunity--a new life. For this talk, historian Jack Burkert will discuss the realities of immigrating to America. Beginning in the 18th century, and accelerating through the 19th century, immigrants provided the labor force necessary for Baltimore to become an industrial powerhouse. Throughout the 20th century, new arrivals from other parts of America continued to fuel Baltimore’s growth. Who were these people? Where were they from? Why did they leave home? We hope you’ll join us to explore these questions and more at this lecture!

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New Light on Hidden Lives: A Talk on Discovering the Histories of Hampton’s Enslaved Workers

Engineers Club / Garrett Jacobs Mansion 11 West Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD

In 1790, the Ridgely family’s Hampton Mansion was the largest house in the United States. Who worked to keep this enormous estate running efficiently? Who labored in the surrounding gardens and, a little farther away, in the lucrative, but treacherous iron furnaces? Join us to hear Gregory Weidman, Curator, Hampton National Historic Site, talk about her recent research as a member of the Hampton Ethnographic Team that worked for three years to uncover and document the lives and families of those enslaved on the Hampton estate.

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The Industrial Valley: A Lecture on 200 Years of Manufacturing on the Jones Falls

Engineers Club / Garrett Jacobs Mansion 11 West Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD

Please join us to trace the industrial history and legacy of the Jones Falls Valley from Mt. Washington to Station North. Nathan Dennies of the Greater Hampden Heritage Alliance will cover the history of the area's factories and villages, and tell the story of the people who lived and worked here—from the grist mills of the late 18th century and the rise and fall of the textile mills in the 19th and 20th centuries, to the smaller manufacturers that took their place and the industries of today that continue the valley's long industrial tradition.

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Mount Vernon Place Plein Air Art Show 2022

Engineers Club / Garrett Jacobs Mansion 11 West Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD

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.

$20