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All activities listed are FREE on the dates and times noted. Many events require advance reservations.  All dates, artists and venues subject to change. Please check organization’s website or call directly to confirm reservation information, seating availability or specific details. For directions call the presenting organization or visit www.google.com/maps

 
  This symbol includes activities for Literary Arts Week.



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HISTORY & HERITAGE

MARYLAND HUMANITIES COUNCIL
Mt. Vernon Walking Tour

Follow in the footsteps of Baltimore’s literary luminaries and discover the elegant brownstone mansions and majestic cultural institutions built by Baltimore’s successful 19th century merchants and industrialists. Learn how a neighborhood of scholars, struggling artists and authors, newspapermen, philanthropists and social reformers offered rich opportunities to discuss and debate ideas and open new literary avenues.

Tues Oct 8 11am
Sun Oct 13 11am

Meet the guide in front of the Enoch Pratt Free Library Central Branch – 400 Cathedral Street

Call 410-685-4186 or go online at http://mtvernonlitwalklitartswk.eventbrite.com to make a reservation.

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ARTS EVERY DAY
Stories From the Struggle for Civil Rights: An Oral History Performance

Stories from the Struggle for Civil Rights is a dynamic oral history performance performed by individuals who were personally involved during the era of the civil rights movement. Weaving actual experiences with songs and poetry this program brings to life an era fighting for equality in our country. As our country celebrates the 50th anniversary of the civil rights movement this performance pays special tribute to the unknown heroes, their legacies through personal accounts. The original program was inspired by Sandra Abbott, Curator of Collections & Outreach at UMBC, Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture and is directed by Harriet Lynn, Producer/Artistic Director of Heritage Theatre Artists’ Consortium. There is a post-performance discussion with audience members.

Wed Oct 30 10am

Creative Alliance - 3134 Eastern Avenue

Reserve tickets by emailing Julia@artseveryday.org

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B&O RAILROAD MUSEUM
The War Came by Train

The B&O Railroad Museum will feature programs and guided tours of its landmark exhibit, The War Came By Train, focusing on the B&O Railroad's role during the American Civil War. The Museum will offer free admission for visitors both days and feature and educational programming with Living Historians who will discuss various aspects of railroading, travel, and military life during the War. Join Museum docents for guided tours of the exhibit that holds the largest assemblage of Civil War locomotives and rail cars in the world!

Tues Oct 8 & 22 10am – 4pm

B&O Railroad Museum – 901 West Pratt Street

Advance reservations are not required.

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BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF INDUSTRY
Free admission on two Sundays in October

Visitors may tour the museum on their own, borrow iPod tours for free, or tour the museum with a docent. The BMI’s exhibits replicate and tell the store of regional industrial history with exhibits that include a replicated cannery, garment loft, print shop, corner store and bakery, machine and blacksmith shop, and pharmacy, plus a transportation exhibit, and information exploring the many “first” created in Maryland. Children can use their hands as they explore the BMI through Touch boxes located in museum galleries. Hands-on activities and crafts will be available for children and families on both days.

In addition, BMI is partnering with Baltimore Review on a free poetry workshop. During this two hour program, participants will explore and be inspired by the museum and write a poem, which will be shared with the group. Attendance limited to 20 people.

Sun Oct 6 & 20 10am – 4pm

Sun Oct 13 1pm – 3pm – Poetry Workshop Preregistration required for poetry workshop - Call 410-727-4808 ext. 132. Additional details about the program will be provided to registrants.

Baltimore Museum of Industry – 1415 Key Highway

No advance reservations required for free admission days.

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CARROLL MUSEUMS
Celebrate the Phoenix Challenge

Enjoy free admission to the Phoenix Shot Tower to celebrate progress in our Phoenix Challenge. Download our new Phoenix Shot Tower Mobile Game to your iOS device and play to make a drop shot while avoiding rats and falling lead. Check out the refurbished on-site Shot Tower Sound and Light Show, hear some great stories and learn Tower facts.

Sat Oct 19 10am - 4pm

The Phoenix Shot Tower – 801 E. Lombard Street

Reservations are only required for groups of 10 or more. Call 410-605-2964.

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