Baltimore Museum of Industry, BG&E Print and Negative Collection, BGE.47525, 10/19/1971
Urban renewal shaped the landscape of Baltimore in tremendous ways during the 1950s and 1960s – fundamentally transforming historic neighborhoods from Mount Vernon to Bolton Hill. We’ll be riding and walking through this fascinating history with two great programs – a happy hour and a free walking tour around State Center on Friday, August 24 followed by a morning bike tour on Saturday, August 25 across nearly all of central Baltimore. Both our tour and happy hour are organized in partnership with Bikemore - Baltimore’s new bike advocacy organization.
Toasting State Center at Dougherty’s Pub
Friday, August 24, 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Dougherty’s Pub, 223 West Chase Street Baltimore, MD 21201
Free State Center walking tour starts from Dougherty’s at 5:15pm
Our regular Preservationist Happy Hour is back in Mt. Vernon at Doughterty’s – a great neighborhood pub with fifteen beers on draft, seasonal specials, and happy hour beer specials. If you’re looking for something to eat, they have a classic bar menu with burgers, sandwiches and more. We’re also offering a preview of our Urban Renewal by Bike tour with a free 45-minute walking tour through State Center – a complex of government offices built from the 1950s through the 1970s and one of the city’s largest urban renewal projects.
Baltimore by Bike Takes on Urban Renewal
Saturday, August 25, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
RSVP today! $10 per person.
Meet at Mount Vernon Place in the west park between Charles and Cathedral Streets.
Ride along for a tour of the city’s best brutalist buildings, modern apartment towers, and more as we explore the history of post-WWII urban renewal efforts from Mount Vernon Place to State Center. Of course, even in the 1960s preservationists fought to preserve historic buildings, so we’ll also get to take a look at once-threatened landmarks from the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion to the Shot Tower.
Baltimore Heritage is teaming up with Read That City — a new book club for The City That Reads dedicated to reading non-fiction, novels and more about Baltimore and by Baltimoreans — to organize our latest Young Preservationist Happy Hour! Join us next Friday evening in Mt. Vernon to celebrate a few of the new books (and local authors) that will be featured at the CityLit Festival on Saturday, April 14.
Young Preservationist Happy Hour
Friday, April 13, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Brewer’s Art, 1106 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
RSVP today to join our e-mail list!
Pick up a copy of Wicked Baltimore: Charm City and Scandal to peek into the darker corners of Baltimore’s past or check out From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story for a story of the challenges and rewards of a DIY rowhouse rehab. We’ll be joined by both authors of these two new Baltimore books — Lauren Silberman and Ron Tanner — for a informal opportunity to drink and chat about books, buildings and history with fellow Baltimore preservationists (and book lovers)!
The Brewers Art is located in a classy historic building in the heart of Mt. Vernon right on the Charm City Circulator Purple Route. With their affordable happy hour specials and a great selection of house beers, Brewer’s Art gets very crowded early in the evening so please come out early. Don’t forget to RSVP and have a chance to win free Behind the Scenes tour tickets next Friday!
Join us for our first happy hour of 2012 and a unique celebration to kick off the War of 1812 Bicentennial at J. Patrick’s in Locust Point! Since we’re just down the road from Fort McHenry, we’ve invited the Fort’s National Park Service rangers and interpreters to come out us for a drink. Buy them a round and you’ll discover that they love talking about the Battle of Baltimore over a beer just as much as they do at the Fort itself.
J. Patrick’s Irish Pub
1371 Andre Street, 21230 (Locust Point)
Thursday, February 16, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
With a wide selection of Irish and English beers, Irish dancing and music throughout the week, and an award-winning Guinness pour, J. Patrick’s is an authentic Baltimore bar in the friendly historic neighborhood of Locust Point. We’ll be drinking to celebrate the beginning of the War of 1812 Bicentennial commemoration and will be joined at the bar by rangers and interpreters, including a few who’ll be showing off their War of 1812 period clothing. Whether you come dressed as Francis Scott Key or straight from the office, RSVP today and come out for a great happy hour with friends, neighbors and old building lovers from across the city.
After months of exploring new neighborhoods and preservation issues — from redevelopment on the West Side at Alewife to discussing the future of heritage on Wikipedia at the Midtown Yacht Club — we’ve arrived at our last Happy Hour for the year at Amour Baltimore in the Hollins Market neighborhood. This month’s Young Preservationist Happy Hour is co-hosted by the Baltimore Red Line Community Liaisons and it’s a great opportunity to visit a fun corner of southwest Baltimore while learning about the future of transportation and revitalization in Baltimore.
Young Preservationist Happy Hour in Hollins Market
Thursday, December 8, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Amour Baltimore, 1116 Hollins Street (near Hollins Market)
Come out and enjoy an evening of jazz music and tasty drink specials at Amour Restaurant, formerly known as Cockey’s Tavern, on Hollins Street! You can meet the Red Line Liaisons, get the latest updates on the Red Line project and have any questions about the Red Line answered. If this is your first Baltimore Heritage event, we’ll give you a free membership with discounts on tours and a subscription to our quarterly newsletter. Please RSVP for a chance to win free Behind the Scenes tour tickets on December 8!
Baltimore’s Young Preservationist Happy Hour is headed down to southeast Baltimore (finally!) on Thursday, September 29. Fell’s Point has been a vibrant historic neighborhood for nearly 300 years and we’re sure that it has had its share of great bars since the early 1700s. Located in a building dating from 1858, One-Eyed Mike’s on Bond Street still has an 1860s hand-carved back bar and the original tin ceiling. Their Thursday happy hour includes specials on draft beer, call cocktails and wine by the glass through 7:00 pm. We’ll be enjoying the start of fall out on the back patio, which Baltimore City Paper declared the place for Baltimore’s Best Outdoor Dining.
Young Preservationist Happy Hour in Fell’s Point
One-Eyed Mike’s, 708 South Bond Street
Thursday, September 29, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
This month’s Happy Hour is co-hosted by the Preservation Society– the historic preservation nonprofit for Fell’s Point and Federal Hill. Among other things, the Preservation Society is at the heart of why Fell’s Point is a great neighborhood and not an interstate highway, so be sure to check the box to learn more about their work and upcoming programs. If this is your first Baltimore Heritage event, we’ll give you a free membership with discounts on tours and a subscription to our quarterly newsletter. Please RSVP for a chance to win pair of Behind the Scenes Tour tickets.
Baltimore’s Young Preservationist Happy Hour is back in Mount Vernon on Friday, July 22 for our usual beers plus a quick talk from the the new Wikipedian-In-Residence at the Smithsonian Archives of American Art! Can’t get enough Wikipedia in one evening? Come out to the first GLAM Wiki Partnerships in Baltimore meeting hosted by the Walters Art Museum on Saturday, July 23.
Young Preservationist Happy Hour meets Wikipedia
Friday, July 22, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Midtown Yacht Club, 15 East Centre Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
Despite the name and its location just across the street from the historic Peabody Conservatory, the Midtown Yacht Club is an unpretentious neighborhood bar with affordable drinks (all beer & cocktails will be 50 cents off all evening) and a solid Tex-Mex influenced bar menu. Come early to grab your beer and get settled so you can enjoy our talk on exciting new partnerships between Wikipedia and cultural heritage organizations at 6:30 pm.
From the British Library to the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, cultural heritage organizations are partnering with the Wikipedian community to share collections of historic photographs, document public art, celebrate local landmarks, and more. Join us for a short talk by Sarah Stierch–the new Wikipedian-in-Residence for the Smithsonian Archives of American Art–starting at 6:30 pm or just drop by for a beer when you can.
GLAM Wiki Partnerships in Baltimore
Saturday, July 23, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Walters Museum, 600 North Charles Street
RSVP by July 18
If you work with a cultural heritage organization and you’re interested in developing your own partnerships with Wikipedians and the Wikimedia community, join us for the first GLAM Wiki Partnerships in Baltimore meeting hosted by the Walters Museum. We’ll start with an introduction to how GLAMs (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums) across the country are partnering with Wikipedia from Wiki DC organizer Katie Flibert and museum professional Sarah Stierch. This introduction will be followed by a presentation by Dylan Kinnett on new online engagement efforts by the Walters Art Museum. We’ll then conclude with a lively brainstorming session on new opportunities here in Baltimore. Please RSVP for this meeting by July 18!
Start your Memorial Day weekend with a happy crowd of architects, archivists, planners and folks who just love old buildings and join us us for our third Young Preservationist Happy Hour at Joe Squared on North Avenue.
Young Preservationist Happy Hour | 133 W. North Avenue
Friday, May 27, 2010
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Since 2005, Joe Squared has anchored the corner of Howard Street and West North Avenue in an early 20th century block first used as a tavern back in the 1950s. No specials on tap this time but with outdoor seating and a menu of unique pizzas, salads, and sandwiches, Joe’s is a can’t miss destination on North Avenue. If this is your first Baltimore Heritage event, we’ll give you a free membership with discounts on tours and a subscription to our quarterly newsletter. Please RSVP for a chance to win discounted tickets to the 2011 Baltimore Heritage Awards Celebration in historic Union Square Park.
Take a tour of the Station North Arts District with the Central Baltimore Partnership
Joe Squared isn’t the only exciting new business and neat historic building on North Avenue. Join Ashley Wallace, Community Planner for the Central Baltimore Partnership, on a quick 30 minute walking tour starting at the Charles Theater at 5:25 PM. We’ll stop by the Crown Cork & Seal Co. Building (better known at the Copycat) where William Painter invented the bottle cap in 1891 along with new arts spaces like the Load of Fun Gallery. When you RSVP just let us know if you’re coming early for the tour.