Museum Mondays


Museum Mondays: Watch Conservators at Work

Monday, October 20th, 2014 by Lauren Keyes

CL3027 What: Watch Conservators at Work

Where: The Walters Art Museum

When: October 4th – October 20th

Ever wonder how artwork from centuries ago can be restored to perfection? Find out at the Walters Art Museum! Get a “behind the scenes” look at how conservators examine, analyze, and treat artwork; not only can you learn about how and why conservators choose the materials they do, but it’s a great chance to enhance your understanding of why the artists used the materials and styles they used! To find out more about the demonstrations, go to the Walters Art Museum website!



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Museum Mondays: Hampton National Historic Site

Monday, October 13th, 2014 by Courtney Kozieja

1DF9F922-155D-451F-679005E4902D45D6-large What: Hampton National Historic Site

Where: 535 Hampton Ln, Towson, MD 21286

Looking for something fun, fact-filled, and free to do with your family? A visit to the Hampton National Historic Site may be the perfect thing! In the early 1800s, Captain Charles Ridgley had the beautiful mansion built as his “Palace in the Wilderness”, and it later housed his nephew, Governor Charles Ridgley and his family, servants, indentured slaves, British prisoners of war, and craftsmen. The mansion is not only a historical gold mine, but an aesthetic must-see. The site offers free tours of the mansion and the lands, or feel free to explore the wealth of artifacts and scenery on your own! Find out more on the website!



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Museum Mondays: National Museum of Dentistry

Monday, October 6th, 2014 by Courtney Kozieja

NationalDentistryMuseumWhat: National Museum of Dentistry

Where31 South Greene Street

The National Museum of Dentistry is definitely something to sink your teeth in to. (See what I did there?) You can catch a glimpse of George Washington’s teeth as well as Queen Victoria’s personal dental instruments! The museum also includes a section to help educate kids on dental hygiene! Come view dental hygiene from past to present at this interesting and fun museum.

Find out more information from their website!

 



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Museums Mondays: Renaissance Fine Arts

Monday, September 29th, 2014 by Courtney Kozieja

warhol-1What: Renaissance Fine Arts

Where: 88 Village Square

For 25 years, Renaissance Fine Arts have been creating a beautiful gallery for you to enjoy! Pieces by Matisse, Picasso, and Andy Warhol all hang on the walls of this Baltimore art museum. Come out to see your favorite works or learn more about art!

For more information, check out their website!



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Museum Monday: Star-Spangled Banner Flag House

Monday, September 22nd, 2014 by Courtney Kozieja

flaghouse_logoWhat: Star-Spangled Banner Flag House

Where:  844 East Pratt Street

O! Say, can you see this house? This museum, located in Little Italy, was once the home and place of business of  famed Mary Pickersgill. Mary created the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key’s “Star-Spangled Banner.” Check out this home that is equipped with 19th century furniture and things. Booking tours in advance is highly recommended!!

Check out their website to get your tour booked!

 



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Museum Monday: Babe Ruth Museum

Monday, September 15th, 2014 by Courtney Kozieja

babe-ruth-museumWhat: Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum

Where: 216 Emory Street (Three blocks away from Camden Yards)

The sultan of swat! The titan of terror! The colossus of clout! The king of crash! THE GREAT BAMBINO! If you have seen “Sandlot” or enjoy baseball then you know I’m talking about Babe Ruth, the greatest baseball player ever!  The Babe was also born in Baltimore so there is a more reason to visit.

Find out more about this museum on their website!



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Museum Monday: Maryland Historical Society

Monday, September 8th, 2014 by Courtney Kozieja

mdhs_logoWhat: Maryland Historical Society Museum and Library

Where: 201 West Monument St. Baltimore, Maryland 21201

 

 

This museum is the oldest continuously operating cultural institution in the state! There are thousands of paintings and artifacts of Maryland heros from the Revolutionary War and the War off 1812. Find out how the Maryland of the past lived with the Maryland Historical Society’s collection of antique furniture, old glassware, and home goods!

For more information, visit the website!



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Museum Mondays: Jewish Museum of Maryland

Monday, September 1st, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

04_05_2013 003What: Jewish Museum of Maryland

Where: Inner Harbor

Established in 1879, this museum was created to preserve the Jewish American history and culture. The second largest port of immigration to the United States was here in Baltimore, bringing two great waves of Jewish immigrants. This museum is the only museum in America with two historic synagogues preserved for the public. They are situated right in the heart of a historic Jewish neighborhood.

Located a 10 minute walk from the Inner Harbor, this museum has a student discount price of only 4 dollars! Be sure to check out their website here.



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Museum Mondays: Fire Museum of Maryland

Monday, April 28th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

zzdata-fire_museum_20What: Fire Museum

Where: York Road

If you want to learn more about Firefighters visit the Fire Museum of Maryland! This museum is the third largest fire museum in the world, with 40 antique engines, a reconstructed firehouse, and the Great Baltimore Fire and other fire service history exhibits, and steam engine and apparatus demonstrations.
Visit the website here for more information!

 



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Museum Mondays: Cylburn Arboretum

Monday, April 14th, 2014 by Samantha Chemali

800px-Cylburn_Carriage_HouseWhat: Nature Museum

Where: The Carriage House

When: Saturdays 12pm-3pm and Sunday 1pm-4pm

The Cylburn Nature Museum, located in the garage of the Carriage House, displays natural history exhibits of Maryland birds, bird eggs from the late 19th century, butterflies and moths, rocks and minerals, fossils and seashells, games, and habitat dioramas. Many items are available to touch.

The Nature Museum displays one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of Birds of Maryland*, with over 250 mounted specimens, nests and eggs. There are also butterflies, fossils, seashells, skulls, rocks, and a small hands-on exploration area and library.

Visit the website here!



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