Monday, June 5, 2017

UNDERGROUND RAILROAD PROGRAM FOR KIDS @ MT. CLARE MUSEUM HOUSE THIS SATURDAY

clip_image001UNDERGROUND RAILROAD PROGRAM

WHEN: Saturday, June 10, 2 pm to 4 pm
WHERE:
Mount Clare Museum House, 1500 Washington Boulevard, Carroll Park, Baltimore
ADMISSION: $6.00 for members, $10.00 for non-members.
Pre-paid reservations are required. Space is limited. Tour is included. Email director@mountclare.org or call 410-837-3262 ext. 101 to make reservations or for more information

Mount Clare Museum House is open from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM with house tours on the hour and the walking tour at noon and 2 pm. Admission rates apply except for the demonstration. 

For more information visit www.mountclare.org.  There is plenty of free parking at the mansion in Carroll Park.

Mount Clare Museum House, Baltimore’s oldest colonial house, was home to Charles Carroll, Barrister and numerous slaves and indentured servants. Sitting high on a hill overlooking downtown Baltimore, Mount Clare Museum House in Carroll Park located at 1500 Washington Boulevard was built by Charles Carroll, Barrister in 1760 as a part of a 1,000 acre colonial agricultural-industrial complex

The museum is offering an educational opportunity for grade school children to learn about the Underground Railroad. Children and their families will learn about slavery at Mount Clare and in early America and learn about the struggle of enslaved individuals to seek their freedom. 

Learn about the Underground Railroad and how enslaved persons escaped using the stars as their guides.  During this interactive program, participants will read Follow the Drinking Gourd, develop our own secret code, and make a constellation scope to take home. This event includes a family-friendly tour with a focus on slavery at Mount Clare.

Mount Clare Museum House is the property of the City of Baltimore and is administered by the National Society of Colonial Dames of America=Maryland Chapter in partnership with the B&O Railroad Museum. The purpose of the Mount Clare Museum House is to preserve the circa 1760 historic house and its supporting collections and to engage the public with the late Colonial and early Federal periods of Maryland’s history and lifestyles, while focusing on the historic figures who contributed to the history of Mount Clare. Mount Clare, a National Historic Landmark, was built by Charles Carroll, Barrister and his wife Margaret Tilghman. The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Maryland and the museum staff are dedicated to serving a diverse audience by carrying out the above goals through accurately interpreting the house and providing programs that offer a variety of learning experiences and enhanced educational opportunities to all visitors.