STARTING FALL 2018!
New Membership Renewal Schedule
Starting this fall the JHU Museums will be moving to a single, quarterly membership solicitation. This means that when the season comes to renew your membership, you will receive just one reminder notice in the mail and one follow-up email. Should you have any questions, please contact Lee Bruch, Development Coordinator for the Sheridan Libraries and University Museums, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-516-8327.
MONDAY, OCT 1, 5-7PM - ARCHITECTURE LECTURE SERIES!
Recovering Eden: Reconstructing Robert Eden's Annapolis Mansion
Homewood's 2018 Architecture Lecture Series kicks off with a talk by historian Michelle Fitzgerald about Annapolis' Eden-Jennings House, the long-lost home of Maryland's last proprietary governor. Using archival and remaining physical evidence, Fitzgerald will reconstruct the house and discuss the social and political motivations that impacted its fate. MORE »
BEGINS MONDAY, OCT 1, 10AM-12PM
Evergreen Museum & Library Docent Training
Interested in history, architecture, or decorative arts? Become a tour guide at Evergreen Museum & Library! Docents join the intellectual life at Johns Hopkins University and enjoy opportunities for additional training, plus invitations to social events, openings, lectures, and tours of other historic sites. Those accepted into the program are required to complete the museum's five-week training course, pass a background check, and commit to working a minimum of four hours per month. MORE »
MONDAY, OCT 22, 5-7PM - ARCHITECTURE LECTURE SERIES!
Becoming Buckland: Rediscovering One of America's Earliest Architects
Homewood's 2018 Architecture Lecture Series continues with a talk by Rachel Lovett, the curator and assitant director of the Hammond-Harwood House in Annapolis. Lovett will detail how William Buckland, the architect of the Hammond-Harwood House, was rescued from obscurity by 20th-century scholarship and discuss Buckland's brief but eventful life, which saw him become the architect of choice for the elite of Virginia and Maryland. MORE »
WEDNESDAY, OCT 24, 6:30-8:30PM
Book Talk: John W. Garrett and the Baltimore
& Ohio Railroad
Few companies were more integral to American expansion than the B&O Railroad, and few figures were more central to the B&O than John Work Garrett (1820-1884), who ran the company for 26 pivotal years. Kathleen Waters Sander, author of the recently-published John W. Garrett and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad will discuss the extraordinary life and times of this 19th-century power broker. Book signing and reception to follow. MORE »
MONDAY, OCT 29, 5-7PM - ARCHITECTURE LECTURE SERIES!
Revealing the Artist: Restoring the Bay of Naples Mural at Clifton Mansion
Homewood's 2018 Architecture Lecture Series concludes with a talk by the conservation team restoring the 160-year-old Bay of Naples mural in Northeast Baltimore's Clifton Mansion. After 18 months of work, conservators Thomas Moore, Gillian Quinn, and Laurie A. Timm, will discuss what it took to uncover the 15-by-25-foot painting, and what suprises it yielded as they peeled back layer upon layer of the past. MORE »
THURSDAY, NOV 1, 6:30-8:30PM
Book Talk: Elisabeth Gilman: Crusader for Justice
As the youngest daughter of Daniel Coit Gilman, founding president of the Johns Hopkins University, “Miss Lizzie” grew up privileged but spent her entire adult life advocating and agitating for social justice and reform. Ross Jones, the author of the new biography, Elisabeth Gilman: Crusader for Justice, will discuss the extraordinary life of this irrepressible and influential Baltimorean. Book signing and reception to follow. MORE »
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