Upcoming Events At Homewood
  • Dec 3
    Homewood by Candlelight
    December 3, 2018  |  5:30 PM7:30 PM
    Location: Homewood Museum Price: Free for members and JHU faculty, staff, and students; $8 non-members Purchase Tickets

    Reservations requested through Eventbrite or by calling 410.516.5589. 

    Decorated for the holidays with garlands and boxwood, Homewood exudes a festive spirit that is best witnessed at the museum's annual Homewood by Candlelight open house. Glittering candlelight throughout the museum make Homewood appear as it might have in the early 19th century. The furnished period rooms will be filled with festive decor, the museum shop will offer a wide variety of holiday gift-giving ideas for people of all ages, and seasonal refreshments will be served in the wine cellar. 

  • Jan 15
    TO Mar 21
    The Many Faces of George Washington
    January 15, 2019March 21, 2019

    Special Exhibition! 

    Price: Free with museum admission

    Brave soldier, wise statesman, ardent patriot: George Washington's legend has only grown with time. This traveling panel exhibition—on loan from the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History and the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, and supplmented with objects drawn from Johns Hopkins University collections—reveals the complex man behind the myth. 

  • Jan 17
    In the Name of the Father: George Washington and American Identity
    January 17, 2019  |  5:30 AM7:30 AM

    Exhibition talk 

    Location: Homewood Museum Price: $10 public; free for members and Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, and students Purchase Tickets

    Seating is limited and advance registration is requested: online through Eventbrite or by calling 410-516-5589. Walk-in registration is based on seating availability.

    We hear a lot about the debunking of the Founding Fathers. But a slightly different question rarely gets asked: how were they “bunked” in the first place? In this talk, Dr. Francois Furstenberg, a professor of history at the Johns Hopkins University, will discuss how Americans of the early 19th century created and fought over various images and ideals of Washington as father of the nation.

    5:30 p.m. Wine and cheese reception

    6:30 p.m. Talk 

    François Furstenberg teaches in the history department at Johns Hopkins University, where his research focuses on the United States and the Atlantic World in the 18th and 19th centuries. His first book, In the Name of the Father: Washington's Legacy, Slavery, and the Making of a Nation shows how the image of George Washington promoted U.S. nationalism in the 19th century, and examines representations of Washington’s slaveholding in the period. His second book, When the United States Spoke French: Five Refugees Who Shaped a Nation, connects the U.S. to the French Atlantic World in the 18th-century Age of Revolutions, following a group of émigrés who fled the French Revolution and settled in Philadelphia. Other research interests focus on the early American West and on early American historiography, particularly on the historian Frederick Jackson Turner, as well as on print culture and early American cultural and intellectual history more broadly.


    This talk is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Many Faces of George Washington, on view at Homewood Museum from January 15 through March 21, 2019.

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