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

    Special Exhibition! 

    Price: Free with museum admission

    Soldier, statesman, patriot, planter, slaveholder: George Washington's legend has evolved with time. This traveling panel exhibition reveals the complex man behind the myth.

    “The Many Faces of George Washington” looks at Washington’s leadership in the exhibition’s seven sections: Virginia Childhood, Risk Taker, Realistic Visionary, Wise Decision Maker, Impassioned Learner, Visionary Entrepreneur, and At Home at Mount Vernon. Produced by George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon, in conjunction with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, this exhibition presents the many different facets of Washington’s leadership through dazzling color graphics of paintings, photographs, and iconic objects from the Mount Vernon collections.

    At Homewood, exhibition materials are supplemented by objects drawn from Johns Hopkins University collections and regional history museums. The unique amalgam of objects furthers the ongoing public conversation about the promise and paradox of Washington, who is as celebrated for his leadership today as he was upon his death 220 years ago.    

  • Feb 1
    TO Feb 28
    February 1, 2019February 28, 2019

    FREE GUIDED TOURS | Tuesday-Sunday during February

    Price: FREE for individuals and groups under 7

    Tours of Homewood depart on the hour and half-hour (last tour at 3:30 p.m.). Advance reservations appreciated by calling 410.516.5589. Groups over 6 require advance reservation.

    In honor of Black History Month Homewood Museum is launching a new interprative tour and offering FREE admission for the entire month of February. The revamped tour, titled "Families at Homewood," draws on new scholarship to tell the stories of Charles and Harriet Carroll, for whom Homewood was constructed in 1801, and two enslaved families, the Rosses and the Conners, who labored for the Carrolls in first quarter of the 19th century, and whose stories have never before been told in such detail. 

    Using Homewood's exquisitely restored period rooms and its world renowned collections, the tour reveals how the fates of all three families became inextricably linked, in ways both typical and unexpected. The tour also contextualizes their experiences within early republic Baltimore, when slavery and ideals of liberty shaped and steered the young nation. 

    Whether you are new to Homewood or have experienced it before, this new tour provides fresh insights about Homewood's first residents and the complex society in which they sought fulfillment.  

  • Feb 6
    Slave Streets/Free Streets: Visualizing the Landscape of Slavery and Freedom in Early Baltimore
    February 6, 2019  |  5:30 AM7:30 AM

    Black History Month Lecture! 

    Location: Homewood Museum Price: $10 public; free for JHU Museums 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.

    With Slave Streets/Free Streets, Anne Rubin, Ph.D., will bring early republic Baltimore (circa 1815-1820) to life. Using interactive digital maps from the Visualizing Early Baltimore project, Rubin will highlight the landscape in which approximately 4,300 enslaved and 10,300 free African Americans lived and worked. 

    5:30 p.m. reception

    6:30 p.m. talk


    Anne Rubin is a professor in the Department of History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Her research focuses on the American Civil War, the U.S. South, 19th-century America, and digital history. She is the author of Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman's March and America and A Shattered Nation: The Rise and Fall of the Confederacy, 1861-1868, which won the 2006 Avery O. Craven book prize for the best book on Civil War history.  

  • Feb 13
    Chocolate Through Time
    February 13, 2019February 12, 2019  |  6:00 PM7:30 PM

    Special Valentine's Day Program! 

    Location: Homewood Museum Price: $26 general public; $22 JHU Museums members and JHU students. Purchase Tickets

    Limited to 25 participants. Advance, pre-paid registration is required through Eventbrite or by calling 410-516-5589.

    Join food historian Joyce White as she details the history of chocolate from its ancient beginnings in Meso-America through the centuries to the modern day. An interactive presentation will focus on how chocolate has changed through time, both in terms of its cultural value and its production. The presentation will be followed by a tasting of historical chocolate recipes. 

  • Mar 13
    Black Women in Slavery's Archive: Silence, Resistance, and Resonances
    March 13, 2019  |  5:30 PM7:30 PM

    Women's History Month Lecture!

    Location: Homewood Museum Price: $10 general public; FREE for JHU Museums members and JHU faculty, staff, and students Purchase Tickets

    Seating is limited and advance registration is strongly encourged. Walk-in seating will be based on availablity. To register, visit Eventbrite online or call 410-516-5589.

    How did enslaved and free women of African descent navigate bondage in urban settings and across households? This talk, by Jessica Marie Johnson, Ph.D., explores the varied strategies women of African descent used to create autonomy for themselves, even in the intimate—and often violent—terrain of slaveholding cities. A special focus will be placed on women in households and the role these domestic spaces played in constructing gender. 

    5:30 reception

    6:30 p.m. talk

    Jessica Marie Johnson is an assistant professor in the Center for Africana Studies and Department of History at the Johns Hopkins University, where her research focuses on Atlantic slavery and the Atlantic African diaspora. She is the author of the forthcoming Practicing Freedom: Black Women, Intimacy, and Kinship in New Orleans Atlantic World, and co-editor of Black Code: A Special Issue of The Black Scholar

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