Upcoming Talks and Tours At Homewood
  • Oct 16
    African-American Dwellings in the Antebellum Period: 2017 Baltimore's Great Architecture Lectures
    October 16, 2017
    Location: Receptions: Homewood Museum; Lectures: Room 50, Gilman Hall Price: Series subscription: $40 public; $25 JHU Museums and AIA members, and JHU faculty, staff and alumni (with ID); Free for students (full-time with ID).

    5:30 p.m. receptions at Homewood Museum; 6:30 p.m. Room 50, Gilman Hall, both located on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus. Free parking will be available in the Johns Hopkins Club lot. 

    Advance, pre-paid registration is strongly requested. Purchase tickets online through Eventbrite or by calling 410-516-5589. Walk-in registration is based on seating availability (cash or check only accepted at the door).

    Homewood Museum presents the 17th season of its Baltimore’s Great Architecture Lectures, organized as part of AIABaltimore’s Baltimore Architecture Month. While the dwellings of the enslaved servants and agricultural workers who supported Homewood no longer exist, evidence of their habitations can be gleaned and suppositions made by examining a number of sources. Three leading researchers present their explorations of African American dwellings in the antebellum period.

     

    • Oct. 16 | Fell's Point Time Capsule: 612-614 South Wolfe Street | Bryan Blundell
    • Oct. 23 | Home Life Spaces of the Enslaved at Homewood | Abby Schreiber
    • Oct. 30 | Slave Cabins Seen Through a Hollywood Lens | Julie Rose

     

  • Oct 16
    Fell's Point Time Capsule: 612-614 South Wolfe Street | Bryan Blundell
    October 16, 2017  |  5:30 PM7:30 PM

    2017 Baltimore's Great Architecture Lectures

    Location: Reception: Homewood Museum; Lecture: Room 50, Gilman Hall Price: $15 public; $10 members of the University Museums and AIABaltimore, and JHU faculty, staff, and alumni (with ID); Free for full-time students (with ID). Purchase Tickets

    Advance, pre-paid registration is strongly requested. Purchase tickets online through Eventbrite or by calling 410.516.5589. Walk-in registration is based on seating availability. For information about lecture series subscriptions, click here.

    Fell's Point Time Capsule: 612-614 South Wolfe Street

     

    Historical structures vital to the streetscape that survive from the period of Frederic Douglass’s residence in Fell’s Point include two small wooden houses on South Wolfe Street that represent over 200 years of Baltimore history. Preservation architect BRYAN BLUNDELL will discuss construction of the houses around 1797 and their role in providing housing and opportunities for free African-American ship caulkers from the 1830s to the 1850s. Blundell is president of the architecture preservation firm Dell Corporation and has been passionate about preserving the Caulkers’ Houses since 2004.

     

    This is the first lecture in Homewood Museum's 2017 Baltimore's Great Architecture Lectures, African American Dwellings in the Antebellum Period, presented as part of Baltimore Architecture Month.

     

    The lecture takes place at 6:30pm in Room 50, Gilman Hall, with a 5:30pm preceding reception at Homewood Museum; both located on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus.

     

    1 AIA CES learning unit will be available

     

    PARKING

    Parking for this lecture is available in the Johns Hopkins Club parking lot (#41 on the campus parking map), accessible from San Martin Drive. Please note that you will need to take a ticket to activate the parking gate, however, the exit gate will be open so the ticket will not need to be validated.

  • Oct 23
    Home Life Spaces of the Enslaved at Homewood | Abby Schreiber
    October 23, 2017  |  5:30 PM7:30 PM

    2017 Baltimore's Great Architecture Lectures

    Location: Reception: Homewood Museum; Lecture: Room 50, Gilman Hall Price: $15 public; $10 members of the University Museums and AIABaltimore, and JHU faculty, staff, and alumni (with ID); Free for full-time students (with ID). Purchase Tickets

    Advance, pre-paid registration is strongly requested. Purchase tickets online through Eventbrite or by calling 410.516.5589. Walk-in registration is based on seating availability. For information about lecture series subscriptions, click here.

    Home Life Spaces of the Enslaved at Homewood

     

    Ongoing research investigating the lives of the enslaved people at Homewood in the early nineteenth century reveals that men, women, and children inhabited unexpected spaces. From destroyed dwellings to the extant rooms of Homewood and the carriage house, ABBY SCHREIBER, PH.D., will discuss the conditions in which people lived and worked, carried on their family lives, and spent their time. A lecturer at the National Institute of American History and Democracy at the College of William & Mary, Schreiber is a consulting researcher for the Enslaved at Homewood project, supported by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.

     

    This is the second part in Homewood Museum's 2017 Baltimore's Great Architecture Lectures, African American Dwellings in the Antebellum Period, presented as part of Baltimore Architecture Month.

     

    The lecture takes place at 6:30pm in Room 50, Gilman Hall, with a 5:30pm preceding reception at Homewood Museum; both located on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus.

     

    1 AIA CES learning unit will be available

     

    PARKING

    Parking for this lecture is available in the Johns Hopkins Club parking lot (#41 on the campus parking map), accessible from San Martin Drive. Please note that you will need to take a ticket to activate the parking gate, however, the exit gate will be open so the ticket will not need to be validated.

  • Oct 30
    Slave Cabins Seen Through a Hollywood Lens | Julie Rose
    October 30, 2017  |  5:30 PM7:30 PM

    2017  Baltimore's Great Architecture Lectures

    Location: Reception: Homewood Museum; Lecture: Room 50, Gilman Hall Price: $15 public; $10 members of the University Museums and AIABaltimore, and JHU faculty, staff, and alumni (with ID); Free for full-time students (with ID). Purchase Tickets

    Advance, pre-paid registration is strongly requested. Purchase tickets online through Eventbrite or by calling 410.516.5589. Walk-in registration is based on seating availability. For information about lecture series subscriptions, click here.

    Slave Cabins Seen Through a Hollywood Lens


    Since Hollywood’s earliest films, rare cinematic depictions of slave dwellings have provided an image of slave habitations for many Americans. From Edwin Porter’s 1903 silent film portrayal of Uncle Tom’s Cabin through director Steve McQueen’s 2013 award-winning film 12 Years a Slave, JULIE ROSE, PH.D., will explore how slave life dwellings represented on film changed over the century. Rose is director and curator of Homewood Museum and the author of Interpreting Difficult History at Museums and Historic Sites (American Association for State and Local History, 2016).

     

    This is the third and final part in Homewood Museum's 2017 Baltimore's Great Architecture Lectures, African American Dwellings in the Antebellum Period, presented as part of Baltimore Architecture Month.

     

    The lecture takes place at 6:30pm in Room 50, Gilman Hall, with a 5:30pm preceding reception at Homewood Museum; both located on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus.

     

    1 AIA CES learning unit will be available

     

    PARKING

    Parking for the lecture series is available in the Johns Hopkins Club parking lot (#41 on the campus parking map), accessible from San Martin Drive. Please note that you will need to take a ticket to activate the parking gate, however, the exit gate will be open so the ticket will not need to be validated.

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