Participation in the Docent Program is contingent on securing a favorable background check report. To reserve a space in the upcoming training sessions or for additional information, please email or call 410.516.5589.
Interested in history, architecture, or decorative arts? Become a tour guide at Homewood Museum! The next docent training course will be offered starting February 1, 2017 on five consecutive Wednesday mornings. Attendance at each session is requested. Volunteers who successfully complete the training will be expected to commit to working a minimum of four hours per month.
Participants will learn how to lead engaging and interactive tours to a variety of individuals, school groups and community organizations from around the world. Docents also assist with the museum’s special programs and foster an appreciation for art, architecture and history in visitors of all ages. Docents are needed on weekends and/or weekdays, and schedules can be created to suit your needs and availability. Homewood's volunteers join the intellectual life at Johns Hopkins University, with opportunities for additional training, and are invited to social events, openings, lectures, and tours of other historic sites.
Classes will be held rain or shine. Registration includes museum admission on day of class. Class size limited to 20 and advance, pre-paid registration required. The registration fee will be pro-rated after the course has begun. For more information and to register, call 410.516.0341.
This five-part kitchen garden course presented at Evergreen Museum & Library by Gertrude’s Restaurant chef John Shields and farm manager Jon Carroll highlights three seasons of sustainably growing and preparing fresh organic produce. The series includes hands-on gardening workshops in the restaurant’s garden at Evergreen, cooking demonstrations, a chef’s tour of the Waverly Farmers’ Market, and a concluding fall harvest luncheon at Gertrude’s. Participants will receive printed material on home kitchen garden planning and growing techniques, and recipes incorporating the featured crops.
SESSION 1: GARDEN PLANNING & SEED STARTING
Saturday, Apr. 1, 9:30–11:30 a.m., at Evergreen
The first class in the series will cover garden planning and design, and growing organic fruits and vegetables from seed.
SESSION 2: SITE PREPARATION & PLANTING
Saturday, May 13, 9:30–11:30 a.m., at Evergreen
The second session will include making raised beds, supporting plants, planting seedlings, and a cooking demo by Chef John Shields.
SESSION 3: MAINTAINING THE GARDEN
Saturday, Jun. 10, 9:30–11:30 a.m. at Evergreen
The third session will go over composting, harvesting, saving herbs, watering, weeding, pest control, and will include a cooking demo by Chef John Shields.
SESSION 4: GETTING READY FOR FALL
Saturday, Aug. 26, 9:30–11:30 a.m. at Evergreen, with an optional tour of the Waverly Farmers’ Market with Chef John Shields at 7:30 a.m.
The fourth session will cover planning for fall crops, freezing vegetables, and turning the garden over for fall, and will include a cooking demo by Chef John Shields.
SESSION 5: THE FRUITS OF OUR LABOR
Saturday, Oct. 21, 10–11:30 a.m. at Gertrude’s, followed by lunch.
The final session, held at Gertrude’s Restaurant, will cover the winter garden, and will include a vegetable/fruit canning demo by Chef John Shields. The series concludes with a fall harvest luncheon.
Limited to 16 participants. This is a subscription-only series of four studio tours: April 9, 23, 30, and May 7. Advance registration is required by calling 410.516.0341. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to/from each studio and will be provided with directions in advance of each tour. Some studios may contain stairs.
This unique and fun series brings you inside the studios of some of the most exciting artists working in Baltimore today. Enjoy seeing the artistic process in action and encounter working artists in their Baltimore studios, including Ian Reynolds, Sara Grose, Nicole Dyer, Alex Ebstein, James Bouché, June Culp, Nathan Miller, and others.
The tours are led by sculptor and MICA grad Tony Auth, Evergreen’s 2017 artist-in-residence, and James Archer Abbott, the Philip Franklin Wagley Director and Curator of Evergreen Museum & Library. Wine and light refreshments will conclude each session.
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