Upcoming Special Events At Homewood
  • Feb 1
    TO Feb 29
    February 1, 2020February 29, 2020

    FREE GUIDED TOURS | Tuesday-Sunday during February

    Price: FREE for individuals and groups under 7

    Tours of Homewood depart on the hour (last tour at 3 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 offering FREE admission for the entire month of February. Admission includes a guided tour of the museum that 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. 

    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. 

    Since its official launch in February 2019, the tour has been honored by both Baltimore magazine and Baltimore Heritage for its inclusive, uncompromising examination of life inside Homewood during those years. 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 14
    TO Mar 16
    Pinkard-Bolton JHU Internship: Call for Applications
    February 14, 2020March 16, 2020

    Paid Summer Internship for JHU Undergrads

    Location: Homewood Museum

    The Pinkard-Bolton Internship Program provides Johns Hopkins undergraduate students with the opportunity to gain significant understanding of the museum profession through work at Homewood Museum. 

    All candidates must be enrolled as undergraduate students at Johns Hopkins and must have some relevant coursework in American Art, American Architecture, American History or Material Culture, as well as Museums & Society, anthropology, or education. Graduating seniors are not eligible the summer after their senior year.

    One intern will be selected for Summer 2020 and will receive a stipend of $1,500 (100 hours/8 weeks). Exact dates and hours of work will be determined by the curator and the intern. Internship timeframe is from late June through early August. Participants are not eligible to receive academic credit. It is strongly suggested that applicants visit the museum prior to submitting their application if they have not already done so. Information on visiting Homewood may be found here.



    Selection is competitive. Applicants should include a resumé or curriculum vitae, a letter of application describing particular interests and relevant experience, and a letter of recommendation from a professor or mentor. All materials must be emailed to Homewood Museum’s director/curator Dr. Julie Rose (jrose37@jhu.edu) no later than 6 p.m., March 16, 2020.  



    For more information, including a description of this summer's project, download the PDF at the link below. Interested Johns Hopkins undergraduate students with further questions are welcome to contact Dr. Rose by email, jrose37@jhu.edu.



    The Nan Pinkard-Aurelia Bolton internship was established in honor of Anne Merrick Pinkard by lead gifts from Aurelia Garland Bolton and Hershel L. Seder, and support from the France-Merrick Foundation. This internship celebrates the lifelong friendship of these two women and their shared devotion to Homewood Museum.


    Download Internship Info PDF

  • Mar 12
    Naturally Beautiful Exhibition Opening
    March 12, 2020  |  5:00 PM7:00 PM
    Location: Homewood Museum Price: FREE for JHU Museums Members and JHU Faculty, Staff & Students (w/ valid ID); $15 General Public Purchase Tickets

    Seating is limited for Dr. Igoe's talks and advance registration is requested: online through Eventbrite or by calling 410-516-5589. Walk-in registration is based on availability. 

    Join Homewood Museum for the grand opening of its new exhibition, Naturally Beautiful: Uncovering Nature in the Nineteenth-Century Home. Explore the museum-wide exhibition, enjoy refreshments in the Wine Cellar, and hear a special talk by Dr. Laura Turner Igoe, Curator of American Art at the Michener Art Museum, titled "A Mass of Materials: An Ecocritical Approach to Early American Decorative Arts." 



    Laura Turner Igoe, Ph.D., is he Curator of American Art at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. She specializes in American art and material culture of the long nineteenth century, and its engagement with environmental conditions and change. She is the co-editor of A Greene Country Towne: Philadelphia's Ecology in the Cultural Imagination and she has contributed essays to the journals American Art, Panorama, Common-place, and the award-winning exhibition catalogue, Nature's Nation: American Art and Environment

    PLEASE NOTE: Members of the JHU Museums qualify for discounted tickets to this and other special programs. If you are interested in becoming a member of the JHU Museums, please click here. 

  • Apr 7
    Naturally Beautiful: Behind-the-Scenes Curators' Talk
    April 7, 2020  |  5:30 PM7:30 PM

    Exclusive Upper-Level Membership Event

    Location: Homewood Museum Price: Free for members at Contributor-level and above ($250+ annually)

    Exclusive membership events are a benefit of Contributor-level Membership and above ($250+). Upgrade your Membership to attend this special evening at Homewood Museum. Call 410-516-8327 or email for more information.

    Upper-level members of the Johns Hopkins University Museums are invited to go behind-the-scenes with the curators of Homewood's spring exhibition, Naturally Beautiful: Uncovering Nature in the Nineteenth-Century Home. Hear how the exhibition came together from Homewood's assistant curator Michelle Fitzgerald and JHU art history major and curatorial assistant Ian Waggoner. Refreshments served.


    Michelle Fitzgerald is the assistant curator at Homewood Museum. She began her career as an intern at the Maryland State Archives and has held fellowships specializing in Chesapeake furntiture at Colonial Williamsburg, The Historic New Orleans Collection, and Maryland Historical Society. She holds an M.A. from the University of Delaware's Winterthur Program in American Material Culture and a B.A. in History and Theatre from the University of Maryland. 

    Ian Waggoner is a senior at the Johns Hopkins University majoring in Art History with a minor in the Program in Museums and Society. He serves as the student liaison on the Homewood Museum Advisory Board and is president of the Museums and Society Student Club. He began working as an intern at Homewood Museum in June 2019. 


  • Jun 8
    BUS TRIP: Georgetown Historic House Museums
    June 8, 2020  |  8:30 AM5:30 PM
    Location: Bus departs from and returns to Evergreen Museum & Library Price: FREE for JHU Museums Docents; $65 for JHU Museums Members; $75 General Admission Purchase Tickets

    Please register at homewoodmuseum.eventbrite.com or by calling 410-516-5589.

    Join friends and members of the JHU Museums for a day trip exploring Dumbarton House and Tudor Place, two beautiful historic house museums in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C.!

    The trip will depart from Evergreen Museum & Library at 8:30 a.m. via a luxury motorcoach and arrive at Dumbarton House around 10 a.m. Embark on a guided tour of the Federal-era, Henry Latrobe-designed house and then enjoy a roundtable discussion with Dumbarton staff on interpretive techniques. Next, enjuoy a boxed lunch in Dumbarton House's lovely garden and then stroll to nearby Tudor Place Historic House & Gardens for a guided tour of the 1816 mansion and its 5.5-acre grounds. After that, board the bus for a comfortable trip back to Baltimore. 

    Price includes roundtrip transportation, admission, and lunch. Attendees are encouraged to dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Walking will be required. Free admission for JHU Museums docents is made possible by the Carol Geist Docent Training Fund. 

    PLEASE NOTE: Members of the JHU Museums qualify for discounted tickets to this and other special programs. If you are interested in becoming a member of the JHU Museums, please click here

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