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Eutaw Farm and the Creation of Northeast Baltimore

October 20, 2021 , 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Computer rendering of Eutaw Farm

Homewood Museum and Doors Open Baltimore, the citywide festival of architecture and neighborhoods, present archaeologists Jason Shellenhamer and Lisa Kraus, who will share the results of their six-years of field work and research in Herring Run Park, which has uncovered the remains of one of Baltimore’s largely forgotten great estates, Eutaw Farm. Like most of Baltimore’s homes of the rich (and sometimes famous), including the Carrolls of Homewood and the Garretts of Evergreen, the history of Eutaw speaks to a wealthy white family’s rise and fall. But the archaeology of Eutaw Farm also reveals remarkable and astonishing stories about the development of Northeast Baltimore and the founding families of Baltimore, those you may have heard of and those whose stories have never before been told.


Lisa Kraus (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin) and Jason Shellenhamer (M.A.A., University of Maryland) are professional archaeologists with a combined 40 years of experience in historical archaeology. They are also the co-directors of the Herring Run Archaeology Project, a free, community-based archaeology program in Baltimore City. Since 2015, they have conducted excavations, research, and public outreach at the Eutaw Farm site in Herring Run Park and the Ship Caulkers’ Houses in Fells Point.

PLEASE NOTE: This VIRTUAL EVENT is part of Doors Open Baltimore, a citywide festival of architecture and neighborhoods sponsored by the Baltimore Architecture Foundation. You will receive a Zoom link closer to the event. Homewood Museum is able to present this program free of charge thanks to the generous support of Tom McCracken, McCracken Consulting LLC.


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