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A Tale of Two Houses: Homewood, Clifton, and Historic Preservation
December 10, 2013 – May 25, 2014

Built as country houses in the opening years of the nineteenth century, Homewood and Clifton both tell fascinating stories about some of Baltimore’s first families.The estates are related through their mutual association with famed philanthropist Johns Hopkins: Clifton was his country residence from 1838 to 1873, yet it was the Carroll family property, Homewood, that would become the location for Hopkins’ eponymous university nearly thirty years later. Curated by students from Johns Hopkins University, this exhibition of photographs, maps, manuscripts, furniture, and objects related to the Carroll, Thompson, Hopkins, Wyman, and Keyser families weaves side-by-side histories of the houses over three centuries and explores their different circumstances today.

Visitor Information

On view 11am–4pm Tuesday–Friday, noon–4pm Saturday–Sunday (last tour departs at 3:30pm) / Included with guided museum tour admission, or $3 for the exhibition only.


Exhibition Programs

For more information on these and other JHU Museums programs visit the Calendar.

Opening Reception: December 9, 5–7pm, during Homewood by Candlelight / $8 public, free for Members and Johns Hopkins students


A Tale of Two Houses: Homewood, Clifton, and Historic Preservation is organized by students from Johns Hopkins University enrolled in Curating Homewood, a course offered at Homewood Museum in fall 2013 through the Program in Museums and Society.


The exhibition is made possible by an endowment established by the late Anne Merrick Pinkard.