Few names conjure up as much respect, admiration or praise as that of Frederick Douglass. On the 200th anniversary of his birth, Preservation Maryland is proud to remember the contributions of one the state’s most famous citizens.
Abraham Lincoln made many visits and stops in Maryland over the course of his presidency and broader political career, but perhaps none are as photographically iconic as his trip to the Maryland countryside in October of 1862.
The Irish Railroad Workers Museum in Baltimore. Photo by Baltimore Heritage.
Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Maryland
03/03/2017 By Preservation Maryland
Did you know that there is a village in Ireland named Baltimore!? Beyond that fact, Maryland’s history includes stories of Irish immigration and tolerance for Roman Catholicism – and is fully committed to celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Here are some events, organized by date, around the state that offer rich tastes of Irish history and culture.
The 18th annual Chesapeake City St. Patrick’s Day Parade brings you floats, school bands, live Irish music, including the Mummer’s Duffy String Jam Band, and lots of Irish food. Prizes will be awarded for best Irish floats and dress. This event is brought to you by the Chesapeake City Chamber of Commerce & Friends of Chesapeake City.
FRIDAY, MARCH 17, SATURDAY, MARCH 18 AND SUNDAY, MARCH 19
BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Celtic Celebration
These shows are more than the beautiful Irish orchestral music the BSO will perform – stepdancing and bagpipes will help you celebrate in true style, too! Jack Everly and the BSO SuperPops join to bring you music from Braveheart and Titanic, and from Broadway Brigadoon and Finian’s Rainbow, “Danny Boy” and much more. These events are at the Meyerhoff in Baltimore.
FRIDAY, MARCH 17
Teelin Irish Dance Company
Watch the Teelin Irish Dance Company as they perform authentic Irish dances at the James Joyce Pub and Restaurant in Baltimore. The Columbia, Maryland-based step dance troupe will perform jigs, reels, and contemporary percussive dance routines that have won international acclaim. The dancing goes from 4:30-5PM, but come early and stay late to celebrate.
SATURDAY, MARCH 25
Mount Clare Station, part of the B&O Railroad Museum. Photo from Maryland Historical Trust.