Hosted by Preservation Action, National Council of State Historic Preservation Offices
Register for Virtual Historic Preservation Advocacy Week today! Advocacy Week will feature in depth virtual trainings, policy briefings, networking opportunities, remarks from elected officials, and of course virtual hill visits, providing the opportunity to meet with your members of Congress and their staff directly.
Stephanie Deutsch and Dorothy Canter will discuss the life of Julius Rosenwald, an innovative and visionary philanthropist, and plans to conserve his legacy with the creation of the Julius Rosenwald & Rosenwald Schools National Historical Park.
Hosted by Maryland 400, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Maryland State Archives
Laws reflect a civilization at a certain time. They address the activities of a community, either to modify, standardize or cease a practice. Slavery was an institution that reflected its time, and its legacy continues to impact our present and color our future.
Please join the Maryland State Archives’ Legacy of Slavery in Maryland Program Director Chris Haley who will explore Fatal Path To Judgment: Laws of Racial Control and Oppression from Maryland’s Founding to Post-Revolution through national and local figures, primary and secondary source records, images and quotes to reveal a timeline of events which both created and supported the “peculiar institution” and racism in our early history up to the advent of the American Civil War.
Presented in partnership with The Maryland State Archives and The Maryland Four Centuries Project.
Hosted by Baltimore Architecture Foundation, Baltimore Heritage, Doors Open Baltimore
In the 1970s, Mayor William Donald Schaefer used arts and culture to sell a new image of Baltimore as quirky and charming to both tourists and business leaders. In this talk, Mary Rizzo will examine forgotten moments from Schaefer’s terms as mayor, from the creation of a failed local version of the Oscars, called “The Don” awards to honor Baltimore’s film business, to the Baltimore Promenade, a public art project designed to integrate city neighborhoods through the act of walking.