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11/19/2020

Interested in Maryland history? Over the years, our friends at the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street program have worked with communities to record local histories, like this student-created documentary from Brunswick, Maryland. Watch a clip here or listen to the full story on SoundCloud. Recorded in conjunction with the Brunswick branch of the Frederick County Public Library in partnership with the Brunswick Heritage Museum. https://soundcloud.com/beherestories/the-way-we-worked-in-brunswick-maryland

Join us on Thursday evening at 6:30pm EST for a free online talk with local Baltimore artists, Antonio McAfee, Erin Fost...
11/18/2020

Join us on Thursday evening at 6:30pm EST for a free online talk with local Baltimore artists, Antonio McAfee, Erin Fostel, and McKinley Wallace III. RSVP in advance!

Presented as part of "Rights and Wrongs: Citizenship, Belonging, and the Vote," on view at the Carroll Mansion, 800 E. Lombard Street. You can see the exhibition itself in person on Saturdays and Sundays, from 12-4pm. https://mailchi.mp/thepealecenter.org/18november2020

11/17/2020
Baltimore Heritage

If you haven't listened to "Five-Minute Histories" from Baltimore Heritage, check this out!

Big news! Today is our 100th Five Minute Histories video and in honor of this milestone, we are celebrating the decades of preservation work of our 2020 Douglas Gordon Award Winner David H. Gleason. From all of us at Baltimore Heritage, we want to thank our viewers for their constant support and engagement over the past 9 months. And we’ll be back later this week with another episode!

This is our series called "Five Minute Histories." Twice a week, we’ll record a short video about a different historic place in Baltimore and post it on our page and website.

11/17/2020

Since 2011, our storytelling partners at the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street program have been helping students in rural communities research and report on their local histories. If you're looking for a break from city life today, listen to this story about farms and farming in small-town Minnesota. The Peale is happy to share stories that help people understand what life is like in other parts of this vast country. Recorded in conjunction with Lanesboro Arts.

"We'd be ready for school. But after school, we'd get home, feed the cows, clean the barn out, milk the cows and be in the house by 7:00 o'clock." Listen to the full story on SoundCloud or watch a quick clip. https://soundcloud.com/beherestories/farming-then-and-now-minnesota

Hey Peale supporter! Home or on the go, there are so many ways to share your experiences with us. A lot can be said abou...
11/16/2020

Hey Peale supporter! Home or on the go, there are so many ways to share your experiences with us. A lot can be said about your life and your community; the changes, the growths, and even the setbacks. Our mission is to serve as your storytelling safe space. Choose one of these ways to share with us today...
Website: http://ow.ly/o0S250BrAlv
Be Here Stories App: http://ow.ly/FfhY50BrAlw
Call: 1-833-TEL-STRY
#ThePeale #Bmore #Baltimore #Museums #Storytelling #Stories #IphoneApp

Join us for a virtual artist talk with local Baltimore artists Antonio McAfee, Erin Fostel, and McKinley Wallace III. Th...
11/16/2020
The Peale Center – for Baltimore History and Architecture

Join us for a virtual artist talk with local Baltimore artists Antonio McAfee, Erin Fostel, and McKinley Wallace III. These artists new works are included in the group exhibition Rights and Wrongs: Citizenship, Belonging, and the Vote at the Peale at the Carroll Mansion. The works in the exhibition bring the viewers’ attention to the complexities and contradictions of the history of voting rights and civil right struggles as well as the ways that these struggles continue both in Baltimore across the United States.

In conversation, these three artists will discuss their research processes, material methodologies, and how place informs their artistic practice.

Registered attendees will receive a link to the virtual event on November 19th.The Rights & Wrongs exhibition is on display from October 17 through December 6, 2020, at the historic Carroll Mansion in Baltimore. More information about the event can be found online https://www.thepealecenter.org/events/virtual-artist-talk/

Event Image: Installation view of the works of Erin Fostel and Jason Patterson, photo by

#ThePeale #Bmore #BmoreArt #Voting #VotingHistory #exhibition

*Our programs are currently happening ONLINE. They can be accessed through a variety of platforms, streamed directly from our website, or by calling in on a phone. Visit specific event pages for access details about each program. Get general information about transcripts, captioning, and other acces...

Out of the Blocks is an immersive listening experience built from a mosaic of voices and soundscapes collected on the st...
11/14/2020

Out of the Blocks is an immersive listening experience built from a mosaic of voices and soundscapes collected on the streets of Baltimore.

Produced by the Peale, this online exhibition of the 25 Baltimore blocks recorded so far will grow over the coming year. Check back regularly or subscribe to receive alerts when new blocks are added.

Hear Out of the Blocks, with @wendelpatrickofficialmusic and @aaronhenkin, on WYPR 88.1. You can also get the Out of the Blocks podcast at Apple Podcasts or Google Play.
https://ootb.thepeale.org/#about-section

"Kim Rice: Inheritance" is on display at the Peale NOW. For years we have seen examples of activism through artwork, but...
11/14/2020

"Kim Rice: Inheritance" is on display at the Peale NOW.

For years we have seen examples of activism through artwork, but, rarely from white artists specifically informed by their privilege as a white person. In this exhibit Rice takes the unique approach of not trying to tell a story that does not relate to her personal story while confronting racism and white privilege.

Rice’s artwork practice includes exploration of medium; she has created large scale artworks constructed singularly of woven paper, zip ties, handcut maps, or boot straps. Each artwork investigates a unique medium and another layer of Rice’s inherited privilege, and the inherited disenfranchisement of the “other.”

Please request a private tour and review our safety questionnaire before making your reservation. Can’t make it to the Peale in person? Subscribe for our weekly emails to be among the first to get the link to the forthcoming virtual tour of this exhibition!
https://www.thepealecenter.org/events/kim-rice/

Pictured: Jeffrey Kent, peale Artistic Director
Photo credit: Robin Marquis, Accessibility Coordinator

U Empower is an amazing organization that feeds hundreds in Baltimore and is giving young people in one of the city's mo...
11/14/2020
🔥Act now: Eviction of The Food Project Baltimore

U Empower is an amazing organization that feeds hundreds in Baltimore and is giving young people in one of the city's most disadvantaged neighborhoods job training, a supportive network, and a safe place to be. Please don't let the city evict them!

Let’s get to 1187 signatures by the end of today - can you add yours?

Join us on November 19 for an online artist talk with local Baltimore artists Antonio McAfee, Erin Fostel, and McKinley ...
11/13/2020
Rights & Wrongs Artist Talk next Thursday

Join us on November 19 for an online artist talk with local Baltimore artists Antonio McAfee, Erin Fostel, and McKinley Wallace III, presented in conjunction with the timely exhibition, “Rights and Wrongs: Citizenship, Belonging, and the Vote,” at the Carroll Mansion. More details coming soon! https://mailchi.mp/thepealecenter.org/12november2020

#storytelling #Bmore #BmoreArt #digitalHumanities #stories #Baltimore #ThePeale

Thursday, November 19, 2020 6:30p-8:00p FREE, Online | RSVP Here Presented as part of Rights and Wrongs: Citizenship, Belonging, and the Vote

New stories have been added to our Alexa skill today! That's right, you can end your work week with some authentic Balti...
11/13/2020

New stories have been added to our Alexa skill today! That's right, you can end your work week with some authentic Baltimore storytelling. You can also stay up-to-date on Peale News by adding our flash briefing. On your smart speaker or mobile app, search & click on ‘Baltimore Stories’ in Alexa Skills and click Enable, then launch by saying “Alexa, play Baltimore Stories!” 🎧

In Peale news this week! Join us on November 19 for an online artist talk with local Baltimore artists Antonio McAfee, E...
11/12/2020

In Peale news this week! Join us on November 19 for an online artist talk with local Baltimore artists Antonio McAfee, Erin Fostel, and McKinley Wallace III, presented in conjunction with the timely exhibition, "Rights and Wrongs: Citizenship, Belonging, and the Vote," at the Carroll Mansion. https://mailchi.mp/thepealecenter.org/12november2020

For nearly 10 years, our storytelling partners at the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street program have been working with...
11/12/2020
Mr. Wilbur Cobbs: School and Work in South Carolina

For nearly 10 years, our storytelling partners at the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street program have been working with rural communities to gather and document little known stories from folks just like you. Check out this interview that South Carolina 5th graders conducted with their town's oldest resident. Recorded in conjunction with Dorchester County Archives and History Center, South Carolina.

"Ever since Mr. Cobbs was young, he has helped his family on the farm. Mr. Cobbs' family worked on a sharecropping farm. Sharecropping was a dominant type of farming during this time period in the cotton south. Families would rent plots of land and in return they gave a portion of their crops to the landowner. All members of the family had to work, including young children. Listen to Mr. Cobbs as he explains his childhood memory of farming." https://soundcloud.com/beherestories/mr-wilbur-cobbs-school-and-work-in-south-carolina

This digital story recording was created in conjunction with the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street program and its Stories from Main Street student documentary initiative, called "Stories: Yes." The

Since 2012, our storytelling partners at the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street program have been helping teens in comm...
11/10/2020
The Rebirth Of Lanesboro, Minnesota

Since 2012, our storytelling partners at the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street program have been helping teens in communities across the U.S. research their local histories. It's a win-win. Students learn interviewing, filming, and editing skills and the towns themselves have an opportunity to show off their little-known stories! Check out this student film about small-town Lanesboro, Minnesota. https://soundcloud.com/beherestories/the-rebirth-of-lanesboro-minnesota

This digital story recording was created in conjunction with the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street program and its Stories from Main Street student documentary initiative, called "Stories: Yes." The

These past few weeks have been tumultuous, to say the least. But in the midst of the social and political changes, we wa...
11/10/2020

These past few weeks have been tumultuous, to say the least. But in the midst of the social and political changes, we want you to take a pause. Take a deep breath and reflect on your own feelings, emotions, and responses to events like the election. If given a mic, what would you say?

We have a mic for you and are eager to hear your thoughts. Share your story with us:

Visit our website https://www.thepealecenter.org/be-here-stories/speak.html

Use the "Be Here Stories" app https://apps.apple.com/us/app/be-here-stories/id1218082502

Call 1-833-TEL-STRY

The voices of Baltimore matter, be heard now 🎙️📰🇺🇸

#ThePeale #Stories #Storytelling #Election #Bmore #BaltimoreVotes

Rights & Wrongs is an art exhibition that addresses historical and contemporary issues of citizenship, belonging, voter ...
11/06/2020
Rights and Wrongs: Citizenship, Belonging, and the Vote – The Peale Center

Rights & Wrongs is an art exhibition that addresses historical and contemporary issues of citizenship, belonging, voter disenfranchisement, and civil rights, coinciding with the 2020 elections and the 100th year of the 19th Amendment. View the exhibit at Carroll Mansion for FREE, Saturdays-Sundays 12pm-4pm.

#ThePeale #Voting #Elections #BaltimoreStories

https://www.thepealecenter.org/events/rights-and-wrongs-citizenship-belonging-and-the-vote/

Rights and Wrongs: Citizenship, Belonging, and the Vote October 17-December 6, 2020 Saturdays-Sundays, 12-4pm, FREE On view at Carroll Mansion, 800 E. Lombard Street, Masks required Coming soon: Gallery talks and special events with Baltimore artists McKinley Wallace III, Erin Fostel, and Antonio Mc...

Do you remember the Baltimore Red Line?  This railway never came to fruition, but city residents still feel like it’s ne...
11/06/2020
The Red Line Tour

Do you remember the Baltimore Red Line? This railway never came to fruition, but city residents still feel like it’s needed. Take this tour along the stops of the rail to understand why it would have been a beneficial initiative for people living in and around the city with limited transportation.

Listen to this tour now on Izi Travel “The Red Line Tour” https://izi.travel/browse/82a5aea0-a1bb-4b5e-9726-c58ea226aca6?lang=en

📸Photo courtesy of Izi Travels
📍Tour courtesy of Towson University
#ThePeale #Baltimore #BaltimoreHistory #IziStory #IziTravel #Storytelling #Tour #WalkingTour #VirtualTour

A tour that will take you to stops along the cancelled Baltimore Red Line to demonstrate reasoning why this rail would have proved to be a benefit for the people living in and around the city with...

In conjunction with our friends at the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street program, the Peale helped record stories abou...
11/05/2020
Our Democratic Responsibilities, Florida

In conjunction with our friends at the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street program, the Peale helped record stories about American democracy earlier this year in a nationwide story gathering effort that feeds into the Smithsonian traveling exhibition "Voices and Votes: Democracy in America." Being an informed citizen is top of mind for this storyteller.

https://soundcloud.com/beherestories/our-democratic-responsibilities-florida

Recorded in Miami, Florida, 2020 This story was gathered in conjunction with the Museum on Main Street program at the Smithsonian Institution and its "Stories from Main Street" initiative. The projec

Rights & Wrongs is an art exhibition that addresses historical and contemporary issues of citizenship, belonging, voter ...
11/04/2020

Rights & Wrongs is an art exhibition that addresses historical and contemporary issues of citizenship, belonging, voter disenfranchisement, and civil rights, coinciding with the 2020 elections and the 100th year of the 19th Amendment. View the exhibit at Carroll Mansion for FREE, Saturdays-Sundays 12pm-4pm.

11/03/2020

The Peale is excited to share stories and photos by Daisy Brown, a native Baltimorean, who is working on an audio-diary project called, "Stoop Shoots." From a safe distance, Daisy is taking photos of people in East Baltimore on their stoops and in the surrounding neighborhood.

Today, Daisy had the pleasure of meeting voters and volunteers outside of a local polling center on Eastern Avenue. Listen to this short interview with one of the volunteers.

Soundcloud: http://ow.ly/MfkH50CaLbN

Youtube: http://ow.ly/29DG50CaLbO

*The Peale does not endorse any political candidates or organizations*

#ThePeale #BaltimoreVotes #ElectionDay #Stories #Storytelling

Our storytelling partners at Museum on Main Street, Smithsonian began collecting stories about American democracy in ear...
11/03/2020
The Liberty of Speaking Your Mind, Florida

Our storytelling partners at Museum on Main Street, Smithsonian began collecting stories about American democracy in early 2020, with help from Peale staff. Listen to Florida storyteller Pedro Gassant talk about what he believes democracy is all about.

"So, my parents came here in 1979 from Haiti and they were escaping the Duvalier dictatorship and in Haiti, and they wanted to make sure that their kids would have a better opportunity in a world where they would be recognized based off of the efforts and the values that they were able to achieve." Florida Humanities https://soundcloud.com/beherestories/the-liberty-of-speaking-your-mind-florida

Recorded in Miami, Florida, 2020 This story was gathered in conjunction with the Museum on Main Street program at the Smithsonian Institution and its "Stories from Main Street" initiative. The projec

Check out this great article from Suzy Kopf for @bmoreart1 on local artist McKinley Wallace lll and his art, teaching, a...
11/02/2020
Art AND: McKinley Wallace III - BmoreArt

Check out this great article from Suzy Kopf for @bmoreart1 on local artist McKinley Wallace lll and his art, teaching, and work with Baltimore youth. Wallace is also part of our current "Rights and Wrongs" exhibit. Read it now! https://bmoreart.com/2020/11/art-and-mckinley-wallace-iii.html?fbclid=IwAR2TWb0vekDIkCV8W5sBe0lcilzrPxZAZ9xmp4Hls2x2ieUlLPjvAwwYj4k

BmoreArt is a creative and critical daily online journal. We believe that Baltimore’s creative class deserves to be discussed, critiqued, and well-informed.

Election Day is tomorrow, November 3. Have a plan when you vote. Bring your ID, a chair, water, and a conviction to crea...
11/02/2020

Election Day is tomorrow, November 3. Have a plan when you vote. Bring your ID, a chair, water, and a conviction to create a better future. Get all the details you need to make your plan. https://www.vote.org/state/maryland/ #MuseumsAreNotNeutral #Vote2020 #BaltimoreVotes

10/30/2020
Their Story

Who remembers the Goosebumps series? Or Tales from the Crypt?

Now it's your turn to give us a scare! What haunted horrors or freaky flashbacks can you share with us? Click on the link and fill us in on all the juicy details of your spooky story....

https://theirstory.io/ThePeale/CrowdsourcedSpookyStories/s/2HiBVCN5WJ

#ThePeale #SpookyStories #ScaryStories #GhostStories #BmoreStories #Halloween

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The Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture is a 501©3 tax-exempt, non-profit corporation established to restore the historic Peale Museum building as a center to celebrate the unique history of Baltimore, its people and their buildings. The Peale Center began as Friends of the Peale in 2008. In June 2012, the Friends of the Peale and the Baltimore History Center at the Peale, a Maryland non-profit corporation formed by Judge John Carroll Byrnes, joined forces as The Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture.

Today, the Peale is relaunching as a production house for authentic stories of Baltimore’s people and places, and a laboratory for innovation in the cultural sector worldwide.


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A "rebel" to remember- Edith Houghton Hooker, a leader of the suffrage movement in Maryland, editor of The Suffragist, the weekly newspaper of the National Woman's Party.
Watch David London’s (w/Baltimore’s Peale Museum) on Tv Free Baltimore. Follow link:
"You some kind of enTHUsiast?" Jim Dilts was once asked at the mouth of a West Virginia railroad tunnel. He sure was – and this city is so much the richer for it. An appreciation of a true Baltimore original.
Very exciting to see the oldest purpose-built museum in the Western Hemisphere, is starting to host such interesting programs. I am sure the Peale boys would be pleased.
The new roof on The Peale is almost done!