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We believe that stories can help bridge the rural-urban divide. When you live up in a city, it's hard to imagine what it...
08/05/2021
Connecting With People In Orange Mound, Tennessee

We believe that stories can help bridge the rural-urban divide. When you live up in a city, it's hard to imagine what it might be like to grow up in a small town (and vice versa). Listen to this storyteller talk about living in Orange Mound, Tennessee. Part of the Stories from Main Street collection from our partners at the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street program. https://soundcloud.com/beherestories/connecting-with-people-in-orange-mound-tn?in=beherestories/sets/be-here-tennessee

"Living in a small town can teach you many things. I gives you the opportunity to connect with your fellow community members because you have no choice. It's like a very large family living in a small

What issues brought YOU to the polls in the last election? Like many Gen Zers, Chiara Benato's concerned about equality ...
08/03/2021
Issues that Brought Me to the Polls: Chiara Benato, Maryland

What issues brought YOU to the polls in the last election? Like many Gen Zers, Chiara Benato's concerned about equality for all. Hear her talk about the issues that matter to her. Part of the Maryland Voices project, supported by Maryland Humanities for the Smithsonian traveling exhibition "Voices and Votes: Democracy in America." https://soundcloud.com/beherestories/issues-that-brought-me-to-the-polls-chiara-benato-maryland

If YOU would like to record a story about democracy or voting, you can do so right on the Peale's website!

Recorded from Salisbury, Maryland, 2021. This snapshot was gathered by the Peale in conjunction with the Maryland Voices initiative at Maryland Humanities, specifically to supplement the "Voices and

Baltimore, we witness you fight everyday for your voices to be heard, rights to be respected, and for justice to be serv...
07/30/2021

Baltimore, we witness you fight everyday for your voices to be heard, rights to be respected, and for justice to be served. The current civil rights movement in the city is worth exploring and honoring.

Our newest initiative, the Proximity Project, is looking for stories and experiences of social justice in Baltimore. We want to amplify your voices! Recorded stories will be available on the Be Here Stories App, an immersive opportunity for people to hear authentic stories as they travel around the city.

Please, share your story TODAY! There's 4 easy ways to share:

1️⃣Call our story hotline at 1-833-TEL-STRY
2️⃣Record a video testimonial http://ow.ly/D2RK50Fn0eT
3️⃣Record an audio story http://ow.ly/KUyi50Fn0q9
4️⃣Email us for an interview with our storytelling ambassador: [email protected]

📸Daisy Brown
#ThePeale #Storytelling #Stories #CivilRights #Movement #History #BlackHistory #App #IphoneApp

Baltimore, we witness you fight everyday for your voices to be heard, rights to be respected, and for justice to be served. The current civil rights movement in the city is worth exploring and honoring.

Our newest initiative, the Proximity Project, is looking for stories and experiences of social justice in Baltimore. We want to amplify your voices! Recorded stories will be available on the Be Here Stories App, an immersive opportunity for people to hear authentic stories as they travel around the city.

Please, share your story TODAY! There's 4 easy ways to share:

1️⃣Call our story hotline at 1-833-TEL-STRY
2️⃣Record a video testimonial http://ow.ly/D2RK50Fn0eT
3️⃣Record an audio story http://ow.ly/KUyi50Fn0q9
4️⃣Email us for an interview with our storytelling ambassador: [email protected]

📸Daisy Brown
#ThePeale #Storytelling #Stories #CivilRights #Movement #History #BlackHistory #App #IphoneApp

One sexy photo: Check out the Peale's new fire suppression system! Also in Peale news: meet us at the Farmers' Market on...
07/29/2021

One sexy photo: Check out the Peale's new fire suppression system! Also in Peale news: meet us at the Farmers' Market on Sunday to record your stories, and find out how the Peale can help you produce your online events! Click, read, and enjoy! https://mailchi.mp/thepealecenter.org/28july2021

One sexy photo: Check out the Peale's new fire suppression system! Also in Peale news: meet us at the Farmers' Market on Sunday to record your stories, and find out how the Peale can help you produce your online events! Click, read, and enjoy! https://mailchi.mp/thepealecenter.org/28july2021

Story of the week! Let the Peale do the driving on this road trip to Alpena, Michigan. Residents of Alpena recorded hund...
07/29/2021
So Much to Do in Alpena, Michigan

Story of the week! Let the Peale do the driving on this road trip to Alpena, Michigan. Residents of Alpena recorded hundreds of stories about their small town on the edge of Lake Huron. Our storytelling partners at the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street program have been gathering stories from everyday people since 2011. It's a whole new kind of collection, a collection of experiences and memories that we love. https://soundcloud.com/beherestories/so-much-to-do-in-alpena-michigan

Recorded in Alpena, Michigan "People in Alpena go all over to have a great time! Sometimes in a small town, people don't think there are a lot of fun things to do, but the reality is that there's not

We are excited to share weekly Baltimore stories and the Peale news through our Amazon Alexa skill. With help from the a...
07/23/2021

We are excited to share weekly Baltimore stories and the Peale news through our Amazon Alexa skill. With help from the amazing @shopvocal you can tune in Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays for NEW stories and updates from the Peale!

1️⃣Simply search and click on ‘Baltimore Stories’ in Alexa Skills and click Enable.

2️⃣Then, search and click on ‘News from The Peale’ in Flash Briefings to keep up with our latest happenings.

🌐Get more details here: https://www.thepealecenter.org/alexa/

#ThePeale #Stories #Storytelling #AmazonAlexa #AlexaSkills #Bmore #BmoreArt #History #Baltimore #BaltimoreHistory #Maryland #MarylandHistory #USHistory

We are excited to share weekly Baltimore stories and the Peale news through our Amazon Alexa skill. With help from the amazing @shopvocal you can tune in Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays for NEW stories and updates from the Peale!

1️⃣Simply search and click on ‘Baltimore Stories’ in Alexa Skills and click Enable.

2️⃣Then, search and click on ‘News from The Peale’ in Flash Briefings to keep up with our latest happenings.

🌐Get more details here: https://www.thepealecenter.org/alexa/

#ThePeale #Stories #Storytelling #AmazonAlexa #AlexaSkills #Bmore #BmoreArt #History #Baltimore #BaltimoreHistory #Maryland #MarylandHistory #USHistory

The Peale encourages people of all ages to share their experiences for the “Proximity Project,” a collection of location...
07/23/2021

The Peale encourages people of all ages to share their experiences for the “Proximity Project,” a collection of location-based stories about civil rights and social justice that will become part of a self-guided Baltimore walking tour, accessible to anyone with a mobile phone.

The goal of the project (and of the Peale’s storytelling efforts) is to amplify the voices of people in the real Baltimore, not necessarily the narrative that has been crafted by the media and the entertainment industry.

Please, share your story TODAY! There's 4 easy ways to share:

1️⃣Call our story hotline at 1-833-TEL-STRY
2️⃣Record a video testimonial http://ow.ly/D2RK50Fn0eT
3️⃣Record an audio story http://ow.ly/KUyi50Fn0q9
4️⃣Email us for an interview with our storytelling ambassador: [email protected]

📸Daisy Brown
#ThePeale #Storytelling #Stories #CivilRights #Movement #History #BlackHistory #App #IphoneApp

The Peale encourages people of all ages to share their experiences for the “Proximity Project,” a collection of location-based stories about civil rights and social justice that will become part of a self-guided Baltimore walking tour, accessible to anyone with a mobile phone.

The goal of the project (and of the Peale’s storytelling efforts) is to amplify the voices of people in the real Baltimore, not necessarily the narrative that has been crafted by the media and the entertainment industry.

Please, share your story TODAY! There's 4 easy ways to share:

1️⃣Call our story hotline at 1-833-TEL-STRY
2️⃣Record a video testimonial http://ow.ly/D2RK50Fn0eT
3️⃣Record an audio story http://ow.ly/KUyi50Fn0q9
4️⃣Email us for an interview with our storytelling ambassador: [email protected]

📸Daisy Brown
#ThePeale #Storytelling #Stories #CivilRights #Movement #History #BlackHistory #App #IphoneApp

In Peale news this week: Who doesn't like a birthday party? RSVP for ours today. Our historic museum building is 207 yea...
07/22/2021

In Peale news this week: Who doesn't like a birthday party? RSVP for ours today. Our historic museum building is 207 years young on Aug 15! Plus, hear stories from young voters and find out about the Peale's first marketing campaign in 1814. https://mailchi.mp/thepealecenter.org/15july2021-2448690

In Peale news this week: Who doesn't like a birthday party? RSVP for ours today. Our historic museum building is 207 years young on Aug 15! Plus, hear stories from young voters and find out about the Peale's first marketing campaign in 1814. https://mailchi.mp/thepealecenter.org/15july2021-2448690

Today's story: We might not be in election season, but it's never too early to start thinking about getting involved, es...
07/22/2021
Does Your Vote Matter: Delanie Blubaugh, Maryland

Today's story: We might not be in election season, but it's never too early to start thinking about getting involved, especially as many legislators work to limit individual voices across the country. Delanie Blubaugh of Frostburg State University talks about the fact that YOUR vote matters.

This story is part of the "Maryland Voices" collection via Maryland Humanities. The Peale worked with them earlier this year to record stories from youth voters. https://soundcloud.com/beherestories/does-your-vote-matter-delanie-blubaugh-maryland

Recorded from Salisbury, Maryland, 2021. This snapshot was gathered by the Peale in conjunction with the Maryland Voices initiative at Maryland Humanities, specifically to supplement the "Voices and

Our newest initiative, the Proximity Project, is looking for stories and experiences of social justice in Baltimore. We ...
07/21/2021

Our newest initiative, the Proximity Project, is looking for stories and experiences of social justice in Baltimore. We want to amplify your voices! Recorded stories will be available on the Be Here Stories App, an immersive opportunity for people to hear authentic stories as they travel around the city.

Please, share your story TODAY! There's 4 easy ways to share:

1️⃣Call our story hotline at 1-833-TEL-STRY
2️⃣Record a video testimonial http://ow.ly/D2RK50Fn0eT
3️⃣Record an audio story http://ow.ly/KUyi50Fn0q9
4️⃣Email us for an interview with our storytelling ambassador: [email protected]

📸Daisy Brown
#ThePeale #Storytelling #Stories #CivilRights #Movement #History #BlackHistory #App #IphoneApp

Our newest initiative, the Proximity Project, is looking for stories and experiences of social justice in Baltimore. We want to amplify your voices! Recorded stories will be available on the Be Here Stories App, an immersive opportunity for people to hear authentic stories as they travel around the city.

Please, share your story TODAY! There's 4 easy ways to share:

1️⃣Call our story hotline at 1-833-TEL-STRY
2️⃣Record a video testimonial http://ow.ly/D2RK50Fn0eT
3️⃣Record an audio story http://ow.ly/KUyi50Fn0q9
4️⃣Email us for an interview with our storytelling ambassador: [email protected]

📸Daisy Brown
#ThePeale #Storytelling #Stories #CivilRights #Movement #History #BlackHistory #App #IphoneApp

"Being a first generation American is very jarring . . ." Story of the Week: Hear from Maryland college student Chiara B...
07/20/2021
Being American: Chiara Benato, Maryland

"Being a first generation American is very jarring . . ."

Story of the Week: Hear from Maryland college student Chiara Benato about being American. Earlier this year, we interviewed a number of students about democracy and voting for the Smithsonian traveling exhibition "Voices and Votes: Democracy in America," in conjunction with Maryland Humanities. https://soundcloud.com/beherestories/being-american-chiara-benato-maryland

Recorded from Salisbury, Maryland, 2021. This snapshot was gathered by the Peale in conjunction with the Maryland Voices initiative at Maryland Humanities, specifically to supplement the "Voices and

Baltimore, we witness you fight everyday for your voices to be heard, rights to be respected, and for justice to be serv...
07/20/2021

Baltimore, we witness you fight everyday for your voices to be heard, rights to be respected, and for justice to be served. The current civil rights movement in the city is worth exploring and honoring.

Our newest initiative, the Proximity Project, is looking for stories and experiences of social justice in Baltimore. We want to amplify your voices! Recorded stories will be available on the Be Here Stories App, an immersive opportunity for people to hear authentic stories as they travel around the city.

Please, share your story TODAY! There's 4 easy ways to share:

1️⃣Call our story hotline at 1-833-TEL-STRY
2️⃣Record a video testimonial http://ow.ly/D2RK50Fn0eT
3️⃣Record an audio story http://ow.ly/KUyi50Fn0q9
4️⃣Email us for an interview with our storytelling ambassador: [email protected]

📸Daisy Brown
#ThePeale #Storytelling #Stories #CivilRights #Movement #History #BlackHistory #App #IphoneApp

Baltimore, we witness you fight everyday for your voices to be heard, rights to be respected, and for justice to be served. The current civil rights movement in the city is worth exploring and honoring.

Our newest initiative, the Proximity Project, is looking for stories and experiences of social justice in Baltimore. We want to amplify your voices! Recorded stories will be available on the Be Here Stories App, an immersive opportunity for people to hear authentic stories as they travel around the city.

Please, share your story TODAY! There's 4 easy ways to share:

1️⃣Call our story hotline at 1-833-TEL-STRY
2️⃣Record a video testimonial http://ow.ly/D2RK50Fn0eT
3️⃣Record an audio story http://ow.ly/KUyi50Fn0q9
4️⃣Email us for an interview with our storytelling ambassador: [email protected]

📸Daisy Brown
#ThePeale #Storytelling #Stories #CivilRights #Movement #History #BlackHistory #App #IphoneApp

Out of the Blocks is an immersive listening experience from @aaronhenkin and Wendel Patrick. This online exhibition ampl...
07/19/2021
WYPR’s Aaron Henkin Looks Back on Nine Years of ‘Out of The Blocks’

Out of the Blocks is an immersive listening experience from @aaronhenkin and Wendel Patrick. This online exhibition amplifies the stories and anecdotes of people living in Baltimore, block by block.

Listen to the mosaic of voices and soundscapes from the blocks recorded so far on our website. And be sure to check out Baltimore magazine's article as the show continues in its final season http://ow.ly/usLg50Fzce4

#ThePeale #Baltimore #CharmCity #CityLife #Stories #Storytelling

Now in its final season, the show tells Baltimore stories one city block at a time.

We are excited to share weekly Baltimore stories and the Peale news through our Amazon Alexa skill. With help from the a...
07/19/2021

We are excited to share weekly Baltimore stories and the Peale news through our Amazon Alexa skill. With help from the amazing @shopvocal you can tune in Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays for NEW stories and updates from the Peale!

1️⃣Simply search and click on ‘Baltimore Stories’ in Alexa Skills and click Enable.

2️⃣Then, search and click on ‘News from The Peale’ in Flash Briefings to keep up with our latest happenings.

🌐Get more details here: https://www.thepealecenter.org/alexa/

#ThePeale #Stories #Storytelling #AmazonAlexa #AlexaSkills #Bmore #BmoreArt #History #Baltimore #BaltimoreHistory #Maryland #MarylandHistory #USHistory

We are excited to share weekly Baltimore stories and the Peale news through our Amazon Alexa skill. With help from the amazing @shopvocal you can tune in Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays for NEW stories and updates from the Peale!

1️⃣Simply search and click on ‘Baltimore Stories’ in Alexa Skills and click Enable.

2️⃣Then, search and click on ‘News from The Peale’ in Flash Briefings to keep up with our latest happenings.

🌐Get more details here: https://www.thepealecenter.org/alexa/

#ThePeale #Stories #Storytelling #AmazonAlexa #AlexaSkills #Bmore #BmoreArt #History #Baltimore #BaltimoreHistory #Maryland #MarylandHistory #USHistory

Travel is the theme of our stories this week! Here's another story about the freedom we have to travel in this country, ...
07/16/2021
Curator of Heritage Museum of Orange County Speaking about Journeys

Travel is the theme of our stories this week! Here's another story about the freedom we have to travel in this country, something we had--perhaps--taken for granted before the pandemic. This story, and many others you hear on our channels, is part of the Museum on Main Street collection from Smithsonian. The Peale has been working with the Smithsonian for several years, in the effort to amplify the voices of regular people across America. https://soundcloud.com/beherestories/curator-of-heritage-museum-of-orange-county-speaking-about-journeys?in=beherestories/sets/journey-and-immigration

This story was collected in conjunction with the national traveling exhibition "Journey Stories" by the Museum on Main Street program at the Smithsonian Institution. It is part of the "Be Here: Main S

Featuring Krista Green, the Peale's Chief Administrative Officer!
07/16/2021
Five Minute Histories: Sarah Ann Street Alley Houses

Featuring Krista Green, the Peale's Chief Administrative Officer!

Today’s video features the historic Sarah Ann Street Alley Houses in the Poppleton neighborhood. The City wants to demolish this important row of homes and d...

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📷What did the inside of the Peale Museum look like in the 19th century? Maybe something like this.

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 Ho**er, 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!