Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum

Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum The Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum is a Living Classrooms Foundation program. As a national heritage site we celebrate
African-American Entrepreneurs in the Maritime Industry in the 1800s.

The Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum is a Living Classrooms Foundation campus and national heritage site that celebrates the legacy of Baltimore’s own Frederick Douglass, Isaac Myers, and the first shipyard established by African-Americans in 1868,the Chesapeake Marine Railway and Dry Dock Company right at the water’s edge on the Inner Harbor in historic Fells Point. The sit

The Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum is a Living Classrooms Foundation campus and national heritage site that celebrates the legacy of Baltimore’s own Frederick Douglass, Isaac Myers, and the first shipyard established by African-Americans in 1868,the Chesapeake Marine Railway and Dry Dock Company right at the water’s edge on the Inner Harbor in historic Fells Point. The sit

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"Baltimore's Hope on the Harbor"Did you know? Living Classrooms Foundation's headquarters is the Frederick Douglass - Is...
09/02/2021

"Baltimore's Hope on the Harbor"

Did you know? Living Classrooms Foundation's headquarters is the Frederick Douglass - Isaac Myers Maritime Park!

On behalf of the entire Living Classrooms team, the Foundation's President & CEO, James Piper Bond has been awarded a Baltimore GameChanger by @baltmag !

Baltimore Magazine's Baltimore GameChangers celebrates Baltimore leaders that are working tirelessly to make our beloved Charm City a better city; to provide a vision for our city that inspires and brings about hope for the future. At Living Classrooms Foundation, we provide access to more equitable education, workforce development, community safety, and health and wellness opportunities that enable individuals to achieve their aspirations and build safer, stronger, and healthier communities for all.

#baltimoregamechangers #charmcityhope #livingclassrooms #learningbydoing #allinthistogether #fdimmp

"Baltimore's Hope on the Harbor"

Did you know? Living Classrooms Foundation's headquarters is the Frederick Douglass - Isaac Myers Maritime Park!

On behalf of the entire Living Classrooms team, the Foundation's President & CEO, James Piper Bond has been awarded a Baltimore GameChanger by @baltmag !

Baltimore Magazine's Baltimore GameChangers celebrates Baltimore leaders that are working tirelessly to make our beloved Charm City a better city; to provide a vision for our city that inspires and brings about hope for the future. At Living Classrooms Foundation, we provide access to more equitable education, workforce development, community safety, and health and wellness opportunities that enable individuals to achieve their aspirations and build safer, stronger, and healthier communities for all.

#baltimoregamechangers #charmcityhope #livingclassrooms #learningbydoing #allinthistogether #fdimmp

Another day of filming for the #BlackMaritimeLegacy in the books! 🎬 🎥 Veronica A. Carr of @nanny_jack_and_co presents ar...
09/01/2021

Another day of filming for the #BlackMaritimeLegacy in the books! 🎬 🎥

Veronica A. Carr of @nanny_jack_and_co presents artifacts and memorabilia that paint a picture of life for African American mariners throughout Baltimore's rich history. Living Classrooms Foundation is honored to work with her and Philip J. Merrill on this project. Their extensive research is invaluable in bringing Baltimore's #blackhistory to the public eye.

#baltimore #historicbaltimore #historicfellspoint #blackmaritimehistory
Harbor Craft Films

Another day of filming for the #BlackMaritimeLegacy in the books! 🎬 🎥

Veronica A. Carr of @nanny_jack_and_co presents artifacts and memorabilia that paint a picture of life for African American mariners throughout Baltimore's rich history. Living Classrooms Foundation is honored to work with her and Philip J. Merrill on this project. Their extensive research is invaluable in bringing Baltimore's #blackhistory to the public eye.

#baltimore #historicbaltimore #historicfellspoint #blackmaritimehistory
Harbor Craft Films

✨ Waterfront views, exposed Baltimore brick, gleaming hardwood floors, a rich cultural history rooted in maritime histor...
08/13/2021

✨ Waterfront views, exposed Baltimore brick, gleaming hardwood floors, a rich cultural history rooted in maritime history… and the headquarters for an organization whose mission is to enable individuals to achieve their aspirations and to build safer, stronger, and healthier communities for all. ✨

What are you waiting for? 🙌 Book your event at Living Classrooms Foundations’ Frederick Douglass -Isaac Myers Maritime Park! Link in bio!

#baltimoreeventvenue #baltimorebased #visitbaltimore #historicalvenue #weddingvenue

✨ Waterfront views, exposed Baltimore brick, gleaming hardwood floors, a rich cultural history rooted in maritime history… and the headquarters for an organization whose mission is to enable individuals to achieve their aspirations and to build safer, stronger, and healthier communities for all. ✨

What are you waiting for? 🙌 Book your event at Living Classrooms Foundations’ Frederick Douglass -Isaac Myers Maritime Park! Link in bio!

#baltimoreeventvenue #baltimorebased #visitbaltimore #historicalvenue #weddingvenue

Busy day at the Maritime Park!Two weeks in August are always reserved for Lady Maryland’s annual haul-out. The Maritime ...
08/10/2021

Busy day at the Maritime Park!

Two weeks in August are always reserved for Lady Maryland’s annual haul-out. The Maritime Education crew will work over the next few weeks to inspect the vessel and make necessary repairs as well as perform regular maintenance.

Historically, the waterfront of Fell’s Point and the Inner Harbor were lined with marine railways that performed similar inspections, repairs, and maintenance. If you are in the area, stop by for a look, take a picture, and tag us (@fdimmp)!

Also spotted in this picture is the Project Serve team training on the @livingclassroom forklift!

#maritimehistory #fellspoint #baltimore #historicfellspoint #historicbaltimore #marinerailway #haulout #pungy #schooner

Busy day at the Maritime Park!

Two weeks in August are always reserved for Lady Maryland’s annual haul-out. The Maritime Education crew will work over the next few weeks to inspect the vessel and make necessary repairs as well as perform regular maintenance.

Historically, the waterfront of Fell’s Point and the Inner Harbor were lined with marine railways that performed similar inspections, repairs, and maintenance. If you are in the area, stop by for a look, take a picture, and tag us (@fdimmp)!

Also spotted in this picture is the Project Serve team training on the @livingclassroom forklift!

#maritimehistory #fellspoint #baltimore #historicfellspoint #historicbaltimore #marinerailway #haulout #pungy #schooner

🎥 July 8, 2021 🎥 Living Classrooms Foundation on location at the The Ship Caulkers' Houses in Fell’s Point. We are activ...
08/02/2021

🎥 July 8, 2021 🎥
Living Classrooms Foundation on location at the The Ship Caulkers' Houses in Fell’s Point.

We are actively researching connections between these two historic houses located at 612-614 S Wolfe St and the Chesapeake Marine Railway and Dry Dock Co. In this photo, Lisa from @herringrunarcheologyproject is interviewed to discuss the significance of the artifacts found in the houses and the clues they offer about the day to day life of African American ship caulkers in the 1800s.

We can’t wait to tell these stories in our upcoming film, “Black Maritime Legacy: Past, Present, and Future” scheduled to premier in Spring 2022.

🎥 July 8, 2021 🎥
Living Classrooms Foundation on location at the The Ship Caulkers' Houses in Fell’s Point.

We are actively researching connections between these two historic houses located at 612-614 S Wolfe St and the Chesapeake Marine Railway and Dry Dock Co. In this photo, Lisa from @herringrunarcheologyproject is interviewed to discuss the significance of the artifacts found in the houses and the clues they offer about the day to day life of African American ship caulkers in the 1800s.

We can’t wait to tell these stories in our upcoming film, “Black Maritime Legacy: Past, Present, and Future” scheduled to premier in Spring 2022.

Living Classrooms Foundation is excited to announce the Black Maritime Legacy project! In phase I, the Maritime Park is ...
07/26/2021

Living Classrooms Foundation is excited to announce the Black Maritime Legacy project! In phase I, the Maritime Park is working with Harborcraft Films to document the role black mariners played in Baltimore's past while highlighting opportunities in the present and future. Day 1 of filming featured professional ocean sailor Captain Donald Lawson and Universal Sailing Club founders, Marcus Asante and Michael Campbell.

In this photo, all three mariners are filmed in the historic boat shop reminiscing about sailing adventures on the Chesapeake Bay.

The film is set to premiere in the winter/spring of 2022 and is part of a larger plan which includes updates to the exhibits at Frederick Douglass Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum.

#blackhistory #blackmaritimehistory #baltimore #fellspoint #fdimmp #sailing

Living Classrooms Foundation is excited to announce the Black Maritime Legacy project! In phase I, the Maritime Park is working with Harborcraft Films to document the role black mariners played in Baltimore's past while highlighting opportunities in the present and future. Day 1 of filming featured professional ocean sailor Captain Donald Lawson and Universal Sailing Club founders, Marcus Asante and Michael Campbell.

In this photo, all three mariners are filmed in the historic boat shop reminiscing about sailing adventures on the Chesapeake Bay.

The film is set to premiere in the winter/spring of 2022 and is part of a larger plan which includes updates to the exhibits at Frederick Douglass Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum.

#blackhistory #blackmaritimehistory #baltimore #fellspoint #fdimmp #sailing

Ever wonder what those strange outlines are on the ground of our campus?The Maritime Park sits on what was formerly call...
07/13/2021

Ever wonder what those strange outlines are on the ground of our campus?

The Maritime Park sits on what was formerly called, Chase's Wharf. Archeologists uncovered some interesting historic finds when the site was excavated for construction. The lighter-colored stone inlaid in the brickwork represents the locations of foundations from previous structures dating back to the 1790s!

@livingclassroom is actively researching the history of the site and ties to the Black Mariners who lived and worked in Fell's Point. Stay tuned as we learn more!

#frederickdouglass #learningbydoing #fellspoint #baltimore #maritimehistory #fdimmp

Ever wonder what those strange outlines are on the ground of our campus?

The Maritime Park sits on what was formerly called, Chase's Wharf. Archeologists uncovered some interesting historic finds when the site was excavated for construction. The lighter-colored stone inlaid in the brickwork represents the locations of foundations from previous structures dating back to the 1790s!

@livingclassroom is actively researching the history of the site and ties to the Black Mariners who lived and worked in Fell's Point. Stay tuned as we learn more!

#frederickdouglass #learningbydoing #fellspoint #baltimore #maritimehistory #fdimmp

07/10/2021

Did you know?

Historically, Fell's Point was lined with marine railways and drydocks that provided work for formerly enslaved people. The workers used their earnings primarily to buy the freedom of relatives, increasing the population of free blacks, and creating a thriving African American community in Fell's Point.

We use our historic replica marine railway to maintain our fleet of education vessels. The process has not changed much over the past 200 hundred years, with the major difference being the power source. Here is a timelapse of Sigsbee being hauled out for maintenance!

Patiently waiting for the museum to re-open...#berniememes
01/22/2021

Patiently waiting for the museum to re-open...
#berniememes

Patiently waiting for the museum to re-open...
#berniememes

04/01/2020
Five Minute Histories: The Caulkers Houses

Get a small dose of education while you're stuck at home today and learn a little Fell's Point history, including a bit about Isaac Myers and Frederick Douglass and the neighborhood ships caulkers.

We’re back with our fourth ”Five Minute Histories" episode: The Caulkers' Houses. Thank you all for your encouraging feedback! This is our new series called ...

03/18/2020

As a public health precaution due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Frederick Douglass Isaac Myers Maritime Park is temporarily closed.

At Living Classrooms Foundation, the safety of our guests, and our staff, is our primary concern. As the current coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves we are monitoring the latest from the Centers for Disease Control and local and state agencies and following their guidelines and recommendations. We are not currently announcing a re-open date due to the rapidly changing nature of the virus. Please check back here for updates.

12/03/2019

The Museum will be CLOSED this weekend (Fri-Sun) for routine maintenance. We apologize for any inconvenience.

A new Baltimore play featuring Isaac Myers and Frederick Douglass as central characters.  The play uses music, spoken wo...
09/03/2019
The Moment Was Now

A new Baltimore play featuring Isaac Myers and Frederick Douglass as central characters. The play uses music, spoken word and drama to bring to light a little known ‘moment’ in 1869 during Reconstruction in post-civil war Baltimore at a turning point in US history.

This limited run show begins on Sept 13th and dates are already selling out. Click to get your tickets.

The Moment Was Now is a new musical play that takes place in post-civil war Baltimore in 1869, a turning point in US history where America almost did the right thing. Echoing the current moment, the play centers around the impassioned search for unity between the dynamic historic leaders of powerful...

Explore Baltimore's rich African-American history at the museum this weekend.  We'll be open noon-4pm Sat and Sun!
08/30/2019
8 ways to celebrate Labor Day weekend in Baltimore

Explore Baltimore's rich African-American history at the museum this weekend. We'll be open noon-4pm Sat and Sun!

We look at eight ways -- some usual, some you may not have thought of -- to celebrate a Baltimore Labor Day

Come and visit the newest exhibition in our Bearman Gallery - free with admission to the museum! #wechoose
08/21/2019
We Choose Explores Black Womanhood in Fells Point

Come and visit the newest exhibition in our Bearman Gallery - free with admission to the museum! #wechoose

The new exhibit features works by emerging black female artists at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Museum.

Do you identify as a black female artist in the DMV area?  We are seeking submissions for the next exhibition in our Bea...
06/18/2019

Do you identify as a black female artist in the DMV area? We are seeking submissions for the next exhibition in our Bearman Gallery later this summer. Apply here: Bit.ly/wechooseblk

Maryland State Arts Council
05/13/2019

Maryland State Arts Council

Photos from the opening of Living Color, which runs until May 25th at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum!

The exhibition and the class are part of the Baltimore Natural Dye Initiative, which grew out of a 2017 visit by Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan to the Natural Dyeing Cultural Center in Naju, South Korea. Funded by the Maryland State Arts Council and the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, the Baltimore Natural Dye Initiative is a public-private partnership that includes MICA, the Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation, and Baltimore Development Corporation.

We're gearing up for the installation of our next exhibition in Bearman Gallery, featuring a wonderful collaboration bet...
04/26/2019

We're gearing up for the installation of our next exhibition in Bearman Gallery, featuring a wonderful collaboration between Maryland Institute College of Art Painting Department and Coppin State University students, faculty, and local artists. Join us for the opening reception on May 2nd.

Maryland Humanities
12/12/2018
Maryland Humanities

Maryland Humanities

Previous Humanities Connection guest, Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum, is now home to an art exhibit honoring The Frederick Douglass Bicentennial. Learn more from Rebecca Kirkman and Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance.

Living Classrooms Foundation
08/10/2018

Living Classrooms Foundation

Proud to have hosted and participated in the 2018 Governors' Chesapeake Bay Executive Council Meeting this week where the region's leaders furthered their commitment to #pollution #reduction and restoration AND where our very own Christine Truett and James Bond spoke about our ongoing efforts to contribute to this goal, like our annual oyster #restoration project and #habitatrestoration efforts on #KingmanIsland in DC, and ongoing education programs so that future generations can continue this progress.

More info about the Chesapeake Bay Program here: https://vimeo.com/281475096

07/13/2018

The Museum will be closed tomorrow 7/14/2018 due to a last minute private event. We will reopen Sunday 7/15 12pm to 4pm. Thank You!

A Nation's Story: "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"
07/04/2018
A Nation's Story: "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"

A Nation's Story: "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"

In July of 1852, Frederick Douglass delivered a speech titled “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?,” a call for the promise of liberty be applied equally to all Americans. Douglass’s speech emphasized that American slavery and American freedom is a shared history and that the actions of o...

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
06/27/2018

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Independence Day offers the opportunity to the tell the story of the nation and to reflect on its progress.
National hero Frederick Douglass played a big role in shaping the nation’s history with his perseverance and belief in equality for all.
Join us on July 4, 2018 for a day long celebration in honor of Frederick Douglass bicentennial.
Visit go.nps.gov/Douglass200 for the full event schedule. #Douglass200 #YearoftheAnacostia

Take a look and visit this new exhibit on the slave trade here in Baltimore!
06/24/2018
Documenting the slave trade past of Baltimore, and Homewood

Take a look and visit this new exhibit on the slave trade here in Baltimore!

Baltimore’s role in the 1800s slave trade is documented in a new exhibition at the Homewood Museum on the Johns Hopkins University campus in North Baltimore.

Happy Juneteenth!
06/19/2018

Happy Juneteenth!

Living historian Marvin-Alonzo Greer representing an infantrymen in the 33rd United States Colored Regiment for Juneteenth.

06/10/2018

We will be closed today due to a private event! Sorry for any inconvience!

05/29/2018

Due to electrical and hvac issues, we will open the museum at 12pm today.

05/18/2018

Please Join us and the The Preservation Society next Thursday, May 24th at 1pm in celebrating the installation of banners highlighting Frederick Douglass time throughout our city. We will hold the celebration at the Frederick Douglass Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum outside at the Frederick Douglass sculpture.

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Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
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Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 12pm - 4pm
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