Carroll Museums

Carroll Museums Revitalizing the Carroll Mansion and Phoenix Shot Tower in Downtown Baltimore. Explore 200 years of history at the Carroll Mansion, winter home of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, last living and only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Follow the mansion’s evolution after Carroll’s death in 1832, into a saloon, immigrant tenement, vocational school, and recreation center. Experience the Phoenix Shot Tower. Built in 1828, it was the tallest building in the US until 1846 and annually manufactured 2.5 million lbs. of “drop” shot. It is only one of three remaining shot towers in the United States.

Operating as usual

Carroll Museums is proud to announce our first post-restoration event at the Phoenix Shot Tower. It is our Exterior Towe...
06/23/2021
Shot Tower Exterior Tour

Carroll Museums is proud to announce our first post-restoration event at the Phoenix Shot Tower.

It is our Exterior Tower Tour. This tour will focus on the exterior history of the Phoenix Shot Tower. Learn how the Cold War, automobiles, and a riot have all shaped the history and exterior of the Phoenix Shot Tower.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shot-tower-exterior-tour-tickets-160908964043?aff=eand

Join us for the first post- restoration event at the Phoenix Shot Tower- The Exterior History of the Phoenix Shot Tower.

Way to go!
06/06/2021

Way to go!

193 years ago today, construction of the Phoenix Shot Tower, Baltimore's greatest landmark, began on this day.
06/02/2021

193 years ago today, construction of the Phoenix Shot Tower, Baltimore's greatest landmark, began on this day.

193 years ago today, construction of the Phoenix Shot Tower, Baltimore's greatest landmark, began on this day.

Let's get it done!
04/23/2021

Let's get it done!

Tuesday marks the halfway point of our 4 week match campaign! Help us celebrate by getting our remaining amount down to $25,000-that's half of our $50,000 goal!

Sending monetary gifts, grabbing gala tickets, and buying your own personalized brick (how a-PEALE-ing is that??) all go towards our Capital Campaign for building renovations, making us an accessible home for the intangible and authentic stories of Baltimore.

Donate today! https://www.thepealecenter.org/campaign/

#ThePeale #Donation #Fundraising #Campaign #Renovations #Support #Construction #Musuem #Art #Baltimore #BaltimoreHistory #Maryland #MarylandHistory

Let's help them out!
04/13/2021
Capital Campaign – The Peale Center

Let's help them out!

Capital Campaign Cross the finish line with us! 1815, Peale Museum & Gallery of Fine Arts. From UMBC Early Baltimore. 1822, Peale Museum & Gallery of Fine Arts. From Poppleton Map. 1832, Baltimore's first City Hall. 1877, Male and Female Colored School Number 1. 1900, Facing Demolition. 1912, Baltim...

Photos from The Peale Center's post
04/09/2021

Photos from The Peale Center's post

We're all trying to help the Peale out!
04/07/2021

We're all trying to help the Peale out!

With more than $4.8 million raised to date, we are nearing the end of the Peale’s $5.2 million capital campaign! With your added support, we can continue our interior renovations, making the Peale a fully accessible home for Baltimore stories. #ThePeale
#Museums #Art #Storytelling #History #Donation #Fundraise #Campaign #Renovations #Baltimore #BaltimoreHistory #Maryland #MarylandHistory

https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=YG42E2QTTPF7C&source=url

Come on down!
03/28/2021

Come on down!

LAST CHANCE!
In its final weekend, check out "Pouring Light" on display at Carroll Mansion 12pm-4pm EST. The exhibit is FREE | RSVP required.
https://www.thepealecenter.org/events/pouring-light-exhibition/

How do you view Baltimore? Our perspective impacts how we speak, act and live in our city. Your viewpoint of “The Greatest City in America” greatly impacts your experience of it. “Pouring Light” is an exhibition of mixed media paintings, drawings and installations hosted by the Carroll Mansion.

In the show, diverse viewpoints are represented by the repetition of images. From large scale collages to quiet monochrome photographs, our diverse perspectives are contrasted side by side. We have a choice by which we view our home, this Charm City. We choose how we view one another. Artists @juliaglatfelter and @jaz_erenberg believe that our perspective can actually change our reality.

20% of proceeds from artwork sales from “Pouring Light” will be donated to the @baltimoreceasefire Movement.

#ThePeale #Exhibit #Exhibition #Art #Artist #Museum #Community #Bmore #BmoreArt #Baltimore

We're still in the mix!
03/25/2021

We're still in the mix!

keep in mind that we're open too!
03/18/2021

keep in mind that we're open too!

Join us this Sunday, March 21, 10am - 12pm for Maryland Day - Better Together Events 2021! The weather looks beautiful and the Charles Carroll House of Annapolis will be open to the public for self-guided tours or scan our QR code to watch our private tour video as you walk through the house & gardens.

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Timeline Photos
03/12/2021

Timeline Photos

EXTENDED through March 28th!
Pouring Light| Carroll Mansion| Fri-Sun 12-4pm EST
How do you view Baltimore? In this exhibit, artists Julia Glatfelter & Jaz Erenberg, present diverse views thru repetition of images. 20% of the proceeds go to Baltimore Ceasefire. RSVP for FREE #ThePeale https://www.thepealecenter.org/events/pouring-light-exhibition/

Photos from The Peale Center's post
03/12/2021

Photos from The Peale Center's post

Good News Everybody! Restoration work at the Phoenix Shot Tower has progressed despite the pandemic. New electrical syst...
03/10/2021

Good News Everybody! Restoration work at the Phoenix Shot Tower has progressed despite the pandemic.

New electrical systems and safety features have been installed to facilitate public access to the top.

Timeline Photos
02/22/2021

Timeline Photos

This weekend, check out “Pouring Light” on display at Carroll Mansion 12pm-4pm EST. The exhibit is FREE | RSVP required.
https://www.thepealecenter.org/events/pouring-light-exhibition/

How do you view Baltimore? Our perspective impacts how we speak, act and live in our city. Your viewpoint of “The Greatest City in America” greatly impacts your experience of it. “Pouring Light” is an exhibition of mixed media paintings, drawings and installations hosted by the Carroll Mansion. In the show, diverse viewpoints are represented by the repetition of images. From large scale collages to quiet monochrome photographs, our diverse perspectives are contrasted side by side. We have a choice by which we view our home, this Charm City. We choose how we view one another. Artists Julia Glatfelter and Jaz Erenberg believe that our perspective can actually change our reality.

20% of proceeds from artwork sales from “Pouring Light” will be donated to The Baltimore Ceasefire Movement.

#ThePeale #Exhibit #Exhibition #Art #Artist #Museum #Community #Bmore #BmoreArt #Baltimore

We're open on weekends.
02/09/2021

We're open on weekends.

Join us February 11, 2021, 6:00pm for a virtual artist talk with "Pouring Lights" artists, Julia Glatfelter and Jaz Erenberg. RSVP for FREE! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pouring-light-exhibition-virtual-artist-talk-tickets-138630023131

In the show, diverse viewpoints are represented by the repetition of images. From large scale collages to quiet monochrome photographs, our diverse perspectives are contrasted side by side. We have a choice by which we view our home, this Charm City. We choose how we view one another. Artists Julia Glatfelter and Jaz Erenberg believe that our perspective can actually change our reality.

20% of proceeds from the exhibition will be gifted to Baltimore Ceasefire, whose volunteers “pour light and love into the space” after the loss of life due to violence.

#Thepeale #Events #VirtualEvents #Art #BmoreArt #Stories #Museum

Bernie!
01/30/2021

Bernie!

Bernie!

Here we go!
01/23/2021

Here we go!

Looks like someone is waiting patiently for our doors to re-open for in-person programming. Kudos to their enthusiasm! 😂 #ThePeale #Baltimore #Museums #Storytelling

Well, would you look at the time, it's...
01/23/2021

Well, would you look at the time, it's...

Well, would you look at the time, it's...

Bernie!
01/21/2021

Bernie!

Bernie!

Ninety-six years ago today, Baltimore's first preservation battle came to a successful conclusion as the citizens of Bal...
01/13/2021

Ninety-six years ago today, Baltimore's first preservation battle came to a successful conclusion as the citizens of Baltimore purchased the Phoenix Shot Tower. The Tower was then- immediately- donated to the government of Baltimore City which has preserved it ever since.

The Phoenix Shot Tower is currently preserved by the Department of General Services and Carroll Museums, Inc.

Ninety-six years ago today, Baltimore's first preservation battle came to a successful conclusion as the citizens of Baltimore purchased the Phoenix Shot Tower. The Tower was then- immediately- donated to the government of Baltimore City which has preserved it ever since.

The Phoenix Shot Tower is currently preserved by the Department of General Services and Carroll Museums, Inc.

Come on down - safely!
12/04/2020

Come on down - safely!

Last weekend to see "Rights and Wrongs: Citizenship, Belonging, and the Vote" at the Carroll Mansion, 800 E. Lombard Street, featuring work by Baltimore artists Erin Fostel, Antonio McAfee, and McKinley Wallace III! https://mailchi.mp/thepealecenter.org/3december2020

The Peale Center
11/28/2020

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/

192 years ago today, the Phoenix Shot Tower, Baltimore's Greatest Landmark, was completed.
11/26/2020

192 years ago today, the Phoenix Shot Tower, Baltimore's Greatest Landmark, was completed.

Welcome back to Baltimore!
11/25/2020

Welcome back to Baltimore!

Marian House
Women moving from dependence to independence


For Release November 20 2020
Contact: Beth Myers-Edwards, Marian House
[email protected] 410-467-4246

MARIAN HOUSE AT THE WOMEN’S INDUSTRIAL EXCHANGE WILL BECOME THE NEW HOME OF THE MARYLAND WOMEN’S HERITAGE CENTER
November 20, 2020 (Baltimore) Marian House has agreed to lease the 1,000 sq. ft. storefront space of the Women’s Industrial Exchange Building at 333 North Charles Street to the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center. The Maryland Women’s Heritage Center (MWHC) was established to preserve the past, understand the present, and shape the future by recognizing, respecting, and transmitting the experiences and contributions of Maryland women of diverse backgrounds and from all regions of the state.

According to Katie Allston, executive director of Marian House, “This is what we have had in mind since we acquired this significant property; having such an important women’s organization as our first significant tenant will kick-start our plans for Marian House at the Women’s Industrial Exchange to become a women-oriented center for downtown Baltimore.”
MWHC has been searching for a new location to operate its programs and house their continuing and changing exhibits about individuals, organizations, events, and special topics related to Maryland women. Other complementary uses may include a place to convene meetings and conferences; an interactive, state-of-the-art student learning center; a resource and reference library; and a women’s history archive. Amenities will include displays of arts and crafts; dramatic, musical, and dance performances by or about Maryland women and girls; dialogues and seminars on women’s issues; space for special events and receptions; and a gift shop with art, literature and unique gifts by Maryland women.

“MWHC is thrilled to have a new home with such a deep and rich history in the community. It is a natural fit for our organization to begin a new chapter at the historic building at this time”, said Diana Bailey, Executive Director of MWHC. “Our plan is to occupy the space in early December with hopes of a soft opening early in 2021. We will build up to a March Women’s History Month event(s), depending on COVID-19 restrictions,” Bailey stated.

The Women’s Industrial Exchange asked Marian House to take over its building and assets in June 2020, after making the difficult decision to cease operations at its historic 333 North Charles Street location.

For further information about the new partnership between Marian House and the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center, contact Beth Myers-Edwards, [email protected], 410-467-4246 or for MWHC contact Diana M. Bailey, [email protected], 443-996-1788.

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Marian House is a holistic, healing community for women and their children who are in need of housing and support services. We provide a safe, sober, loving environment that challenges women to respect and love themselves, confront emotional and socio-economic barriers, and transition to stable and independent lives. Located in the Better Waverly neighborhood of Baltimore City, Marian House provides transitional and permanent housing to women and children in need, primarily in the Better Waverly and Pen Lucy communities.

The Maryland Women’s Heritage Center (MWHC), a 501(c) (3) non-profit, non-partisan organization, was established to preserve the past, understand the present, and shape the future by recognizing, respecting, and transforming the experiences and contributions of Maryland women of diverse backgrounds and from all regions of the state. The Center is an out- growth of the Maryland Women’s History Project that began in 1980 as a collaborative venture between the Maryland Commission for Women and the Maryland State Department of Education.

The MWHC's goal is to " add HERstory to history to tell OURstory".

11/14/2020

188 years ago today, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence, died in his Baltimore home.

In addition to signing the DOI, Carroll served as one of Maryland's first senators and was a founder of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.

He was 95.

The Peale Center
11/12/2020

The Peale Center

The Peale presents a brand new exhibition at the Carroll Mansion! Check out "Rights and Wrongs: Citizenship, Belonging, and the Vote," on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-4pm at the Carroll Mansion, 800 E. Lombard Street! The Carroll Mansion is our home away from home during the renovations of historic Peale Museum building. https://mailchi.mp/thepealecenter.org/21october2020

Come on down and take a look!
11/07/2020

Come on down and take a look!

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.

A sign of things to come...
10/24/2020

A sign of things to come...

The Peale Center
10/21/2020

The Peale Center

The Peale presents a brand new exhibition at the Carroll Mansion! Check out "Rights and Wrongs: Citizenship, Belonging, and the Vote," on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-4pm at the Carroll Mansion, 800 E. Lombard Street! The Carroll Mansion is our home away from home during the renovations of historic Peale Museum building. https://mailchi.mp/thepealecenter.org/21october2020

Way to go!
10/15/2020

Way to go!

Nicolette, daughter of Edie Papadakis, stopped by the BMI today by to see the 𝙒𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣 𝙤𝙛 𝙎𝙩𝙚𝙚𝙡 exhibit and donated her moms hard hat to the museum. Her mom Edie worked at Beth Steel for more than 30 years while raising 3 kids.

#BMIWOS #WomenOfSteel #WeekOfWorkers

Photos from Carroll Museums's post
09/28/2020

Photos from Carroll Museums's post

Our staff has received concerned calls regarding protest activity around the Carroll Mansion and the Phoenix Shot Tower....
09/24/2020

Our staff has received concerned calls regarding protest activity around the Carroll Mansion and the Phoenix Shot Tower.

Our staff is aware of the situation and have reported no concerns at this time.

The Peale Center
09/20/2020

The Peale Center

Our Online Gala will be here in 8 days! September 25 @ 7pm EDT. We’re offering you so many amazing things to see and do during this fantastic event, including taking a special tour of our building and exhibits in the virtual world of @secondlife. Buy your tickets now to support our historical building from the comfort of your home (or wherever you choose!). Only the FIRST 100 attendees will be able to interact LIVE with our artists & storytellers. Click the link to purchase your tickets NOW!🎫 https://www.thepealecenter.org/events/peale-gala-2020/

#ThePeale #Museums #Storytelling #Gala #Online #Tours #VirtualTours #SecondLife #Bmore #BaltimoreEvents

Happy 283rd Birthday to Charles Carroll of Carrollton. Did You Know?: Charles Carroll was one of Maryland's first senato...
09/20/2020

Happy 283rd Birthday to Charles Carroll of Carrollton.

Did You Know?: Charles Carroll was one of Maryland's first senators.

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Carroll Museums is accessible by MTA, Charm City Circulator (Green and Orange Line), and Baltimore Metro Subway (Shot Tower Stop). For more information: http://mta.maryland.gov/ http://www.charmcitycirculator.com/

General information

At the present time, we are closed for the health emergency. Normally, Carroll Museums is open for tours every Saturday and Sunday! Tours can be arranged during the week for groups. The Carroll Mansion: Open to the public for guided tours Saturday and Sunday from 12pm- 4pm. Tours start on the hour and the last tour begins at 3pm. Phoenix Shot Tower: Tours depart from the Carroll Mansion every promptly at 4pm. All visitors must meet the docent at the Mansion by 4pm to participate. Shot Tower Sundays: 10am-12pm drop in tours at the Tower every Sunday from May- Nov. Visit www.carrollmuseums.org for more details and admission! Keep updated on events and art exhibitions with the Carroll Museums blog, http://thecarrollmuseums.blogspot.com/! Follow our Intimate Wedding on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WeddingsAtCarrollMuseums?fref=ts

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Saturday 12:00 - 16:00
Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

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