Baltimore Museum of Industry

Baltimore Museum of Industry Step back into the days of a port city. Explore galleries, enjoy guided tours, and hands-on activities. Details at www.thebmi.org. The Baltimore Museum of Industry is a connection factory.
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Only when you suit up to shuck oysters, develop your own video game, or watch a blacksmith forge iron does your connection reveal itself. It could be the moment you realize how important your grandfather’s factory job really was in building this great city. It could be the “That’s what I wanna do when I grow up” moment. We don’t know what your connection to Baltimore’s story is, but we do know one thing. This is where you’ll find it.

Only when you suit up to shuck oysters, develop your own video game, or watch a blacksmith forge iron does your connection reveal itself. It could be the moment you realize how important your grandfather’s factory job really was in building this great city. It could be the “That’s what I wanna do when I grow up” moment. We don’t know what your connection to Baltimore’s story is, but we do know one thing. This is where you’ll find it.

Operating as usual

A friendly BMI reminder to go VOTE!#BaltimoreVotes
11/03/2020

A friendly BMI reminder to go VOTE!

#BaltimoreVotes

The BMI Education team is keeping busy with virtual field trips, digital homeschool days and our Maryland Engineering Ch...
11/02/2020

The BMI Education team is keeping busy with virtual field trips, digital homeschool days and our Maryland Engineering Challenge work-shops!

Check out all of the BMI's virtual learning opportunities and sign-up for one of the museums digital experiences today!

https://www.thebmi.org/visit/

10/31/2020
Happy Halloween! 🎃

Walking through the 1865 Platt and Co. oyster cannery, you wonder if some of the BMI’s exhibits hold more than just artifacts..maybe the voices of past workers? 👀

Check out our Ghosts at the Museum, BMI audio guide: https://youtu.be/b1ue5mNi5DI

#spookyseason👻 #museumghosts #hauntedbaltimore

Alberta Buckson, one of the women we feature in our Women Of Steel exhibit, visited the BMI last week with her son, John...
10/30/2020

Alberta Buckson, one of the women we feature in our Women Of Steel exhibit, visited the BMI last week with her son, John.

Ms. Buckson worked at Beth Steel for 27 years and was a first class welder-- her son also worked at Bethlehem steel for 5 years.

#BMIWOS #WomenOfSteel

Today, #LatinaEqualPay Day, marks the number of days Latina women must work into the year to earn what her white, non-Hi...
10/29/2020

Today, #LatinaEqualPay Day, marks the number of days Latina women must work into the year to earn what her white, non-Hispanic, male counterpart earned in the previous year. This year it falls on October 29, 303 days into the calendar year.

“That means that Latina women must work 22 months to be paid what white men are paid in just 12.”
Graphics and quote from
@nationalwomenslawcenter

To learn more about the pay gap for Latina Women, visit leanin.org

Baltimore Museum of Industry's cover photo
10/29/2020

Baltimore Museum of Industry's cover photo

The BMI is pleased to now offer a private museum experience for our visitors!Groups will enjoy having the museum galleri...
10/29/2020

The BMI is pleased to now offer a private museum experience for our visitors!

Groups will enjoy having the museum galleries and exhibits to themselves for a full 90 minutes to self-tour and explore in a safe and socially distanced manner.

Book your experience today!
thebmi.org/open-by-appointment/

From October 26 to November 30th the Baltimore Museum of Industry will hold a fundraiser where your unwanted treasures h...
10/28/2020

From October 26 to November 30th the Baltimore Museum of Industry will hold a fundraiser where your unwanted treasures help preserve the industrial treasures of Baltimore!

Participate in our Trinket or Treasure Fundraiser!
-Free Virtual appraisals
-10% of sales benefit the BMI
-free shipping & fully insured

Visit heirloomjewelryevent.com/baltimore to sign up for your free appraisal.

10/27/2020
Vote 2020!

On behalf of the BMI Staff and Trustees, this is just a reminder to go vote.

Early voting is now open in Maryland!

Thank you to Jay for sharing such an important message. #Vote2020

We know how hard teachers are working this year to adapt to the new needs of  students and virtual learning... so the BM...
10/26/2020

We know how hard teachers are working this year to adapt to the new needs of students and virtual learning... so the BMI transformed their award-winning programs into live online field trips!

Join us on Zoom on Monday, October 26th at 5:00PM or Thursday, October 29th at 7:30PM to learn about our Industry Investigators virtual tours and City Kits activity boxes. Each webinar session will give you an opportunity to sample a virtual field trip and ask questions about booking an experience. Sign up for one of the information sessions here:
10/26- https://buff.ly/35v5ryM
10/29- https://buff.ly/2JbBY5D

During this moment of national reckoning around issues of race, it is important to know how Black and POC workers/commun...
10/22/2020

During this moment of national reckoning around issues of race, it is important to know how Black and POC workers/communities have been affected. Hear from policy leaders about workplace race, equity, & inclusion initiatives underway in Baltimore.

Tickets: $5/general and free for members. http://bit.ly/BMIRFLsystemicracism

Businesses are encouraging their employees and customers to get out and vote! Some employers are taking steps from spons...
10/22/2020
Baltimore-area employers join movement encouraging workers, customers to vote

Businesses are encouraging their employees and customers to get out and vote! Some employers are taking steps from sponsoring voter registration events to making Election Day a corporate holiday.

With a contentious presidential election just weeks away, Baltimore-area companies are joining a growing movement by corporate America to boost voter engagement through initiatives aimed at employees and customers.

A plein air workshop student capturing the beauty of our Tugboat!This Saturday come enjoy the view and grab a treat from...
10/22/2020

A plein air workshop student capturing the beauty of our Tugboat!

This Saturday come enjoy the view and grab a treat from the BMI Farmers’ market! (Open from 9am-1pm)

#Baltimore #CharmCity #harborview #waterfrontviews #MuseumMemories #bmorelocal #farmersmarket

Our education department has put together fun interactive virtual programs that dive into Baltimore’s industrial heritag...
10/20/2020

Our education department has put together fun interactive virtual programs that dive into Baltimore’s industrial heritage! This Thursday, the BMI will be hosting a digital homeschool day for small homeschool groups and families where you can participate in these new programs!

Visit https://bit.ly/BMIHomeschoolDay to learn more about our virtual education programs and to reserve your spot today!

#museumfromhome #virtuallearning #virtualschool #homeschool #homeschooling #virtualfieldtrip #education

Take a deep dive into Baltimore’s industrial past through our virtual presentations led by senior museum educator, Jack ...
10/19/2020

Take a deep dive into Baltimore’s industrial past through our virtual presentations led by senior museum educator, Jack Burkert! To see more of the topics that Jack covers, visit thebmi.org/visit/adult-group-experiences/

To register for this FREE presentation click here: http://bit.ly/BMIShipbuilding

The record for the world’s largest oyster restoration project is poised to be broken with a new $30 million project on M...
10/16/2020
Manokin River oyster project put on ‘aggressive’ timetable

The record for the world’s largest oyster restoration project is poised to be broken with a new $30 million project on Maryland’s Eastern Shore 🦪

The record for the world’s largest oyster restoration project is poised to be broken with a new $30 million project on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, but some environmentalists would like it

10/16/2020

Every Saturday the BMI Farmers’ Market is active on the museum’s campus from 9am-1pm and now you get to add something special to your visit!

When you visit the Farmers’ Market be sure to check out our newest outdoor exhibit “Women Of Steel” located on the museum’s fence along Key Highway. Take a picture and tag us at #BMIWOS

What better way to make your special day memorable than celebrating at a museum! Make history with us by hosting your ev...
10/15/2020

What better way to make your special day memorable than celebrating at a museum! Make history with us by hosting your event at the BMI.

#MuseumMemories #MuseumWeddings

Today @stoopstorytellingseries and the BMI will be live streaming the stories of workers we rarely see! This is Jonathan...
10/15/2020

Today @stoopstorytellingseries and the BMI will be live streaming the stories of workers we rarely see!

This is Jonathan Jacobs, one of our storytellers for this evening. Jonathan is a freelance actor in the Baltimore theatre community and his story is about his first time working as an extra on a professional film set, and the unexpected lessons he learned.

We are excited to hear Jonathan’s story, and the stories of all our other participants!

We have made more tickets available for this event!

October of 2000, six former Bendix Radio employees founded the Bendix Radio Foundation (BRF) at the BMI to preserve the ...
10/14/2020

October of 2000, six former Bendix Radio employees founded the Bendix Radio Foundation (BRF) at the BMI to preserve the company legacy and its six decades of contributions to the radio and communication industry.

This month marks 20 years and counting of a partnership with a dedicated crew of Bendix volunteers who have worked to collect and catalog artifacts and documents related to Bendix Radio.

To view the collection visit https://buff.ly/35tPBnH

Nicolette, daughter of Edie Papadakis, stopped by the BMI today by to see the 𝙒𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣 𝙤𝙛 𝙎𝙩𝙚𝙚𝙡  exhibit and donated her mo...
10/13/2020

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

Doors Open Baltimore is the free citywide festival of architecture and neighborhoods that invites you to explore Charm C...
10/12/2020

Doors Open Baltimore is the free citywide festival of architecture and neighborhoods that invites you to explore Charm City! This year, the BMI has curated a South Baltimore Walking tour that you can enjoy in person or virtually! See what other programs you can enjoy for the rest of October!

https://www.doorsopenbaltimore.org/

10/12/2020

The BMI’s newest exhibit, Women of Steel, is now open! This free outdoor exhibit is placed on the museum’s fence that runs along Key Highway in South Baltimore.

When you visit be sure to take pictures and use the hashtag #BMIWOS!

#WeekOfWorkers #BMIWOS #WOS #museums #baltimorehistory

The Maryland Engineering Challenges (MEC) are getting into gear for the 2021 season! With challenges for grades 1-12, th...
10/11/2020

The Maryland Engineering Challenges (MEC) are getting into gear for the 2021 season! With challenges for grades 1-12, there is something for everyone.

Make sure you are part of the action:
CHOOSE a Challenge and check out the prospective dates and guides for each competition.
CHECK OUT our suggestions on how to participate during a pandemic.
ATTEND the “drop-in”, virtual Coaches' Information Session on 10/21 from 6-8pm or reach out to the MEC engineers with any questions!

https://www.thebmi.org/visit/maryland-engineering-challenges/

Explore the historic oyster canning industry with the BMI & York County History Center at the online Oyster Fest!Enjoy a...
10/10/2020

Explore the historic oyster canning industry with the BMI & York County History Center at the online Oyster Fest!

Enjoy a FREE live, interactive, virtual tour of the canning exhibit where industrial history comes alive with historic photographs and machine demonstrations!

The Baltimore Children’s Business Fair is tomorrow at 1pm!  The fair highlights brilliant young entrepreneurs, ages 6-15...
10/09/2020

The Baltimore Children’s Business Fair is tomorrow at 1pm! The fair highlights brilliant young entrepreneurs, ages 6-15. Take a picture of the items you ordered or the receipt & post to social media using the hash-tags #ishoppedbcbf & #baltimorecbf !
baltimorechildrensbusinessfair.org/

To allow for social distancing & open-air exploration during COVID-19, the BMI's newest exhibit, Women of Steel, will be...
10/09/2020

To allow for social distancing & open-air exploration during COVID-19, the BMI's newest exhibit, Women of Steel, will be outside on the museum’s fence along Key Highway in South Baltimore & is free of charge to view!

The exhibition will open on 10/12 during a “Week of Workers” at the museum full of programming dedicated to celebrating the history of workers in Baltimore.

Every Saturday the BMI campus is open and the BMI Farmers' Market is in full swing from 9am-1pm! Check out all the amazi...
10/08/2020

Every Saturday the BMI campus is open and the BMI Farmers' Market is in full swing from 9am-1pm! Check out all the amazing goods our vendors have to offer.

#BmoreLocal

Join the BMI educators for a session of our Industry Investigators virtual tour of the museum and accompanying hands-on ...
10/08/2020

Join the BMI educators for a session of our Industry Investigators virtual tour of the museum and accompanying hands-on activities as a part of our Digital Home School Days!

These sessions are great for small homeschool groups and individual families looking to learn more about Baltimore’s industrial heritage. Each session is an hour, and will be hosted in live Zoom sessions. Students will have the opportunity to see our exhibits, view objects and videos of our working machinery, and interact directly with BMI staff.

https://bit.ly/BMIHomeschoolDay

#MuseumFromHome #VirtualLearning #Homeschooling

A national can shortage is affecting Maryland breweries that have been relying heavily on the sale of packaged goods. Wi...
10/07/2020
Maryland Breweries Impacted By Aluminum Can Shortage, Reduced Restaurant Sales

A national can shortage is affecting Maryland breweries that have been relying heavily on the sale of packaged goods. With reduced restaurant sales, it isn't only breweries that are relying on cans--the entire beverage industry is.

https://cbsloc.al/2F2ZL5O

A national can shortage is now affecting Maryland breweries that have been relying heavily on the sale of packaged goods amid the coronavirus pandemic to stay afloat.

Join the Reginald F. Lewis Museum and the BMI for a Zoom conversation on systemic racism in the workplace. During this m...
10/07/2020

Join the Reginald F. Lewis Museum and the BMI for a Zoom conversation on systemic racism in the workplace. During this moment of national reckoning around issues of race, we’ll hear from policy leaders about workplace race, equity, and inclusion initiatives underway here in Baltimore.

Tickets: $5/general and free for members.
Register: http://bit.ly/BMIRFLsystemicracism

Join the Baltimore Museum of Industry and Stoop Storytelling Series for an evening of true stories focused on the essent...
10/06/2020

Join the Baltimore Museum of Industry and Stoop Storytelling Series for an evening of true stories focused on the essential work–and workers–we rarely see.

https://buff.ly/36w1Sup

This Thursday at 2pm the BMI is teaming up with @coolprogeny for a junior investigators adventure! This e-venture is FRE...
07/21/2020

This Thursday at 2pm the BMI is teaming up with @coolprogeny for a junior investigators adventure!

This e-venture is FREE for summer adventure passport members and it’s $5/family for non members.

Go to coolprogenyadventures.com to learn more.

#virtuallearning #Baltimore #museums #summeradventures

Tomorrow the BMI will be holding another FREE virtual tour!Visit our website to register.
07/21/2020

Tomorrow the BMI will be holding another FREE virtual tour!

Visit our website to register.

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1415 Key Hwy
Baltimore, MD
21230

Baltimore Museum of Industry is a stop on the new Charm City Circulator Banner Route and 1 block from the Lawrence Street stop on Fort Avenue on the Route 1 Bus.

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FREE onsite parking for museum visitors

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I love my job as a nurse. The best thing about my job is the people I work with, you guys are the best.
This song will fit nicely in your Bethlehem steel displays and your chesapeake airwaves display.
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https://www.soundclick.com/html5/v4/player.cfm?songID=1102999 a song written and sung by a Bethlehem steelworker...FISHIN' ON CHESAPEAKE BAY..
If any of you would like to learn more about Au Pair Care program, PM me please! We now have Infant Specialized Au Pairs!
Hoping to find 2 photos: one of Benkert's Park/Seafood Restaurant on Hilton Ave from the '50s; the other of a Texaco Gas Station on Wilkins Ave that my grandfather once owned, also from the 50s. Thanks.
Well the museum closed today even tho this page doesn't mention closure. Professional?????
who do I contact about a truck you may be interested in buying from me? its a 1917 model t used at 1022 e. key hwy (baltimore Industrial supply corp)