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.

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Join us on June 15th at 7:00PM for an in-depth look at Baltimore’s canning industry with Senior Museum Educator Jack Bur...
06/14/2021

Join us on June 15th at 7:00PM for an in-depth look at Baltimore’s canning industry with Senior Museum Educator Jack Burkert.

For one hundred years Baltimore had a major food canning industry, later becoming the center of canning in the United States. More than one hundred packing houses shared space with can making factories and the homes of thousands of workers. This is the story of the workers who made canning happen and how they, and often their children, lived and worked.

Visit thebmi.org and register today!

Join us on June 15th at 7:00PM for an in-depth look at Baltimore’s canning industry with Senior Museum Educator Jack Burkert.

For one hundred years Baltimore had a major food canning industry, later becoming the center of canning in the United States. More than one hundred packing houses shared space with can making factories and the homes of thousands of workers. This is the story of the workers who made canning happen and how they, and often their children, lived and worked.

Visit thebmi.org and register today!

Collection team members Curtis Durham and Ken Jones take a closer look at a hard hat donated by Nicolette Syzmanski.  It...
06/11/2021

Collection team members Curtis Durham and Ken Jones take a closer look at a hard hat donated by Nicolette Syzmanski. It belonged to her mother, Edie Papadakis, a machinist at Bethlehem Steel.
The gifts you make to the BMI preserve artifacts that tell the history of Bethlehem Steel, and the legacy of those who worked there. www.thebmi.org/support/donate-now/

Collection team members Curtis Durham and Ken Jones take a closer look at a hard hat donated by Nicolette Syzmanski. It belonged to her mother, Edie Papadakis, a machinist at Bethlehem Steel.
The gifts you make to the BMI preserve artifacts that tell the history of Bethlehem Steel, and the legacy of those who worked there. www.thebmi.org/support/donate-now/

Tomorrow is Saturday and you know what that means...another BMI Farmers’ Market!Enjoy the waterfront views and stop and ...
06/11/2021

Tomorrow is Saturday and you know what that means...another BMI Farmers’ Market!
Enjoy the waterfront views and stop and smell the candles!

#FarmersMarket #Baltimore #Candles #BuyLocal

Tomorrow is Saturday and you know what that means...another BMI Farmers’ Market!
Enjoy the waterfront views and stop and smell the candles!

#FarmersMarket #Baltimore #Candles #BuyLocal

Join us on June 15th at 7:00PM for an in-depth look at Baltimore’s canning industry with Senior Museum Educator Jack Bur...
06/10/2021

Join us on June 15th at 7:00PM for an in-depth look at Baltimore’s canning industry with Senior Museum Educator Jack Burkert!

This is a preview of one of the museum’s virtual presentations, available for adult and senior groups to book. Visit thebmi.org to learn more.

Join us on June 15th at 7:00PM for an in-depth look at Baltimore’s canning industry with Senior Museum Educator Jack Burkert!

This is a preview of one of the museum’s virtual presentations, available for adult and senior groups to book. Visit thebmi.org to learn more.

Today is National Herbs & Spices Day! What's your favorite spice or herb?(McCormick and Company Vanilla Extract Display ...
06/10/2021

Today is National Herbs & Spices Day! What's your favorite spice or herb?

(McCormick and Company Vanilla Extract Display Light Street, from the BG&E Print and Negative Collection)

Today is National Herbs & Spices Day! What's your favorite spice or herb?

(McCormick and Company Vanilla Extract Display Light Street, from the BG&E Print and Negative Collection)

Tomorrow at  7:30pm, hear from the team maintaining the city’s most iconic sign about the past, present, and future of t...
06/09/2021

Tomorrow at 7:30pm, hear from the team maintaining the city’s most iconic sign about the past, present, and future of this striking symbol of Baltimore’s industrial heritage.

This program is free, no registration required.
Available on YouTube Premiere: https://buff.ly/3iqbzQY

Tomorrow at 7:30pm, hear from the team maintaining the city’s most iconic sign about the past, present, and future of this striking symbol of Baltimore’s industrial heritage.

This program is free, no registration required.
Available on YouTube Premiere: https://buff.ly/3iqbzQY

06/08/2021

Baltimore Museum of Industry and Project Liberty Ship are teaming up to share the story of shipbuilding in Baltimore!

On June 24 get a chance to go behind the scenes of the S.S. John W. Brown and meet volunteers, like Harford Co. Student Sophia, and learn about the history of the Brown’s service!

bit.ly/BMIJWB

#UpCloseAndIndustrial #Port #PortCity #Ships #Shipbuilding #LibertyShip #Baltimore #MaritimeHistory

Rita Hamlet was among the first women to work at Bethlehem Steel’s Sparrows Point mill after the consent decree of 1974 ...
06/07/2021

Rita Hamlet was among the first women to work at Bethlehem Steel’s Sparrows Point mill after the consent decree of 1974 opened the pathway to employment for women and African American workers. She has shared her trailblazing story with the BMI community through our blog, podcast, and public programs.

The gifts you make to the BMI bring to life the stories of Bethlehem Steel workers through blog posts, podcasts, and exhibitions. www.thebmi.org/support/donate-now/

Rita Hamlet was among the first women to work at Bethlehem Steel’s Sparrows Point mill after the consent decree of 1974 opened the pathway to employment for women and African American workers. She has shared her trailblazing story with the BMI community through our blog, podcast, and public programs.

The gifts you make to the BMI bring to life the stories of Bethlehem Steel workers through blog posts, podcasts, and exhibitions. www.thebmi.org/support/donate-now/

#TBT to the creation of Women of Steel. The BMI used creativity and flexibility to transform this indoor exhibit into an...
06/03/2021

#TBT to the creation of Women of Steel. The BMI used creativity and flexibility to transform this indoor exhibit into an outdoor experience.

Your gift to the BMI helps tell the story of Bethlehem Steel beyond the museum’s walls! www.thebmi.org/support/donate-now/

#TBT to the creation of Women of Steel. The BMI used creativity and flexibility to transform this indoor exhibit into an outdoor experience.

Your gift to the BMI helps tell the story of Bethlehem Steel beyond the museum’s walls! www.thebmi.org/support/donate-now/

The Baltimore Museum of Industry:10/10 waterfront views.11/10 facilities team.
06/03/2021

The Baltimore Museum of Industry:
10/10 waterfront views.
11/10 facilities team.

The BMI and program partner Project Liberty Ship will tell the story of how Baltimore became a shipbuilding power that p...
06/03/2021

The BMI and program partner Project Liberty Ship will tell the story of how Baltimore became a shipbuilding power that produced one of Baltimore’s most historically significant artifacts, the S.S. John W. Brown.

Free to all. https://buff.ly/3fKEkpJ

The BMI and program partner Project Liberty Ship will tell the story of how Baltimore became a shipbuilding power that produced one of Baltimore’s most historically significant artifacts, the S.S. John W. Brown.

Free to all. https://buff.ly/3fKEkpJ

Today, join @prattlibrary & the BMI for an evening with Baltimore-based journalist Alec MacGillis discussing his new boo...
06/02/2021

Today, join @prattlibrary & the BMI for an evening with Baltimore-based journalist Alec MacGillis discussing his new book, “Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click America,” with journalist Jesse J. Holland.⠀

The book investigates Amazon’s impact on wealth and poverty of towns and cities across the nation.

This program is free. Register at
bit.ly/fulfillment6-2-21

Today, join @prattlibrary & the BMI for an evening with Baltimore-based journalist Alec MacGillis discussing his new book, “Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click America,” with journalist Jesse J. Holland.⠀

The book investigates Amazon’s impact on wealth and poverty of towns and cities across the nation.

This program is free. Register at
bit.ly/fulfillment6-2-21

Couple Lisa & Kevin were surprised with a water taxi filled with cheering friends during their small outdoor wedding cer...
05/30/2021

Couple Lisa & Kevin were surprised with a water taxi filled with cheering friends during their small outdoor wedding ceremony.

To read more about this beautiful BMI wedding visit https://www.wedding411ondemand.com/lisa-kevin-10-04-20-real-wedding/

To learn more about hosting your special event at the BMI, visit thebmi.org

📷: @livingradiant.photo

Couple Lisa & Kevin were surprised with a water taxi filled with cheering friends during their small outdoor wedding ceremony.

To read more about this beautiful BMI wedding visit https://www.wedding411ondemand.com/lisa-kevin-10-04-20-real-wedding/

To learn more about hosting your special event at the BMI, visit thebmi.org

📷: @livingradiant.photo

On June 9th,  the @wtcinstitute will be hosting their Women Spanning the Globe Leadership Conference. This year’s virtua...
05/27/2021

On June 9th, the @wtcinstitute will be hosting their Women Spanning the Globe Leadership Conference. This year’s virtual conference will feature interactive sessions, networking opportunities, and various speakers.

One of the speakers is Jody Costa, the vice president of marketing and strategic partnerships for Barcoding, Inc., the company that donated the charging station for the BMI communications gallery, Tap.Talk.Text!

#WomenLeaders #WomenInBusiness

On June 2nd, join the Enoch Pratt Free Library and the Baltimore Museum of Industry for an evening with Baltimore-based ...
05/26/2021

On June 2nd, join the Enoch Pratt Free Library and the Baltimore Museum of Industry for an evening with Baltimore-based journalist Alec MacGillis discussing his new book, “Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click America,” with Jesse J. Holland.

Free to all. Register today! http://bit.ly/fulfillment6-2-21

On June 2nd, join the Enoch Pratt Free Library and the Baltimore Museum of Industry for an evening with Baltimore-based journalist Alec MacGillis discussing his new book, “Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click America,” with Jesse J. Holland.

Free to all. Register today! http://bit.ly/fulfillment6-2-21

Need a fun activity to light up your day? Book an exclusive visit to the Baltimore Museum of Industry for you and up to ...
05/25/2021

Need a fun activity to light up your day? Book an exclusive visit to the Baltimore Museum of Industry for you and up to nine guests! Visit www.thebmi.org to learn more.

Need a fun activity to light up your day? Book an exclusive visit to the Baltimore Museum of Industry for you and up to nine guests! Visit www.thebmi.org to learn more.

05/24/2021

On May 24, 1844, a message arrived in Baltimore that forever changed how people lived, worked, and traveled.

Sent by inventor Samuel F.B. Morse from the U.S. Capitol Building some 40 miles away, the first telegram ushered in the instantaneous communication that we take for granted today.

Baltimore companies such as Western Electric, C&P Telephone, and Bendix Radio continued to leave their imprint on the world of telecommunications in the decades that followed.

Want to learn more about the impact of the telegraph and other innovations in Baltimore? Once the BMI reopens, stop by and take a look at our long-term exhibit
𝐓𝐚𝐩, 𝐓𝐚𝐥𝐤, 𝐓𝐞𝐱𝐭: 𝐓𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐲𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝.

#OTD #MorseCode #Telegram #Telegraph #Baltimore #BaltimoreHistory #History #Communication

Today is #NationalCraftDistilleryDay ! Here is a photo of women bottling gin at the Joseph S. Finch and Company Distille...
05/22/2021

Today is #NationalCraftDistilleryDay ! Here is a photo of women bottling gin at the Joseph S. Finch and Company Distillery in 1950.

Today is #NationalCraftDistilleryDay ! Here is a photo of women bottling gin at the Joseph S. Finch and Company Distillery in 1950.

Tomorrow stop by the BMI campus and check out the Farmers’ Market! Enjoy delicious baked goods, high quality produce, an...
05/21/2021

Tomorrow stop by the BMI campus and check out the Farmers’ Market! Enjoy delicious baked goods, high quality produce, and spruce up your home with some beautiful potted plants!

#FarmersMarket #baltimorefood #PottedPlants #BuyLocal

Tomorrow stop by the BMI campus and check out the Farmers’ Market! Enjoy delicious baked goods, high quality produce, and spruce up your home with some beautiful potted plants!

#FarmersMarket #baltimorefood #PottedPlants #BuyLocal

Learn how Baltimore makers responded to COVID-19 pandemic through the crowdsourced personal protective equipment (PPE) d...
05/20/2021

Learn how Baltimore makers responded to COVID-19 pandemic through the crowdsourced personal protective equipment (PPE) drive Makers Unite!, and discuss how makerspaces and mutual aid models can address critical social issues in Baltimore.

http://bit.ly/MakersUniteRegistration

Learn how Baltimore makers responded to COVID-19 pandemic through the crowdsourced personal protective equipment (PPE) drive Makers Unite!, and discuss how makerspaces and mutual aid models can address critical social issues in Baltimore.

http://bit.ly/MakersUniteRegistration

On June 9th,  the World Trade Center Institute will be hosting their Women Spanning the Globe Leadership Conference. Thi...
05/19/2021

On June 9th, the World Trade Center Institute will be hosting their Women Spanning the Globe Leadership Conference. This year’s virtual conference will feature 18 interactive sessions, networking opportunities, and 30 speakers including Susan Ganz -chairman and CEO of Lion Brothers, one of the leading companies in material science and innovation in the apparel industry.

To learn more about the conference visit: www.wtci.org/wsglc/

On June 9th, the World Trade Center Institute will be hosting their Women Spanning the Globe Leadership Conference. This year’s virtual conference will feature 18 interactive sessions, networking opportunities, and 30 speakers including Susan Ganz -chairman and CEO of Lion Brothers, one of the leading companies in material science and innovation in the apparel industry.

To learn more about the conference visit: www.wtci.org/wsglc/

Happy  #InternationalMuseumDay !This year’s theme is “The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine” and next week our Di...
05/18/2021

Happy #InternationalMuseumDay !

This year’s theme is “The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine” and next week our Director of Interpretation, Beth Maloney, will be speaking about how the BMI reimagined our outdoor spaces as an open-air exhibit with Women of Steel for the @aamersofficial conference.

Happy #InternationalMuseumDay !

This year’s theme is “The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine” and next week our Director of Interpretation, Beth Maloney, will be speaking about how the BMI reimagined our outdoor spaces as an open-air exhibit with Women of Steel for the @aamersofficial conference.

Did you know the BMI's online catalog has a random images button?  Here is an image of workers inspecting the first appl...
05/17/2021

Did you know the BMI's online catalog has a random images button? Here is an image of workers inspecting the first appliance manufactured at the General Electric Columbia Plant in 1971.

Check out our online catalog and get a look into America's industrial past: https://buff.ly/3oipA3W

Did you know the BMI's online catalog has a random images button? Here is an image of workers inspecting the first appliance manufactured at the General Electric Columbia Plant in 1971.

Check out our online catalog and get a look into America's industrial past: https://buff.ly/3oipA3W

This Tuesday, May 18 at 7PM, we invite BMI members to a special members-only Zoom presentation about Bethlehem Steel and...
05/16/2021

This Tuesday, May 18 at 7PM, we invite BMI members to a special members-only Zoom presentation about Bethlehem Steel and its shipbuilding legacy led by Senior Educator Jack Burkert.
Want to learn more about this program or how to become a BMI member? Visit https://buff.ly/3buFweq

(Photo: Aerial view of the Bethlehem Steel Sparrows Point Shipyard showing construction on ships in dry dock with the Bethlehem Steel Plant in the background. 1963.)

This Tuesday, May 18 at 7PM, we invite BMI members to a special members-only Zoom presentation about Bethlehem Steel and its shipbuilding legacy led by Senior Educator Jack Burkert.
Want to learn more about this program or how to become a BMI member? Visit https://buff.ly/3buFweq

(Photo: Aerial view of the Bethlehem Steel Sparrows Point Shipyard showing construction on ships in dry dock with the Bethlehem Steel Plant in the background. 1963.)

Tomorrow will be a beautiful day to kick off the 2021 BMI Farmers’ Market Season! Come and enjoy the BMI’s waterside vie...
05/14/2021

Tomorrow will be a beautiful day to kick off the 2021 BMI Farmers’ Market Season!

Come and enjoy the BMI’s waterside views and purchase delicious goodies from small & local businesses.

Visit thebmi.org for more information.

Déjà vu anyone?As many Maryland drivers rushed to fill their tanks this week, we were reminded of these panel images in ...
05/14/2021

Déjà vu anyone?

As many Maryland drivers rushed to fill their tanks this week, we were reminded of these panel images in the BMI Transportation gallery about the 1973 Oil Crisis.

Déjà vu anyone?

As many Maryland drivers rushed to fill their tanks this week, we were reminded of these panel images in the BMI Transportation gallery about the 1973 Oil Crisis.

Want something to do this weekend? Explore Baltimore’s rich history with the South Baltimore: In the Shadow of Industry ...
05/13/2021

Want something to do this weekend? Explore Baltimore’s rich history with the South Baltimore: In the Shadow of Industry walking tour!

The BMI and @bmoreheritage created a tour of 10 industrial sites surrounding the museums’s campus and you can access these sites on your phone while visiting on foot, or from a computer in the comfort of your own home!

Go to https://bit.ly/SoBoIndustry to access the interactive map!

Want something to do this weekend? Explore Baltimore’s rich history with the South Baltimore: In the Shadow of Industry walking tour!

The BMI and @bmoreheritage created a tour of 10 industrial sites surrounding the museums’s campus and you can access these sites on your phone while visiting on foot, or from a computer in the comfort of your own home!

Go to https://bit.ly/SoBoIndustry to access the interactive map!

Such a great day testing future exhibition labels with some of our members. It was wonderful to have people back in the ...
05/12/2021

Such a great day testing future exhibition labels with some of our members. It was wonderful to have people back in the museum! Details on our reopening coming soon!

The BMI is looking for a motivated individual to join the Development department!Learn about the Development Coordinator...
05/12/2021

The BMI is looking for a motivated individual to join the Development department!

Learn about the Development Coordinator position by visiting www.thebmi.org/about-us/join-our-team/

Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

The BMI is looking for a motivated individual to join the Development department!

Learn about the Development Coordinator position by visiting www.thebmi.org/about-us/join-our-team/

Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

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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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I wanted to share these great illustrations with BMI fans. There's been some great steel programs by the museum. Here's a couple of visuals you can save or just refer to in regards to steel making :)
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I just noticed this picture in the University of Baltimore Archives. It shows your Hercules Office Building in 1950.
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Old Baltimore grocery article!
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.
Here is my collection if pre prohibition Baltimore beer bottle collection. https://m.facebook.com/patrick.treece.1/albums/2201450533215871/