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Feb
4
Sun
Beyond Duty @ Jewish Museum of Maryland
Feb 4 @ 10:00 am – Mar 25 @ 4:00 pm

Beyond Duty: Diplomats Recognized as Righteous Among the Nations 
On View February 4 – March 25, 2018

Created by Yad Vashem

The Holocaust was an unprecedented genocide, total and systematic, perpetrated by Nazi Germany and its collaborators, with the aim of annihilating the Jewish people, culture, and traditions from the face of the Earth.

Between 1933 and 1941, Nazi Germany pursued a policy that dispossessed the Jews of their rights and their property, followed by the branding and concentration of the Jewish population. This policy gained broad support in Germany and much of occupied Europe. In 1941, following the invasion of the Soviet Union, the Nazis and their collaborators launched the systematic extermination of the Jews. By the end of 1941, the policy had developed into an overall comprehensive, systematic murder operation that the Nazis called “The Final Solution to the Jewish Question.”

A person should see humankind as partly innocent and partly culpable; a single good deed can tip the scales. ~Maimonides

While the countries of the free world were reluctant to help Jewish refugees, and while most diplomats continued to employ standard procedures, only very few felt that extraordinary times required extraordinary action and were willing to act against their governments’ policy. Only a small minority mustered the necessary courage to recognize the significance and consequences of obeying their superiors’ instructions. When faced with the plight of the Jews, they decided that although they were of a different nationality and religion, they were unable to continue with their professional routine, and hence chose to defy their superiors and, if necessary, suffer the consequences.

The core of the exhibition is comprised of the stories of 9 diplomats who were recognized as “Righteous Among the Nations”. The stories represent diversity: different countries of origin, various countries were they operated different types of rescue actions taken in various stages of the Holocaust. The stories are woven within the historical chain of events of the holocaust, along with more specific historical background relevant to each of the 9 stories.

Mar
3
Sat
Couriers to Congress Marker Unveiling – 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the Commission on the Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Passage of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution and the City of Hyattsville for the unveiling of the ” Couriers to Congress” highway marker. 

Parking information:
Due to extremely limited parking all guests are directed to arrive at 4990 Rhode Island Avenue, through the 43rd Avenue entrance. Shuttles will transport guests to the event site. 

Musical Maryland: History of Song & Performance from the Colonial Period to the Age of Radio @ Star-Spangled Banner Flag House and Museum
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House welcomes David Hildebrand of the Colonial Music Institute for his lecture and performance “Musical Maryland: A History of Performance from the Colonial Period to the Jhu Age of Radio.” Sponsored by the Peabody Institute.

David Hildebrand will be promoting his new publication Musical Maryland: A History of Song and Performance from the Colonial Period to the Age of Radio and discussing music from the War of 1812 on National Anthem Day,
Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 2 PM.

This program is generously sponsored by the Peabody Conservatory.

Mar
16
Fri
Off Set: Women Behind the Scenes of Frederick Douglass’ Life and Legacy @ Peale Center
Mar 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Off Set: Women Behind the Scenes of Frederick Douglass’ Life and Legacy
 
March 16, 12 noon – 1pm


 
Off Set: Women Behind the Scenes of Frederick Douglass’ Life and Legacy,” will be given by Brittany Hall, a scholar of African American history and park ranger at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site. She studies the history of 19th-century visual culture, with a special interest in the preservation of Frederick Douglass’ final home as a historic house museum. Ms. Hall’s talk will emphasize the important role of women in shaping Frederick Douglass’ public image, before and after his death. Women were a crucial part of Frederick Douglass’ development as an equal rights activist and preserving his memory for generations to come.

 

“It’s More than History” lunchtime lecture series
Presented by the Baltimore National Heritage Area. 

Peale Center
225 Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

All talks are from noon-1pm and are free
(lunch not provided).
Bring your lunch and join us!

Apr
13
Fri
The Man Who Photographed Ghosts: A Talk on Technology, Belief, and Seeing the Dead @ Peale Center
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Man Who Photographed Ghosts: A Talk on Technology, Belief, and Seeing the Dead

April 13, 12 noon – 1 pm


 
On Friday the 13th in April, Peter Manseau, Smithsonian Curator of Religion and author of The Apparitionists, will present his talk, “The Man Who Photographed Ghosts: A Talk on Technology, Belief, and Seeing the Dead.” Peter Manseau is a historian, novelist, and the Lilly Endowment Curator of American Religious History at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. He is the author of eight books and contributes regularly to publications including the Washington Post and the New York Times. His most recent book, The Apparitionists, was named one of NPR’s Best Books of the Year and Publishers Weekly’s Top Ten Books of 2017.

“It’s More than History” lunchtime lecture series
Presented by the Baltimore National Heritage Area. 

Peale Center
225 Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

All talks are from noon-1pm and are free
(lunch not provided).
Bring your lunch and join us!

Apr
14
Sat
“A Friendly Word To Maryland” – A Day with Frederick Douglas @ Baltimore Civil War Museum at President Street Station
Apr 14 @ 11:00 am

Spend a Day with Actor / Impersonator Steve Cole aka Frederick Douglass who will be Performing the November 1864 Speech  “A Friendly Word To Maryland” at the Baltimore Civil War Museum. Steve Cole is expert in the field at portraying Frederick Douglass. 

Museum is Open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  

Admission for Adults 19-Over $3.00

Students Age 12-18 $2.00

Age 12 and Under FREE

 

 

Little Free Library Ribbon Cutting & Book Buggy @ Star-Spangled Banner Flag House and Museum
Apr 14 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us at the Flag House on Saturday, April 14 as we officially cut the ribbon on our new Little Free Library! From 1 PM – 2:30 PM climb aboard the Enoch Pratt Free Library Book Buggy and sign up for your very own library card. Stick around and pop into the Children’s Discovery Gallery from 2:30 PM – 3 PM for children’s Story Time.

This is a FREE event. Registration via Eventbrite is encouraged.