Upcoming Events

December 8, 2018 - 10:00am
In the spirit of the holidays, we are offering FREE admission this day, as part of the Downtown Baltimore Partnership’s “Dollar (or less) Days” program.

December 9, 2018 - 12:00pm
Every Second Sunday visit us for free!

December 9, 2018 - 1:00pm
Free. No advance registration required. Tin toys were imported from Germany and sold for a single penny between 1890-1935. Find out more about these 20th-century toys during our free Second Sunday drop-in. Create your own version of a penny toy to take home! Fulfills the Art-Miniatures Badge for Frontier Girls.

December 18, 2018 - 12:00pm
Presented by Paul Rubenson, MdHS Exhibitions Manager. Animated Christmas wonderlands! From repurposed clock works to water pumps, from candles to incandescent lights, from old washing machine motors to electric TRAINS, TRAINS, TRAINS, mechanically-minded Marylanders added life to the German immigrant tradition of miniature worlds under the Christmas tree. This talk explores the roots and reasons behind a local craft tradition that embraced early twentieth-century technological enthusiasm to become an American holiday staple. Paul Rubenson is an historian of technology with an MA from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

January 13, 2019 - 10:30am
Join us and our mastodon, Shorty, for a fun and energizing yoga class with music specifically designed for young children and grown-ups together. Doing yoga as a family promotes health and well-being, provides tools to use back at home to relax, manage stress and emotions, and be more focused on the present moment. Please BYOM (bring your own mat). All ages and experiences welcome!

January 13, 2019 - 1:00pm
Have you ever seen our mastodon? Step into history and be there when it was first discovered! Pick a character from Charles Peale’s painting and explore excavation stations, maps and prehistoric pachyderm bones. Museum admission is free on Second Sundays! Free Event No advanced registration required.

January 21, 2019 - 10:00am
Practice your loops, swirls and basic strokes as we learn how to read historical documents from written by Marylanders just like us. Using chalk, ink, quills and paint, participants will be engaged in local history while learning or perfecting this lost art. Museum admission and drop-in FREE Let us know you’re coming! Registration required.

February 10, 2019 - 10:00am
Learn about a game that has entertained people since the time of ancient Egypt and has been an important part of Scouting since its early days! Scouts will learn the history of marbles, learn three marble games, create their own games and obstacle course and create their own marble bag. This is a BYOM (Bring Your Own Marbles) event!

February 10, 2019 - 1:00pm
Explore historic ships through VR technology! Experience being on board the USF Constellation and USS Constellation (the one docked in the Inner Harbor!). With the help of the University of Baltimore GameLab take your turn at what it would have been like to be on these 17th century ships. Museum admission is free on Second Sundays! Free Event No advanced registration required

February 18, 2019 - 10:00am
Be mesmerized in the stories of Lindy and Jane, two 18th century women of Annapolis. Listen to their stories of how they got their names and their favorite folktales. Presented by living history interpreter Scotti Preston, participants will be immersed into the traditions of storytelling. This program results in fulfilling the “Scribe” badge for Girl Scouts!

March 10, 2019 - 10:00am
Join a Women's Suffrage March! Create your own "Votes for Women" sash and write a speech advocating for a woman's right to vote. Learn about some of the heroines of the movement, including women that played a major role right here in Maryland. What would it be like to be a girl at this time? How would you feel not be able to vote on issues that were important to you? This program results in the "Playing the Past" badge! $10 per scout/free for adults Registration required.

March 10, 2019 - 1:00pm
Get ready for Maryland Day! Use a passport to explore several historical stops in Maryland. Talk to one of our first Marylanders, create a Maryland sun catcher and sport some Maryland Day flair. Museum admission is free on Second Sundays! Free Event No advanced registration required.

April 14, 2019 - 12:00pm
We are celebrating the opening of Hometown Girl with a community festival! Enjoy demonstrations and vendors. Participate in adult & family workshops, quilting activities and crafts for every age. Add to our community project and enjoy a student art show. Come celebrate all things quilts! FREE