Mount Clare Museum House
Program Calendar for July – September 2012
Baltimore, MD. June 21, 2012
Just in time for summer, Mount Clare introduces new programming for visitors of all ages!
Starting in July, we begin with Frugal Fridays. Enjoy half-priced admission on the First Friday of the month! On every first and third weekend each month through October, experience a Family Tour and Lawn Games. Take a family tour through Mount Clare and then play 18th century games on the lawn. All included with paid admission.
Special programming includes Patriot’s Day, Saturday July 7 and Sunday July 8: Learn about Charles Carroll’s role in America’s freedom. Visitors will also get a chance to make an American themed craft. Included with price of admission.
On Saturday, July 28 join us for Colonial Craft Day , 10am-3pm, at the Mount Clare Stable. Participate in colonial activities such as drafting a letter with a quill pen, doll or lantern making, and stitchery. $10 and includes admission to Mount Clare Museum House. Reservations required. Please call 410-837-3262 x 105.
Saturday August 25 African American Walking Tour , 9:00 -9:45am
Explore Carroll Park with us and learn about the history of African Americans at Mount Clare. This 45 minute tour will explore African Americans contribution to the history of Mount Clare starting with the enslaved workers and finishing with the integration of Baltimore’s golf courses in the 20th century. $5 per person. After the walking tour take a tour of the mansion for $3 more. For reservations call 410-837-3262, ext. 105. Tour starts at the museum entrance.
September is Boy & Girl Scout Colonial Encounter Month at Mount Clare, Thursday – Sunday 11-4
During the month of September, any boy or girl scout in uniform who visits Mount Clare will receive $1.00 off regular admission. Take advantage of additional savings and reserve your scout group of 20 or more by contacting 410-837-3262 ext. 105 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Grandparents Day Tea, Sunday September 9, 3:00pm
Treat your grandparents to an afternoon tea. Enjoy an array of delectable foods and desserts along with a nice refreshing English tea in the Mount Clare Stables. After the tea enjoy a special after hour’s tour of Mount Clare Mansion. Reservations required $15/person . Call 410-837-3262, ext. 105.
Family Day Fall Picnic on Saturday September 15, 11:00 – 4:00
Visitors will bring their own basket and enjoy a fall picnic on the lawn. There will be apple cooking demonstrations and a blacksmith demonstration. Visit Mount Clare’s historically recreated orchard. Visitors will learn to play colonial games. Come find out which pie will be crowned as the best apple pie as judges decide from the Apple Pie Baking contest.
A special exhibit opens September 22, “Who’s Beneath the Winding Sheet? Funerary Customs of a Bygone Era.” Experience the culture of death 18th century style as Mount Clare is transformed into a period funeral setting. Exhibit is open September 22 through October 28. Included with the price of admission.
Mount Clare is a proud sponsor of Museum Day on Saturday, September 22, 2012, 11:00 – 4:00
Mount Clare will be part of the Museum Day network offering Free Admission to ticket holders. Official tickets can be found on the Museum Day website, available for download July 1. (www.smithsonianmag.org/museumday ) Sponsored by the Smithsonian Magazine.
On a rise in the center of Carroll Park in southwest Baltimore stands Maryland’s first museum house and one of the oldest and finest examples of colonial Georgian architecture in the city.
Mount Clare is a 1760 colonial Georgian home built by one of Maryland’s leading patriots and one of our first state senators, Charles Carroll, Barrister. Mount Clare was the center of Georgia Plantation, a self-sufficient plantation with a diverse community. Because of its exceptional value in interpreting our rich national heritage, Mount Clare was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1971.
The National Society of the Colonial Dames in America in the State of Maryland has been the steward of Mount Clare since 1917, and owns the museum’s collection of nearly 3,000 objects from the 18th and 19th century which includes paintings, furniture, and decorative arts, a majority of which are on display at Mount Clare. Today, Mount Clare Museum House educates the public about all aspects of life on an 18th century plantation including the lives of enslaved Africans and indentured servants.