From the President

FALL 2018

ANNUAL MEETING AND LECTURE


VENUE:

THIS YEAR, WE WILL HAVE OUR ANNUAL MEETING/LECTURE IN THE EISENHOWER ROOM OF THE HOPKINS CLUB, WHICH IS LOCATED ON THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY HOMEWOOD CAMPUS. DIRECTIONS AND PARKING AT http://www.jhuclub.jhu.edu


COST:

THE EVENT WILL INCLUDE A BUFFET DINNER WITH WINE, AND TICKETS WILL BE $50. 


DATE:

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, FROM 6 TO 8:30 PM. 


SPEAKER: 

OUR SPEAKER IS JACKSON GILMAN-FORLINI, A HISTORIC PRESERVATIONIST FOR THE BALTIMORE CITY DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES, WHERE HE MANAGES THE MAINTENANCE OF CITY-OWNED HISTORIC PROPERTIES. HE HOLDS A MASTER'S DEGREE IN HISTORIC PRESERVATION FROM GOUCHER COLLEGE. 


TITLE: 

BALTIMORE'S HISTORIC GERMAN-AMERICAN MUSIC DISTRICT, 1850-1914. 


DESCRIPTION:

IN THE 19TH CENTURY, BALTIMORE'S GERMAN-AMERICANS BUILT A THRIVING MUSIC COMMUNITY BASED AROUND SINGING SOCIETIES, AMATEUR ORCHESTRAS, CONCERT HALLS, AND MUSICAL INSTRUMENT MANUFACTURING. FOR THESE PEOPLE, THE PRODUCTION OF MUSIC AND INSTRUMENTS WAS A MEANS OF PRESERVING CULTURAL AND LINGUISTIC BONDS. THIS COMMUNITY COALESCED GEOGRAPHICALLY AT THE INTERSECTION OF WEST BALTIMORE AND EUTAW STREETS. TODAY, THE SAME LOCATION IS AT THE HEART OF THE BROMO TOWER ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT, A SPECIAL TAX INITIATIVE BY THE STATE OF MARYLAND THAT INCENTIVIZES ARTISTS TO SETTLE IN THE AREA AS A MEANS OF STIMULATING ECONOMIC GROWTH. THE HISTORY OF THE GERMAN-AMERICAN MUSIC DISTRICT HELPS LEND AUTHENTICITY TO A NEIGHBORHOOD TODAY AND PROVIDES A VISUALIZATION IN WHICH COMMERCE EXISTED IN SYNCHRONY WITH THE ARTS.  


NICK FESSENDEN, PRESIDENT, SHGM 

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS: NICHOLASFESSENDEN@COMCAST.NET (443-542-2263)

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