Left to right: Jennifer Kerr, Zachary Keane, Sarah Keane and Alfredo GuerraThe 1800s came to life at the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood Museum at the first-ever Harvest Ball and Fall Frolick After Party. "It's our very first attempt at a gala evening, using Homewood exactly as it was intended to be used -- for entertaining," said Catherine Rogers Arthur, Homewood Museum director/curator, referring to the Federal-style house built by the son of Declaration of Independence signer Charles Carroll of Carrollton beginning in 1801. Almost 200 guests enjoyed a dinner in a tent in back of the home, where they could have scissor silhouettes done by artist Lauren Mooney and watch costumed dancers perform dances of that era. Guests were also encouraged to come in costume, like Katherine Pinkard Bowers, Homewood Museum board president, who found a designer on etsy.com to create a period gown for her. And what would happen to the dress after its big night? "It's going to be my Halloween costume for the next 20 years," she said with a laugh. - Sloane Brown If you are planning a fundraising party you would like considered for Scene & Heard coverage, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karen Jackson, For The Baltimore Sun