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  • Tour hours expanding for historic Phoenix Shot Tower

    Tour hours expanding for historic Phoenix Shot Tower
    In one of the city's first historic preservation battles, Baltimore residents paid $17,000 in 1924 to save the soaring Phoenix Shot Tower from a wrecking ball and a future as a Union Oil Company gas station. Today, preservationists are again rallying...
  • HdG community-wide yard sale is finally here

    Let's go shopping, dear readers! The Havre de Grace Community-wide Yard Sale is Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (raindate Sunday April 27). Spaces are still available, 410-939-6562 for $10 (benefits Havre de Grace Historic Preservation Commission). Downtown...
  • Bainbridge Museum hosts EdenWald group, seeks volunteers

    The Bainbridge Museum hosted a tour group from EdenWald Retirement Center on April 15. Thanks to museum volunteers Wayne Hill, Ramona Bunn and Alexander Winkowski Jr. for opening the museum on a Tuesday morning. For those who are interested in helping out...
  • William Voss Elder III, White House curator

    William Voss Elder III, White House curator
    William Voss Elder III, a retired Baltimore Museum of Art curator who helped first lady Jacqueline Kennedy during the 1960s bring antique furnishing to the White House, died of heart failure Thursday at Northwest Hospital. The Upperco resident was 82....
  • Old house worth preserving [Editorial]

    Old house worth preserving [Editorial]
    On a visit to the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum, it is possible to see on display carved ducks valued at hundreds and even thousands of dollars each alongside artifacts – rusted carving tools, spent shotgun cartridges, old wooden boxes and the like...
  • Baltimore writer's research filled with 'Soul'

    Baltimore writer's research filled with 'Soul'
    Some show up with pie or casserole, but Baltimore writer Ericka Blount Danois was told to bring her recently purchased "Best of Soul Train" DVDs to her family's Thanksgiving dinner in 2009. When Todd Steven Burroughs, her Morgan State University...
  • Lawyer for 'Renoir Girl' casts doubt on BMA's ownership of painting

    The lawyer representing a Virginia woman seeking to retain a tiny landscape painted by the Impressionist master Pierre-Auguste Renoir cast doubt Friday on Baltimore Museum of Art's evidence that it owns the painting. In documents filed in the U.S....
  • Title to Renoir painting stolen in 1951 awarded to Baltimore Museum of Art

    Title to Renoir painting stolen in 1951 awarded to Baltimore Museum of Art
    A tiny water view painted by Pierre-Auguste Renoir is finally headed back to the city where a judge has ruled that it belongs — 62 years, one month and 24 days after it was reported stolen from the Baltimore Museum of Art. During a hearing Friday,...
  • Purloined masterpiece [Editorial]

    Purloined masterpiece  [Editorial]
    It's been more than a year since the Baltimore Museum of Art discovered that a small painting by 19th-century French artist Pierre-Auguste Renoir that it had it reported stolen more than 60 years ago was being auctioned in Virginia by a woman who...
  • Kwanzaa called celebration of 'good in life'

    Kwanzaa called celebration of 'good in life'
    The Eastern Shore-born activist who created Kwanzaa told a standing-room-only crowd the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture on Saturday that the post-Christmas holiday is a celebration of "all that is good in life."...
  • New Year's Day schedule and closings

    New Year's Day schedule and closings
    This schedule will be in effect Wednesday, Jan. 1 (unless otherwise noted): Government offices Closed in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties; Annapolis and Baltimore City. Courts Closed Tuesday-Wednesday in all...
  • Hearing set to determine ownership of stolen Renoir

    Hearing set to determine ownership of stolen Renoir
    A federal court judge set a hearing date Wednesday in the 15-month dispute over who owns a tiny Renoir painting that was stolen in 1951 from the Baltimore Museum of Art, but she also urged both parties to consider settling. The miniature landscape was...