Dedication to the Baltimore community runs deep in Katherine's family. As the chairwoman of the Homewood Museum Advisory Board on the Johns Hopkins University campus, Katherine is the fourth generation of her family to take an active role in the museum. In the 1980s, her great-grandfather, Robert G. Merrick, actually helped restore the Carroll family home, built in 1801, now the Homewood Museum. Decades earlier, as a graduate student at Johns Hopkins, Mr. Merrick had rented a room in the Carroll's former home, which served as the Johns Hopkins Club at the time. After a successful career in banking, he took an active role in its renovation and restoration. In years past, Katherine's mother and grandmother have also volunteered at the museum in various capacities. On Dec. 8, you can tour the museum during, "Homewood by Candlelight," when the museum appears as it might have in the early 19th century. Enjoy refreshments and live music and an opportunity to tour the current exhibition Finery and Finish: Embellishment on Baltimore Federal Furniture. For ticket information go to museums.jhu.edu.