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Linotype: The Film – Saturday & Sunday, February 7 & 8

This surprisingly emotional documentary centers on the Linotype type casting machine. Invented in Baltimore by Ottmar Mergenthaler, it revolutionized printing. Showings of the film will begin at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Print Shop volunteers will offer Linotype demonstrations throughout both days.

Included with museum admission.

January

Bridal & Event Show  – Tuesday, Jan. 13 – from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Have a special occasion coming up? Meet a variety of vendors–caterers, DJs, florists, photographers, and more–who can help you make it a success! Explore our beautiful Decker Gallery and waterfront Terrace for your dream event location. Free event for attendees. No advance registration required.

February

Linotype: The Film – Sat. & Sun, Feb. 7 & 8 – showings at 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.

This surprisingly emotional documentary centers on the Linotype type casting machine. Invented in Baltimore by Ottmar Mergenthaler, it revolutionized printing. Print Shop volunteers will offer Linotype demonstrations throughout both days. Included with museum admission.

Benjamin Banneker Lecture – Sunday, Feb. 15 – at 1:00 p.m.

Highlights of the life and contributions of the free African American Benjamin Banneker, a mathematician involved in the surveying of Washington, D.C. Presented by Dr. Spencer Crew, professor at George Mason University. Included with museum admission.

March

Bull & Oyster RoastSaturday, Mar. 7 – 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

This eagerly anticipated event has become an annual favorite! Join us for a fun-filled eventing with delicious food and drink, casino games, silent and live auctions, raffles, and live music and dancing. This sell-out event requires advance tickets; click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Rosie the Riveter ProgramSunday, Mar. 15 – at 2:00 p.m.

In 1941, Maryland-based Glenn L. Martin became the first industrial employer of Rosie the Riveter. This panel will feature real-life Rosies and their stories of challenges at work and home. Partnership with Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum. Included with museum admission.

Old World / New World Wine FestivalSunday, Mar. 29 – from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Highlighting time-honored vintages and contemporary blended varietals, this tasting lets you travel the world with a twist of the corkscrew. Bottles available to purchase at a discount. Advance ticket purchase strongly encouraged; tickets go on sale February 18.

Every Week

Wee WorkersTuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Your preschooler will enjoy exploring the museum through stories, songs, tours, and crafts. A different theme each week!

January:  6-Winter in Baltimore,  13-Mittens & Scarves,  20-Television & Radio,  27-Neighborhood Helpers & Groundhog Day
February:  3-Musical Instruments,  10-Bakery & Valentine’s Day,  17-Trucks,  24-Printing Press
March:  3-Can It,  10-Pharmacy,  17-Planes,  24-Safety Signs,  31-Umbrellas

BMI Members: free. General Public: kids–free, accompanying adults–$5. Reservations recommended, contact Kelley at kedelmann@thebmi.org or 410.727.4808 x132.

 

Warfront to Homefront: WWII in Maryland  – scavenger hunt available each day
BMI joins other local museums, cultural and educational institutions, and civic groups working together to commemorate Maryland’s participation in World War II and to promote public awareness of local history and the importance of preserving it. The BMI offers special scavenger hunts for adults and children of WWII memorabilia and artifacts located in the museum between Pearl Harbor Day, December 7, 2014, and the 70th anniversary of the end of the war August 14, 2015. Scavenger hunts are included with regular admission and are available at the admission desk.