Retreat to Homewood And Amuse Yourself
By Abby Lattes
"A retreat to Homewood during the fall and summer months
will be rendered necessary to preserve the health of yr
family and to occupy and amuse yourself."
Between the August heat and constant traffic on
Charles Street, it's hard to imagine that in 1801, when
Homewood House was built, it was designed to be a country
retreat — a place where the Carroll family could
escape the downtown discomforts of Baltimore's summer
weather, crowds and above-ground sewers.
— From Charles Carroll of Carrollton to
Charles Carroll Jr., Jan. 30, 1801
JHU faculty and staff are invited to Homewood House
Museum from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4, to relax,
enjoy and learn about suburban life beyond Baltimore City
in the early 1800s.
Bring lunch and join your colleagues in Homewood's
cool wine cellar. The house's staff will provide cold
beverages, cookies and tours of the museum.
For more information call 410-516-5589 or e-mail
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