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Office of News and Information
Johns Hopkins University
3003 N. Charles Street, Suite 100
Baltimore, Maryland 21218-3843
Phone: (410) 516-7160 | Fax (410) 516-5251

August 4, 2003
CONTACT: Susan Ross
(410) 516-0341

Fall Exhibitions and Special Events at Homewood House

The following events take place at Homewood House, located on the Johns Hopkins University's Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. in Baltimore. All events are open to the public. Directions and museum hours follow the list. For information, call 410-516-5589 or visit www.jhu.edu/historichouses.

Thursday, Sept. 4, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Opening reception: Taste and Table: A Century of Ceramics in Early Maryland

The fall exhibition examines ceramics used by the historic house's founding family, the Carrolls, and by affiliated Maryland families in the late-18th and early-19th centuries. Admission free. After Sept. 4, admission is free to museum members, $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for students. The exhibition continues through Nov. 30.

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Ceramics Discovery Day

A one-day symposium, tour and appraisal opportunity presented in conjunction with Taste and Table: A Century of Ceramics in Early Maryland. The symposium and verbal evaluations will be presented by internationally known ceramics experts Diana Edwards Murnaghan and Tish Roberts, formerly of Sotheby's in New York and the TV series The Antiques Roadshow. $18 for members of Homewood House and $20 for the public.

Friday, Dec. 5, noon - 2 p.m.
Wreath Workshop
Glass Pavilion, Levering Union

Decorate a fragrant pre-formed balsam wreath with a bow, cones, greens and more. Pre-registration is required by Dec. 3 at 410-516-5589. $16 for Homewood House members and JHU affiliates, $18 for the public.

Monday, Dec. 8, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Homewood by Candlelight

Homewood's annual holiday open house featuring refreshments and holiday music by candlelight. Free for members of Homewood House, $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $2 for students.

Sunday, Dec. 14, noon - 4 p.m.
Greater Baltimore History Alliance Holiday Open House

In conjunction with the Greater Baltimore History Alliance, Homewood House will be decorated for the holidays and open for tours featuring light refreshments and holiday music. $1.

A historic house owned by the Johns Hopkins University, Homewood House is approximately 15 minutes from Baltimore's Inner Harbor and accessible from I-695 and I-83. Free parking is available on the campus.

The museum is open Tuesday thru Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. All tours are guided and begin on the hour and half hour with the last tour beginning at 3:30 pm. Homewood House is closed on major holidays including: Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. It is also closed during university holidays, such as commencement. Tours for groups of 20 or more must be scheduled in advance and can be arranged by calling Jane Saco at 410-516-5589. The cost of admission for individual tours is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $3 for students and children over the age of 6. Museum members are admitted free.

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