Johns Hopkins Gazette: December 5, 1994

Halls Decked for Holiday

     December brings Christmas to both Homewood House Museum and
Evergreen, Hopkins' two historic homes located in Baltimore.
     Homewood House, on the Homewood campus, is decorated in the
simple, yet gracious, manner of an early 19th-century winter
season. Each room is set up with decorations of natural greens to
recreate an old-fashioned observance of the holiday season and
its festivities.
     The house is a registered National Historic Landmark that
has been said to rank with Thomas Jefferson's Monticello as one
of the best domestic buildings from the Federal Period.
     Homewood House will celebrate the Christmas season from
Friday, Dec. 9, to Sunday, Dec. 18, with a special candlelight
tour at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13. 
     Evergreen, the restored home of former ambassador John Work
Garrett located at 4545 N. Charles Street, is decorated for the
holidays in a flamboyant early 20th-century style. Visitors are
encouraged to stop by for lunchtime tours and to browse in the
holiday boutique, through Dec. 20.
     Hopkins students, faculty and staff can tour Homewood House
and Evergreen at no charge during the holidays and throughout the
     For admission prices, tour times and further information,
call Homewood House at 516-5589 and Evergreen at 516-0341.

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