Lady Baltimore Statue Now on Public View!
Also On Display: The Completed Star-Spangled Banner Flag!
Nov. 18, 2013
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On
Thursday, December 5
4 p.m.-9 p.m.
, the Maryland Historical Society (MdHS) is hosting a
Lady Baltimore Debut Party and Holiday Open House.
The event will be held in conjunction with the annual
Baltimore Monument Lighting
, Baltimore. Beginning at
at The Maryland Historical Society,
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
will speak about the history of the 190-year old
statue and its significance to the city. Known as the 'iconic symbol of Baltimore,' this marks the first time that
will be on view to the general public since its
move from atop the Battle Monument in October
Maryland Historical Society President
will provide introductory remarks, and Chief Curator
will describe the statue's fascinating relocation process.
National Monument and Shrine's Chief of Interpretation
will speak about his personal connection to
Throughout the evening, visitors will receive FREE museum admission and enjoy cookies, cider, hot cocoa, Christmas carol sing-a-longs and more.
The Fort McHenry Fife and Drum Corps
, 1812 Living History characters, and the Notre Dame Institute and Choir will provide entertainment.
In addition, the recreated
flag, which last summer was
stitched completely by hand by volunteers from Maryland and around the world
, will be on view
for one night only
About The Maryland Historical Society Open House
"It's become an annual tradition here at The Maryland Historical Society," says President
. "Just as every year,
celebrates the holiday season by illuminating the Washington Monument in festive lights, we decorate our lobby with festive ornaments and feature hot chocolate, cookies and even a visit from carolers singing historical holiday songs! We are especially excited this year to feature not one, but two major new items on public display:
and our recreated Star-Spangled Banner flag."
The Baltimore Monument Lighting, sponsored by Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, will begin at
in front of the Washington Monument, with the Lighting Ceremony set to start at
A colorful burst of fireworks marks the finale.
The Open House at The Maryland Historical Society will run from
4 p.m.-9 p.m.
, making it the perfect time to stop in before or after the Monument Lighting.
"It's an evening of fun the whole family can enjoy," Kummerow continues, "So come in out of the cold and step back in time at MdHS!"