Upcoming Events at the JHU Museums
  • Sep 1
    TO May 31
    Evergreen Museum & Library Docent Training Program
    September 1, 2017May 31, 2018  |  1:30 PM1:30 PM

    Ongoing with rolling admission

    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library

    Participation in the Docent Program is contingent on securing a favorable background check report. The Museum accepts applications on a rolling basis from community members who wish to become docents. For more information, please email or call 410.516.0341.

    Interested in history, architecture, or decorative arts? Become a tour guide at Evergreen Museum & Library! Volunteer docents at Evergreen lead engaging and interactive tours to a variety of individuals, school groups and community organizations from around the world. Docents also assist with the museum’s special programs and foster an appreciation for art, architecture and history in visitors of all ages.

    Community members who are accepted into the program are required to complete the museum's 4-week Docent Training Course. Volunteers who successfully complete the training will be expected to commit to working a minimum of four hours per month. Docents are needed on weekends and/or weekdays, and schedules can be created to suit your needs and availability.

    Evergreen's volunteers join the intellectual life at Johns Hopkins University, with opportunities for additional training, and are invited to social events, openings, lectures, and tours of other historic sites.

    Download the Application (PDF)

  • Apr 7
    TO Sep 22
    Edible Evergreen Kitchen Garden Course
    April 7, 2018September 22, 2018  |  9:30 AM11:30 AM

    meets april 7, may 5, june 9, august 25, and september 22

    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: $125 public; $105 members (nonrefundable, but transferable with advance notice).

    Classes will be held rain or shine. Registration includes museum admission on day of class. Class size limited to 20 and advance, pre-paid registration required. The registration fee will be pro-rated after the course has begun. Tickets available online through Eventbrite or by calling 410-516-0341.


    This five-part kitchen garden course presented at Evergreen Museum & Library by Gertrude’s Restaurant chef John Shields, Gertrude's executive chef Doug Wetzel, and farm manager Jon Carroll highlights three seasons of sustainably growing and preparing fresh organic produce. The series includes hands-on gardening workshops in the restaurant’s garden at Evergreen, cooking demonstrations, a chef’s tour of the 32nd Street Farmer's Market in Waverly, and a concluding fall harvest luncheon at Gertrude’s. Participants will receive printed material on home kitchen garden planning and growing techniques, and recipes incorporating the featured crops.


    Saturday, Apr. 7, 9:30–11:30 a.m., at Evergreen

    The first class in the series will cover garden planning and design, and growing organic fruits and vegetables from seed, plus a cooking demonstration. 


    Saturday, May 5, 9:30–11:30 a.m., at Evergreen

    The second session will include making raised beds, supporting plants, planting seedlings, and a cooking demo by chefs John Shields and Doug Wetzel.


    Saturday, Jun. 9, 9:30–11:30 a.m. at Evergreen

    The third session will go over composting, harvesting, saving herbs, watering, weeding, pest control, and will include a cooking demo by chefs John Shields and Doug Wetzel.


    Saturday, Aug. 25, 9:30–11:30 a.m. at Evergreen,
    with an optional tour of the Waverly Farmers’ Market with Chef John Shields at 7:30 a.m.

    The fourth session will cover planning for fall crops, freezing vegetables, and turning the garden over for fall, and will include a cooking demo by chefs John Shields and Doug Wetzel.


    Saturday, Sept. 22, 10–11:30 a.m. at Gertrude’s, followed by lunch.

    The final session, held at Gertrude’s Restaurant, will cover the winter garden, and will include a vegetable/fruit canning demo by chef Doug Wetzel. The series concludes with a fall harvest luncheon.


  • Jun 1
    TO Jul 27
    Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865
    June 1, 2018July 27, 2018
    Location: Homewood Museum Price: Free with regular admission ($8 public; free for members, JHU faculty, staff, and students)

    This award-winning exhibition, on loan from The Historic New Orleans Collection, examines the domestic slave trade during the 57 years between America’s abolition of the international slave trade in 1808 and the end of the Civil War, paying special attention to Homewood's and Baltimore’s roles in the practice.

  • Jun 8
    Rough Passages on Tremendous Seas: Maryland and the Domestic Slave Trade
    June 8, 2018  |  5:00 PM7:00 PM
    Location: Homewood Museum Price: $8 public; free for members and Johns Hopkins faculty, staff, and students Purchase Tickets

    Seating is limited and advance registration is requested: online through Eventbrite or by calling 410-516-5589. Walk-in registration is based on seating availability.

    Jennie Williams, a Ph.D. candidate in history at Johns Hopkins University's Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, will present a talk on Baltimore’s role in the Second Middle Passage, during which many enslaved individuals were transported from the Upper South to New Orleans for sale at that city’s notorious slave auctions. Williams will highlight the experience of a group of enslaved people sent to New Orleans by the Carroll family of Homewood. Pre-talk reception at 5 p.m. Talk starts at 6 p.m.

    This talk is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865, on view through July 27, 2018

  • Jun 13
    BUBBLES: 22nd Evening of Traditional Beverages
    June 13, 2018  |  6:00 PM8:00 PM
    Location: Homewood Museum (rain location: Mudd Hall Atrium) Price: $40 members; $50 non-members Purchase Tickets

    Must be 21 or over. Tickets are limited and may be purchased online through Eventbrite or by calling 410-516-5589.

    Join Homewood Museum for the 22nd Annual Evening of Traditional Beverages! This year’s event celebrates Champagne and sparkling wine in all their effervescent forms. Also enjoy: snacks by Woodberry Kitchen, raffle prizes, and special remarks by Al Spoler, cohost of Cellar Notes on WYPR.


    Full schedule of events coming soon!

    SPONSORS: Woodberry Kitchen // WYPR   

  • Jul 10
    A Summer Evening at Evergreen
    July 10, 2018  |  5:30 PM9:00 PM


    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: Free Purchase Tickets

    Enjoy an evening of FREE family fun at Evergreen Museum & Library, the Gilded Age country retreat of Baltimore's prominent Garrett family. Bring the little ones for plein air painting on the front lawn, chalk drawing on the driveway, bubble-blowing, water balloon toss, and other lawn games. Enter Evergreen's first ever Scooter Derby and win prizes, including a family membership to the museum.

    Snack on free summery treats like Italian ices and watermelon and/or bring your own picnic to enjoy on the grass. Tour the museum's first floor, including its newly restored main hall and stairway and its famous John Work Garrett Library, which contains thousands of rare books and manuscripts. Experience summer the Evergreen way! 


    • Bring your own scooter (please no bicycles, skateboards, or motorized vehicles)
    • Helmets required
    • Participation in the Scooter Derby is at your own risk
    • No alcohol permitted
    • Blankets and lightweight, portable camping chairs permitted

    Admission is free, but registration is strongly recommended. To register, click here

  • Jul 29
    Annual Summer Afternoon Tea
    July 29, 2018  |  1:30 PM3:30 PM
    Location: Homewood Museum Price: $40 public, $35 members Purchase Tickets

    Limited to 24. Advance, pre-paid reservations required by calling 410-516-5589. Please note: We are not able to accommodate vegan, gluten-free, or allergen-free versions of our menu.

    Savor a traditional afternoon tea in the stunning reception hall of Homewood, a Palladian-inspired summer house built in 1801 for Charles and Harriet Carroll. Experience the elegant entertaining rooms as guests would have in the early 19th century.

    With chamber music lilting in the background, enjoy classic finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, seasonal fruits, and delectable pastries, accompanied by fine black and fruit teas and a toast of sparkling wine.

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