Upcoming Events At Evergreen
  • 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.


  • Oct 1
    TO Oct 29
    Evergreen Museum & Library Docent Training Program
    October 1, 2018October 29, 2018  |  10:00 AM12:00 PM


    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Purchase Tickets

    Participation in the Docent Program is contingent on securing a favorable background check report. 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 5-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.

    To secure your place in the Fall 2018 Docent Training Program, please register at evergreenmuseum.eventbrite.com 

    Download the Application (PDF)

  • Oct 24
    John W. Garrett and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad by Kathleen Waters Sander
    October 24, 2018  |  6:30 PM8:30 PM

    Author Talk & Book Signing

    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library Price: $8 public, Free for Museum Members and JHU Faculty, Staff & Students w/ JHED ID Purchase Tickets

    Seating is limited and advance registration is recommended: online through Eventbrite or by calling 410.516.0341.

    Evergreen Museum & Library, the Evergreen House Foundation, and the Johns Hopkins University Press invite you to a talk on Gilded Age banker, businessman, and Garrett family patriarch, John Work Garrett (1820-1884), by Kathleen Waters Sander, author of the recently-published, John W. Garrett and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Book signing and reception to follow.

    John W. Garrett and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is published by Johns Hopkins University Press. To purchase a copy, click here



    Kathleen Waters Sander teaches at the University of Maryland University College. She is the author of The Business of Charity: The Women’s Exchange Movement, 1832-1900 and Mary Elizabeth Garrett: Society and Philanthropy in the Gilded Age.

  • Nov 1
    Elisabeth Gilman: Crusader for Justice by Ross Jones
    November 1, 2018  |  6:30 PM8:30 PM

    Author Talk & Book Signing

    Location: Evergreen Museum & Library (Bakst Theatre) Price: $8 public, free for members of the JHU Museums and JHU faculty, staff, and students with J-Card. Purchase Tickets

    Seating is limited and advanced registration is recommended: online through Eventbrite or by calling 410-516-0341. 


    Evergreen Museum & Library and the Evergreen House Foundation invite you to learn about Elisabeth Gilman (1867-1950), an unheralded heroine of the early 20th-century progressive movement. As the youngest daughter of Daniel Coit Gilman, founding President of Johns Hopkins University, “Miss Lizzie” grew up privileged but spent her entire adult life advocating and agitating for social justice and reform. Ross Jones, the author of the new biography Elisabeth Gilman: Crusader for Justice, will discuss the extraordinary life of this irrepressible and influential Baltimorean. Book signing and reception to follow.


    Before retiring in 2003, Ross Jones spent more than four decades in various administrative roles for Johns Hopkins University, including Vice President and Secretary. An alumnus of Johns Hopkins, he earned a graduate degree in journalism from Columbia University. Previously he had worked briefly as a reporter for newspapers in Pennsylvania and New York.

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