The Street Preacher Surgeon: Dr. Kelly and His Anti-Vice Activism

The Street Preacher Surgeon: Dr. Kelly and His Anti-Vice Activism

Baltimore, like many American cities in the 1910s, had a thriving prostitution trade. Dr. Howard A. Kelly, renowned Johns Hopkins surgeon and original owner of the Liriodendron Mansion, was a prominent figure in the statewide movement to end that trade and shutter Baltimore’s red-light districts.

Come to the Liriodendron on Tuesday, June 21 at 6:30 to learn about Dr. Kelly’s anti-vice activism and Baltimore’s bawdy past in this free talk by Dr. Katie M. Hemphill – Associate Professor of History at the University of Arizona and the author of Bawdy City: Commercial Sex and Regulation in Baltimore, 1790-1915

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required as seating is limited. Visit https://bit.ly/DrKellyTix for reservations. 

Event is fully accessible.

This special presentation is part of Dr. Kelly’s Liriodendron: Life, Legacy & Community – a year-long series of programs, supported by The Dresher Foundation, which explores the interests and influences of Dr. Howard Atwood Kelly – world-renowned surgeon, naturalist, philanthropist, and author, and one of the founders of Johns Hopkins Medical School and Hospital.

Mothers Day Open House

Mothers Day Open House

Visit the historic Liriodendron Mansion on Mothers Day for a free event celebrating the moms in your life!

❀ Tour the elegant mansion and beautiful grounds while enjoying live jazz from The Ravita Jazz Trio. 

❀ View our art exhibit – “Peaceful Planet” in our gallery.*

❀ Enjoy refreshments for purchase from Newberry Bakery.

❀ Have a free family portrait taken by Emily Anne Photography.

❀ And enter our Mothers Day raffle to win a basket full of goodies donated by Richardson’s Flowers and Gifts, The Nest on Main, and You Make Scents Candles! (You can also enter online: https://bit.ly/LirioRaffle)

 

Open House runs from 11 am to 3 pm on Sunday, May 8.

We look forward to celebrating Mothers Day with you!

 

*Second floor gallery space has limited accessibility due to the historic nature of our building.

Rosa Parks: One Person Can Change the World

Rosa Parks: One Person Can Change the World

Visit with Rosa Parks – The Mother of the Freedom Movement – at the historic Liriodendron Mansion, and learn how her quiet determination sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott and inspired generations to continue the fight for civil rights.

On Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 pm, Janice Curtis Greene – award-winning Author, Master Storyteller, and American Griot – will bring Rosa Parks to life with her enthralling reenactment of the African American icon.

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required as seating is limited. Visit https://bit.ly/RosaParksReservations  for reservations. 

Event is appropriate for ages 12+ and is fully accessible.

This special presentation is part of Dr. Kelly’s Liriodendron: Life, Legacy & Community – a year-long series of programs, supported by The Dresher Foundation, which explores the interests and influences of Dr. Howard Atwood Kelly – world-renowned surgeon, naturalist, philanthropist, and author, and one of the founders of Johns Hopkins Medical School and Hospital. Dr. Kelly was a champion of women’s suffrage.

About the Performer

Ms. Greene has been telling African, African American and Multicultural stories for over 30 years. She is Past President and Life Member of both of the Griots’ Circle of Maryland, Inc. and the National Association of Black Storytellers.

Janice Curtis Greene has delighted adult and student audiences at various venues throughout the United States and abroad. Janice mesmerizes her audiences with folktales, original and personal stories and Bible Stories set to syncopated Rap rhythms. Janice has narrated for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and is also known for her portrayals of historical African American women. Her poem “Black Women in Power” is featured in the newly released book, “Dear Kamala: Women Write to the New Vice President”.

In 2017 Commissioner Greene was appointed by Governor Hogan to serve on the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture.

For program and booking contact: www.janicethegriot.com

Winter Walk in the Woods

Winter Walk in the Woods

Join us on Presidents’ Day (2/21) for this free popular annual outdoor event!

Enjoy an easy walk through the woods around the Liriodendron Mansion and along the Ma and Pa Trail as you learn about what’s happening in the colder months from Naturalist Scott McDaniel from Susquehannock Wildlife Society.

We’ll meet in the Broadway parking lot at 1 pm, and make our way to one of the Mansion’s porticos, where free light refreshments will be provided.  All ages welcome! Please wear sturdy shoes and warm clothes!

Special thanks to The Dresher Foundation for support of this event.

Holiday Raffle to Benefit The Liriodendron Foundation

Holiday Raffle to Benefit The Liriodendron Foundation

Purchase your raffle entries today to be entered into a drawing to win a Crabby Christmas basket overflowing with goodies, valued at more than $350!

Basket includes:

– Gift card and candies from Log Cabin Candies

– Gift card and items from Conrad’s Crabs

– Hand painted decorative tile by Jo Houtz

– Framed Chadwick the Crab print signed by the illustrator

– Copy of the Chadwick Treasury signed by the illustrator and author 

Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.

Donations provided by Conrad’s Crabs & Seafood Market in Bel Air, Log Cabin Candies in Fallston, and artist Jo Houtz. All proceeds benefit the non-profit Liriodendron Foundation. 

Click here for rules and to purchase tickets.

 

Holiday Open House at the Liriodendron Mansion

Holiday Open House at the Liriodendron Mansion

A holiday tradition returns to the Liriodendron!

Visit us from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, December 4 to tour our beautifully decorated historic mansion and enjoy holiday favorites including:

  • Art and craft vendors selling one-of-a-kind gifts and decorations
  • Greenery and arrangements for purchase
  • Live music throughout the day
  • Refreshments for sale from Waffle’n Joe Food Truck
  • Activities for kids
  • Visits with Santa outside on our portico
  • A holiday basket raffle with lots of Maryland goodies
  • A special exhibit featuring original illustrations from the beloved Chadwick the Crab children’s book series

And more!

Suggested donation – $5 per family

Please note: Due to the historic nature of our venue, our 2nd floor gallery space has limited accessibility. 

Funding for the Liriodendron Mansion and this event is provided, in part, by a grant from Harford County.