Carroll Museums, Inc.
Andrew Naden, President
Linda Kline, President-Elect Ronald Pomykala, Treasurer
Kathleen Kreul, Secretary
Wayne N. Curtis
Herbert A. Davis
Carroll Museums has embarked on a new campaign to restore, renew, and reopen the Phoenix Shot Tower and transform it into one of Baltimore's leading cultural destinations. We've entitled our effort The Phoenix Challenge, and I hope you will help us make it a success.
The Phoenix Shot Tower is quintessential Baltimore. A product of our city's innovative and industrious past, its distinct silhouette enlivens local streetscapes and advertisements, logos and travel blogs. Visitors are drawn to its mystery. Locals nurture a fierce pride for its uniqueness.
Everybody wants to go inside.
The Tower's future holds great potential - as a magnet for visitors, an economic contributor, and a feather in Baltimore's cultural cap. The Phoenix Challenge will lead us to this vision with:
- Better access
- Dynamic STEM educational programs
- Complete restoration
The Phoenix Challenge is ambitious, exciting and very worthwhile. As the last shot tower in Baltimore, and only one of a few left nationwide, it is truly a one-of-a-kind icon. The Tower is a National Landmark. We have the opportunity to light it for all to enjoy!
There will be a number of events, programs, and updates as we pursue The Phoenix Challenge. I invite you to visit our website, www.thephoenixchallenge.org that will be going live very soon. At the site, you can can sign up for The Phoenix Challenge Email List, track our progress and find ways to get involved. Our first Challenge events are detailed below.
See you at the Tower,
"Music Of, By & For the People"
A special benefit concert for
The Phoenix Challenge
September 30th 2011
6:30 - 8:30pm
The Phoenix Shot Tower
Join Carroll Museums for a special benefit concert by Cadenza, one of Baltimore's finest a cappella quartets. The program will include popular music from the early 1800s
to 20th century jazz.
Held in the historic and acoustically unique Phoenix Shot Tower, guests will enjoy cocktails and a casual fall feast in between musical acts. Space is limited to 50 guests for this intimate and rare event. Reservations are required and can be secured on line or by calling 410.605.2964.
Tickets $45/person; $40/museum member
Stroll Through History
Put your best foot forward for the Phoenix Shot Tower. Sunday, October 16th 10am - 12pm
Gather your family and friends and join Baltimore Heritage, the Baltimore National Heritage Area, and Carroll Museums for a Stroll Through History-a Phoenix Challenge event.
Lead by the knowledgeable Urban Rangers of the Baltimore National Heritage Area, our "stoll" will wend its way through Historic Jonestown, one of Baltimore's oldest neighborhoods and culminate at the Phoenix Shot Tower.
At the Tower, guests will be treated to refreshments and the rare opportunity to climb the lower tower floors cleared for public occupation. Tower activities will be available to amuse our youngest guests!
Click Here to Register for the Tour
or call Baltimore Heritage at 410.332.9992
| Free Fall at the Phoenix Shot Tower|
Enjoy free admission to the Phoenix Shot Tower every Saturday and Sunday in October from noon to 4pm.
This Free Fall event celebrates the first year of The Phoenix Challenge, Carroll Museums' campaign to restore, renew and reopen the Tower as a premier cultural destination
Reservations are only required for groups of 10 or more. Call 410-605-2964.
Free Fall Baltimore is made possible by presenting sponsor Susquehanna Bank and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Joseph and Harvey Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds, The Abell Foundation, William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, American Trading and Production Corporation (Atapco) and Baltimore Community Foundation.
Special thanks to Free Fall Baltimore media sponsors: The Baltimore Sun, The City Paper, The Urbanite, The Jewish Times, The AFRO-American Newspapers, Maryland Pubilc Television, WBAL-TV, WJZ-TV, WBFF/Fox45-TV, CW//Baltimore-TV, WMAR-TV, WUTB-TV, WYPR Radio, WEAA Radio, Radio One: Magic 95.9, Spirit 1400; WOLB; 92Q, and City Peek
Membership Drive Underway!
Becoming a Friend of Carroll Museums is a great investment in our history, our community, and our children's education.
An activate membership also entitles you to wonderful benefits including free year-long admission at the Mansion and Tower, discounts on special events, and advance notice of upcoming programs, exhibits, and travel opportunities. A membership of $100 or more entitles you to a Greater Baltimore History Alliance reciprocal pass, offering free admission to over a dozen other Baltimore museums.
This is a great opportunity to stretch every dollar you donate!
| Calling Volunteers - We need your help!
Are you passionate about history, education or culture? Please consider becoming a Carroll Museums Docent, or volunteering to help with Programs, Events, or around the Office . Students have the option to craft personalized internships that meet their educational interest.
Contact Paula Hankins at 410.605.2964 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
|Carroll Museums is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the restoration and revitalization of the Carroll Mansion and Phoenix Shot Tower. Find out how you can help with a donation or by volunteering!|