Carroll Museums, Inc.
Andrew Naden, President
Donna Ennis, President-Elect Ronald Pomykala, Treasurer
Kathleen Kreul, Secretary
Wayne N. Curtis
We have had a great start to The Phoenix Challenge, Carroll Museums' campaign to restore, renew, and reopen the Phoenix Shot Tower. Over $17,500 has been raised to-date to address better access, dynamic education programs, and complete restoration at the Tower.
Thanks to our inaugural donors and in-kind support from the City of Baltimore, Carroll Museums has been able to:
- complete an engineering report on the Tower's interior stair and identify safety improvements;
- restore power throughout the tower-including the "fire" lights that shine from the tower's top floors; and
- host three successful Challenge events: an a cappella concert in the Tower with Cadenza, a Behind the Scenes Tour with Baltimore Heritage, and a Free Fall Baltimore program that attracted twice as many visitors as anticipated!
The Shot Tower is demonstrating its great appeal!
This year, we hope to welcome new Phoenix Challenge supporters so that we may:
- increase open hours at the Tower to accommodate more visitors;
- resurrect the well-loved sound and light show; and
- begin development on our educational Shot Tower game.
These timely improvements will ensure the Tower is ready to welcome visitors for Baltimore's 1812 Celebration starting this summer. If you are interested in becoming a Challenge member or volunteering to help us reach our goals, please let me know or visit our website www.thephoenixchallenge.org. I look forward to hearing from you.
See you at the Tower,
Click here for more information and to register.
Many thanks to the Baltimore City Department of General Services for helping us move restoration efforts forward at the Carroll Mansion and Phoenix Shot Tower.
At the Tower, electricians rewired the lighting system to re-illuminate the interior from top to bottom. Be sure to check out the Tower if you pass by after sunset - you'll see the "fire" lights in the upper windows. Thanks also go to Anne Pomykala for providing dozens of energy efficient light bulbs as part of our re-lighting project.
At the Mansion, City painters repainted over 30 window interiors, many of which were down to bare wood. The carpenters also repaired some of the interior shutters and sash. This in-kind support is a tremendous help to our efforts to keep our historic sites maintained and weather tight!
Make your wedding a historic event...and help restore the Carroll Mansion
Carroll Museums is pleased to offer new wedding packages at the Carroll Mansion - perfect for couples planning intimate ceremonies and receptions with up to 80 guests.
We have three packages to choose from, each coordinated down to the last detail so you can spend less time planning and more time enjoying your flawless wedding day.
Click here for more details!
Visit us Saturday, February 25th for our Wedding Open House. 12-4pm
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19th century meets the 21st!
Carroll Museums has launched a new Facebook page to keep our friends and supporters informed. Postings include upcoming events, new programs and exhibits, restoration updates, volunteer opportunities and fun historic tidbits. Just click the button below to "Like" us and start following today.
Members Make a Difference!
Becoming a member of Carroll Museums is a great way to invest 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.
NEW THIS YEAR! Join our President's Circle at $250 and receive two complementary tickets to our History in a Glass annual spring party scheduled for April 26, 2012!
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Carroll Museums would like your feedback - Why do you support the museums? What programming would you'd like to see more of? How would you like to hear from us?
Click here to complete our 10 quick questions.
The first 100 people to complete our survey will be entered into a drawing for two free tickets to History in a Glass, April 26, 2012.
|Carroll Museums is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit 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! |