Let's Celebrate - Tickets Still Available!
Join us as we say farewell to summer with an unforgettable waterfront celebration featuring live music, creative cuisine from Chef's Expressions, cutting-edge cocktails, and the big reveal of the paint color for the crane! Thursday, September 6 from 6:30pm-9:30pm. Tickets are going fast. Get yours today!
Learning with the Dressmaker
Fashion designer Stacy Stube in the BMI's garment gallery.
Between 1870 and 1940, the garment industry employed 25 percent of Baltimore's workforce-- the largest employer in the Baltimore industrial sector at that time. After World War II, production in Baltimore declined as overseas manufacturers began creating similar products at cheaper prices.
On September 30, the BMI is excited to welcome fashion designer and entrepreneur Stacy Stube to the museum to host Starting Your Own Fashion Label, an apparel manufacturing workshop .
After working for seven years in London for brands such as Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Matthew Williamson, and Heidi Klein, Stube moved to Bali, Indonesia and seized the opportunity to fulfill her dream of building Elsa Fitzgerald--a fashion company that makes a positive social impact.Her brand's name was inspired by Elsa Schiaparelli, a 1920s designer, and The Great Gatsby author F. Scott Fitzgerald to embody its blending of vintage elegance with Balinese craftsmanship. Stube is currently designing and making her collection out of workspace located in Baltimore's iconic Bromo Clock Tower.
Stube working in her studio.
The apparel manufacturing workshop will take place inside our garment gallery which was designed to resemble an authentic 1929 sewing room in honor of the city's garment glory days. Stube plans to bring a small part of her own studio into the space for a little show and tell. Afterwards, participants will learn ways to develop their own stories through fashion, explore things to look out for when building a brand, and discuss how to begin with just an idea.
"Much of the industry has died away and this workshop is not just for designers, but also individuals who are just interested in how garments are made from an idea into a production line that arrives into stores," Stube says. "I hope that, in addition to attending the workshop, participants have a great deal of fun, make friends and connect with others looking to build a fashion brand, or find others that want to sew together."
Join us for the Starting Your Own Label apparel manufacturing workshop on Sunday, September 30 from 12 PM - 3PM. Tickets are $35 for BMI members and $45 for non-members. Grab your tickets today!
To keep up with Stacy Stube's Elsa Fitzgerald brand and upcoming events, visit  www.elsafitzgerald.com/events .

Mark Your Calendars!

Starting Your Own Label Apparel Manufacturing Workshop will occur on Sunday, September 30 from 12 PM - 3PM. 
Impacting the Next Generation Worker
Students roleplaying in the Kid's Cannery program at the BMI.
When students visit the BMI they become oyster shuckers in our 1883 oyster cannery, build roller coasters using household items, become workers on a paper truck assembly line, and more. Each year, our education programs help teachers and students discover the connections between their classroom studies and Baltimore's industrial past and future.
As we look forward to having school field trips resume later this month, we are proud to announce that, during the 2017-2018 school year, 483 schools visited the BMI for field trips. As a result, we served 29,616 teachers, chaperones, and students who enjoyed 73,250 educational experiences. But, sometimes, the best way to judge our impact is by reviewing the feedback we get from students and teachers firsthand:
Students building and testing roller coasters.
"I had an amazing day because of you! I loved learning about all the different types of engineers, my favorite one was the mechanical engineer. I never thought I would like building a model roller coaster. Thank you so much for all you have done!" ~Maddie, student
"I had fun building using the materials and what we had around to build the model. I also enjoyed testing the model and moving up a harder step to challenge myself. ~Brenden, student
"We love this trip! The sessions are more than hands-on! Students' engagement and curiosity is over the top! Thank you again for making this our favorite trip of the year!" ~Ellen G., 3rd Grade teacher
It was hard getting the big wooden marble in the can. But, we worked together and we solved the problem! Maybe later I will be an engineer! I liked when you shouted "Workers!" It felt like I was one." ~Ruby, student
Planning Your Next School Field Trip?

For more details on booking a BMI educational program, contact the education coordinator at tours@thebmi.org or complete our booking form at the link provided.
Upcoming Programs at the BMI
Neighborhood Night
 | South Baltimore residents are invited to an after-hours open house featuring kids' activities, music, and treats from local vendors.
WHEN  Tues , September 25 | 4 PM-7 PM
COST  Free

Bmore Historic Unconference | Discuss public history and historic preservation in this participant-led unconference.
WHEN  Fri, September 28 | 8:30 AM-4 PM
COST  $10-$25 / Advance registration recommended / Register

Apparel Manufacturing Workshop: Starting Your Own Fashion Label | Learn about the product development process to turn a fashion idea into a manufacturing reality.
WHEN  Sun, September 30 / 12 PM-3 PM
COST  $35 members / $45 non-members / Advanced registration required /  Register online  

Wee Workers
 |  Preschoolers will love this program just for them. Explore the museum's galleries through stories, songs, crafts, and pint-size tours with a weekly theme. 
WHEN  Tuesdays | 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
COST  Kids: Free; Adults: $5; BMI Members: Free. Advance registration suggested, contact   kedelmann@thebmi.org  or 410.727.4808 x132  
UPCOMING THEMES   SEP 18:  Autumn, Apples and Acorns |  SEP 25: Autumn & the Baltimore Ravens

Weekend Workers | It's all about fun as you discover how things work. These engaging activities allow children of all ages to investigate the world around them.
WHEN  Saturdays | 11 AM-2 PM unless noted
COST  Free with museum admission
UPCOMING THEMES  SEP 1 Solar Powered Cars | SEP  8:  Making Electricity  |  SEP 15:  Coding for Kids |  SEP 22: Money Minting | SEP 29: Take Apart Machines
Baltimore Museum of Industry | www.thebmi.org |410.727.4808


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