Spirits of Maryland: Baltimore 
On June 25 the BMI wi ll host  Spirits of Maryland: Baltimore, presented in partnership with the Maryland Distillers Guild. Learn about the area's distilleries and histories as you sample their locally-crafted spirits.

Maryland has a rich history of distilling, dating back to the 1500s, when colonists first began producing rum and whiskey. Over the next few hundred years, the number of distilleries surged, solidifying Maryland's place as a leader in the nation's spirits industry.

During Prohibition Maryland gained its reputation as the "Free State" by refusing to pass any legislation enforcing Prohibition. Not surprisingly, distilling rebounded following the repeal of the 18th Amendment but the boom was relatively short-lived, and after WWII a combination of economic changes and decreased demand led to the shuttering of one distillery after another.
Since 2008, new distilleries are opening in Maryland at a record rate, reviving old tr aditions and deve loping new, unique spirits that reflect the ever-changing landscape of distilling. From rums & whiskeys to vodka, gin, brandy, grappa and more, Maryland is becoming a mecca for spirits enthusiasts, and is currently home to more than 15 distilleries.

Join us on June 25 to learn more about Maryland's distilling legacy and sample local spirits.  Advance tickets required:  marylandspirits.org . Save 10% on tickets when you use code BMI17. 

#MyBMICrane Social Media Campaign
May is Photography Month and Preservation Month, and to celebrate, we're launching the #MyBMICrane campaign to recognize the beauty and significance of BMI's 1942 100-foot "whirley crane"-named for its ability to turn 360 degrees. The BMI crane helped build numerous Liberty and Victory ships during World War II and continued in ship repair and conversion after 1945.
Photo by Elevated Element
As we work to restore the crane through our Save the Crane campaign, we invite the community to help us capture the crane's potential through unique and artful photography. We hope everyone (from museum visitors to casual passers-by) will celebrate the crane's place in Baltimore's industrial skyline and share their best photos on social media. We can't wait to see your artsy photos, selfies, wedding photos and more. Just tag and follow #MyBMICrane!
BMI Farmers' Market
Fresh croissants from Bonaparte. Quarts of briny treats from Pat's King of Pickles. Colorful flowers from Helen's Garden. Warm Belgian waffles from the Baltimore Waffle Company. With all this and more, the BMI Farmers' Market is a great way to kick off your Saturday morning, featuring local produce, cheese, meat and eggs, oven-fresh bread and sweets, bright flowers, tasty ready-to-eat treats, and artisan items.
Located in the museum's waterfront pavilion and parking lot, the weekly market offers easy access to pedestrians and cyclists, as well as plenty of free on-site parking. Picnic tables welcome visitors to sit and enjoy ready-to-eat purchases.
Last week, we welcomed B'Eat More Pie to present Pie Fest 2017. The event combined good food, community, and harbor views, and featured nine competition pies across the sweet and savory categories.
Here are some snaps of our vendors and their products taken during our first two markets of the season. The BMI Farmers' Market runs Saturdays from 9am to 1pm until November 25  (no market October 21). See our 2017 vendor list here.  
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