Eutaw Farm and the Creation of Northeast Baltimore

Starts

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 6:00 pm

Ends

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 8:00 pm

About the Event

Archaeologists Jason Shellenhamer and Lisa Kraus share findings from their field work in Herring Run Park.

As part of Doors Open Baltimore, the citywide festival of architecture and neighborhoods, Archaeologists Jason Shellenhamer and Lisa Kraus will share the results of their six-years of field work and research in Herring Run Park, which has uncovered the remains of one of Baltimore’s largely forgotten great estates, Eutaw Farm. Like most of Baltimore’s homes of the rich (and sometimes famous), including the Carrolls of Homewood and the Garretts of Evergreen, the history of Eutaw speaks to a wealthy white family’s rise and fall. But the archaeology of Eutaw Farm also reveals remarkable and astonishing stories about the development of Northeast Baltimore and the founding families of Baltimore, those you may have heard of and those whose stories have never before been told.

Lisa Kraus (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin) and Jason Shellenhamer (M.A.A., University of Maryland) are professional archaeologists with a combined 40 years of experience in historical archaeology. They are also the co-directors of the Herring Run Archaeology Project, a free, community-based archaeology program in Baltimore City. Since 2015, they have conducted excavations, research, and public outreach at the Eutaw Farm site in Herring Run Park and the Ship Caulkers’ Houses in Fell’s Point.

About the Speakers

Lisa Kraus (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin) and Jason Shellenhamer (M.A.A., University of Maryland) are professional archaeologists with a combined 40 years of experience in historical archaeology. They are also the co-directors of theĀ Herring Run Archaeology Project, a free, community-based archaeology program in Baltimore City. Since 2015, they have conducted excavations, research, and public outreach at the Eutaw Farm site in Herring Run Park and the Ship Caulkers’ Houses in Fells Point.