Hackerman House opening

May 02, 1991

To celebrate the grand opening of Hackerman House, the public is welcome to several special events planned for Sunday.

A parade will begin at noon at the Convention Center on Pratt Street and proceed north on Charles Street, past the reviewing stand at Centre Street. There will be a 75-foot silk dragon, Kung-fu dancers, martial arts groups, costumes of Thailand, Japan, China, Korea and Indonesia, polo club riders and a 100-piece Gamelan orchestra.

The dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Kurt Schmoke, Governor William Donald Schaefer and ambassadors from various Asian countries takes place at 1:30 p.m. at the reviewing stand at Charles and Centre streets.

There will be a public open house from 1:30 to 6 p.m. with entertainment in the park at Mount Vernon Place and refreshments under the tent.

Admission to Hackerman House will be free for everyone. Members may visit the new museum from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Other visitors must sign up for tickets that will be available on a first-come first-served basis at noon in the tent at the base of the Washington Monument.

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