WAR STORIESWalk through a Civil War camp where Union...


April 23, 1993|By Karen Zeiler


Walk through a Civil War camp where Union soldiers will share stories of famous skirmishes -- like the Pratt Street Riots of 1861 -- and find out more about Baltimore's role in the conflict. (In those riots, a mob of angry Baltimoreans taunted a Massachusetts regiment marching to Washington, sparking an exchange of gunfire that left 17 dead.)

Twelve historic units, including the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, the U.S. "Berdan's" Sharpshooters, the 5th U.S. Cavalry and the 4th U.S. Colored Troops, will take part in the "encampment," a living history event this weekend at Fort McHenry -- which, of course, made its mark on history in the War of 1812. You'll see military drill routines, dress parades and flag ceremonies, hear patriotic songs like "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" and "Just Before the Battle" and meet members of the 5th New York "Zouaves," whose unusual uniform -- styled after that of French infantry regiments -- consists of a short jacket, baggy red trousers and tasseled cap.

Starting times: 9:30 a.m. tomorrow and 8 a.m. Sunday. Admission: $2 for adults, free for seniors and children 16 and under. Information: 962-4290.

Orioles All-Stars -- from Gus Triandos to Cal Ripken Jr. -- are the subject of a new exhibit at the Babe Ruth Museum, 216 Emory St.

"The Babe, The Birds and Baltimore: An All-Star Tradition" traces the history of the All-Star game with a five-minute video of Babe Ruth hitting the first All-Star home run in the inaugural game on July 6, 1933, and a half-hour film of the 1958 All-Star game at Memorial Stadium. Memorabilia on display includes Frank Robinson's jersey and Billy O'Dell's 1958 MVP award. The exhibit runs through Oct. 31. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $4.50 adults, $3 for seniors and $2 for children 5 to 16.


Antique furniture, porcelain, linens and Tibetan prints are among items featured at Antique and Fine Arts Festival at the Baltimore Convention Center this weekend. Richard Beecher, an editor for The New England Antiques Journal, will speak on "Determining Quality and Age When Buying Antique Furniture." Representatives will help you identify your own pieces. Admission: $5. Proceeds benefit National Kidney Foundation. Hours: Noon to 9 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m tomorrow and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Information: 244-1090.


Learn something about the architecture of area row homes and the character of Baltimore's old neighborhoods. Sponsored by the Baltimore City Life Museums, the May 1 bus tour takes you through Federal Hill, Union Square, Bolton Hill, Reservoir Hill, Patterson Park and Ednor Gardens. The four-hour tour departs at 10 a.m. from the Carroll Mansion. Cost: $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers. Reservations: 396-3279.

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