First Thursday at the MHS

BEST BETS

February 03, 2000|By Tom LoBianco

The Maryland Historical Society celebrates African-American History Month with craft activities, a living-history performance and refreshments tonight at 5:30 p.m. at its Monument Street headquarters. Robert Schoeberlein, former MHS curator of prints and photographs, will share insights about the society's extensive African-American collections. Viewers also can take a look at portraits by Joshua Johnson, a Baltimore native and America's first African-American portrait artist, and letters, photos and memorabilia relating to ragtime pianist Eubie Blake, also a Baltimorean.

The celebration of African-American History Month is from 5 to 8 tonight at the Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St. Free. Call 410-685-3750.

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