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By Kathy Lally | September 11, 2003
In the days and months after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the Smithsonian Institution collected small artifacts from the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the field where Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania. A firefighter's helmet, a bit of metal, a dusty briefcase, a stairwell sign - everyday items that now bear the great weight of memory. The collection of 140 objects became an exhibit, "September 11: Bearing Witness to History," which went on display at the National Museum of American History in Washington last Sept.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2014
Now that signs of the history of Hampstead Hill have been unearthed, historians hope to keep its 200-year-old stories from being forgotten again soon. Advocates for Patterson Park and Baltimore's legacy of the War of 1812 plan new signs and displays for artifacts uncovered in an archaeological dig completed this month, including a musket ball and gunflint dating to 1814 and a belt buckle from the Civil War. They also plan to seek inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.
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By Chicago Tribune | July 25, 1993
CHICAGO -- A federal appeals court panel in Chicago has upheld the conviction of a southern Indiana man accused of selling artifacts looted from an ancient American Indian burial mound.A three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said a federal law that prohibits illegal trafficking in artifacts was intended to protect archaeological sites on private property as well as those on land owned by the federal government or by Indian tribes.The ruling last week is significant because it was the first time a federal appeals court panel had addressed the issue.
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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | May 8, 2014
Bryan Voltaggio is still about six weeks, give or take, from opening his Italian restaurant, Aggio, at Power Plant Live. But if you just can't wait to taste Voltaggio's take on Italian food, you'll have a chance on May 15 and 16, when Voltaggio takes over Artifact Coffee , the Woodberry Kitchen side project in Hampden. There are two seatings each night of Aggio at Artficact, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. At the two-night takeover, Voltaggio will present a four-course Italian dinner featuring his homemade pasta.
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By DAN RODRICKS | January 28, 1998
There's another big auction of Kennedy stuff brewing in New York and this time many of the items are from Robert White, the master collector from Catonsville who worked long and hard to build one of the largest private collections of JFK artifacts anywhere. White said for years he wouldn't sell his Camelot artifacts, but now he has agreed to offer at least some of them to bidders at a two-day auction scheduled for mid-March.White is the major contributor to the auction, which will feature more than 500 items, many of them personal possessions of JFK. White's items include some things he acquired through a bequest of Evelyn Lincoln, the late president's longtime personal secretary whom White befriended.
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By PAT BRODOWSKI | October 20, 1993
If you've visited Roy's Clock Shop in Hampstead, you've heard the great chimes bonging from the forest of grandfather clocks, or been charmed by the latest beer-drinker's cuckoo, in which wooden men in lederhosen tip a brew on the hour.Each visit is an adventure into the art of decorated timekeeping in porcelain, veneer and brass.New at Roy's is a collection of artifacts of military conflicts from the Civil War through Vietnam.Items are for sale by Steve Ashe, whose father, LeRoy, has passed the store to him.On a visit, you'll likely find Steve's niece, Kari Criswell, delicately cleaning the brass flywheels of an old clock in her tiny workshop to the left of the front door.
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By Mark St. John Erickson and Mark St. John Erickson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 6, 2003
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. -- Five years after Navy divers pulled it from the seas off Cape Hatteras, N.C., the massive cast-iron propeller of the USS Monitor is nearing the end of the conservation process and being prepared for public display at the Mariners' Museum. So, too, are dozens of pieces of machinery associated with the famous Civil War ship's steam engine, which was recovered in 2001, and numerous personal artifacts rescued from the inside of the gun turret after it was retrieved in 2002.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | February 11, 2006
ROME -- With a proposed settlement from New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art in hand, Italian authorities are escalating their demands for the return of allegedly looted antiquities from other American museums. The day after receiving the Met's offer to return 20 disputed antiquities in exchange for long-term loans, Italian Minister of Culture Rocco Buttiglione said that his government would pursue a combination of expanding investigations, the offer of negotiations and the threat of legal action in its pursuit of stolen artifacts.
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By Lita Solis-Cohen and Sally Solis-Cohen and Lita Solis-Cohen and Sally Solis-Cohen,Contributing Writers | February 7, 1993
Although tepees along the trail have given way to turnpikes, Indian traders are still heading west. Their destination: the Annual American Indian and Ethnographic Art Show and Sale at the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael, Calif., Feb. 20-21. For the growing number of dealers and collectors of Indian art and artifacts, it's the year's first major stop on an annual circuit that includes important shows in Chicago and New York, and auctions at Sotheby's and Christie's in New York, Butterfield & Butterfield in San Francisco, and Skinner in Bolton, Mass.
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By Sally Solis-Cohen and Lita Solis-Cohen and Sally Solis-Cohen and Lita Solis-Cohen,Contributing Writers | August 15, 1993
Q: What's the best way to start collecting American-Indian art and artifacts?A: With so many tribes and so much material available, it's important to choose one area, such as baskets or beadwork, learn it well and specialize, advises dealer Marcy Burns, P.O. Box 181, Glenside, Pa. 19038, (215) 576-1559. Start by reading books and visiting museums, she adds.A notable new exhibition, "The Flag in American Indian Art," at the New York State Historical Association in Cooperstown, N.Y., includes over 100 artifacts from two private collections.
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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | January 6, 2014
The ramen craze, which is mammoth elsewhere, has been slow to take hold in Baltimore. The Japanese noodle dish appears here and there on menus around town, but so far there are no restaurants dedicated to serving up the steaming bowls of nourishment. But this weekend and next, Erik Bruner-Yang, the chef and owner at Washington's Toki Underground, will be in Baltimore for a "takeover" at Artifact Coffee (1500 Union Ave., 410-235-1881, artifactcoffee.com), the Woodberry Kitchen spin-off restaurant located in Hampden.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2013
Over the past 181 years, the bill of sale has turned a pale tan. The ink has faded from black to brown and includes elaborate flourishes that seem ill-suited to such a grim and ugly business. On Feb. 25, 1832, the bill reads, a slave named William Johnson "about eighteen years of age" was sold to the owner of an Alabama plantation for $550 - or roughly $14,000 in today's currency. "This document changed my life," the Los Angeles-based philanthropist and collector Bernard Kinsey says about the piece of paper he received as a gift in the 1970s from a friend.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2013
To visit thenew national park proposed by a Maryland congresswoman would require a 239,000-mile journey and an oxygen tank. On the plus side, there would be plenty of parking. Rep. Donna Edwards, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Space, has introduced legislation that would establish a national park on the surface of the moon to commemorate NASA's Apollo program. The Apollo Lunar Landing Legacy Act directs the federal government to endow the artifacts left on the moon as a park — protected from future landings or commercial mining.
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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2013
On Monday night, Artifact Coffee in Hampden will host a promotional event for Martha Stewart's "American Made" program. Two editors from "Martha Stewart Living" will be at the event, which is being billed as a "Baltimore Meetup" for artisans who have built businesses around their hand-crafted and homemade goods. The event is open to the public and will include representatives from Baltimore-based businesses including Millstone Cellars, Kinderhook Snacks, Union Mill Brewing and Hex Ferments.
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Letter to The Aegis | June 18, 2013
A similar note was sent  to local and state elected officials and a copy was provided for publication. The purpose of this letter is to notify Maryland State and Local representatives of the impending closure of the U.S. Army Aberdeen Proving Ground Museum at the end of this fiscal year! There has been a museum present at APG since 1924 ,originally known as the U.S. Army Ordnance Museum.  Many of the artifacts have been part of APG since its founding in 1917 and have historical significance far beyond the boundaries of the post.
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By Richard Gorelick,
The Baltimore Sun
| March 28, 2013
Artifact Coffee, Amy and Spike Gjerdes' follow-up to their acclaimed Woodberry Kitchen , has been growing on me. In the span of eight days, I had two of my favorite restaurant entrees of the past year at Artifact Coffee. The first night was a 12-hour braised pork shoulder with rigatoni, tossed with roasted turnips in a pesto made from sharp-flavored ramps, the early spring vegetable sometimes called wild garlic. Another night was a sublime stew of chicken, carrots, parsnips and kohlrabi bathed in red wine.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,Evening Sun Staff Tim MacDonald, a writer from Montana, contributed to this story | September 14, 1990
A Baltimore dentist and his mother have been charged with breaking into a ghost town building in rural Montana and carting off irreplaceable artifacts, including an antique gold scale dating back at least a century.Sherman H. Deveas 3rd, 38, of Ellicott City, and Marjorie Deveas, 59, were arrested in Jackson Hole, Wyo., on Tuesday. They were scheduled to be transported to the jail in Beaverhead County, Mont., last night. Bail has been set at $25,000 bail apiece, law enforcement officials said.
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By Douglas Birch and Douglas Birch,Staff Writer | September 30, 1992
LEXINGTON PARK -- To his critics, he was a tax-and-spend autocrat who took frequent junkets overseas and rode roughshod over his constituents. After a coup, Charles Calvert, the only Lord Baltimore ever to live in Maryland, was history.Three hundred years later, there seemed to be little evidence left Calvert's rule. Until now.Archaeologists working on the grounds of an abandoned nursery at Patuxent Naval Air Test Center have found what may be the site of Mattapany (pronounced "mat-a-pan-EYE")
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By Candy Thomson, The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2012
The DNA of a battle that helped turn the tide of a war going horribly wrong for America lay buried just six inches below the surface in a Kent County cornfield. For nearly two centuries, the musket balls, canister shot and other artifacts from intense fighting at Caulk's Field waited to tell the story of a sweltering August night in 1814, when militiamen sprang a trap on a British raiding party bent on destruction. How did the citizen-soldiers best their battle-tested foes at Caulk's Field?
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by Richard Gorelick | December 5, 2012
Artifact Coffee , the side project from the Woodberry Kitchen , will begin dinner service on Wednesday. The $29.50 dinner is available on a first-come, first-served basis, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday; and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The dinner is BYOB, and they're not taking reservations. The weekly fixed-price menu will be posted on the Artifact website . The opening week menu is a salad with young romaine, buttermilk dressing and radish; roasted Rettland chicken, ramp butter noodles, roasted turnips and their greens and bay leaf carrots; and apple dumpling with fresh cream ice cream.
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