Tuesday, February 3, 2009

New Homewood House Exhibit is "Craptastic"

(*courtesy www.museums.jhu.edu)

Now running until March 31st at the Homewood House Museum on the main campus of the Johns Hopkins University is “Next to Godliness: Cleanliness in Early Maryland”, an interesting exhibit into the bathroom and hygiene customs of our past residents. The exhibit focuses mainly on early 19th century items period to the Homewood House, which was built by Charles Carroll Jr. between 1801-1808. A 5-point Federal Style house, it currently is furnished as it would have been when the mansion was completed.

The exhibit is free addition to the regular museum tour which are held daily from 11am-4pm and Saturday and Sunday 12-4pm. The $6 admission fee for adults isn't bad at all. Even better if you're a student it's only $3. If you happen to be a JHU student, staff, or faculty it's FREE (that's half the city right?)

A interesting add on is included on Saturdays. Visitors get to view the rarely open Homewood House privy, the only remaining out-building from a once 140 acre summer retreat, which largely is covered by the JHU campus today. This runs until March 28th, and the full exhibit ends on the 31st For more information visit www.museums.jhu.edu/homewood.

It's definitely something great to see. While you're up there check out nearby Wyman Park and the BMA.

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