Tours

Delaware Day
Tuesday, June 18, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Participants will ride by bus to the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library and will spend a morning discovering highlights of the library’s collections of rare books, manuscripts, and ephemera, as well as visiting the library conservation lab. The participants will then travel to the University of Delaware’s Morris Library in Newark, Delaware, for lunch (included), followed by a tour of the library’s Special Collections’ Books and Manuscripts, as well as the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, the latter of which will be conducted by Mark Samuels Lasner.

Transportation for this tour is generously sponsored by the University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press.

Schedule:
8:00 a.m. Board bus at Baltimore Marriott
9:30 a.m. Arrive Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library:
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Tour of Winterthur Library (does not include Museum or Gardens)
12:00-12:30 p.m. Travel to University of Delaware Morris Library
1:00-2:00 p.m. Lunch at Morris Library
2:00-4:00 p.m. Tour of UD Special Collections and Mark Samuels Lasner Collection in Morris Library
4:00 p.m. Board bus at Morris Library
5:30 p.m. Arrive back at conference hotel in Baltimore

Cost:  $30/person, includes lunch, maximum 24 people

Registration: Advance registration required. Select this tour on the RBMS 2019 registration form.

 

Tour of the Baltimore Museum of Industry
Tuesday, June 18, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Join us for a tour of the Baltimore Museum of Industry (BMI). Located in a 1860s oyster cannery on the waterfront, the BMI celebrates Maryland’s industrial legacy and the lives of workers who built those industries.  Permanent displays highlight the history of food canning, garment production, a machine shop, a pharmacy, and a print shop with a working 1936 Linotype machine. This 90-minute tour will include six galleries and a stop at the museum’s window wall overlooking the harbor, with a discussion of Baltimore’s port industry.  

Schedule:
1:00 p.m. Gather in lobby of Baltimore Marriott for walk to Charm City bus stop
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tour of the Baltimore Museum of Industry *The cost of the tour includes museum admission, so those wishing to stay longer may do so.
3:30 p.m. Arrive back at the hotel

Cost: $15/person, includes public transporation, maximum of 20 people

Registration: Advance registration required. Select this tour on the RBMS 2019 registration form.

 

Edgar Allan Poe Collection at the Enoch Pratt Free Library
Wednesday, June 19, 1:30 –
3:00 p.m.

Experience the mysterious life and literary legacy of Edgar Allan Poe through the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s collections. You will have the opportunity to see one-of-a-kind artifacts from Poe’s life, including manuscript material, letters, and personal items from the library’s collections. You will get an up close look into Poe’s personal life and family, his writings, and some of what makes Poe an enduring and fascinating character, including original documents related to his mysterious, and still unsolved, death in Baltimore in 1849.

Schedule:
1:10 p.m. Gather in lobby of Baltimore Marriott to walk/cab/rideshare to Enoch Pratt Free Library
1:30 – 3:00 Tour with Michael K. Johnson, Manager, Special Collections, Enoch Pratt Free Library/Maryland’s State Library Resource Center
3:20 p.m. Return to hotel.

Cost:  Complimentary, maximum 25 people

Registration: First-come, first-served sign up. All registered conference attendees will be emailed instructions about how to sign up for free tours approximately three weeks prior to the conference.   

 

Volunteer Opportunity at Local Library
Thursday, June 20, 10:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.

Join us at Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School Library to help reshelve books, add barcodes and call numbers, and perform other activities in support of the Margaret Brent Elementary/Middle School Library.  A sign-up sheet is forthcoming. For any questions, please contact Jordon Steele.

 

Enoch Pratt Free Library Tour
Thursday, June 20, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Take a tour of the Central Library of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Maryland State Library Resource Center. We have just gone through a most exciting and momentous period in our history—a full-scale historic restoration and renovation. See the highlights of a building instrumental to the changing face of American library architecture in the early 20th century and see it restored to its former architectural beauty. The tour will cover the building’s history and impact on library design, how the renovation has brought back much of its original vision, and how the building is now blended with technology to look to the future.

Schedule:
1:10 p.m. Gather in lobby of Baltimore Marriott to walk/cab/rideshare to Enoch Pratt Free Library
1:30 – 3:00 Tour with Michael K. Johnson, Manager, Special Collections, Enoch Pratt Free Library/Maryland’s State Library Resource Center
3:20 p.m. Return to hotel.

Cost:  Complimentary, maximum 20 people

Registration: First-come, first-served sign up. All registered conference attendees will be emailed instructions about how to sign up for free tours approximately three weeks prior to the conference.   

 

George Peabody Library Preview Tour
Thursday, June 20, 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Johns Hopkins University’s George Peabody Library is one of Baltimore’s crown jewels of research and learning. Opening in 1878 as a public library, the Peabody Library is known as Baltimore’s “Cathedral of Books” and is consistently ranked among the most beautiful libraries in the world. Join Johns Hopkins University Curator, Paul Espinosa for a behind-the-scenes look at the Peabody, right before the RBMS reception in the same space.

Schedule:
5:40 p.m. Meet in the Baltimore Marriott Lobby to walk/cab/rideshare to Library
6:00 – 6:30 p.m. Behind-the-scenes tour with Paul Espinosa
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Stay for the reception sponsored by Johns Hopkins University, depart at your leisure.  

Cost:  Complimentary, maximum 25 people

Registration: First-come, first-served sign up. All registered conference attendees will be emailed instructions about how to sign up for free tours approximately three weeks prior to the conference.   

 

National Aquarium Discount

Anyone who shows a conference badge will receive $5 off of admission at the National Aquarium ticket office when they purchase tickets. Located in the heart of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor this aquarium features more than 20,000 animals in award-winning habitats.