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Most American towns of a certain size have some kind of music culture. People listen to and share music. They take or give music lessons. They perform alone or together in their homes...

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Location:

Catonsville Clubhouse

10 St Timothys Ln

Meeting ID: 836 6834 4733

Passcode: 127489

Join the virtual kickoff meeting on Thursday, July 25th to hear about the Catonsville Arts District Public Art and Wayfinding project.  This kickoff meeting is the first of a series of visioning sessions where the project team will engage residents, business owners, and visitors to uncover historical and artistic themes that are representative of Catonsville’s diverse communities and their needs.  This feedback will inform the design of public art, signage, and other wayfinding elements that help people navigate the district. 

At the meeting, the team will provide an overview of wayfinding concepts, discuss critical elements of the Catonsville Arts District Vision Plan, and launch a survey for participants to provide input about key events, people, locations, and moments that make Catonsville special.

The Neighborhood Design Center will be leading community engagement for this project and  will also host in-person engagements in late July and August. 

Farmers Market

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Location:

15 Mellor Ave, Catonsville MD

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Pop Up Meeting :
July 28th, 9AM - 12PM

Catonsville:
Community Engagement

YOUR VOICE NEEDED!

Sponsored by:

A Landscape Study

Catonsville:

Music City Maryland

History

by: Stephen McKenna

 

This Music Heritage Project was sponsored by the Patapsco Heritage Greenway, Maryland Heritage Areas and the Baltimore County Arts Guild. We are grateful for their support! 

A Landscape Study

Catonsville: Community Engagement

YOUR VOICE NEEDED!

Sponsored by:

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Watch Party (In Person) :
July 25th, 7PM - 9PM

Location:

Catonsville Clubhouse

10 St Timothys Ln

Catonsville:
Community Engagement

Watch Party (In Person) :
July 25th, 7PM - 9PM

Location: Catonsville Clubhouse

10 St Timothys Ln

The early roots of Catonsville as “Music City Maryland” propagate out mainly from one man: Nelson William Knode. Born in Baltimore in 1920, raised on Fulton Avenue, he was a natural musician from a young age...

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Farmers Market

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Location:

15 Mellor Ave

Catonsville MD

Pop Up Meeting :
July 28th, 9AM - 12PM

Farmers Market

Location:

15 Mellor Ave, Catonsville MD

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Pop Up Meeting :
July 28th, 9AM - 12PM

In 1868 Gustav W. Lurman, a German immigrant from Bremen Germany in 1825, purchased a 600-acre homestead on a high hill in Catonsville, with a fine view of the City and Harbor, and overlooking the lovely countryside rolling down to Relay and the Patapsco River...

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The Winters Lane community, once known as Harristown, with roots dating to the late 1860’s when it was founded by freed formerly enslaved people, is a historic Black community in Catonsville...

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Bill’s Music House is the most prominent music business in Catonsville. It’s also the second- oldest, having started in 1965...

Percussionist Jim Wharton, who grew up in Catonsville and had graduated from Catonsville High School in the class of 1969, was enjoying a summer trip to Ocean City in 1989 after his second year as chair of the music department...

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Areas for Future Research

Physical Materials Collected

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