On Thursday the 22th of May in 2014, AIABaltimore hosted an exclusive get-together for their ongoing series of Firm Happy Hours at the historic Peale Museum in Baltimore, Maryland. It was the biggest architectural community tour gathering in downtown Baltimore. Who knew one establishment could hold over 100 architectural professionals and students in one building. The Baltimore Chapter of The American Institute of Architects is a one stop shop for everything that promotes the artistic, best ethical standards and scientific practices of the architectural profession in Baltimore.
Did you know? The Peale Museum in Baltimore was commissioned by Rembrandt Peale and designed by Robert Carey Long, built in 1814 as the first structure in the U.S. made specifically as a public museum.
The celebrations took place from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. serving heavy appetizers, wine and brew. The specialty boneless chicken wings was flowing from every corner of the building; the appetizers range from spicy chicken to tomato bagel chips and the signature drink for the evening was fancy fancy wine which was memorable. The coolest part of it all was the guided tour of the Peale Museum and the informative session that discussed the preservation plans for this historic building. During the celebration attendees were allowed to take personal tours as well mix and mingle with the Greater Baltimore architectural community. Oh, did I mention the outdoor sculpture garden at the Peale Museum is truly amazing such a hidden urban oasis. There are so many different floors and rooms to explore at the Peale Museum and its unbelievable how strong the structure of American's oldest museum stands. You should be excited bout the grand re-opening of the Peale in Baltimore, Maryland.
Did you know? The immediate goal of the Peale Center is to restore the Peale Museum building, 225 North Holliday Street, by September 2014, the museum’s bicentennial.