The Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture is a 501©3 tax-exempt, non-profit corporation established to restore the historic Peale Museum building as a center to celebrate the unique history of Baltimore, its people and their buildings. The Peale will also be a platform for Baltimore’s communities to collect and preserve their cultural stories, an incubator for local creative industries, and a laboratory for innovation in the cultural sector worldwide.
The Peale Center began as Friends of the Peale in 2008. In June 2012, the Friends of the Peale and the Baltimore History Center at the Peale, a Maryland non-profit corporation formed by Judge John Carroll Byrnes, joined forces as The Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture.
The Peale Center launched its $5 million capital campaign in 2014. To date, the Center has raised $2,376,000 towards the restoration of the building. The City of Baltimore, the building’s proprietor, kicks off a roof replacement and exterior restoration project in March 2017. Completion of the restoration is expected by 2020.
The Peale Center is located at 225 Holliday Street, Baltimore, MD 21202, across from the Abel Wolman Municipal Building and next door to Zion Church and the Real News Network. The Peale is currently open for special events and is available for rentals.