The Peale Center for Baltimore History and Architecture, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is restoring the oldest museum building in the United States in partnership with the City of Baltimore. Through its programs, the Peale Center will illuminate the authentic stories of Baltimore’s people and places, while reinventing the urban museum in the creative and innovative spirit of its founder, artist Rembrandt Peale.
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. Download a poster of plans for the renovation here.
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.
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