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How the Baltimore Museum of Industry is Coping during Coronavirus


Small businesses and non-profits are especially hard hit during the coronavirus outbreak. We get it! Baltimore Fishbowl is a small business, too. To help small businesses and non-profits, we will provide regular updates to let you know how they are coping. 

The following is an update from the Baltimore Museum of Industry on how they are adapting and coping during these times.

How have you altered your business to adapt to the quarantine?
Thanks to our great education staff, we were able to pivot rather quickly and adapt several of our activities for “visitors” to use online.  Industry-themed word finds, trivia questions, craft projects and such have been created, along with virtual tours of many of our galleries can be found on our website and are all free of charge. We also moved our weekly preschool program, Wee Workers, onto Facebook where each Tuesday, Ms. Gayle, an incredible museum teacher, presents a book and a craft related to a new gallery or industry each week.  https://www.thebmi.org/visit/visit-from-home/

Baltimore Museum of Industry wants you to pick the new paint color for its historic crane

Photo via Baltimore Museum of Industry

At 76 years old, the Baltimore Museum of Industry’s 100-foot-tall crane has received some much needed TLC, namely the clearing out of more than 350 pounds of pigeon droppings from its cab up top.

Baltimore Museum of Industry to host showcase of Maryland distilleries in June

Image via Maryland Distillers Guild

More than a dozen distilleries will gather in one prime harborside spot this June for a showcase of Maryland-made booze.

Baltimore Museum of Industry Kicks Off ‘Changing Baltimore’ Series


BaltimoreMuseumOfIndustry-FromQuaycatch of the day fish (2)A new series of programs at the Baltimore Museum of Industry will look at a topic connected to the many other conversations happening around race and poverty in the city. “Changing Baltimore” will look at how the loss of manufacturing and industrial jobs changed the area.

Food Trucks and Great Causes at Baltimore’s Gathering


Food trucks at the gathering

catch of the day fish (2)This Friday, head down to the Baltimore Museum of Industry for food trucks galore at The Gathering. The Gathering is basically a foodie’s dream come true, particularly on these warm spring evenings, when you can stroll between trucks, sample some of the finest eats from vendors all around our city, and take in the casual, family friendly atmosphere that The Gathering has to offer. Gatherings happen almost every week, and each time, money raised from the event goes toward a local good cause, so you can feel even better about the great time you’re having.

The Banjo in Baltimore and Beyond at the BMI


Banjo BMI

catch of the day fish (2)There was a time, not so long ago, when the banjo was the frequent butt of jokes. Much like the accordion or bagpipes, the banjo has been much maligned for its loud, distinctive sound, and the fact that it seems endemic to musical genres not in our usual rotation, anyway. But times change, and everything old is new again. That is to say, the banjo has come back in recent years, and in a big way, too. The instrument’s resonant twang can now be heard in some of the most popular bands going. And with the recent loss of folk legend (and iconic banjo picker) Pete Seeger, our national embrace of the banjo may be actually here to stay. So April 1st, head down to the Baltimore Museum of Industry to brush up on the banjo’s surprising influence on Baltimore’s history—or is it the other way around?