Maryland, from the Willard Hackerman Map Collection

October 9, 2018 to March 16, 2019

From colonial impressions of the Chesapeake Bay to detailed city plans for guiding Baltimore's rapid expansion, this exhibition features over thirty of the most stunning and historically significant maps of Maryland from the collection of the late businessman, philanthropist, and Johns Hopkins alumnus Willard Hackerman. The maps are brought together with related rare books and prints, ephemera, and digital story maps to reveal the passion of a collector, the early mapping of Maryland, and the potential of combining historical maps with modern data to re-examine the past. Highlights include John Ogilby's "Lord Baltimore Map" from 1671, a hand-colored edition of Thomas H. Poppleton's 1822 "Plan of the City of Baltimore," and engraved views of Baltimore from the Harry N. Baetjer Collection of Historical Maps and Prints.

The exhibition celebrates the gift of the Willard Hackerman Map Collection from Lillian P. and Willard Hackerman to the Sheridan Libraries in 2016.

George Peabody Library (Exhibit Gallery)
17 E. Mt Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21202

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Frankenstein: 200 Years in Print

October 22, 2018 to November 30, 2018

Where does our fascination with Frankenstein come from? And why has it lasted so long? This focus exhibition presents early and illustrated editions of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s famous novel, along with theater and film tie-ins and twentieth-century homages to the monster’s tale—just a few examples of its remarkably full life in print. Frankenstein’s history of prolific publication and adaptation demonstrates its ongoing popularity, and helps explain why it is now permanently bound up with our ideas about what it means to be human.

The exhibition is presented in conjunction with Johns Hopkins University's Frankenstein! Media + Monsters: Two Centuries of Frankenstein

George Peabody Library (Stack Room)
17 E. Mt Vernon Place
Baltimore, MD 21202

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The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: 125 Years of Tradition and Innovation

October 31, 2018 to March 18, 2019

From the day the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine opened its doors in 1893, it has pursued a mission to create a worldwide legacy of education, research, and patient care. To celebrate this remarkable 125-year history, this multimedia exhibition traces how faculty, students, staff, donors, and patients shaped Johns Hopkins, and how Hopkins in turn shaped modern biomedicine. Historical photographs of the institution's most renowned researchers are paired with tidbits of history to provide snapshots of singular moments, from the feminist philanthropists of 1893 to the innovative investigations and advances of the present. Also on view are digital facsimiles of treasured artifacts from the Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

The exhibition was organized by the Chesney Medical Archives and the 125th Anniversary Planning Committee of the School of Medicine. This is the exhibition's second presentation, following its East Baltimore campus installation, June 1–October 22, 2018.

Milton S. Eisenhower Library, Q-level

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