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The Legend of Tommy Tremain: Who Owns History?

October 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a lively and entertaining reading of a dramatic new play that asks hard questions about whose stories we tell–and who deserves a statue in the town square. Then share your views during our conversation exploring the myths around monuments and vacant pedestals in Baltimore and beyond. Moderated by Sheila Gaskins, co-founder of Artpartheid, and Elizabeth Nix, Associate Professor, Div. of Legal, Ethical & Historical Studies, University of Baltimore.

Who is Tommy Tremain? What’s the real story behind the legend? A tangled web of lies, myths, buried truths, and startling visions unfolds. At the center of it all: a black woman re-shaping history and the future in her own image.

Sponsored by a grant from Maryland Humanities.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Suggested minimum age is 12. The play contains some profanity and adult content.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

In addition to on-street parking on 20th St. & Maryland Avenue, there is a 24-hr parking lot that is accessible to the public directly behind Motor House. The lot entrance is on Maryland Avenue just South of 20th Street and users must pay by using a mobile phone. Public city buses also serve this location.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Amy Bernstein, alb457@gmail.com

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, but it helps us track attendance.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes. You may give your free ticket to someone else, if you cannot make it.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?



October 16, 2019
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Motor House
120 W. North Ave
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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(410) 637-8300

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