All American House / 2016
Baltimore's American Treasures Event
Carroll Mansion, the All American House 2016 and MADE: In America, have agreed to extend the scope of this prestigious event in cooperation with the Office of the Mayor, City of Baltimore by creating the city-wide Baltimore's American Treasures event.
From May 1 thru July 10, 2016 Carroll Mansion, The All American House/2016, will serve as the epicenter of the Baltimore’s American Treasures event. Visitors, starting at Carroll Mansion, will undertake an unforgettable journey through time and place and immerse themselves in Baltimore’s design and cultural heritage.
Carroll Mansion, and 25 other iconic Baltimore destinations designated as the Nation’s first official American Treasures sites, will showcase the best of Baltimore’s design heritage. The American Treasure’s event will also lay the foundation for the city to become an major and important architecture and cultural heritage site destination.
Baltimore’s American Treasures will attract tourists and residents alike to see the city in an entirely new light. The American Treasures tour of Baltimore’s singular built environment will be structured to help visitors understand the city’s important role in shaping American design, culture and food ways. It will be a showcase for Baltimore-based companies that, from the city’s earliest days, have set standards for excellence in furniture, textile, tableware and fashion design, helping to shaped and influenced similar industries here and abroad.
Each America Treasures site works in cooperation with Carroll Mansion and MADE: In America to create exhibits, programs, events and activities tied to the theme and purpose of the All American House to showcase the very best of American Design in Baltimore.
Sponsorships and underwriting opportunities of this major cultural and design heritage event are being offered and all can be customized to integrate into companies marketing strategies, advertising campaigns and merchandising plans. To make a donation or for more on sponsorship opportunities please call Paula Hankins at 410.605.2964 or James DeLorbe at 202.543.1573. You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baltimore's American Treasures Brochure
Honorary Steering Committee
United States Congress
Maryland General Assembly
Updated: July 4, 2015
MADE: In America
MADE: In America’s mission is to create and foster a business climate conducive to the free exchange of ideas and information to revitalize and sustain the competitiveness of American commerce and industry in a global economy.
Widely recognized for its leadership role and innovative best practices, MADE: In America is committed to accomplishing this goal by building coalitions of business leaders, public policy makers, and academia to analyse the complex global socioeconomic forces affecting American industry and to define and articulate a new and compelling case for American enterprise.
Since its inception in 2008, MADE: In America has recognized, promoted, and provided assistance to American businesses committed to production in the United States. Key to this effort has been providing companies access to resources and expertise outside those traditionally available within their industries. Through In-Service to American Business, MADE: In America works directly with companies to provide a menu of custom designed services and projects that better connect businesses with consumers. Specialized consulting services in finance, marketing, management, and production are also provided through an extensive professional affiliate’s network.
A 501(C)(3) educational non-profit based in Washington, D.C., MADE: In America is further dedicated to increasing public awareness and educating Americans about the importance of a strong domestic manufacturing base. To do so, MADE: In America creates a wide array of innovative special programs and initiatives designed to promote American industry and craft producers domestically and expand opportunities overseas.
MADE: in America conducts educational initiatives and consumer outreach programs. These range from providing consulting services through a network of graduate business school teams; to innovative product showcases such as the All American House and The American Treasures Culinary Experiences; to juried student design competitions.
The United States has a long and proud tradition of providing goods and services to nations around the globe. The challenge of the 21st Century is ensuring that America continues to be a nation that exports not only services but also products. Sustaining a balance between the two is essential to the long term healthy and viability of our Nation’s economic infrastructure. MADE: in America is committed to being a major resource for American business to remain vital ad growing in the 21st century.
Carroll Museums Inc.
Carroll Museums, an educational nonprofit organization, was founded in 2002 to revitalize the Carroll Mansion and Phoenix Shot Tower, two of Downtown Baltimore’s most storied landmarks.
Through innovation, collaboration, and stewardship Carroll Museums is executing a strategic plan that honors and preserves the sites’ heritage, seeks creative and engaging ways to interpret their past, and makes them active participants in their modern community.
The Carroll Mansion is historically significant at the city, state, and national level. Constructed in 1808, the mansion served as the home of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, one of Maryland’s four signers of the Declaration of Independence. Carroll spent the last 12 years of his life at the Mansion from 1820 to 1832. He witnessed and participated in the birth of Baltimore as a new power house of American invention, industry, and manufacturing. After Carroll’s death, the Mansion went through several transformations: saloon to sweatshop, printing school to recreation center. Its clean form and spacious interior were continually reimaged to adapt to the demands and needs of its changing Jonestown community.
Carroll Museums’ intention is to see the Mansion continue to transform and be redefined as a cultural center celebrating the past, present and future. The Mansion’s strategic location, spacious interior, and adaptability will allow groups both disparate and similar to come together and form new paradigms to understanding our past and mapping our future. Carroll Mansion will shed its velvet ropes and, as it did for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, will become an invigorating space to launch ideas for the future.