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CSL Field Trip in Baltimore Accepting Open Registrations

December 04, 2019



ITEEA Council for Supervision and Leadership Field Trip

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

11:30am – 2:30 pm



Non-CSL members can register online or by using the printed registration form.

Cost for Non-CSL members is $12

CSL members may participate for free with the CSL registration packet and using the code emailed to all CSL members.





Step Back in Time to the Early Days of a Port City… From Baltimore’s early days as a trading port and hub of manufacturing to its modern identity as a center for research, retail, technology, and tourism, visitors can discover the businesses and inventions that forged the Industrial Revolution and propelled Maryland into the 21st century. 

Walk through the 1865 Platt and Company oyster cannery, the only surviving cannery building in Baltimore.  Stand beneath the 1937 Mini-Mariner, the flying prototype of a WWII PBM flying boat bomber, restored by some of the same Baltimore-area workers that built it.  Explore the accomplishments and innovations that Baltimoreans and Marylanders continue to contribute to the world, including the world’s first cordless electric drill, today a staple in every household and invented here in Maryland. Experience all this and more at the BMI.


Permanent Exhibitions

Cannery ---The core of our museum building was originally home to Platt and Company, an oyster, fruit, and vegetable cannery which opened in 1865.

Decker Gallery --- With floor-to-ceiling windows and a beautiful view of the Inner Harbor, Decker Gallery is by far the largest space in the museum

Garment Loft --- A gallery dedicated to the design and production of garments and accessories, which has always been one of Baltimore’s leading industries.

Machine Shop --- Before the time when replacement parts were ordered online and shipped overnight, companies repaired and replaced broken machine parts on-site.

Pharmacy --- A favorite gallery of all visitors, our nostalgic pharmacy also features a re-created soda fountain counter and offers some fascinating facts.

Print Shop --- Showcasing a working 1936 Linotype machine and vintage printing presses, the Print Shop has tools and type for print jobs large and small.

Fueling the Automobile Age --- Fueling the Automobile Age is an original exhibition that explores how the two local oil companies helped fuel America’s automobile age – and encourages visitors to consider what technologies and innovations will fuel the next transportation age.

Communications Gallery --- Located inside our Communications Gallery, Tap.Talk.Text: Telecommunication in Maryland is an interactive exhibition exploring the evolution of the different methods Marylanders used to facilitate long-distance communication.