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FREE Victorian Family Festival


Saturday, April 13, 2013


10:00 AM–04:00 PM

FREE Victorian Family Festival

Special exhibit is free!
No registration required.
Just walk in and enjoy!

Stroll through Baltimore's cobblestone streets as we experience life in the 19th century. Sit on a stoop and have a conversation with your Victorian neighbors and open the newspaper to read all about riding the rails and sailing on steamships. Share your stories using a printing press and send a secret message using Morse Code, play in our 5th annual early childhood area, and enjoy captivating performances all day long!  Strap on your suspenders as we create Victorian art together! High School students who participated in New Eyes on America: Student Response will be honored. Visit the special exhibition, New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville, for FREE today!

Contact (410) 547-9000, ext. 300 or for more information.



  • 10:30 a.m. - New Eyes on America: Student Response student celebration, Graham Auditorium, Level 1
  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m. - Silhouettes by Hand creating profile portraits, Scuplture Court, Level 2A
  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m. - Baltimore Print Studios demonstrating the printing press, Sculpture Court, Level 2A
  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. - Enoch Pratt Free Library & The Walters presenting Play with The Princess & The Pea early childhood area
  • Meet Waltee! Keep an eye out for our cuddly lion cub and give him a hug!


  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m. - George Esperanza performing Phydeaux's Flying Flea Circus & Wahoo Medicine Show, Sculpture Court, Level 2A
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. - Cast of Thousands performing Living Pictures, Special Exhibition, Level 1
  • 1 p.m.-2 p.m. - Happenstance Theater perfoming Pinot & Augstine, Graham Auditorium, Level 1


  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. - Awesome Albums & Transportation Shadow Puppet Theaters, Studios A & B, Family Art Center
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. - KidsCreate the News & Secret Message Jewelry, Sculpture Court, Level 2A
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. - Spinning Illusions, Level 2 Lobby

PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY: The Walters Art Museum occasionally photographs Family Programs activities for future promotional purposes. If you do not want your child photographed, please notify the museum in writing.

The exhibition has been generously sponsored by the Women’s Committee of the Walters Art Museum and Wilmington Trust, with grant funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Wyeth Foundation for American Art, the Bernard Family, Charlesmead Foundation, Frederick and Mary Louise Preis, and other generous individuals.