Evergreen Obscurus #2: The Hidden History of Charlotte Bellairs

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For today’s  post,  I would like to shed some light on Charlotte Doremus Pierson Garrett Bellairs (1872-1939) who was briefly married to Horatio Garrett, one of the three Garrett sons who grew up at Evergreen in the 1870s and 1880s. A fair amount is known about Horatio Garrett, middle child of Alice Whitridge Garrett (1851-1920) […]


Evergreen Obscurus: The 10.5 Pound Turnip Edition

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Greetings from Evergreen Museum & Library’s virtual office in my basement. For those of you new to us, the museum is housed in a 162-year-old Italianate mansion in the northern-most part of Baltimore City, about 2 miles from JHU’s Homewood campus. Evergreen was home to two generations of Baltimore’s Garrett family and is celebrated for […]


How to Use Artstor as a Study Tool

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[This blog post was contributed by VRC Staff Emily McDonald (Writing Seminars)] As the end of the semester approaches, students are turning to Artstor, a database that houses more than 2.5 million images, plus the 183,000 local images in the JHU Visual Resources Collection. Artstor functions not only as an archive of collections of images […]


Let’s Make a Model Village With The #JHUMakesToys Challenge!

A Model Village

Time still flies, even when you are under quarantine. We are now about to embark on our 5th #JHUMakesToys Challenge! Last week, we attempted to avoid the  intrusion of creepy dolls in our lives by constructing a sailing ship. It worked! We now just have to deal with the judging eyes of snarky flamingos. Wait. […]


Wellness Games Recommendations

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[Today’s post is brought to us by guest bloggers, Edwina Picon and Clare Lochary, two of the people involved in the Sheridan Libraries student wellness initiatives. To reach them, please e-mail wellness@jhu.edu]. Shortly before the COVID-19 pandemic affected operations at Johns Hopkins, the Sheridan Libraries inaugurated a Wellness Station in the Brody Learning Commons (BLC)  […]