Next Event: Saturday, August 1, 2015
The Nutshell Studies
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
900 West Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21223
* TOUR BEGINS AT 10:00 AM *
Interested in seeing murder scenes but don't want to visit the real thing (even if you could)? We have a solution. Join us at the Maryland medical examiner's building for a tour of the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death--an exhibit of miniature death scenes designed for training homicide detectives in the 1940s and still used today. The dioramas were based on actual violent crime scenes and recreated from photographs, sketches, and statements by witnesses and the police. By examining these dollhouse-like exhibits, you can try to suss out the clues and see if you can solve the crimes.
LUNCH: Lunch is on your own. There are several nearby restaurants. After the tour, we can decide if we all want to go to one of them or break up into groups.
COST: This event is free.
RESERVATIONS: Please email Marcia Talley at marcia [at] marciatalley [dot] com to reserve your spot. We are limited to fifty (50) participants.
OTHER THINGS TO DO IN BALTIMORE:
Make a day of it. In the afternoon, you could visit the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, www.poeinbaltimore.org
, or any other number of Baltimore attractions. In the evening, buy a ticket to see the Orioles play the Detroit Tigers at Camden Yards.
For any announcements regarding cancellation or postponement in the event of inclement weather (it's hurricane season), check the chapter website at www.chessiechapter.org
, or the Listserv,
or email Donna Andrews at
donna [at] donnaandrews [dot] com.
Driving: Look for street parking or nearby garages. For more information, click on:
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