Call for Volunteers for the All American House

Carroll Museums is hosting the All American House, a special design exhibition at the Carroll Mansion from May 1 thru July 10, 2016. A project of MADE:In American, the All American House brings together student design teams from leading universities and award-winning manufacturers to re-imaging the historic Carroll Mansion in a contemporary light. Carroll Museums is hosting the All American House|2016 to build awareness and support the revitalization of the Carroll Mansion, a historic Baltimore landmark.

We are now recruiting volunteers to assist us during the All American House. If you have good “people skills,” are excited about the history of the Carroll Mansion, the extraordinary design process and finished product of the All American House, and are able to share that knowledge and enthusiasm with visitors - We Want You!

RSPV for the informational meeting. If you have questions, please contact Paula Hankins or 410-605-2964.

Volunteer positions include room docent, greeter, floater, and admission and gift shop sales. Room docents will greet visitors, answer questions, and give a brief explanation of the design process for the room you represent. Admission sales will sell admission tickets at the door (via charged or cash payments) and process pre-paid tickets. Gift Shop sales will process charged and cash payments

Volunteers will receive training, information materials, and have time to become familiar with all the rooms on exhibit. Volunteers must be willing and able to learn the basic knowledge of the property, information about the participating design teams, featured manufacturers, and project partners.

Volunteer shifts will be 3-4 hours. There are 2 shifts per day. Volunteers will be needed Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10-4, Thursday 1-8 and Sunday 1-5pm.

A minimum commitment of 20 hours during the run of the exhibit is preferred. Volunteers must be able to climb stairs and stand for extended periods.  The mansion is not fully accessible for people with physical disabilities.

Persons interested in applying for a volunteer position at this premier design event must complete an AAH Volunteer Application and submit it along with a resume to

Shot Tower Game for iPad and iPhone Released!

Carroll Museums, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of the Phoenix Shot Tower Mobile Game. This educational, multi-level game uses play to explore the science behind making drop-shot as well as the history of the Phoenix Shot Tower.  

Carroll Museums partnered with SierrAspen and Hibiscus Technology Solutions to create the mobile game. Major financial support was provided by the American Express Foundation.

“The game will be a fun and dynamic way to share the amazing history of Baltimore’s Shot Tower,” said Paula Hankins, Executive Director of Carroll Museums. “We also want it to generate interest in visiting the Tower, which is a National Landmark and one of only a few remaining shot towers in the world.”

In this fourteen-level game, players ascend the 215 foot Shot Tower, which was once the tallest building in America. Collecting materials along the way to make drop shot and overcoming obstacles the player will virtually experience the Shot Tower climb. The game is designed to be suitable for all ages.  

The game is currently available for download to iPhones and iPads through the iTunes Store.

Proceeds from the game support The Phoenix Challenge: Carroll Museum’s campaign to restore, renew, and reopen the Phoenix Shot Tower.

About Carroll Museums
Carroll Museums is the nonprofit organization spearheading the revitalization of Baltimore’s Carroll Mansion (ca. 1811) and Phoenix Shot Tower (1823) through innovation, collaboration, and cultural stewardship.

About Hibiscus Technology
Hibiscus Technology Solutions is a mobile, web, social and cloud application development company and has developed over 100 mobile apps for some of the top names in the US and abroad in the areas of media, travel, education, enterprise and technology.

About SierrAspen
SierrAspen a Silicon Valley Business Development firm provides a full spectrum of services to support both on shore and offshore firms to develop markets, services, outsourced or contract product development, Incubating startups and various IT services.

Create your own Thanksgiving Cornucopia!

Carroll Museums presents
A Thanksgiving Cornucopia Workshop

Set a beautiful table this Thanksgiving with your own Cornucopia creation!
Led by floral designer and expert grower Jody Jewell, each participant will create their very own cornucopia like the one pictured. You will also be able to ask Jody flower and arranging questions, enjoy light refreshments, and take a complimentary tour of the Carroll Mansion. All supplies are provided!

Workshop Tickets: $35
Carroll Museums Members: $30

Don't pass up this opportunity to learn from the best and have a great time doing it! Jody Jewell is a highly creative, dynamic, floral designer, grower, and entrepreneur who is at the top of her profession and is in a unique position to share her more than 25
years of floral design, plant care, and growing secrets. Workshop participants will receive personal instruction from Jody and are encouraged to bring their questions with them!  

Space is limited so register today!