Baltimore Museum Of Industry

In the 1970s, Baltimore mayor William Donald Schaefer proposed constructing a museum to celebrate the city’s unique industrial history. The museum is located in an old oyster cannery and initially contained exhibits on the three significant periods of Baltimore’s industrial growth; these periods include the 1790s-1830s, 1870s-1900s, and 1920s-1970s. Today, the Baltimore Museum of Industry hosts a mixture of temporary and permeate exhibits emphasizing live demonstrations of the machinery’s workings. Currently, one of the museum’s most prominent exhibits details America’s dependency on cars and potential fuel sources for future automobiles.