Baltimore is sure to be a prime destination for all involved in the Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama. Special information has been posted on the MTA website for Martin Luther King day and Inauguration day. The Enoch Free Public Library will broadcast the event on Tuesday on a Jumbotron screen. You can enjoy the historic day gathering with others, but not having to make the crowded trip into DC.
City Schools will be closed Monday for Martin Luther King Day, and Tuesday for Inauguration Day. This is in recognition of the unprecedented historic significance of Barack Obama being sworn in as the first African American president of the United States. The school system is encouraging parents to spend this historic day with their children.
The decision was made to close schools due to so many teachers, students, and parents deciding to take the day to journey to Washington DC to be part of this historic event. It would have been difficult to staff Baltimore schools, and there would have been a high absentee rate for that one day. So the schools are closed in honor of the inauguration.
The amazing story of the Inaugural train progressing through Maryland on Saturday, stopping in Baltimore, can be found here.
The proximity to Washington DC is one thing in Baltimore’s favor in the current housing market. Also, Baltimore itself is a beautiful city, with a host of stunning new Baltimore condominium developments, and many renovations of existing buildings.