The Baltimore Downtown Restoration Committee (BDRC) was founded in 2007 as a volunteer organization dedicated to making Baltimore’s unique dual downtown areas more appealing places to live, shop, dine, work, or visit. Inspired by the Main Street organization model, the group has undertaken many different projects and programs as both the community and the organization have changed over time. The BDRC is now a 501 (c) 3 non-profit; however, the group’s mission has remained relatively consistent working with village leaders and citizens in revitalizing Baltimore’s downtowns and overall village growth.
Thank you for your donation. If you would like to support a specific fund, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can pick the following funds: The General Fund (supports events like the beer garden), The Victoria Opera House Restoration Fund, The Victoria Players Children’s Theater, The Baltimore Farmers’ Market, The Flag Fund, The Holiday Decorations Fund or The Tree Canopy (supports Arbor Day and works with the Baltimore Tree Commission). Thank you for your support!
Gear up for the cold weather with this year’s membership swag. Get your stadium-type scarf and matching beanie along with other great items. Members and sponsors also receive our quarterly newsletter, and those in our $500 or more range will have a plaque hung in the lobby of the Victoria Opera House.
Baltimore Downtown Restoration is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization, independent of Village government, therefore we receive no tax dollars or outside funding. The bulk of our operating funds come from memberships, donations, grants, and fundraisers. Your donation is vital to the success of our mission to preserve, promote and enhance the village’s historic dual downtown areas to ensure these historic areas support our small-town quality of life and village pride. Our renewal and new membership campaign will begin in October.
A Christmas Story
Our children’s theater has been working hard all fall. Get your tickets for A Christmas Story (play) before they’re all sold out.
The Holiday Market
Farmers’ Market season is now closed, but our market team has more in store for you. Our Holiday Market is December 3. To learn more, visit our Farmers’ Market page.
Once again, The Nostalgics will be getting us ready for the holidays! Join us on December 4 at 2:30pm. Tickets available at the door for just $5.
A Christmas Concert
Get ready for Christmas with some holiday music brought to you by local talent Mary Dupler, Lee Crader and Jill Henwood. Concert is December 11 at 6:30. Students from our Victoria Players Children’s Theater will be performing as well. Entrance is free, but donations will be accepted for our Victoria Player’s Children’s Theater’s initiative to “light the stage” and bring theater lighting to the opera house.
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Congratulations to VPCT’s cast and crew on a fabulous production of The SpongeBob Musical. Click here to see the program and sponsors.
The SpongeBob Musical was performed July 22-24 at the Liberty Union Auditorium. Check back for updates on the VPCT’s next season announcement coming in the next couple of months.
Monthly Board Meetings
Join us on the third Thursday of each month for the monthly board meeting of the Baltimore Downtown Restoration Committee. We’re also looking for more members of the Victoria Players Children’s Theater committee. For info about both, please contact email@example.com.
The BDRC meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7pm at the Victoria Opera House. Visitors are always welcome, as are volunteers who seek to preserve history, enhance the quality of life in Baltimore, or give back to the small town that offers such a great place to raise a family, run a business, or work in. For more information on how to contact our board click here.
Victoria Opera House
Built in 1905, the Victoria Opera House is the last remaining historical opera house in Fairfield County. The theater ceased functioning as a movie house in the early 1960s and the auditorium was turned into a catch-all storage space. In 2013, the BDRC acquired a lease from the Baltimore Village and has been working to update and maintain the building ever since. More work needs to be done.
Join us in saving this beautiful theater.