Maryland Lottery and Gaming staff performed grounds work at the Mount Clare Museum House in Baltimore’s Carroll Park on Sept. 14 as part of Gov. Hogan’s “Just Serve” initiative.
State employees complete community service project at historic landmark
Maryland Lottery and Gaming employees joined together with staff from the Maryland Stadium Authority and Maryland Department of Commerce on Sept. 14 for a community service project at the Mount Clare Museum House in Baltimore’s Carroll Park.
The event was part of Gov. Larry Hogan’s “Just Serve” initiative, which encourages State of Maryland Employees to participate in an annual community service project. A group of approximately 50 staff from the three agencies, as well as staff from Lottery vendor partners Scientific Games and Pollard Banknote participated in a variety of tasks in and around the grounds of the Mount Clare Museum House, including weeding, painting, moving furniture inside the museum and removing furniture that was donated to the Baltimore non-profit Second Chance.
“Just Serve is a great chance for state employees to give back to the community, but it’s also a fun bonding experience for our staff,” said Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director John Martin. “We have a good time with it, and we’re especially glad to make a contribution right here in the neighborhood where we work every day.”
The Mount Clare Museum House is located just across the street from the Montgomery Park Business Center, where Maryland Lottery and Gaming’s office is housed. The museum has been closed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, but plans to restart tours in the fall. Built in the 1760s, the house was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1970. It was part of a Union Army base during the Civil War and has been owned by the City of Baltimore since 1890.