Arabber Preservation Society

Arabber Preservation Society (A.P.S.) - Mission and History


Mission

The Arabber Preservation Society was created in March of 1994 to help the Retreat Street stable comply with city building codes. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to the support and preservation of Baltimore's horse-cart vendors [arabbers] and functional horse-cart vending [arabbing].

We recognize arabbing as an African-American folk tradition; an economically viable system and a method of apprenticeship completely unique to Baltimore. In recent years some of our last stables and arabbers have not been able to survive. Our society is committed to supporting the rights of arabbers and truth in media representation. We are dedicated to helping them continue their vital and autonomous economy without interfering with their self sufficiency and tradition.


History Outline of the Arabber Preservation Society (A.P.S.)

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013


Contact The Arabber Preservation Society, Dan Van Allen, President, 410-385-1277
118 S. Arlington Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21223

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