Making a Connection: Evan Woodard

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“Researching the sites and items is what really drives me to do this. It’s a real-life puzzle that gives you such a rush when everything comes together and you pull out a rare relic or bottle!” —Evan Woodard

Evan Woodard is a Baltimore-based photographer, adventurer, and history lover, whose fascination with the forgotten started at an early age. Youthful curiosity in abandoned and dilapidated buildings turned into adventures as he got older. Evan visited abandoned hospitals, power plants, and textile mills around the East Coast, honing his research skills to locate sites for relic hunting.

Evan’s love for history has led him on adventures all around Baltimore city. He brings the community on his journey by sharing his finds on his Instagram and website.

Have you always wanted to learn how to hunt relics? If so, Evan has resources for you on his website. Not up for digging through mud and rubble yourself? Evan’s photo documentation of his adventures and finds will make you feel like your are there with him.

Evan researches the history behind what he finds and donates some items to the BMI. The bottles that don’t meet the museum’s criteria for collecting are found homes through an antique bottle fundraiser. Antique bottles will be sold with plant clippings provided by B. Willow, a Baltimore-based plant shop, with proceeds donated to the BMI.

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