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March 2017

10th Annual Maryland Day Celebration

March 24 - March 26

Sponsored in part by the Four Rivers Heritage Area, the 10th Annual Maryland Day Celebration is being coordinated by the Chesapeake Children’s Museum in partnership with a variety of participating museums, heritage sites and local businesses. Rediscover Maryland’s history with family and friends during a fun-filled festival highlighting the uniqueness of the Four Rivers Heritage Area. This year, more than 20 locations in Anne Arundel County will be offering tours, events, concerts, games, and hands-on demonstrations for free or $1 per person. Stroll through downtown Annapolis or visit Historic London…

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Colonial Rum Tasting with Blackwater Distilling

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
London Town House and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road
Edgewater, MD 21037 United States
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Join London Town House and Gardens for a fun evening with Blackwater Distilling involving rums and rum cocktails inspired by colonial recipes. London Town’s Executive Director, Rod Cofield, will give a short presentation about drinking rum in the colonial period. Blackwater Distilling will talk about the research and creation behind their rums.  $35 for members / $45 for non-members. Fee includes drinks and light fare. Register now, space limited.

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Historic London Town Winter Lecture Series: Seasonal Foodways

March 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Historic London Town House and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road
Edgewater, MD 21037 United States
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London Town is celebrating their gardens with our 2017 winter lecture series! This February’s lectures will discuss how gardens sustain our bodies and souls, and lectures will include the influence of enslaved Africans’ foodways on American food traditions, George Washington’s gardens and farms, and the modern development of cold-hardy camellias. Join them on March 25 for culinary historian Deborah Peterson’s talk on seasonal foodways, which will bring to light just how dependent colonial Americans were on the seasons of the year for their food and touch on goods imported into the…

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ArtFest 2017

March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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Maryland Hall will be hosting its annual open house on Sunday, March 26. ArtFest will feature Maryland Hall’s education programs through demonstrations, performances and activities that include children’s crafts and a community art project. Popcorn and ice cream will be provided by our sponsors. Pottery sale, face painting and so much more. An all ages event with all things “Made in Maryland.” Special guest Cartoonist, Steven Fischer will demonstrate, sell his books, and promote his workshop.

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Emergent III Opening Reception

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Captain Avery Museum, 1418 E West Shady Side Road
Shady Side, MD 20764 United States
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Collaborating with Southern High School for the third year in a row, the Captain Avery Museum presents the opening of Emergent III on Sunday, March 26. This exhibition, curated by renowned portrait artist Michael Bell, showcases the regionally and nationally acclaimed artwork of student artists at Southern High. Celebrate the talent of local youth—artists and musicians—by joining us at the opening reception, 1-4 pm.

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Gone But Not Forgotten Tour for Maryland Day Presented by Watermark

March 26 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

The preserved heritage of Annapolis is applauded and celebrated. Nevertheless, in four centuries many changes have been wrought…some good, some bad, and many over which disagreements still prevail. Explore the sites of some of these changes in the historic district and on the grounds of the Naval Academy. The “Gone but not Forgotten” Walking Tour explores interesting pieces of Annapolis history like: Where is the thrice-moved Pinkney-Callahan House? What happened to the home of Francis Scott Key’s sister? What would one have seen just 50 years ago from the steps…

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