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Author:Hope Stewart

Sep 13 2021

Enjoy these events from our partners this week, including two from new partners, Historic Linthicum Walks and Historic Goshen Farm. We're also excited to share the news about Banneker-Douglass Museum's grand re-opening and much more! Click on the event title for more information. Pop-Up Butterfly Lecture Date: Tuesday, September 14Time: 6:00 pmLocation: Historic Linthicum Walks, 2295 Davidsonville Road, GambrillsHost Organization: Historic Linthicum Walks Join a Pop-Up Lecture on “How our Butterflies Came to Be” and “How to Get Them Back Again.” Guest speaker Dick Arnold will explain the “Flight of the Monarchs.” Stroll...

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Sep 07 2021

Fall events are ramping up in the Four Rivers Heritage Area. Even though it's a short week, there are plenty of options to choose from, including lectures, workshops, and performances. Learn more below! Click on the event title for more information. Virtual Lecture - The Two Harriets: Tubman and Beecher Stowe Date: Tuesday, September 7Time: 7:30 pmLocation: Online Host Organization: Historic Annapolis Join Historic Annapolis as we commemorate September as International Underground Railroad Month with a presentation by Dr. Richard Bell discussing two amazing women, Harriet Tubman and Harriet Beecher Stowe. “So...

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Sep 02 2021

Exciting news from our friends at the Hammond-Harwood House. We're thrilled to congratulate them on this new addition to their collection, which is the only painting by a female member of the Peale family on display in the city of Annapolis! Read the Press Release below: Annapolis Museum Acquires Important Work by Early Female Artist Contact: Rachel Lovett, Curator31 August 2021 410-263-4683, Ext. [email protected] The Hammond-Harwood House museum on Maryland Avenue in Annapolis has acquired the still life painting Peaches and a Pear on a Plate by American artist Margaretta Angelica Peale (1795-1882), niece of...

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Sep 01 2021

View our latest "story project" video, below, featuring Ben Secundy, volunteer city Commissioner and docent at the Frederick Douglass Museum and Cultural Center located at Highland Beach. Ben Secundy grew up in the community of Highland Beach. The experience so profoundly impacted him that now he is the volunteer Highland Beach Commissioner and docent at the Frederick Douglass Museum and Cultural Center located in Highland Beach. This is Ben’s story and some of the history of Highland Beach.  In 1892, Major Charles Douglass, youngest son of Frederick Douglass, and Charles’ wife...

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Aug 30 2021

Even with summer ending soon and Labor Day weekend coming up, there's still plenty to do in the Four Rivers Heritage Area. Learn more about electric vehicles, the restoration of an Annapolis landmark, a little colonial cultural history, or visit one of our recently-added heritage sites. Whatever your interest, there's something for you to enjoy! Click on the event title for more information. EVs & Ice Cream: Get the Scoop on Driving Electric Date: Monday, August 30 Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Location: Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis Host Organization: Annapolis...

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Aug 26 2021

Know of an individual, place, or tradition that exemplifies outstanding achievement in traditional arts and culture? Maryland State Arts Council's 2022 Heritage Award nominations open September 1st! Find more information below, including guidance on how to submit a nomination and contact information for further questions. Maryland Traditions, the traditional arts program of the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC), has given Heritage Awards annually since 2007. Awards are given based on a nominee’s sustained commitment to a particular traditional practice, current importance to communities in which that traditional practice is important, and...

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Aug 23 2021

Virtual lectures are still going strong, so take the opportunity to learn some history from the the comfort of your home! And even though we like to highlight events taking place this week to give our partners a little extra promotion, don't forget to check our events calendar to see what's coming up next week and next month so you don't miss a thing. Click on the event title for more information. Virtual Lecture - Courtly and Highly Prized: Dutch Traders in the 17th Century Chesapeake Date: Tuesday, August 24 Time: 7:30...

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Aug 19 2021

Please see below an announcement from our friends at the Banneker-Douglass Museum. We're looking forward to their Grand Re-opening on Saturday, September 18, and you can be a part of it as well! Banneker-Douglass Museum is currently in search of: Food trucks and other food vendors. Local non-profits and community-based businesses. Performing artists (singers, dance troops, etc.). Volunteers to assist on the day of the event. Current and new community partners looking to highlight their platforms and more! African American-themed businesses are encouraged to inquire. The deadline for application submissions is Friday,...

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Aug 16 2021

Enjoy this week's events from our partners, including the chance to travel back in time with some living history! Click on the event title for more information. Mr. Paca’s Garden: Summer Storytime, “Planting A Rainbow" Date: Tuesday, August 17 Time: Program, 10 – 11 am; Garden Time, 11 – 11:30 am Location: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street Host Organization: Historic Annapolis Have you ever taken a moment to notice all the brilliant colors in a garden? This story, "Planting A Rainbow," follows a mother and daughter’s adventure as they...

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Aug 14 2021

Please see below an announcement from the City of Annapolis regarding the proclamation of "Alex Haley Day." We look forward to commemorating this renowned author on this special day. City of Annapolis to Inaugurate ‘Alex Haley Day’ on the Author’s 100th Birthday at City Dock at 10 a.m. on August 14 The City of Annapolis will commemorate journalist and author Alex Haley with an “Alex Haley Day” public ceremony at City Dock at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 14. The occasion is to honor Haley’s centennial birth date: Aug. 11. Haley is known...

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