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Events This Week: April 5-11

Apr 05 2021

Events This Week: April 5-11

Upcoming Events

It’s all about art, archeology, and Maryland’s first heroes this week. Enjoy these virtual events from our partners and stay tuned for news about spring museum openings.

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50th Anniversary Lecture Series: Colonial London Town – SOLD OUT

To celebrate Historic London Town and Gardens’ 50th Anniversary, this year’s lecture series will connect its past, present, and future. Kicking off the series, Executive Director, Rod Cofield will paint the story of London Town’s founding in 1683 and explain its rise and fall as a critical port town in Colonial Maryland. Update: Event is sold out.

Wil Talk With Frances Vye Wilson

Join MFA and art historian Wil Scott for a sit down with Frances Vye Wilson. Frances is developing a new medium based around the inner bark of the Asian mulberry tree, a pliable yet firm base for her to build female figures as kinds of metaphors for the life, fight, and social roles of women. This event is free to attend.

Virtual Lecture – Finding the Maryland 400: Maryland’s First Heroes

  • Date: Tuesday, April 6
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Online
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

Owen Lourie chronicles the story of the Maryland 400, the soldiers from Maryland who saved George Washington’s army at the Battle of Brooklyn in August 1776. This talk describes their actions, including their famous last stand against the British. It also follows the lives of some of the soldiers after the war.

These soldiers were enlisted and trained in Annapolis, and included Sgt. William Sands, a native of the city. For more information about the project, please visit Finding the Maryland 400. Registration is required. Cost to attend is $15 per household for General Admission; $10 per household for HA Members and Volunteers

Lunch and Learn: Recent Archaeological Discoveries at Maryland’s Colonial Capital

Featuring speaker Dr. Travis G. Parno, Director of Research and Collections at Historic St. Mary’s City, Maryland, join The Maryland State Archives in collaboration with The Enoch Pratt Free Library and The Maryland Four Centuries Project to explore exciting, new archaeological discoveries recently made at Historic St. Mary’s City, Maryland.

Lens & Brush: Live Interview with John Schoonover, President and Curator, Schoonover Studios

This interview, followed by a Q&A period, will provide biographical insights and background on Frank E. Schoonover’s travels, training, and inspirations—which led to his reputation as a prominent illustrator. Free. No registration required. This event accompanies the Mitchell Gallery’s newest exhibit Lens and Brush: Works by American Illustrator Frank E. Schoonover and is free to attend.

As always, be sure to check the Four Rivers Heritage Area Events Calendar for the latest updates.