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Events This Week: August 16-22

Aug 16 2021

Events This Week: August 16-22

Events This Week

Enjoy this week’s events from our partners, including the chance to travel back in time with some living history!

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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 plant seeds and bulbs in their backyard. Let’s get together and reflect on how flowers in our gardens depict the colors of rainbows.

Each program is designed for little ones (4-7 years) with a book reading, song, craft/art project, and free time in the garden. Cost to participate is $10 per Child and $5 per Adult for General Admission; $8 per Child and Free for Adults for HA Members and Volunteers; $5 per Child and Free for Adults for Family Circle Members.

Virtual Lecture – America’s Birth Certificate: The Declaration of Independence

  • Date: Tuesday, August 17
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Online
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

The Declaration of Independence is a peculiar thing. It’s a literary masterpiece that was written jointly by a committee of fifty people. It’s short and punchy—just 1310 words long—but still somehow daunting and difficult to get to grips with (there’s a reason most of us have never read it in full and can only quote the first third of its second sentence). And what is it exactly? Is it a birth certificate announcing happy news, or a petition for divorce full of grievance and score-settling, or something else? Is it aimed at the American people, or King George, or someone else? Was it the first ever declaration of independence, or a cheap imitation of a genre already well established? What did people at the time make of it? What did it change? Why does it matter? Join University of Maryland historian Dr. Richard Bell as he tackles the fascinating origins, misunderstood purpose, and extraordinary global legacy of the Declaration of Independence.

Registration is required. Cost to participate is $15 per household for General Admission or $10 per household for HA Members and Volunteers.

Jane Austen Tour

  • Date: Wednesday, August 18
  • Time: 2:00 pm
  • Location: Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Hammond-Harwood House

Take a tour of the Hammond-Harwood House that compares the customs and social graces of the Loockerman family, who lived in the Hammond-Harwood House in the early 19th century, with those of characters in Jane Austen novels. Cost to participate is $12 for General Admission or Free for Members. To make a reservation call 410-263-4683 x10.

Tides & Tunes Summer Concert

  • Date: Thursday, August 19
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Annapolis Maritime Museum

The Tides & Tunes Summer Concert Series offers 10 weeks of popular music–from rock to folk to blues–with the incomparable backdrop of the Chesapeake Bay. Concerts are free; however, donations are gratefully accepted. Food and spirits are available for purchase. Beverage sales support the Museum’s education program. Bring a chair or blanket. The August 19 concert features Blue Suede Bop (Rockabilly & Honky-tonk). Concerts are free; however, donations are gratefully accepted.

Road to Revolution: 1771 – Living History on Pinkney Street

  • Date: Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22
  • Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Location: Shiplap House, 18 Pinkney Street, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

The hated Townshend Acts passed by the British government in 1767 taxed glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea, to which merchants in Maryland and other colonies responded by entering into a non-importation agreement, refusing to import British goods. Everything but the tax on tea was repealed in March 1770, and now, the non-importation agreements have fallen apart. Are we back to a new normal, or are tensions still simmering? And what might a new fight over tobacco and taxes mean for colonial Marylanders? Visit the Waterfront Warehouse, Shiplap House, and Hogshead on Pinkney Street to find out what everyday sailors, merchants, and female business owners think, and what it is like to raise children, cook dinner, and do your chores as history unfolds around you.

Cost to participate is $10 per person for General Admission; $8 per person for HA Members & Volunteers; $5 for Children (3-17); Free for Children 2 and under; Free for Blue Star Active Military Families. Pre-registration is recommended. Timed entry will be offered at 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm.

Goshen Farm Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser & Raffle

  • Date: Saturday, August 21
  • Time: 4:00-7:00 pm
  • Location: Cape St. Claire Clubhouse, 1223 River Bay Road, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Goshen Farm

The Goshen Farm Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser & Raffle, featuring the Jazz Perpetrators will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2021. Join Goshen Farm at the Cape St. Claire Clubhouse located at 1223 River Bay Rd. from 4 pm to 7 pm for several wines and dishes to pair with them while listening to smooth Jazz. Tickets are $25 online before the event or $30 at the door (cash/check only). Raffle tickets bought online will be emailed to the buyers.

Architrex Walking Tour

  • Date: Sunday, August 22
  • Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Location: Tour departs from Visitors Information Booth, 1 Dock Street
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

Explore 300 years of architecture in historic Annapolis, the museum without walls, with an architectural historian during this varied and informative walking tour. Highlights of the tour include the Shiplap House, the Paca House, Patrick Creagh House, Hammond Harwood House, and the Chase Lloyd House.

Cost to participate is $22 for Adults or $10 for Children (11 and under). Architrex Tours are presented in partnership with Watermark.

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