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.
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- Date: Tuesday, August 24
- Time: 7:30 pm
- Location: Online
- Host Organization: Historic Annapolis
This presentation examines the role that Dutch traders played in the economic and cultural development of the Chesapeake during the seventeenth century. Relying on court records, mercantile accounts, correspondence, and material culture evidence, Dr. Christian Koot reconstructs the mercantile and kinship networks that tied Dutch traders in New Netherland (New York) to English planters as well as the rich artifactual residue of this trade. When England’s Restoration government ordered a clamp down on Anglo-Dutch smuggling in the Chesapeake in the 1660s Dutch and English traders in Maryland were at the forefront of blazing a new smuggling route in the Upper Chesapeake that avoided increased English patrols. In short, New Netherland traders and residents of the English Chesapeake belonged to the same community in the seventeenth century.
Registration is required. Cost to participate is $15 per household for General Admission; $10 per household for HA Members & Volunteers.
- Date: Thursday, August 26
- Time: 2:00 pm
- Location: Online
- Host Organization: Hammond-Harwood House
Part of the Cathleen H. Far Lecture Series, join Joyce White, Food Historian and Hammond-Harwood House Trustee, on a journey back in time to discover the exotic imports available to wealthy residents of 18th century Annapolis. This lecture takes participants on a virtual shopping spree through the streets of colonial Annapolis to discover the assorted spices, condiments, sugars, cheeses, teas, coffees, chocolate, spirits, wines, and beer, among many other items offered for sale. This lecture coordinates with the current museum exhibition, Decadent Décor: Global Imports in an Early American Port City. This event is free to attend.
To enhance this experience, a limited number of tastings boxes will be available for purchase for $6 each. To obtain one of these tastings boxes, packed exclusively with shelf-stable items, please reserve in advance by calling 410-263-4683 by August 24th; the boxes can be picked up at the museum’s gift shop during open hours (12-5 pm, closed Tuesdays) starting August 18th.
- Date: Saturday, August 28
- Time: 10:30 am
- Location: Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater
- Host Organization: Historic London Town and Gardens
Learn how colonists illuminated their lives using fires, candles, and more; then, using tin punched lanterns as inspiration, create your own “tin” punched (aluminum) plate.
Please note: This is a drop off program. Adults and families are welcome to explore the property but they must pay admission (if they are non-members). For the safety of participants and staff, this workshop will be held outside with appropriate distancing, group sizes, and cleaning in accordance with CDC and local guidance. Cost to participate is $10 for members ages 5-12 or $13 for non-members ages 5-12.
- Date: Friday, August 27
- Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
- Location: Goshen Farm, 1420 Cape St. Claire Road, Annapolis
- Host Organization: Goshen Farm
Join the Free Friday Night Summer Concert Series at Goshen Farm! End your week on a high note and rock in the weekend with a whole new 2021 line-up. It’s a family-friendly setting in Cape St. Claire on the Broadneck Penisula. You can walk, bike, or drive over to hear great tunes, enjoy friends, and relax. So pack up the blankets, grab some snacks, and head over.
The August 27 concert features Alison Thoms and Tim Kurtzberg. There is limited seating available, so make sure to bring chairs and blankets. Bring your own food and drinks too!
As always, be sure to check the Four Rivers Heritage Area Events Calendar for the latest updates.