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Events This Week: August 30-September 5

Aug 30 2021

Events This Week: August 30-September 5

Events This WeekEven 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!

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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 Green

Join Annapolis Green outside Maryland Hall, near the stick sculpture known as “Old Home Place” and talk with those who have taken the leap to drive electric. There will be various models of EVs and their drivers are happy to answer questions. You will also be able to see the charging stations at Maryland Hall that are free to use.

Always Ice Cream Company’s truck will be on hand with cool treats for purchase and enjoyment at Maryland Hall’s picnic tables or under the sculpture. The small, intimate nature of this event will allow you to talk with EV drivers in depth and to get answers to your questions. If you’re just “EV curious,” maybe not ready to update your ride just yet, this is a great event for you too. This event is free to attend.

Virtual Lecture – A Return to 1774: The 21st Century Restoration of the James Brice House

Join Michael K. Day, Senior Vice President, Capital Projects at Historic Annapolis, as he offers a behind-the-scenes look at the daunting task of researching, investigating, and painstakingly restoring one of the most iconic 5-part colonial mansions in Annapolis. Mostly shrouded in mystery for decades, the James Brice House Restoration Project will allow it to be open to the public like it never has before. The ultimate goal of this state-of-the-art restoration is to return both the interior and exterior of the house to its appearance when construction was completed in 1774. Of course, no tour of the Brice House would be complete without some discussion of the spirits that still walk its halls and climb its staircases…or not.

Presented in partnership with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, a live Q&A with Michael Day will follow the virtual video tour. This event is free to attend, but registration is required.

Hogshead Living History: Mary Howard’s Coffeehouse

  • Date: Saturday, September 4
  • Time: 12:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Location: Hogshead, 43 Pinkney Street, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

Did you know? Coffeehouses aren’t new to Annapolis! Yes, even in the era of Mr. Paca, coffeehouses were a place to meet. Mary Howard, proprietress of the Maryland Coffeehouse will be setting up shop at Hogshead Tavern on Saturday, September 4.

Learn more about the social hotspots that were 18th-century coffeehouses and taverns from Mrs. Howard, as she displays some of the tools of her trade. This demonstration is free to attend but donations are welcome.

Odenton Heritage Society Open House

  • Date: Sunday, September 5
  • Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Location: 1367 Odenton Road, Odenton Heritage Society Historical Center, Odenton
  • Host Organization: Odenton Heritage Society

The Odenton Heritage Society continues its 150 celebration with an Open House. The museum presents more than 150 years of Odenton history. Admission and tours are free.

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