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Events This Week: January 19-24

Jan 19 2021

Events This Week: January 19-24

Events This WeekEven with the short week, if you’re looking for education and entertainment there’s still a variety of events to explore!

From lectures on colonial history, early Maryland drinks, and shipbuilding, to a training on marketing, we’re sure you’ll enjoy theses offerings from our partners.

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Virtual Lecture – Planting an Empire 

  • Date: TODAY, Tuesday, January 19
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Online
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

Planting an Empire is the only modern, comprehensive history of the Chesapeake colonies, but writing it wasn’t a simple task. While two colonies shared a geographic region, they differed in a number of fundamental ways, yet together they formed a prosperous and politically important region in British North America. Trying to balance two dissimilar narratives proved to be a challenge. A cautionary tale for would-be authors! The speaker is Dr. Jean Russo, who also serves as a Four Rivers Board member, and her book, Planting an Empire: The Early Chesapeake in British North America, a history of the colonial Chesapeake region, was written with her daughter, also an historian, and published by Johns Hopkins University Press (2012).

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

Virtual Training: Marketing Messaging

Messaging is everything, right? Make sure your messaging doesn’t get lost in 2021. Join High Museum of Art Director of Communications Kristie Swink Benson, APR for a candid conversation about marketing, messaging and the madness associated with communicating in today’s environment.

Register in advance. This training is free to attend.

Virtual Event: Traditional Wooden Shipbuilding on the Chesapeake Bay & the Maryland Dove

In this lecture, Pete Lesher, Chief Curator at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, will examine Maryland’s rich heritage of wooden shipbuilding over the course of more than three centuries developed with regionally specific designs, materials, and techniques, and review the regional aspects of this once-vital industry and shed light on the significance of the construction of the Maryland Dove, the vessel that accompanied the first Maryland colonists to the new world in 1634.

Register in advance. Lectures are $10 or free for AMM Members First Mate and above.

Virtual Event: Early Maryland Spirited Drinks

Join food historian Joyce White as she travels through time from the earliest days of settlement of Maryland in the seventeenth century up through the nineteenth-century in a discussion covering the more popular spirited drinks early Marylanders enjoyed. This talk focuses on drinks such as cider, perry, beer, Sampson, whiskey, brandy, punch, toddy, shrub, and bounce, among other curious historic spirited drinks.

Registration is required. This event is free to attend.

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