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Events This Week: July 12-18

Jul 12 2021

Events This Week: July 12-18

Events This Week

It’s another full week of events from our partners. You’re not going to want to miss these programs, including the reopening of the Captain Avery Museum. Now there’s even more to do in the Four Rivers Heritage Area.

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Virtual Lecture – Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: The American Revolution Pirates v. Privateers

  • Date: Tuesday, July 13
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Online
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

The American Revolution is often viewed through an “us vs. them” lens in which the proud, patriotic American colonists rebelled against an oppressive and cruel king. And when we think about privateers during the American Revolution, we tend to imagine the thousands of individuals who volunteered their time, their money, their vessels, and their lives in support of the Continental Navy and the revolutionary cause. Certainly these privateers were an important component in the war. But not everyone in the colonies was on the side of revolution. These revolutionary Patriots contended not only with the Royal Navy, but they also had to deal with the Loyalists among them who also operated as privateers for the British. So what role did these two groups play in the Chesapeake Bay and how did it impact the outcome of the war?

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

Tides & Tunes Summer Concert

  • Date: Thursday, July 15
  • 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 July 15 concert features Rick Hogue & The Revolving Doors (Rhythm & Blues Rock). Concerts are free; however, donations are gratefully accepted.

Guided Paca Garden Tour

  • Date: Saturday, July 17
  • Time: Tours at 10:30 am and 11:30 am
  • Location: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

Join your guide, Pat, for a tour of a two-acre 18th century English garden nestled in the heart of our bustling city. Discover the unique native plantings and interesting garden design of the only restored colonial garden in Annapolis. Learn the history of William Paca, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and the stories of the people who lived and labored in his home and garden while exploring the idyllic parterres, physic and kitchen gardens, and wilderness garden.

Cost to participate is $12 General Admission, $7 Children (3-17, for free for HA Members and Children under 3.

Captain Avery Museum Reopening and Art Reception

  • Date: Sunday, July 18
  • Time: 12:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Location: Captain Avery Museum, 1418 E West Shady Side Road, Shady Side
  • Host Organization:  Captain Avery Museum

Join the Captain Avery Museum for their long-awaited reopening and for a reception celebrating Shady Side artist, Norman Gross. As part of this reopening, three spaces in the historic house have been re-imagined to highlight the theme of ‘Three Centuries of Chesapeake Bay History’ which interprets life and work along the Bay, recreation, and environmental stewardship. The self-taught artistry of Norman Gross offers a unique glimpse into his family’s history of working the waters of the Bay. This event is free to attend.

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