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Events This Week: July 26-August 1

Jul 26 2021

Events This Week: July 26-August 1

Events This Week

Enjoy these events from our partners this week, including one of the newest sites to the Four Rivers Heritage Area. We’re pleased to welcome the Odenton Heritage Society and hope you will be able to join them for their reopening celebration this coming weekend. Read more below!

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Mr. Paca’s Garden: Summer Storytime, “Rainbow Fish”

  • Date: Tuesday, July 27
  • 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

Join Historic Annapolis on six Tuesday mornings this summer for storytime and fun activities in the William Paca Garden, a secret treasure in the Historic District of Annapolis. Each program is designed for little ones (4-7 years) with a book reading, song, craft/art project, and free time in the garden.

This story, “The Rainbow Fish,” teaches us about friendship and happiness when we learn to share. Will Rainbow Fish find any friends? We will share ideas on what it means to be a good friend. We will sing a friendship song, create a friendship bracelet and design our very own rainbow fish.

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.

Banneker-Douglass Museum’s Anti-Racism Training

As part of their continuous efforts to dismantle oppressive systems and increase cultural competence, the BDM Anti-Racism Committee and Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture will present their second anti-racism training: The Big Unequitable Picture; Criminal Justice, and Education. Special thanks to the 2021 Anti-Racism Coalition for developing this dynamic anti-racism training. Immediately following the training, join an informal conversation unpacking the evening’s content. This training is free to attend.

Architect’s Apprentice

  • Date: Wednesday, July 28
  • Time: 10:00 am
  • Location: Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Ave, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Hammond-Harwood House

A love of architecture and design is a beautiful thing! In this hour-long program for children, museum educators will inspire a passion for the elements of building. The program highlights the life of the 18th century English architect of the Hammond-Harwood House, William Buckland, and his enslaved skilled craftsman Oxford.

Children will begin by going on an architectural scavenger hunt of the front of the Hammond-Harwood House and then move inside to the Dining Room, concentrating on unique architectural features like the molding and jib door.

Next educators will take children out into the garden to listen to a book called Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty. Lastly, the children will become architects by designing a five-part house to take home, using construction paper and their own imaginations. Offered for free for a maximum number of 10 children. To make a reservation call: 410-263-4683 x10.

Archaeology Tour of the Gresham Estate

  • Date: Wednesday, July 28, Thursday, July 29 & Friday, July 30
  • Time: 2:00 pm
  • Location: The Gresham Estate, 784 Central Avenue East, Edgewater
  • Host Organization: Historic London Town House and Gardens 

Final week! Discover the history of the Gresham Estate, London Town’s newest site. Located about 10 minutes from London Town, the Gresham Estate dates back to the late 17th century. Past owners have included an actual pirate (William Cotter) and Commodore Isaac Mayo (for whom the Mayo Peninsula is named) — and more. Following your tour, you’ll have a chance to speak with the archaeologists and students from St. Mary’s College conducting the first-ever archaeological investigation of the site. 

Pre-registration is required.  Cost to participate is $7 for Historic London Town members and $10 for non-members. Availability is limited!

Tides & Tunes Summer Concert

  • Date: Thursday, July 29
  • 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 29 concert features Kavoossi & The Typos (Alternative Rock). Concerts are free; however, donations are gratefully accepted.

Virtual Lecture – The Battle for America: The French and Indian War

In the 1750s North America took center stage in the world’s first truly global war. In Europe and nearly everywhere else, this bitter contest among the great empires of Britain, France, and Spain is known as the Seven Years War (1756–1763). Here in the United States we call it the French and Indian War. Join University of Maryland historian Dr. Richard Bell as he tracks the shifting fortunes of these several European forces, as well as their Native and colonial American allies, on American soil. We will examine the peace treaty that Britain and France finally signed in 1763 to bring this destructive war to an end and the peculiar legacy of American colonists’ involvement: how their participation reinforced a sense of themselves as essential partners in the British Empire, but also sowed the seeds of the imperial crisis that would culminate just 20 years later in American independence.

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

  • Date: Saturday, July 31
  • Time: 10:30 am
  • Location: Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater
  • Host Organization: Historic London Town and Gardens

Get your hands dirty and immerse yourself into the world of succulents. Build your own container garden and learn how to care for these fun, hardy desert plants while also learning about their growth habits and propagation.

Cost to participate is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Participants must be 13+. Limited seats are available. Pre-registration is required.

Odenton Heritage Society Reopening and Celebration

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

The Odenton Heritage Society will mark Odenton’s 150th anniversary with a yearlong celebration and the reopening of their museum at an Open House on Sunday, August 1, 2021.  It was on August 2, 1871 that the U. S. Post Office Department established the Odenton post office at a new railroad junction under construction near the present MARC station.  Trains began running through the junction on July, 1872, and Odenton’s identity – a railroad town named for Baltimore and Potomac Railroad President Oden Bowie – was complete.

The OHS Museum presents more than 150 years of local history through objects, photographs, and A-V programs in a restored 1912 building located. This event is free to attend.

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