Independence Day weekend may be over, but summer is still going strong! Keep busy with one of these events from our partners, from tours, seminars, to an outdoor concert.
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- Date: Tuesday, July 6
- Time: 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 attend is $12 General Admission; $7 Children (3-17) or free for HA Members and Children under 3.
- Date: Thursday, July 8
- Time: 1:00 pm
- Location: Online
- Host Organization: Maryland State Archives
For this July Lunch and Learn, the Maryland State Archives is welcoming Dr. Ida E. Jones, Morgan State University Archivist, who will discuss her latest book, Baltimore Civil Rights Leader Victorine Q. Adams: The Power of the Ballot. Dr. Jones will examine the life of Victorine Adams through her archival collection and address the importance of the archival record in contextualizing the life of the person.
Presented by The Maryland State Archives in collaboration with The Enoch Pratt Free Library and The Maryland Four Centuries Project. Registration is encouraged by not required. This event is free to attend.
- Date: Thursday, July 8
- 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 8th concert features Mixed Business. Concerts are free; however, donations are gratefully accepted.
- Date: Friday, July 9
- Time: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
- Location: Online
- Host Organization: Banneker-Douglass Museum
Banneker-Douglass Museum’s Annual Youth Conference brings together young people (ages 13 to 17) to share their experiences with history, art, and pop-culture. This year’s theme: The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity, encourages attendees to reflect on the uniqueness of their own familial units while learning about the special qualities of others. Virtual breakout rooms, scavenger hunts, and more ensure this year’s event will be fun, interactive, engaging, and informative! This event is free to attend.
- Date: Saturday, July 10 and Sunday, July 11
- Time: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
- Location: Historic London Town House and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater
- Host Organization: Historic London Town House and Gardens
Experience the heady days of 1776 and join the people of London Town in exploring what “independence” really means. Meet individuals from London Town’s past and discover what they thought of the Revolution. Join us on guided tours, listen to a reading of the declaration, and participate in some colonial crafts! You’ll even get the chance to play tavern games in our newly restored William Brown House.
London Town will be partnering with the United States Marine Corps Historical Company and the Chesapeake Independent Blues to bring you black powder demonstrations and a marine recruitment station.
The program fee is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors, $5 for youth ages 7 – 17, and $3 for children ages 4 – 6. Fee includes admission to London Town. It is also free for children 3 and under, members, and active military members and their families.
- Date: Saturday, July 10
- Time: 10:30 am
- Location: The tour meets in front of St. Mary’s Church (109 Duke of Gloucester St, Annapolis, MD 21401.)
- Host Organization: Hammond-Harwood House
Take a walking tour of downtown Annapolis to learn about William Buckland’s life, see firsthand his designs, and explore the unique features he created. Cost to attend is $20 or $10 for Members.
As always, be sure to check the Four Rivers Heritage Area Events Calendar for the latest updates.