What’s happening this week? Maryland Day Weekend! Maryland Day Weekend takes place in the Four Rivers Heritage Area March 19-21. But as spring makes its appearance, there are other events happening around town as well!
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- Date: Wednesday, March 17
- Time: 5:00 pm
- Location: Online
- Host Organization: Historic Annapolis
Dr. Margaret Weitekamp has researched and written on how a groundswell of support helped create a LEGO® set representing women’s contributions to aerospace. Join us for a discussion of how women have worked from the very beginning of aviation to innovate, and how museums have documented their stories.
Historic Annapolis, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is pleased to bring you this Virtual Scholar Talk from the Smithsonian Institution, which spotlights some of the Smithsonian scholars featured in the publication Smithsonian American Women: Remarkable Stories of Strength, Ingenuity and Vision from the National Collection. All talks support the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, designed to create, disseminate, and amplify the historical record of the accomplishments of American women. Registration is required. This event is free to attend.
- Date: Thursday, March 18
- Time: 12:00 pm
- Location: Online
- Host Organization: Hammond-Harwood House
The Hammond-Harwood House presents a Women’s History Month Talk. Join Dr. Julie Rose, Marietta House Museum director & Hammond-Harwood House Trustee for a virtual talk and discussion.
Dr. Rose will explore the lives for five historical women who lived free and enslave at Marietta around 1830. These women’s lives intersected through their work duties, family ties, social norms, and their womanhood. Registration is required. This event is free to attend.
- Dates: Friday, March 19 – Sunday, March 21
Maryland Day Weekend is a unique heritage-based collaborative event in Annapolis and other sites in Anne Arundel County, now in its 14th year! Maryland Day activities are a hit with family and friends getting together to experience the local history, culture and heritage of the region. Many know we have a rich colonial heritage, regional arts destinations like Maryland Hall, and extensive maritime history, due to our location on the Chesapeake Bay, but we have a lot of great surprises you might not be aware of. This year, Maryland Day Weekend will be a “hybrid” of virtual and in-person events, as some of our partner sites safely reopen again (with COVID-19 safety measures in place), and/or share their stories while remaining closed. Or, experience the outdoors at regional parks! All for $1 or free. The theme this year is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and there is terrific NEW content being shared! Plan your weekend at www.marylandday.org.
- Date: Sunday, March 21
- Time: 7:00 pm
- Location: Online
- Host Organization: Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College
George Winston was born in Michigan and spent much of his childhood in Montana, as well as Mississippi and Florida. He is best known for his solo piano recordings, of which he has sold more than 15 million albums. Winston plays in a variety of styles: a melodic approach he calls “rural folk piano;” stride piano, a style of jazz developed in the 1920s as an offshoot of ragtime developed by Thomas “Fats” Waller and Teddy Wilson; and his primary interest, New Orleans R&B piano, influenced by James Booker, Professor Longhair, and Henry Butler. He has also paid tribute to famous composer Vince Guaraldi, the creator of the music of the early Peanuts cartoons, and he later released an homage to the Doors with his album Night Divides the Day: The Music of the Doors. All of his albums have received overwhelming critical acclaim, and Winston has received many awards, including a Grammy Award for Forest.
A brief question period from the audience will follow the concert. This event is free and open to the public. The event link will be posted prior to the performance.
As always, be sure to check the Four Rivers Heritage Area Events Calendar for the latest updates.