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Events This Week: May 10-16

May 10 2021

Events This Week: May 10-16

Events This Week

There are plenty of events to choose from this week to keep you busy! Thank you to our partners for continuing to present a wide variety of programing, both in-person and online, for all of us to enjoy.

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Virtual Lecture – 175 Years of the U.S. Naval Academy

  • Date: Tuesday, May 11
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Online
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

The history of Annapolis and the U.S. Naval Academy are intertwined. Our past and our future are connected! Join Tracie Logan, Senior Curator of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum, for this presentation about the upcoming exhibit, “175 Years of the U.S. Naval Academy.” She will share how the Academy Museum researched, created, and built their new exhibition celebrating 175 years of Naval Academy history. Ms. Logan will explain how the exhibit items were selected to represent the rich history of the U.S. Naval Academy.

Registration is required. This event is free to attend with a suggested donation of $10.

Learning at London Town: Pollination Exploration

  • Dates & Times: Wednesday, May 12, 1:00-2:30 pm & Saturday, May 15, 10:00-11:30am
  • Location: Historic London Town & Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater
  • Host Organization: Historic London Town & Gardens

This month is for the birds! Go searching for the pollinators both large and small that keep the gardens at Historic London Town beautiful. Along the way, discuss the importance and conservation of pollinators, and you’ll help Historic London Town and Gardens enhance their pollinator habitat.

Pre-registration is required due to limited availability. Cost to attend is $8 for member children, grades 1 – 4 or $10 for non-member children, grades 1 – 4.

“After the Fashion of His Country”- Asia and Asians in the 18th Century Mid-Atlantic

Asia was known for centuries in Europe, and the British were keen to profit off the exotic goods through commerce. This trade was far from a one-sided exchange, it was a dialogue between two very distinct cultures. Goods, ideas, and people flowed through trade routes established by the British East India Company and reached as far as the 13 colonies (soon, the nascent United States). These goods, and yes, even people, arrived as distant foreigners in a strange land, but left an indelible mark that has only recently been uncovered. This event is free to attend.

Virtual Lecture – The Women of Chateau Lafayette

Named one of 2021’s Most Anticipated Historical Novels by Oprah Magazine! An epic saga from this New York Times bestselling author – based on the true story of an extraordinary castle in the heart of France and the remarkable women bound by its legacy. Most castles are protected by men. This one by women. A founding mother…A daring visionary… A reluctant resistor… The Women of Chateau Lafayette is a sweeping novel about duty and hope, love and courage, and the strength we take from those who came before us. Join the Captain Avery Museum for a discussion with author Stephanie Dray about her newest book.

Register in advance. This event is free to attend.

Lunch and Learn: Baltimore Women and Benevolence During the Civil War

Want to know more about the largely untold story of Maryland’s Women and the Civil War home front? Please join us for an overview of their wartime roles as Rob Schoeberlein, the Acting Archivist of Baltimore City, recounts activities that range from nursing care and charitable work to smuggling and spying, with a few female soldier stories added as well. Lots of Baltimore history will be featured. You might have heard of the Cary sisters of “Maryland, My Maryland” fame, but what about Mary Prout and her friends? Come learn about women that you may not know, but who all deserve to be celebrated.

Registration is encouraged but not required. This event is free to attend. Login information is available on the event page.

William Oliver Stevens, the Harwood Sisters, and Annapolis

Among the more colorful residents of the Hammond-Harwood House over the years was William Oliver Stevens, who rented a wing from the Harwood sisters in 1904-1905. A recently hired instructor of English at the Naval Academy, Stevens was to play a lively role in Annapolis culture and politics over the next twenty years. He published and illustrated satirical alphabets on Maryland social mores; he wrote the first naval textbooks on sea power; he became an authoritative commentator on naval affairs; and he and his wife, Claudia Mason Stevens, were leaders of the city’s suffrage movement. This talk will provide an overview of Stevens’s career and its explosive conclusion as well as examine his recollections of Lucy and Hester Anne Harwood in Annapolis, Anne Arundel’s Town, his 1937 retrospective look at the city he for many years was happy to call home. This event is part of the Cathleen H. Farr Lecture Series.

Register in advance online or call 410-263-4683 x10. This event is free to attend.

Time for Tea at Hammond-Harwood House – WAITING LIST

  • Date: Saturday, May 15
  • Time: 3:00-5:00 pm
  • Location: Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Ave, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Hammond-Harwood House

Enjoy a traditional Chinese tea ceremony in the garden followed by a short tour inside the museum on the Hammond-Harwood House’s Chinese export porcelain collection.  In the late 18th and early 19th century, Annapolitans had a profound desire for durable decorative Chinese porcelain used for tea, coffee, and home decor. The majority of the museum’s porcelain collection dates to the late 18th century when American trade began with China and traditional artisans shifted their designs to cater to a Western audience. This curator-led tour will focus on how the objects were made in China and used in America.

To make a reservation call 410-263-4683 x10 (there is currently a waiting list to attend this event). This program is free thanks to The Winifred Gordon Memorial Art & Wellness Series.

Cooking Fresh with Chef Alba

In this culinary cook-along class, you will make unique recipes using exceptional local and organic foods with a focus on the importance of eating locally. Most ingredients may be picked up at a local farmers market when available. Join Chef Alba and the Captain Avery Museum to prepare a variety of simple and delicious recipes.

This class is live, virtual and interactive. The class is limited to 30 devices. Cost to participate is $25 per device.

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