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Events This Week: May 24-30

May 24 2021

Events This Week: May 24-30

Events this Week

Fewer events this week means less you need to choose between! This week it’s all about history and research. Learn from fellows and curators about what informs and inspires them, whether it’s stories about the Underground Railroad or the complexities of tall case clocks.

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Research in the Time of COVID-19: Case Studies from 400 Years of African American History Fellowship

How has COVID-19 impacted research methods? This webinar will explore this question with a group of four anthropologists and historians to provide insight into their research on the Underground Railroad in 19th century Maryland. Speakers will discuss the ways Covid-19 restrictions have changed their research process, and provide an overview of the skills, methods, and research facilities they found most useful for their research.

This session speakers are fellows for the 400 Years of African American History Fellowship, funded by the Maryland Department of Commerce Office of Tourism and the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland program at the Maryland State Archives. This fellowship aims to nominate Maryland historic sites associated with the Underground Railroad for the Network to Freedom program run by the National Park Service.

This webinar is free to attend. This session will be recorded and available later.

Virtual Lecture – The History of American Tall Case Clocks: Still Standing Tall in America

  • Date: Tuesday, May 25
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Online
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

It’s about time! Join guest presenter Steve Sieraki, HA Volunteer Educator and Curatorial Researcher Tony Zecca, and Robin Matty, HA Curator of Collections for a full discussion and demonstration about tall case clocks!

This three-part program begins with a short presentation by HA Curator Robin Matty on the remarkable Faris-Shaw-Chisholm tall case clock held in Historic Annapolis’s collection. Created by three of Annapolis’s most well-known craftsman, this clock provides a glimpse into their detailed art.

Next, Steve Sieracki explores the history of the American tall case clock. Steve will discuss the evolution of the tall case clock from its humble beginnings in the 16th century, to its zenith in the 1920s, to its current state in 2021. Topics will include mechanical and stylistic changes through 400 years of history. Steve will also provide information on successful and unsuccessful variations in these clocks over time. Following the lecture, watch a hands-on, live demonstration on the disassembly of a tall case clock for moving and setting up a tall case clock in its new home with HA Volunteer and Lecturer, Tony Zecca.

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

Listening Session: Public Art Across Maryland Grant Program

Please join MSAC’s Public Art Program staff to give feedback on proposed changes to the New Artworks and Conservation grant programs and application deadlines for FY 2022. This webinar is free to attend.

Kick Gas! EV Trivia & Comedy Night

  • Date: Thursday, May 27
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Online
  • Host Organization: Annapolis Green

Join Annapolis Green for a fun-filled trivia and comedy night as their six-month EV education program continues! Test drive your electric vehicle knowledge and play Fact or Fiction with questions brought to you by Kick Gas!

Grand prize winner of Comedy Central’s national stand-up competition, comedian Robert Mac will be joining for a set! Robert Mac’s humor is described as clever jokes for clever folks! You are not going to want to miss this informative and entertaining EV event! There will also be EV experts on hand to help answer any questions you may have. This event is free to attend.

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