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Events This Week: November 2-8

Nov 03 2020

Events This Week: November 2-8

What's Happening This WeekIt’s Election Day! But that doesn’t mean you can’t plan ahead for the rest of the week. See what our partners have on offer for you, whether you’re looking for a taste of colonial cocktails or want to temporarily escape through a virtual lecture or historic walking tour.

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Virtual Program: The Golden Age of Annapolis

Please join the Maryland Center for History and Culture for this alternative offering of our traditional Francis Scott Key Lecture Series. The period leading up to the American Revolution was one of great wealth, prosperity, and sophistication in Maryland’s colonial capital. This lecture will explore 18th-century Annapolis architecture, decorative and fine arts in this period, and its appellation “Golden Age.” This event is free to attend.

Colonial Cocktails: Lamb’s Wool and Hot Buttered Rum

From punches to bounces, syllabubs to juleps, colonists imbibed a wide variety of alcoholic beverages. At Colonial Cocktails, you’ll get to make and enjoy two historical drinks and learn about colonial tavern culture. In this session, you’ll whip up some fall favorites: Lamb’s Wool and Hot Buttered Rum, two warm drinks sure to keep you toasty as the leaves start to fall.

Participants must be 21+. For the safety of participants and staff, this event will be held outside with appropriate distancing, group sizes, and cleaning in accordance with CDC and local guidance. Cost to attend is $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Pre-Registration is required. Maximum of 20 attendees allowed.

Virtual Lecture – “Ordering from the Director”: Studies in Colonial Period American Furniture

  • Date: Thursday, November 5
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Online
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

Join presenter Tony Zecca for an overview of Colonial Period American furniture. He will show what a wealthy patron should expect when ordering furniture from a cabinetmaker’s shop. You will look at the different Directors, or design books, that would have been used in the period and compare examples that appear in the book and in current collections. Tony enthusiastically shares his experiences as a collector, and education volunteer at Mount Vernon.Registration is required. Cost to attend is $15 per household for General Admission or $10 per household for HA Members and Volunteers.

Mansions and Merchants

  • Date: Saturday, November 7
  • Time: 10:00 am
  • Location: Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Ave, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Hammond-Harwood House

Take a 1811 to 1857 Walking Tour of Maryland Avenue. In 1811 Frances Loockerman moved into the Hammond-Harwood House with her husband and three children. Over the next forty-six years she saw the neighborhood transform. On this walking tour of Maryland Avenue, we will visit places Frances would have known, note changes she would have been aware of, and fill in the streetscape she could not have imagined.

Safety is the number one priority of the Hammond-Harwood House Museum, and the organization follows all of the local and federal recommendations regarding COVID-19 regulations. Price to attend is $15 for General Admission or $10 for Members.

As always, be sure to check the Four Rivers Heritage Area Events Calendar for the latest updates. Happy Election Day! Thank you for voting!