Our partners have been hard at work planning a wide variety of offerings that are entertaining and educational. Here’s what’s happening in the Four Rivers Heritage Area this week, including a new Maryland Day 2020 event.
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- Dates: Wednesday, October 14, 1:00-3:00 pm & Saturday, October 17 10:00 am -12:00 pm
- Location: Historic London Town House and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater
- Host Organization: Historic London Town House and Gardens
Experience the fabrics of colonial life – woolens, linens, cottons, and silks! Help process some of the natural fibers that were the basis for colonial clothing. Fabric patterns were often block printed on colonial textiles – design and print your own pattern to take home!
Pre-registration is required. Cost to participate is $8 for member children grades 1 – 4 or $10 for non-member children grades 1 – 4.
- Date:Wednesday, October 14, 2:00 pm
- Location: Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Ave, Annapolis
- Host Organization: Hammond-Harwood House
Tour of the house that compares the customs and social graces of the Loockerman family, who lived in the Hammond-Harwood House in the early 19th century, with those of characters in Jane Austen novels. Price is $10 and free for Members. Make a reservation via phone at 410-263-4683 x10 or pay at the door.
- Date: Thursday, October 15, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
- Location: Online
- Host Organization: Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Part of the Brock Environmental Center Learning Series. Climate change refers to significant, long-term changes in weather patterns that result in warming temperatures and sea-level rise, unpredictable weather patterns, and increased storm intensity. It is a reality around the world—and it’s already having effects on our Bay and our everyday lives. Designing infrastructure that functions like the natural environment can alleviate flooding, reduce polluted runoff from urban areas, beautify neighborhoods, and create recreational benefits for communities.
During this webinar, Virginia state and local leaders will go into further detail on the green infrastructure practices that will emulate the natural environment. We will also address resiliency strategies to address the increasing challenges that we face with climate change and flooding. This webinar is free to attend.
- Date: Thursday, October 15, 7:00-8:00 pm
- Location: Online
- Host Organization: Historic Annapolis
In 1936, Victor Hugo Green, a Harlem postman, began publishing a guide for African American travelers to offer travel options during America’s Jim Crow era. The Green Book, as it was known, was a sustained success—for almost thirty years—providing Black travelers information on hotels, restaurants, service stations, and other facilities where they could expect welcome “without humiliation.”
Join Historic Annapolis, Smithsonian Affiliations, the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, and author, photographer, and cultural documentarian Candacy Taylor to explore the legacy of the Green Book, its impact on communities, businesses, and families, and its relevance today. This event on Zoom will be a simultaneous broadcast to select Smithsonian Affiliate partners only, across the United States. After the program’s interview format, participants will have the opportunity to submit questions in the chat. Cost if free to participate.
- Date: Sunday, October 18, 1:00-4:00 pm
- Location: Galesville Memorial Hall, 952 Galesville Rd, Galesville
- Host Organization: Galesville Heritage Society
The Maryland Day Celebration 2020 continues with another “Maryland Day: Unpaused” event offered by the Galesville Heritage Society. Eric Steinlein, a native Galesvillian, has assembled a display of maritime, hunting, and trapping tools for all to view. Dating back just to the 1950’s/1960’s, these tools are not long past, but curiously, are no longer in use. Eric and Galesville native, Chuck Dixon will be on hand to explain things like, sculling oars, dredges, muskrat traps and a unique “Jerry Rig” that was a hand-pile driver used to put in poles for pound nets.
For more information email [email protected] or call 410-867-4731.
As always, be sure to check the Four Rivers Heritage Area Events Calendar for the latest updates.