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Events This Week: September 7-12

Sep 07 2021

Events This Week: September 7-12

Fall events are ramping up in the Four Rivers Heritage Area. Even though it’s a short week, there are plenty of options to choose from, including lectures, workshops, and performances. Learn more below!

Events This Week

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Virtual Lecture – The Two Harriets: Tubman and Beecher Stowe

Join Historic Annapolis as we commemorate September as International Underground Railroad Month with a presentation by Dr. Richard Bell discussing two amazing women, Harriet Tubman and Harriet Beecher Stowe.

“So you’re the little lady who started this great war!” said President Abraham Lincoln in the fall of 1862 when he finally met Harriet Beecher Stowe. This “little lady” was the author of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, a roller-coaster anti-slavery novel that had become a huge best-seller after its publication in 1852. But Lincoln might just as well have been talking to, and about, Harriet Tubman. Like Stowe, Tubman’s activism advanced the fight against slavery and edged this country closer to Civil War. As the most famous conductor on the Underground Railroad, Tubman and her allies built an anti-slavery escape network that stretched from the bowels of the slave South all the way into British Canada. Join HA for a talk about these two American icons with University of Maryland historian Dr. Richard Bell.

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

Lunch and Learn: Researching Baltimore’s Historic Laurel Cemetery

Featuring speakers Professors Isaac Shearn and Elgin Klugh, Laurel Cemetery was incorporated in 1852 as the first nondenominational cemetery for African Americans in Baltimore, quickly becoming a popular place of burial across Black Baltimore’s socioeconomic spectrum. After changing ownership several times, the last owners failed to maintain the property and declared bankruptcy in 1952. The cemetery was demolished in 1958 to make room for the development of a shopping center amid controversy and outrage from the African American community. University of Baltimore and Coppin State University faculty and student researchers found conclusive evidence from archaeological excavations and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) that burials still exist at the original site. In collaboration with the Baltimore African American Historical and Genealogical Society (BAAHGS), the State of Maryland Archives, and the Baltimore City Archives, researchers are utilizing Baltimore City Death Certificates to identify Laurel Cemetery Burials. Thus far, archival researchers have identified records of over 14,000 burials. This presentation will discuss past and ongoing collaborative archival research, and further history being revealed about the people and community associated with Laurel Cemetery.

This event is free to attend. View the event link for streaming information.

Summer Concert Series at Goshen Farm

  • Date: Friday, September 10
  • Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
  • Location: Goshen Farm, 1420 Cape St. Claire Road, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Goshen Farm

Join the Free Friday Night Summer Concert Series at Goshen Farm! End your week on a high note and rock in the weekend with a whole new 2021 line-up. It’s a family-friendly setting in Cape St. Claire on the Broadneck Penisula. You can walk, bike, or drive over to hear great tunes, enjoy friends, and relax. So pack up the blankets, grab some snacks, and head over.

The September 10th concert features Biondi Family Band and AcoustiCafe. There is limited seating available, so make sure to bring chairs and blankets. Bring your own food and drinks too!

Workshop in Archaeology

  • Date: Saturday, September 11
  • Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • Location: 100 Community Place, Crownsville
  • Host Organization: Maryland Historical Trust

The Maryland Historical Trust, working in partnership with The Archeological Society of Maryland, Inc., proudly presents the 30th Annual Workshop in Archaeology. The keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Richard J. Dent, recently retired Associate Professor of Anthropology at American University. Dr. Dent will regale attendees with tales of his decades of research in Potomac Valley archaeology. Other offerings will include hands-on workshops in photogrammetry, soils analysis and coring, identification of historic ceramics, open-source (i.e. “free”) GIS software, use of the Atlatl, and the Certified Archaeological Technician (CAT) Prehistoric Overview Session.

Admission is payable at the door, $7.00 General admission or $5.00 for ASM members and students.

Leaving Home: Meet the First Maryland Regiment

  • Date: Saturday, September 11
  • Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Location: Shiplap House, 18 Pinkney Street, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

It’s the summer of 1776, and the First Maryland Regiment, under the command of General William Smallwood, are getting ready to leave their family, friends and sweethearts in Annapolis. Several weeks later, the Regiment will provide cover for the retreat of American troops at the Battle of Long Island. As the last to leave the battlefield, their bravery and their sacrifice will come to be known as the “Maryland 400.” Visit Pinkney Street and meet the men as they prepare to leave Annapolis and head into battle, watch them drill for the upcoming fight with British forces, and talk with their families and see how they prepare their supplies. Learn how the efforts and incredible courage of these men allowed the rest of the Continental Army to escape complete destruction at the first major battle of the Revolutionary War.

Owen Lourie, Maryland State Archives historian, will offer a special presentation on the Maryland 400, telling the full story of these men and their bravery. This talk will be offered at 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm. Advance registration for timed entry is recommended. Timed entry will be offered at 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm. Cost to attend is Free with a suggested donation of $5.

An Afternoon of Romance

  • Date: Sunday, September 12
  • Time: 3:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Location: Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Ave, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Hammond-Harwood House

Join Ballet Theatre of Maryland for An Afternoon of Romance in the gardens at the Hammond-Harwood House Museum. This program will feature a selection of dances for two or three dancers, centering on underlying themes of relationships and love portrayed through the beauty of classical ballet.

Cost to attend is $70 for nonmembers and $50 for members. For questions call 410-263-4683 extension 10 or email [email protected]

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