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“Vacationing in Place” with the Four Rivers Heritage Area

Aug 21 2020

“Vacationing in Place” with the Four Rivers Heritage Area

In case you missed it, this week Carol Benson, Executive Director of the Four Rivers Heritage Area, joined County Executive Stuart Pittman and others for a discussion on “Vacationing in Place” in Anne Arundel County, and the recording is now available.

Learn more about some of the great things to see and do in our county by watching the video below.

Vacationing In Place

Join us live now as we discuss some of the amazing activities you can do right here in #AnneArundel County! Submit your questions in the comments below!

Posted by County Executive Steuart Pittman on Tuesday, August 18, 2020

 

And find more information here about the featured heritage sites currently open to the public:

Historic London Town and Gardens

Historic London Town and Gardens is a twenty-three acre park featuring history, archaeology, and horticulture on the South River in Edgewater, Maryland. Discover the once “lost town” or enjoy scenic river views and 10 acres of woodland and ornamental gardens.

Galesville Heritage Society

The Galesville Heritage Museum exhibits tell the history of Galesville, from the Native Americans who hunted and fished the West River to the watermen, craftsmen, storekeepers, and business people who built a vibrant village life centered in churches, schools, and town hall. Open Sundays, 1-4.

Captain Avery Museum (grounds only)

Experience three centuries of Chesapeake Bay history in Shady Side at this historic home and waterfront property. Enjoy views of the West River or experience the Rain Garden, a special highlight of the Captain Avery Museum’s grounds.

Historic Annapolis (Paca Gardens only)

Painstakingly restored to its original splendor using details drawn from historic artwork and archaeological excavations, the two-acre colonial William Paca Garden is a picturesque retreat from the bustle of downtown Annapolis.

Hammond-Harwood House

The Hammond-Harwood House is a museum of 18th century architecture and art standing as a testament to the importance of preservation. Tours of the House highlight its refined design, unique history, and incomparable collection of paintings by Charles Willson Peale and furniture by John Shaw.

Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial

Located on the Annapolis City Dock, this memorial includes a sculptural grouping depicting Alex Haley, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel Roots, speaking to children about Kunta Kinte, an enslaved African brought to Annapolis in 1767 aboard the ship Lord Ligonier. The videos that Dr. Benson mentions are available here: https://kintehaley.org/tours-and-resources/virtual-tour-guide/

We hope you have a wonderful weekend and that you take the opportunity to enjoy a local staycation!