Thursday is a busy day for local events this week. Even though “Colonial Cocktails: Syllabub & Sangaree” and Historic London Town and Gardens is sold out, here are some other opportunities to learn and engage.
Join Historic Annapolis for a Virtual Lecture on Hamilton, the Man and the Musical, on Thursday, August 27 at 7:00 pm. Alexander Hamilton has always been known as a central player in America’s early history, but the smash Broadway musical Hamilton has focused new attention on the life and career of this fascinating individual. This multimedia presentation draws on both Hamilton’s biography and his depiction on stage to examine his accomplishments, discuss his relationship with Aaron Burr, and reflect on the accuracy of the musical. It includes recordings from the musical’s soundtrack and interviews with its creators.
Join Historic Annapolis for this entertaining two-hour presentation with Dr. Dan Sherman (there will be a short intermission). There is even an Annapolis connection to Alexander Hamilton! Glenn E. Campbell, HA Senior Historian, will introduce Dr. Sherman’s lecture with a bit about Hamilton’s visits to Annapolis. This Hamilton presentation is a fan favorite and has been presented more than thirty times to rave reviews. Cost to participate is $15 per household for General Admission or $10 per household for HA Members & Volunteers. Registration is required.
Or, on Thursday, August 27 at 6:30 pm you can join a virtual lecture on the Battle of Brooklyn: A virtual lecture about the “Maryland 400,” to commemorate the anniversary of the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn, given by Owen Lourie, who has been heading the project at the Archives to identify the names of these brave Revolutionary War soldiers from Maryland. This talk chronicles the Maryland 400, the soldiers who saved George Washington’s army at the Battle of Brooklyn in August 1776. It describes their actions, including their famous last stand against the British. It also follows the lives of some to the soldiers after the war, including a number from Baltimore.This event is co-sponsored by the Maryland State Archives, the Enoch Pratt Free Library and the not-for-profit group from the Maryland Four Centuries Project.
Busy on Thursday but want to learn more about how to strengthen your capacity as a heritage organization? We recommend a Cuseum webinar. On Wednesday, August 26 at 2:00 pm, Cuseum is hosting Supporting Schools & Educators as a Cultural Organization. Join a panel of speakers as they discuss how cultural organizations can support schools, design programming, and succeed with virtual formats in the upcoming school year.
As always, remember to check the Four Rivers Heritage Area Events Calendar for the latest updates. Have a great week!