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What’s Happening in the Four Rivers Heritage Area this Week

Aug 03 2020

What’s Happening in the Four Rivers Heritage Area this Week

What's Happening this WeekMark your calendars! Whether your interest is art, history, education, or even shopping for local produce, we’ve got a variety of offerings this week that we’re highlighting. Click the event title for links to each event’s page.

Lecture: Augustine Herrman’s Remarkable Map of the Seventeenth Century Chesapeake

  • Date: Thursday, August 6
  • Time: 7:00-8:00 pm
  • Location: Online
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

Tucked inside a now almost-forgotten set of maps once owned by famous London diarist Samuel Pepys is one of the most extraordinary maps of colonial English America. Created by a colonial merchant, planter, and diplomat named Augustine Herrman and commissioned by Lord Baltimore, Virginia and Maryland as it is Planted and Inhabited (1673) pictures the Mid-Atlantic in breathtaking detail, capturing its waterways, coastlines, and communities. This talk presented by Dr. Christian J. Koot uncovers the story of this map by tracing its Atlantic journey and explaining what it reveals about colonial Maryland.

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

Educator Workshop: Anti-Racism Training

  • Date: Saturday, August 8
  • Time: 2:00-4:00 pm
  • Location: 84 Franklin Street, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Banneker-Douglass Museum

This training is geared toward teachers, educators, and counselors. Led by industry leaders and scholars, this interactive workshop focuses on using the arts as an effective means to dismantle racial stereotypes and effectively strengthen minority communities. #BDMAntiRacism

This event is ongoing, but we wanted to remind you in case you’ve been craving some fresh local produce. Hours are Saturdays – 7:00 am-12:00 pm, Sundays – 10:00 am-1:00 pm, and Wednesdays – 7:00 am-12:00 pm. The Anne Arundel County Farmer’s Market is also part of Maryland Day Unpaused. Join them for another long summer season of the best local products that Annapolis and Anne Arundel County have to offer.

Ending: The Art of Protest

This exhibition, presented by the Maryland Federation of Art, closes on Tuesday, August 4. Check it out while you still can! From the Sons of Liberty to the suffragettes, from “Hell No, We Won’t Go” to “Black Lives Matter”, protest is an American value consecrated in the First Amendment. Art has expressed protests of the times through signs, paintings, posters, cartoons, sculpture, photography and more. The exhibition can be viewed online.

Remember to check the Four Rivers Heritage Area Events Calendar for the latest updates!