While we’re still waiting for many of our local sites to reopen, there’s still something for everyone to do this weekend in the Four Rivers Heritage Area. Below we have highlighted partners currently open to the public and ready to welcome you.
Historic London Town and Gardens
Historic London Town and Gardens is now almost fully open to the public. Visit anytime Wednesday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Explore their historic buildings including the William Brown House, the Lord Mayor’s Tenement, and the Carpenter’s Shop. Or, if you feel more comfortable remaining outdoors, take some time to walk around their renowned gardens.
London Town has also re-launched their public programs. On Saturday, July 11, from 10:30 am – 11:30 am, join their Mini Herb Garden Workshop. Save yourself a trip to the grocery store and join us in making your own kitchen herb garden. This event is fun and suitable for all ages! For the safety of participants and staff, this workshop will be held outside with appropriate distancing, group sizes, and cleaning in accordance with CDC and local guidance.
We’re still waiting for some of HA’s properties to reopen to the public, including the William Paca House and Hogshead. Until then, visit the beautiful William Paca Garden, a two acre oasis of natural beauty in the bustling center of Annapolis’ Historic District. The garden is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Choose from three admission options: garden entry for a self-guided garden stroll (map and route provided), a docent-led garden tour, or a docent-led history tour. Facial coverings are required. Access to the Paca Garden will be limited in numbers based on the guidelines provided by the City of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. Please observe social distancing guidelines and stay 6 feet apart from other visitors.
Anne Arundel County Public Library
With potentially high temperatures this weekend, now you can escape to the library. Anne Arundel County Public Libraries are now reopened. Masks are required to enter any of the buildings, and staff will be limiting the number of people inside to follow government guidelines.
What’s new – Anne Arundel County Public Libraries will offer a new item for checkout. The Healing Library: Death of a Loved One is a set of materials that includes 8 books, guides for reading these books with children and relating them to personal experiences, therapeutic activities to help process emotions, and local resources. These books and activities focus on how to help young children begin the process of healing when someone they love has died. They are suitable for a range of ages 2-10 years old. The kits are held at Severn Library but can be requested to any branch location. The kits check out for 3 weeks and, like other children’s materials, will not incur fines.
Looking for a virtual activity? The library system is still hosting online events. On Friday, July 10 from 7:00-8:00 pm, join library staff for a lively discussion about The Great Movies: The Wages of Fear. Make sure to watch the video on Kanopy first, this streaming service is free to Anne Arundel County library card holders.
If you are coming downtown, don’t forget to bring a face mask! There are many shops, cafes, and outdoor dining options available. Have a safe and enjoyable weekend!