Events This Week: February 16-21

Feb 16 2021

Events This Week: February 16-21

Events This Week

Black History Month continues in the Four Rivers Heritage Area. From the Visionary Genius of Frederick Douglass to the Voices of the Enslaved, don’t miss these special events, and more, from our partners this week.

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Webinar – The Bay Act: Current, Past, and Future

The Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act, enacted more than 30 years ago, was designed to curb nutrient and sediment pollution to the Chesapeake Bay through sound land-use practices that minimize the disturbance and development of environmentally-sensitive coastal areas. Proposed new regulations under the Bay Act are being fleshed out right now to encourage and promote the preservation and planting of trees, as well as adaptation to sea-level rise and climate change impacts. Join a panel of experts to learn more about the history and future of the Bay Act, and how you can support further shoreline protection and improved water quality.

Registration is required. This even this free to attend.

Virtual Lecture – The Visionary Genius of Frederick Douglass

  • Date: Tuesday, February 16
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Online
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

Dr. Richard Bell returns to Historic Annapolis to present another engaging and enlightening lecture. Frederick Douglass was a visionary—a prophet who could see a better future that lay just beyond reach. His talents were nothing short of extraordinary and he put his exceptional gifts to use in the service of freedom, driving American slavery into the grave. University of Maryland historian Richard Bell will explore this many-sided man’s life, family, and career, and to consider his impact upon our modern struggle to advance the cause of Black freedom in the United States.

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

Online Lecture – Voices of the Enslaved

Presentation by Barbara Goyette, Hammond-Harwood House Executive Director. Through 19th and early 20th century testimonies, memoirs, and interviews with those formerly enslaved, we can begin to learn about life under slavery. Each source of slave narratives has a history of its own to consider in interpreting these stories.

Registration is required. To make a reservation call: 410-263-4683 x10. This event is free to attend.

Online Discussion – The Future of the Black Family

Join the Banneker-Douglass Museum as they present a discussion on the evolution of the identity of the Black Family. In alignment with the Association for African American Life and History’s (ASALH) annual theme, The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity, this dialogue between Director Chanel Compton and Mr. Matt Prestbury, founder of The Black Father Foundation, will explore the uniqueness of the Black family structure;  past,  present and future. This event is free to attend.

Virtual Event – Racing on the World Stage: The 2021 America’s Cup and Olympic Sailing

Join presenter Gary Jobson, World-renowned Sailor, Author, Columnist, and Commentator, and explore the prospects of the 2021 America’s Cup set for March and the 2021 Olympic Games postponed by the pandemic, sail ahead to the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games to get a glimpse of what those games have in store, and hear stories of inspiration through overcoming adversity, life lessons, and the joy of sailing.

Register in advance. Lectures are $10 or free for AMM Members First Mate and above.

Live Tour – Two Great Houses Outdoor Architecture Tour

  • Date: Saturday, February 20
  • Time: 11:00 am
  • Location: Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Hammond-Harwood House

The Hammond-Harwood House Museum and Chase-Lloyd House invite guests to an hour-long, in-person tour that explores the two architectural treasures in downtown Annapolis. The tour will cover architectural details and the longstanding social history that connects these two great houses on Maryland Avenue.

Tour will be held outside, socially distanced with masks. Participation is limited. Registration is required. Price is $20 per person.

Virtual Session – Black Representation Matters

Are you looking for ways to celebrate Black authors and their books during Black History Month and year-round? This session will explore why Black representation in books matters, share tips for having courageous conversations about race with young children, and offer recommendations of board books, picture books, and early chapter books. This program is presented in partnership with the Anne Arundel County Public Libraries.

Register in advance. This event is free to attend.

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