Events This Week: April 19-25

Apr 19 2021

Events This Week: April 19-25

Events This WeekWe are pleased to present you with a wide variety of events from our partners this week, from virtual to in-person tours. We’re especially proud to be a supporter of Banneker-Douglass Museum Foundation’s 2021 Anti-Racism Initiative, which includes a training tomorrow on the foundations of racism in America. Please join us for this important presentation.

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The Foundations of Racism: Defining the Roots of Bigotry and Discrimination Against Black People in America

Learn about the history of structural racism in America. This training presents a unique opportunity  to strengthen racial equity practices personally, professionally, and culturally. During this training, participants will: Examine key concepts of racial equity and structural racism; learn to have constructive conversations about race within their networks; develop tools and practices for counteracting racial bias; and apply strategies to advance racial equity. Register in advance. This event is free to attend.

Virtual Lecture – Hamilton: How the Musical Remixes America’s History

  • Date: Tuesday, April 20
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Online
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

In this talk, which is aimed at people who know the soundtrack or who’ve seen Hamilton: The Musical, University of Maryland historian Dr. Richard Bell explores this musical phenomenon to reveal what its success tells us about the marriage of history and show-business. We’ll learn what this amazing musical gets right and gets wrong about Alexander Hamilton, the American Revolution, and the birth of the United Sates and about why all that matters. We will examine some of the choices Hamilton’s creators made to simplify, dramatize, and humanize the complicated events and stories on which the show is based. We will also talk about Hamilton’s cultural impact: what does its runaway success reveal about the stories we tell each other about who we are and about the nation we made?

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

Pollinators, Backyard Habitat, and Why It Matters

Your backyard and neighborhood shared space can be a place of positive change. It’s time to fully realize the ecosystem services that can come from these often neglected or overlooked spaces. Join Forever Maryland as Heather Holm, a biologist, pollinator conservationist, and award-winning author, helps you evolve your understanding of native pollinators, beneficial insects, and the native plant communities that can thrive in your own back yard. This event is $25 to attend.

Jane Austen Tour

On-site tour of the house that compares the customs and social graces of the Loockerman family, who lived in the Hammond-Harwood House in the early 19th century, with those of characters in Jane Austen novels. Offered the third Wednesday of every month. Price to attend is $12 or free for members.

Reservations are required. Please call 410 – 263 – 4683 ext.10 or email

Virtual Annapolis by Candlelight

  • Date: Friday, April 23
  • Time: all day
  • Location: Online
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

Viewers will be able to see how 21st-century Annapolitans care for, live in, and make use of historic buildings. This tour is a fantastic reminder of the rich architectural and cultural heritage of Maryland’s capital city and showcases the many benefits of effective historic preservation. Plus, the tour will take advantage of its virtual format by including sites outside of the Historic District and some building spaces not usually open to visitors.

You’ll discover more about these homes through this special video tour. The tour will be available for viewing for a period of two weeks, beginning April 23, 2021. The link to view the tour will be emailed to all ticketholders on Friday, April 23, 2021. Cost to attend is $35 per household for General Admission or $30 per household for HA Members & Volunteers.

Walk for the Woods 2021

  • Date: Saturday, April 24
  • Time: 7:00 am- 3:00 pm
  • Location: Bacon Ridge Natural Area
  • Host Organization: Scenic Rivers Land Trust

Walk for the Woods is Scenic Rivers’ annual celebration of families exploring the outdoors, the beautiful, permanently protected Bacon Ridge Natural Area, and the power of land protection to provide quality of life, wildlife habitat, and Chesapeake Bay and river health. The event  is a day of guided hikes, including bird watching, amphibian searches and naturalist hikes, and educational programs. Attendees are also invited to explore the Bacon Ridge Natural Area’s 1000+ acres of woodlands, wetlands, streams, and meadows on their own. It is always a beautiful, relaxing day in our local woods! This event also features the moving Say My Name Remembrance Ceremony with Janice Hayes-Williams, which you won’t want to miss.

Register in advance for timed entry (some time slots are already sold out). This event is free to attend.

Annapolis Maritime Museum Grand Re-Opening

  • Date: Saturday, April 24
  • Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Location: Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Annapolis Maritime Museum

Join the Annapolis Maritime Museum for their grand re-opening and book your tour of the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park’s new exhibit “Our Changing Waterfront,” which features interactive technology that invites visitors to learn, play and experience the maritime history and ecology of the Chesapeake Bay.

Timed entry passes to their exhibit are limited to a total of 35 guests per hour. Admission includes a 20 minute guided tour and 30 minutes of self-touring. There is a 10-minute gap between groups for exhibit cleaning. Reserve your pass. Cost to attend is $7 for adults, $5 for senior, military, and children 3-12 years, and free for children under 3.

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