Events This Week! August 10-16

Aug 10 2020

Events This Week! August 10-16

EventsThis week, we’ve got a variety of interesting events for you to enjoy. Take an architectural walking tour or attend a virtual lecture. Learn more about local historical figures or how to be an environmental advocate.

Click the event title for links to each event’s page.

Clean Water is a Right: Equity and Environmental Justice Around the Bay

While unprecedented social restrictions make CBF’s bimonthly Brock Environmental Center Learning Series impossible to do in-person for the time being, the issues remain as important as ever.  So they are moving this popular series online, increasing the number of available seats—and making the program monthly!

Ensuring the meaningful involvement of all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, or income is critical to ensuring equity for all. Join CBF and a panel of elected leaders and community advocates for perspectives on recent environmental justice victories around the Bay watershed. They will also discuss where this critical conversation needs to go in the coming years. Webinar registration is required.

Jane Austen Tour – SOLD OUT

Update! This week’s Jane Austen Tour is sold out. The next tour is September 9 at 2:00 pm. Sign up today!

  • Date: Wednesday, August 12
  • Time: 2:00-3:00 pm
  • Location: Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Ave, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Hammond-Harwood House

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.

Anne Catharine Hoof Green: 300th Birthday Celebration

  • Date: Thursday, August 13
  • Time: 7:00-8:00 pm
  • Location: Online
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis 

Anne Catharine Green became the publisher of the Maryland Gazette following her husband’s death, and her story would be inspiring in any era: a successful business woman operating in a man’s world. Add in that this “Printer to the Province” gave birth to 14 children and her fuller story is revealed. Tune in to celebrate this remarkable Founding Mother to mark her 300th birthday and 2020: The Year of the Woman. Re-enactor Diane Rey will present an overview of Mrs. Green’s life as well as a vivid portrayal of the woman herself. Registration is required. Cost is $15 per household for General Admission or $10 per household for HA Members & Volunteers.

William Buckland Walking Tour

  • Date: Saturday, August 15
  • Time: 10:00 am
  • Location: Tour meets in front of St. Mary’s Church (109 Duke of Gloucester St, Annapolis, MD 21401.)
  • Host Organization: Hammond-Harwood House

Hammond-Harwood House presents a walking tour of downtown Annapolis to learn about William Buckland’s life. See firsthand his designs, and examples of his influence. William Buckland immigrated to the colonies in 1755 as an indentured servant to George Mason of Virginia. Mason commissioned Buckland to work on his home, a seemingly modest site called Gunston Hall. The young architect is credited with introducing a variety of designs into mainstream architecture in the colonies. After several successful commissions in Virginia, Buckland ventured to Annapolis, where his hand can be seen at the Chase-Lloyd House. The crowning jewel of Buckland’s career, however, was the house he designed for Matthias Hammond.

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