Events this Week: January 11-17

Jan 11 2021

Events this Week: January 11-17

Upcoming Events

From history to nature, we hope you enjoy this week’s offering of events from our partners, including the new year’s relaunch of the “Lunch and Learn” series from the Maryland State Archives.

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Virtual Lecture – The Present Discontents: News from 1770 Annapolis

  • Date: Tuesday, January 12
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Online
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

Two hundred fifty years ago, Annapolis had been Maryland’s capital for 75 of the province’s 136 years. No one knew it yet, but the countdown was already on to the end of the colonial era, the start of the Revolutionary War, and the rise of an independent American nation. Glenn E. Campbell, Senior Historian of Historic Annapolis, tells the story of Annapolis in 1770, a year when, as William Eddis wrote, “a spirit of discontent and opposition [was] universally predominant in the colonies.”

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

Lunch and Learn: What Role Should Archivists Play in the National Debate over Public Monuments?

Join the first “Lunch and Learn” of the New Year presented by The Maryland State Archives in collaboration with The Enoch Pratt Free Library and The Maryland Four Centuries Project, featuring speaker Timothy D. Baker, State Archivist and Commissioner of Land Patents.

Registration is encouraged, but not required.

Virtual Event: Chesapeake Bay Waterfowl: Exploring and Solving Mysteries

Dr. Matthew C. Perry, Scientist Emeritus at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, will discuss the history of waterfowl in the Bay from the time of Captain John Smith to the present-day as they compete with humans for optimum habitat, discuss Chesapeake Bay studies of the Canvasback, King of the Bay, and latest tracking studies of Seaducks using satellite telemetry, and explore how species such as mute swans, Canada geese, and snow geese, are destroying habitat for other waterfowl species.

Registration is required. Lectures are $10 or free for AMM Members First Mate and above.

Twelfth Night Concert: A Highland Holiday

Enjoy the last two days of Elan’s annual Twelfth Night Concert: A Highland Holiday! Join Hammond-Harwood House for a virtual evening of festive Scottish music and cheer, featuring poems and songs by Robert Burns and traditional Highland tunes. Rachel Lovett, Assistant Director of the Hammond-Harwood House Museum, will illuminate connections to Scottish heritage and share the museum’s beautiful decorations for the Christmas season.

This event is pre-recorded. A private link to the YouTube premiere will be sent to you via the email address provided at the time of your purchase and you will be able to watch it until Tuesday, January 12th. Price is $40 or $35 for Members.

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