Events This Week: November 16-22

Nov 16 2020

Events This Week: November 16-22

Events This Week

This week, our partners are offering a wide variety of events for you to choose from, both in-person and virtual, and from Annapolis to South County!

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Orlando Ridout V Memorial Lecture

  • Date: Tuesday, November 17
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Online
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

Historic Annapolis and the Maryland Historical Trust invite you to virtually attend the fourth annual Orlando Ridout V Memorial Lecture. Following an introduction by Robert C. Clark of Historic Annapolis and Marcia Miller of the Maryland Historical Trust, Thomas Reinhart, Director of Preservation at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, will present the lecture No Other Guide But His Eye: The Design and Construction of George Washington’s Townhouses on Capitol Hill.

In 1798, former President George Washington undertook the building of two joined rental houses near the US Capitol in a bid to encourage development in the new federal city. While the structures do not survive, an extremely detailed written record of their construction provides insight in to their construction and building practices in the early Federal period. Registration is required. Participation is free with a suggested donation of $10.

Learning at London Town: Game On!

  • Dates: November 18, 1:00 pm3:00 pm & November 21, 10:00 am12:00 pm
  • Location: Historic London Town House and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater
  • Host Organization: Historic London Town House and Gardens

Life for kids in the Colonial Chesapeake wasn’t all about work. In this program, kids will learn to play some sports and games that were popular in London Town’s heyday. While having fun, children will learn important communication and team-building skills. 

For the safety of participants and staff, this event will be held outside with appropriate distancing, group sizes, and cleaning in accordance with CDC and local guidance.​ Cost to attend is $8 for member children grades 1 – 4 or $10 for non-member children grades 1 – 4​. Pre-Registration is required. Maximum of 20 attendees.

Virtual Lecture – Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic: Health Care in Early America

  • Date: Thursday, November 19
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Online
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

Join Dr. Elaine Breslaw for an analysis of the trends in American health care by both professional and folk practitioners from the initial settlements to the mid-nineteenth century. We will discuss treatment of disease, epidemic crises, food habits, childbirth practices, the attitude toward the insane, wartime problems, and public health issues, with revelations about how and why the medical profession declined in importance during those years.

Learn about Dr. Alexander Hamilton of Annapolis, a highly educated doctor from Scotland who migrated to colonial Maryland in 1737. He’s best known for his 1744 trip through the colonies. He had a thriving medical practice, was involved in local politics, and married a daughter of one of the richest men in the colony.

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

  • Date: Saturday, November 21
  • Time: 6:00-7:00 pm
  • Location: Online
  • Host Organization: Galesville Community Center Organization

The Galesville Community Center Organization, Inc. (GCCO) proudly presents a virtual live stream presentation to reimagine Margaret Crowner’s Cook Shop, a two-room structure that served the Galesville and the West Benning Road communities. Built in 1941 by Margaret’s husband Benjamin Crowner, Sr. and other men within the community, the Cook Shop stood at 954 West Benning Road in Galesville and operated until 1962. This local restaurant became a central gathering place during segregation and afterward.

Noted genealogist and oral historian Lyndra Marshall (née Pratt) will interview members of the Crowner family, including LTC. Samuel “Rodney” Hull, grandson of Margaret and Benjamin Crowner and son of Harriet Crowner Hull and Oliver Hull, as well as granddaughter Sylvia Crowner Butler and great-niece Henrietta Crowner Stevenson. This informative, educational program will also feature an engaging cooking demonstration by Gertrude Makell along with the community center cooking team, followed by a sampling of the types of food served at the Cook Shop. Doris Sellman Foote, native of Galesville, a Crowner family member, and another well-known cook in the community, prepared the desserts or baked the desserts.

This event will be live streamed on Galesville Community Center Organization Facebook. A link to access the live stream will be emailed a week prior to November 21st and available on GCCO Facebook.

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