Events This Week: November 8-14

Nov 08 2021

Events This Week: November 8-14

This week, our partners are continuing to offer a variety of both in-person and virtual events. We’ve got lots of programs for the entire family, so if you haven’t spent time with one of our heritage sites recently, this week offers a great opportunity to learn more!

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Events this Week

Founding Freedoms Walking Tour

  • Date: Monday, November 8, Friday, November 12 & Saturday, November 13
  • Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Location: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

Take advantage of the special opportunity to combine a tour of the home of a signer of the Declaration of Independence with a viewing of special printings of the very document he signed! Your experience begins with a 45-minute tour of the William Paca House and Garden. Your tour continues with a short stroll to the Maryland State House as your guide points out highlights of Annapolis history and architecture. At the Maryland State House, your guide will lead your visit to the Founding Freedoms: The Essential American Documents exhibition which tells the story of the formation of the United States from the patriotic ideals fought for in the Revolutionary War to the democratic principles of the Founding Generation in their creation of our government. Cost to participate is $20 General Admission; $10 for Children (3-17); $10 for HA Members.

Mr. Paca’s Garden Storytime: “Bear Snores On”

  • Date: Tuesday, November 9
  • Time: Program, 10 – 11 am; Garden Time, 11 – 11:30 am
  • Location: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

One by one, different animals find their way into Bear’s cave to warm up, but even after the tea has been brewed and the corn has been popped, Bear just snores on! We will discover what happens when he finally wakes up!

Cost to participated is $10 per Child and $5 per Adult for General Admission; $8 per Child and Free for Adults for HA Members and Volunteers; $5 per Child and Free for Adults for Family Circle Members. Each program is designed for little ones (4-7 years) with a book reading, song, craft/art project, and free time in the garden. 

The Unveiling of Infinite Creation Mural

  • Date: Tuesday, November 9
  • Time: 11:00 am
  • Location: Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park
  • Host Organization: Chesapeake Arts Center

Join the Chesapeake Arts Center as they unveil the “Infinite Creation” mural. The new mural will be displayed on the Studio 194 theatre building which is located by the CAC main office/ class building. Ceremony and unveiling will take place outside with light refreshments. This event is free to attend but please register in advance.

Virtual Lecture – The Treaty of 1783

  • Date: Tuesday, November 9
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Online
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

Signed in 1783, the Treaty of Paris was the formal agreement that ended the War for Independence and created the United States of America. Over many months of negotiation, three teams of delegates—from the United States, Great Britain, and France—had pushed and pulled to secure every advantage. When the ink was dry, the United States had secured rights to all land east of the Mississippi River that was north of Florida and south of Canada as well as important fishing rights, and the restoration of property and prisoners of war. University of Maryland historian Richard Bell argues that the Treaty of Paris was a triumph for US diplomacy that reset relations with Britain and set a new border with Spanish North America. Notably, however, the treaty also damaged the US-French alliance irreparably and left Natives, loyalists, and fugitives from American slavery to fend for themselves.

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

Homeschool Program: Hearth Fire

  • Date: Wednesday, November 10
  • Time: 1:00 pm
  • Location: Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater
  • Host Organization: Historic London Town and Gardens

Gather around a crackling fire and explore the sights, sounds, and smells of wintertime in London Town.  Watch as light dances across the room from your very own punched tin design and listen to the fire hiss, snap, and pop, while you create a scrumptious colonial treat.​ Pr-registration is required. $8 for member children ages 6 – 12 or $10 for non-member children ages 6 – 12. Limited availability!

Benjamin Banneker Family Day

  • Date: Saturday, November 13
  • Time: 12:00-3:00 pm
  • Location: Banneker-Douglass Museum, 84 Franklin St, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Banneker-Douglass Museum

Families are welcome to join the Banneker-Douglass Museum for an afternoon of art, education, and fun as we learn about the life and contributions of Maryland’s great native son, Benjamin Banneker. Visitors will also experience a lively Harambe filled with dancing, celebratory cheers, and uplifting chants, led by Director of Programs, Sabriyah Hassan. This event is free to attend.

Collectors’ Day – George Washington Remembered: An Enduring Legacy in American Decorative Arts

  • Date: Saturday, November 13
  • Time: 1:00-5:00 pm
  • Location: Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Ave, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Hammond-Harwood House

The fifth annual Hammond-Harwood House Collectors’ Day will focus on how the reverence for George Washington influenced American decorative arts in the early nineteenth century. Since the creation of the United States, George Washington has been an iconic figure. Revered during his lifetime for his bravery leading the Continental Army and helping shape American democracy, his popularity has endured to this day. After his death, commemorative objects helped his countrymen and women to mourn. Prints, jugs, clocks, and other pieces produced with his image adorned the homes of early Americans and several items, like a French-made clock and a porcelain punch bowl, can be found in the Hammond-Harwood House collection. Collectors’ Day will feature two expert scholars, an optional themed Washington tour, and a curated wine and appetizer reception in the garden.

Cost to attend is $75 per person. Register online or call 410-263-4683 x10.

Tavern Talk and Tour featuring Author Lyman Hall

  • Date: Sunday, November 14
  • Time: 1:00 pm
  • Location: Rising Sun Inn, 1090 Generals Highway, Crownsville
  • Host Organization: Friends of the Rising Sun Inn

​This installment of Tavern Talk will feature Lyman Hall, author of The Stewards of West River: A Maryland Family During the American Revolution.  A soldier, a prisoner of war, a hero – one of Maryland’s sons.   Hear about John Steward, an Army Lieutenant, who served with the elite Maryland Line and fought in consequential battles throughout the American Revolution including Long Island, South Carolina, and Yorktown. Following the lecture, book signing, enjoy light refreshments and a tour of the Inn including the newly restored second floor.

Admission is $15.00 per person.  Advanced registration is required as space is limited. Register online or email for alternative payment methods.

Live-stream Lecture – View from the Shore: Winslow Homer’s Impressions of the Coast

Join a live-stream lecture by exhibition curator Andrew Saluti. This lecture, followed by a Q&A period, will provide insights into Homer’s career as an engraver and its importance in American art history. Live-stream link will be available on the Mitchell Gallery’s website. This event is free to watch.

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