Events This Week: October 18-24

Oct 18 2021

Events This Week: October 18-24

This week, join a walking tour, a ghost tour, or participate in an online lecture. Interested in art, ceramics, or even climate change? You won’t want to miss these latest events from our partners.

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Founding Freedoms Walking Tour

Events This Week
  • Date: Monday, October 18 & Saturday, October 23
  • 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. As you walk through the restored home and elegant garden of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, your guide will share information of Paca’s contributions to the revolutionary cause and share the stories of all the people who lived and labored here. 

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. The exhibit features rare 18th-and 19th-century printings of the Declaration of Independence, United States Constitution, and Bill of Rights, alongside the State House’s permanent display of George Washington’s 1783 Resignation Speech. Your docent will also provide a guided visit to the Old Senate Chamber and the new Senate Chamber.

Cost to participate is $20 General Admission; $10 for Children (3-17); $10 for HA Members.

Wil Talk with Artist Christine Zmuda

Join art historian, Dr. Wil Scott as he sits down with abstract painter Christine Zmuda. Christine is a passionate painter who uses her craft to explore the intersection of art and music. On top of her art, Christine is also a technology executive at Microsoft. Her fast pace, diverse life adds to the strong emotions of her art.

From Global Change to Local Action with Katharine Hayhoe

Climate change isn’t just a problem for polar bears or future generations anymore – it’s affecting us here and now. In today’s politically charged environment, are we still able to act on climate? SERC’s series finale lecture, join Katharine Hayhoe as she untangles the complex science connecting our choices to future impacts and highlights actions underway right now to combat this critical issue. This webinar is free to attend.

“All My Coat of Arms China”: Armorial Ceramics in the Chesapeake

Join an online presentation by Ron Fuchs, Senior Curator of Ceramics, Washington & Lee University. Coats of arms, cyphers, monograms, and other insignia have long been used on ceramics to show ownership, status, identity, and pride. From the very beginning of permanent English settlement in 1607, armorial items were present on the tables of wealthy families of the Chesapeake.

This talk will provide an overview of the history of coats of arms, a quick primer on how to decipher a coat of arms, and a survey of armorial ceramics in the seventeenth and eighteenth century Chesapeake region. This event is free to attend. The Zoom link will be sent out upon registration.

Historic Hauntings Ghost Tours

  • Date: Thursday, October 21, Friday, October 22, & Saturday, October 23
  • Time: 8:00 pm (check website for additional times)
  • Location: Meet at the Market House Park, 25 Market Space
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

Looking for ghost tours in Maryland? Come with Watermark and Historic Annapolis for a special haunted ghost tour of Annapolis. On this walking tour, you will be led by our spirited guide through the dark alleys, spooky side streets, and lesser-known haunted sites of the old and creaky town of Annapolis. Hear of real diary entries and newspaper articles of what frightened early 18th century folks and how they utilized the moon and candles. Listen to tales of spirits that linger in the mist, and explore one of Annapolis’ best-known cemeteries. Special Historic Hauntings takes you back to a time of superstition and legend. And who knows, after a trip inside Hogshead, your own story may be added to the history of Annapolis. Cost to participate is $25 for adults and $14 for children (11 and under).

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