Events This Week: September 20-26

Sep 20 2021

Events This Week: September 20-26

This week we’re featuring a couple of Four Rivers Heritage Events. If you’re a site director or manager of one of our partner sites, we look forward to seeing you at our Site Directors Summit on Tuesday. If you’re interested in applying for one of our Mini-Grants, make sure to attend our Fall Mini-Grant Workshop on Thursday. And while we’re highlighting our events, don’t forget to submit your nomination for our 18th Annual Heritage Awards!

Events this Week

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Four Rivers Heritage Area Site Directors Summit

Four Rivers Heritage Area invites you to our 2021 “Fall Summit” meeting for heritage area site directors and managers (plus key partners). These summit meetings, held annually since 2004, are important opportunities for representatives from our regional heritage-related sites and organizations to exchange information about new programs and products, learn about potential funding sources and collaborative partnerships, and to propose and discuss ideas for future heritage initiatives.

In addition to the traditional round-table information exchange, the agenda includes the Fall Mini-Grant Opportunity, the Annual Heritage Awards and 20th Anniversary Celebration, Maryland Heritage Areas Authority FY2023 funding, committee and sponsorship opportunities, planning for “Maryland Day Celebration 2022,” and more. Please plan to attend and hear from your counterparts regarding their plans for this year, as well as future collaborations and partnerships. You must contact us at [email protected] to receive the zoom link, many thanks!

Mr. Paca’s Garden Storytime: “How Did That Get In My Lunchbox?”

  • Date: Tuesday, September 21
  • 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

Join Historic Annapolis on select Tuesday mornings for storytime and fun activities in the William Paca Garden, a secret treasure in the Historic District of Annapolis. Each program is designed for little ones (4-7 years) with a book reading, song, craft/art project, and free time in the garden.
Did you ever wonder where the food comes from that is in your lunchbox? Some foods come from above or below ground. Look at where the food comes from in your lunchboxes and then visit Farmer Ben in Mr. Paca’s Garden, where you will harvest carrots!
Cost to participate 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.

Virtual Lecture – Untold Stories of the American Revolution

  • Date: Tuesday, September 21
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Online
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

The full story of the American Revolution requires us to look beyond the famous lives of Washington, Hamilton, Franklin, Adams, and Jefferson. Join University of Maryland historian Richard Bell as he focuses on all the things you might not have learned in high school or college about this great struggle for independence.

Probe unexpected corners of this sprawling, eight-year war and expands its cast of characters substantially to include the typhoid-ridden immigrant corset-maker who wrote the pamphlet that gave colonists the confidence to believe they could beat Britain; the Massachusetts woman who disguised herself as a man so that she could serve in Washington’s Army; the enslaved stable hand at Mount Vernon who ran off to join the war and who ended up on the other side of the world; and the widow who became the most important Native American leader during the war. Studying their lives and exploits will reveal the breadth and depth of the sacrifices that the colonists made as they worked to turn a small-scale protest over the price of goods like tea into a fight for freedom.

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

Four Rivers Mini-Grant Workshop

This workshop is mandatory for all applicants for the Four Rivers Heritage Area Fall Mini-Grants. This grant round is expected to be highly competitive; partial funding awards are likely. Our Mini-Grants are available for new heritage and preservation-related programs, activities, products, and events. We encourage Mini-Grant proposals that include collaborative partnerships and enhanced heritage tourism, preservation, and/or the stewardship of historical, cultural, and natural resources. Don’t miss the chance to learn more about how to apply.

This workshop will be held over Zoom. Please send an e-mail to [email protected] to register.

Historic London Town Fall Plant Sale

  • Date: Saturday, September 25
  • Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Location: Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater
  • Host Organization: Historic London Town and Gardens

The Plant Sale is an important fundraiser for London Town. All proceeds go to support the gardens at London Town. What Will You Find at the Sale? ​Plants hardy to zone 7a and 7b and that do well in heavy clay and sand mix; plants that are well represented in London Town’s gardens and are thriving in various habitats at London Town, including: woodland gardens (filtered shade); rain gardens and ornamental gardens; stock that comes from reputed vendors and is hand picked; plant material that is lifted and transplanted from the gardens and is well accustomed to clay/sand mix found at London Town; exotic plants that are of high botanical and ornamental value, as well as natives. Admission is free for everyone.

Children’s Quill and Ink Workshop

  • Date: Saturday, September 25
  • Time: 10:30 -11:30 am
  • Location: Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater
  • Host Organization: Historic London Town and Gardens

“Either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing” – Ben Franklin, 1738. At the Quill and Ink Workshop your child can do both!  Using the tools and techniques of the 18th Century, they’ll learn to mix ink, practice their penmanship, and stamp and seal their very own letter.

Cost to participate is $15 for member children ages 6-12 or $20 for non-member children ages 6-12. Please note: This is a drop-off program. The fee covers one child attending the program. Additional adults and family members who wish to explore London Town will need to pay admission.

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