Arts in the Park

Chesapeake Arts Center 194 Hammonds Ln, Brooklyn Park, MD, United States

Join us for Chesapeake Arts Center’s 9th annual free family-friendly arts festival, Arts in the Park, on Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 10 am - 3 pm! (Rain date is Sunday, October 1, 2023) This event is free and open to the public. Traditionally this event, which includes both fun family activities and live entertainment, has attracted between 800-1000 attendees of all ages. The event features more than 60 artist and community vendors; hands-on arts activities for all ages; music and drama performances on our outdoor stage; food trucks; giveaways;...

Artist Talk Part II & Closing Program: The Radical Voice of Blackness Speaks of Resistance and Joy

Banneker-Douglass Museum 84 Franklin St, Annapolis, MD, United States

Moderator: Myrtis Bedolla Panelists: Oletha DeVane, Jerrell Gibbs, Phylicia Ghee, Edward D. Ghee, Sr., Wendel Patrick Join us as we bid farewell to our current exhibit, The Radical Voice of Blackness Speaks of Resistance and Joy.  During this program we will engage with some of the talented artists behind the artworks on display and have a final chance to gain unique insights into their creative processes. This event promises to be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the culmination of this extraordinary exhibition while connecting with fellow art and history enthusiasts. Don’t miss...

Hogshead Living History: Laundry Day

Hogshead 43 Pinkney Street, Annapolis, MD

Stop by Hogshead on Saturday, September 30, and you’ll find out how laundry was done in the 1800’s! Meet our presenter, Roberta Perkins, and learn about Maria Maynard, a free African American laundress who worked in Annapolis before the Civil War. See wooden tubs, washboards, irons, soap and see what it took to complete this laborious chore in the 19th century. Visitors can participate in washing small pieces of clothing! Cost: Free ($5 suggested donation)

Family Program: Painting Rain Barrels

Captain Avery Museum 1418 E West Shady Side Road, Shady Side, MD, United States

Paint your own rain barrel to take home. Kids can paint the tree stumps that will become seats in our outdoor classroom! Admission is free; registration is required.

Pumpkin Succulent Centerpiece Workshop

William Paca House and Garden 186 Prince George Street , Annapolis, MD, United States

Join us for a special autumn workshop on the Paca House Terrace, presented in partnership with our friends at Homestead Gardens. The afternoon begins with a lecture presented by a Homestead Gardens expert who will share tips on preparing your garden for winter. Participants will then be guided in creating a long-lasting pumpkin succulent centerpiece that is sure to be the star of your seasonal décor! Each guest will take home a Winterizing Your Garden Guide, their handmade pumpkin centerpiece, and a coupon for Homestead Gardens. Advance registration required, space...

MCAAHC October 2023 Public Meeting

Banneker-Douglass Museum 84 Franklin St, Annapolis, MD, United States

The host of this month’s Maryland Commission on African American History & Culture (MCAAHC) Public Meeting is Commissioner Elinor Thompson, representing Anne Arundel County. Commissioner Thompson is the Founding member and president of Broadneck African-American Heritage Project, Inc. Thompson is an independent genealogist, historian and author and has contributed more than thirty five years of experience in preserving, archiving African American Church records and documenting African American cemeteries through genealogy and research. Join us to learn about upcoming initiatives of the commission, as well as hear from engaging speakers in...

AACO Park Rangers Fall Campfire Chat

Historic Linthicum Walks 2295 Davidsonville Road, Gambrills, MD, United States

Attendees will get to listen to a brief historical talk as they sit around the campfire. Then everyone will roast marshmallows and eat s'mores. This is part of a Fall series of Campfire Chats organized the AACO Park Rangers. They ask for a $5.00 donation to cover costs.

Odenton Day

On Saturday, October 7, the Odenton Heritage Society will open its doors for Odenton Day, the town's annual celebration.  Enjoy museum displays depicting the growth of Odenton as a railroad center and industrial town since the 1870s.  Learn how Odenton's railroad workers connected Baltimore, Washington, and Annapolis with train service before cars and highways were common.  "Odenton Eats and Treats" will feature the history of Odenton restaurants, with free food samples from today’s eateries.  A shuttle bus will provide frequent service from Odenton Day activities in the OVFC firehouse to...

Exploring the Spirit of Creativity in Poetry: A Workshop

Hammond-Harwood House 19 Maryland Ave, Annapolis, MD, United States

Join award-winning poet Ellen Wise and Hammond-Harwood House executive director Barbara Goyette for an exploration of creative inspiration in the museum’s art collection, followed by a poetry writing session. Price: $15 | Members: $10

Hands-On History Day: Miniatures

Museum of Historic Annapolis 99 Main Street, Annapolis, MD

Visit the Museum of Historic Annapolis on the second Sunday of every month for Hands-On History Days. Drop in any time during event hours for special family activities – a new theme each month means you and your family will want to visit again and again! Activities are included with Museum admission. In October, drop by the Museum and learn about portrait miniatures.  Long before “selfies,” these mini-portraits were given as tokens of loyalty, friendship and love.    Learn more about these charming mini masterpieces and view some special miniatures...