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2023 Winter Luncheon Series – Family Afloat: Two Years Sailing the World with Two Kids and Two Captains

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

Family Afloat: Two Years Sailing the World with Two Kids and Two Captains Jim Toomey, Humor Writer and Syndicated Cartoonist  The creator of the popular and syndicated cartoon, “Sherman’s Lagoon” takes his family on a two-year voyage to 32 countries and territories, and across an ocean. Toomey will present his travel memoir which is richly illustrated and filled with practical advice for those planning their own adventure and armchair travelers alike. Lectures are Wednesdays at 11:30 AM and run about an hour with Q & A. Lunch and dessert follow....

Green Drinks

Blackwall Hitch 400 6th Street, Annapolis, MD

Join Annapolis Green to “Continue the Conversation” on the day after the virtual Maryland Environmental Legislative Summit where the environmental community’s priority state legislation will be presented. Come learn what delegates and senators will be considering and how that will affect our environment from our special guest and speaker, Marisa Olszewski, Environmental Policy Manager at the Maryland League of Conservation Voters. She joined MDLCV in 2022 to serve as an organizational expert on policies, regulations, and proposed legislation, as well as community education and outreach programs. Blackwall Hitch is where...

Winter Lecture – Annapolis: 1942

Annapolis Maritime Museum 723 Second Street , Annapolis, MD

The Annapolis Maritime Museum holds its annual Winter Lecture Series over eight consecutive Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. from mid-January through early March. You will be challenged to question and to learn by engaging speakers on diverse topics including maritime history, local history, science, and maritime art. The 2023 series will be held in person at the Museum Campus (723 Second Street Annapolis, MD 21403). Pre-registration is strongly suggested as space is limited. Registration fee of $10 per person at the door – first come, first served. Free admission for...

Past, Present, & Future of Black Watermen & Women of the Chesapeake

Anne Arundel County Public Library Discoveries-Programming Room 2250 Annapolis Mall Rd, Annapolis, MD

Maryland's maritime culture seems to permeate through many facets of our lives. Join us as we meet the African American men and women working the Chesapeake Bay waters today. A panel consisting of Imani Black, founder of Minorities in Aquaculture, Vince Leggett, founder of Blacks of the Chesapeake, and Captain Lamont Wright, one of the premier charter captains on the Eastern Shore for over 30 years, will share their stories, experiences and how they are moving forward to intentionally engage with the community.

Odenton Heritage Society Open House

Odenton Heritage Society Historical Center 1367 Odenton Road, Odenton, MD

On Sunday, February 5, the Odenton Heritage Society will celebrate Black History Month with a display about Sappington School, which welcomed Black grade school pupils during segregation from the early 1920s to the late 1940s.  Local support made possible Odenton’s first educational facility for African Americans.  When Anne Arundel County constructed a large, replacement school for white children in 1921, Macedonia Methodist Church, an African American congregation, obtained a small, surplus building at Camp Meade and moved it to the church grounds so that Black children could receive a comparable...

Virtual Lecture – Encountering Hurricanes in Colonial British America

Hurricanes were a new phenomenon for Europeans when they arrived in the New World, but they quickly became a defining (and terrifying) feature of the life in colonial British America.  This was especially the case for colonists who ventured to the Caribbean and the southeastern mainland coast. This lecture with Matt Mulcahy of Loyola University will explore the English encounter with hurricanes, their impact on the development of colonial societies, how colonists made sense of these events, and what accommodations they made in response to the storms over time. The focus...

Homeschool Program: Archaeology Lab

Historic London Town and Gardens 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater, MD

Archaeology is a lot more than digging up old bones. This month we'll explore how archaeologists use objects after they're out of the ground to learn about the past through scientific observations, experiments, and critical thinking. Pre-registration is required.​ $8 for member children ages 6-12 $10.50 for non-member children ages 6-12

2023 Winter Luncheon Series – My Life in Print: 28 Years at the Bay Weekly Newspaper

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

My Life in Print: 28 Years at the Bay Weekly Newspaper Sandra Olivetti Martin, Editor and Publisher of New Bay Books  Sandra Olivetti Martin will share her unique experience as a female publisher chronicling the stories and times of Chesapeake Country on the pages of her independent, family-owned news and feature weekly. Lectures are Wednesdays at 11:30 AM and run about an hour with Q & A. Lunch and dessert follow. Members $125 for Series; $25 for individual luncheons. Non-Members $150 for Series; $30 for individual luncheons.

Homeschool Program: Archaeology Lab SOLD OUT

Historic London Town and Gardens 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater, MD

Archaeology is a lot more than digging up old bones. This month we'll explore how archaeologists use objects after they're out of the ground to learn about the past through scientific observations, experiments, and critical thinking. Pre-registration is required.​ $8 for member children ages 6-12 $10.50 for non-member children ages 6-12

Lunch and Learn – Crownsville Hospital Patient Cemetery

The Crownsville Hospital Center was a psychiatric hospital located in Crownsville, Maryland. Alternatively titled ‘the Hospital for the Negro Insane of Maryland’, it was in operation from 1911 until 2004. This talk will focus on the research process on the hospital and recovering the names of those buried there, as well as sharing some of their stories. Janice Hayes-Williams is a native of the City of Annapolis and specializes in African American History in Anne Arundel County. Her talk with share with us the forgotten history of the people who...