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Columbia Beach: Gem of the Chesapeake

Deale Library Rediscovering Freedman Bureau and Other Schools in South County, Deale, MD

Mr. Vincent O. Leggett, “Admiral of the Chesapeake” and Founder/President of the Blacks of the Chesapeake Foundation, presents about Columbia Beach, a historically African American community on the Chesapeake Bay in Shady Side MD.

Twentieth Annual Heritage Awards

Baldwin Hall 1358 Millersville Road, Millersville, MD, United States

Join the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area for its Twentieth Annual Heritage Awards! These awards recognize individuals, organizations, partnerships, programs and products that contribute significantly to the community by interpreting, promoting, preserving, researching and/or supporting our historical legacy. $10

Odenton Heritage Society Open House

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

The National Plastic Products Company, Odenton’s largest employer from the 1940s to the 1960s, made stylish, durable, low-maintenance Nevamar laminated countertop and tabletop surfaces for America’s postwar housing boom.  On Sunday, November 5, the Odenton Heritage Society will mark the 75th anniversary of a large, semicircular mural in the company’s art deco headquarters building expressing the growing importance of synthetic materials.  A new display, “Nevamar and the Art of Laminating,” will describe the origins of the rotunda mural and the designs, processes, and product appeal that sustained NPPC’s success.  Through...

Middle School Homeschool Program: Game On!

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

Children in the colonial era played games from their ancestral homelands. This month, we’ll explore migration and cultural exchange by way of some common colonial past times. $8 for member children ages 11-14  $10.50 for non-member children ages 11-14

Virtual Lecture – White Man’s President? Debating Abraham Lincoln’s Racial Politics

This talk with Dr. Richard Bell explains one of the most vexing aspects of Lincoln’s racial politics, his long-standing support for something called colonization—the government-promoted settlement of free Black Americans beyond the borders of the United States. We’ll also balance that by illuminating his impressive re-imagining of the Constitution and help listeners understand how he and his antislavery contemporaries refashioned that proslavery document into a blueprint to attack racial bondage. Finally, we’ll explain how Lincoln’s government in Washington, his commanders in the field, and enslaved people across this battered, fracturing...

Elementary Homeschool Program: Playing the Past

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

Life for kids in the Colonial Chesapeake wasn’t all about work. In this program, kids will learn to play some sports and games that were popular in London Town’s heyday. While having fun, children will learn important communication and team-building skills.​ $8 for member children ages 6-12 $10.50 for non-member children ages 6-12

Elementary Homeschool Program: Playing the Past

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

Life for kids in the Colonial Chesapeake wasn’t all about work. In this program, kids will learn to play some sports and games that were popular in London Town’s heyday. While having fun, children will learn important communication and team-building skills.​ $8 for member children ages 6-12 $10.50 for non-member children ages 6-12

November Lunch and Learn – The Washerwomen of Baltimore, 1800-1864

Please join former Maryland State Archivist, Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse, as he shares his research on the under-appreciated and unknown washerwomen of Baltimore during the period of 1800 to 1864 and explores what the archival sources reveal. An expert in primary source research, Dr. Papenfuse will be emphasizing what can be learned from the archival sources about the many free Black and enslaved women in Baltimore who served as washerwomen to do the laundry in Baltimore city and supported their families in the process. The presentation will include some biographical...

Living History on Pinkney Street: His Majesty’s Marines

Hogshead 43 Pinkney Street, Annapolis, MD

The British Marines have landed! Securing quarters at the Hogshead, the Marines are enjoying some well-earned shore leave and are taking a break from their duties on the Chesapeake Bay. However, it looks like trouble is brewing across the colonies… Throughout the day, come chat with the Marines to learn about their unique branch of service as sea soldiers of the King, their uniforms, and weapons they carry. A special talk, “Conversations with the Captain,” will be presented at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm. The Captain of the Marine detachment...

Discovering American Art

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

William Groombridge: Forgotten American Landscape Artist During this afternoon lecture program at the 1774 Hammond-Harwood House in the Historic District of Annapolis, two eminent scholars will discuss one of America’s earliest landscape artists, William Groombridge. Groombridge, who came from England in 1794, produced a scant number of romantic landscapes. One of his works has only this year been discovered at Hammond-Harwood House. Hear the fascinating story of how the mystery of one painting’s origin was revealed and learn about the early development of this well-loved American art form from scholars...