Fall Events This Week: October 3-October 9

Oct 03 2022

Fall Events This Week: October 3-October 9

This Fall, we are celebrating heritage throughout the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area! Read on to see what is happening this week.

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Virtual Lecture – Yorktown and the French Alliance

  • Date: Tuesday, October 4
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: Online
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

The Siege of Yorktown in October 1781 was a decisive win for George Washington’s Continental Army. Yet it was also a triumph for the unlikely wartime alliance forged between patriot revolutionaries and the French King Louis XVI. University of Maryland historian Dr. Richard Bell explores the inside story of this essential alliance as it evolved from small-scale privateering and gun-running into a military partnership that achieved a stunning joint victory at the Yorktown, the climactic battle of the American Revolution.

Registration required. Cost: $15 per household for General Admission; $10 per household for HA Members & Volunteers

Virtual Lecture – A Latino History of the United States

  • Date: Wednesday, October 5
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Online
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

Historic Annapolis, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is pleased to present a special presentation celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month. Join Historic Annapolis for a talk and discussion about the history and contributions of the diverse U.S. Latino community with Ranald Woodaman, Exhibitions Director of the National Museum of the American Latino.

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Latino is at least a decade from opening in Washington, D.C. In the meantime, it operates a gallery located in the National Museum of American History to develop temporary exhibits that introduce Smithsonian audiences to the history, diversity and complexity of the U.S. Latino community.  The gallery’s motto is “Latino history is U.S. history” because its objects and stories illuminate the U.S. experience. This online talk by Ranald Woodaman, Exhibitions Director of the National Museum of the American Latino and lead curator of “¡Presente! A Latino History of the United States” will break down the exhibition’s main themes and their rationales, as well as introduce new perspectives on U.S. history.

Registration required. Cost: Free, donations welcome.

Historic Hauntings Ghost Tours

  • Date: Thursday, October 6 – Friday, October 7 – Saturday, October 8
  • Time: 7:30-9:10 pm
  • Location: Meet at the Market House Park, 25 Market Space
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

Looking for ghost tours in Maryland? On Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays during the month of October, Annapolis Tours by Watermark is partnering with Historic Annapolis to offer Special Historic Hauntings.

Your spirited guide will lead you through the dark alleys, spooky side streets, and lesser-known haunted sites of the old and creaky town of Annapolis. Hear from real diary entries and newspaper articles of what frightened early 18th century folks. Also included is a stop inside historic Hogshead, where you will be immersed in the tales of those living in Annapolis during the Revolutionary War. Listen to stories 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: Adults, $26; Children (3-11), $15; Infants (2 and under), Free. Historic Hauntings is presented in partnership with Watermark.

Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission (MLTRC) Public Hearing for Anne Arundel County

This hearing, being conducted in partnership with Connecting the Dots, “will focus on the tragic lynchings of John Simms (death,1875); George Briscoe (death,1884); Wright Smith (death,1898); Henry Davis (death,1906); and King Johnson (death,1911). Participants may include descendants of the lynching victims, expert witnesses, community members, archivists, and scholars of the community. The MLTRC’s hearing process will allow members of the public, including the descendants of victims, witnesses, and perpetrators, the opportunity to offer testimony about how these murders have impacted their lives and their communities in addition to allowing them the opportunity to make recommendations for achieving racial healing. If you would like to attend in person Pre-registration is required. Submit your testimony to [email protected] or bring your written testimony if you attend in-person.

8th Annual Arts in the Park Festival

  • Date: Saturday, October 8
  • Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Location: Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park
  • Host Organization: Chesapeake Arts Center

Chesapeake Arts Center’s signature Arts in the Park free festival features live performances, art, more than 40 artist and community vendors, multiple hands-on arts workshops for all ages, food trucks, and fun for the entire family. The festival is held in front of Hammonds Lane Theatre. (if it rains, the festival will be moved into the Hammonds Lane Theatre).

Hogshead Living History – Sailor Town: Maritime Businesses in 1772

  • Date: Saturday, October 8
  • Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm
  • Location: Hogshead, 43 Pinkney Street, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

Much of the economic activity in seaside towns came from the maritime visitors who stopped there. As such, many businesses sprang up with sailors in mind. Come visit Hogshead on Pinkney Street in the waterfront city of Annapolis and see history come to life. Stop by a maritime tavern and learn about the various businesses that catered specifically to the sailors who frequented them.

Cost: Free, suggested donation of $5.

Colonial Cosmetics

  • Date: Saturday, October 8
  • Time: 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Location: Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater
  • Host Organization: Historic London Town and Gardens

Long before Instagram, the people of the 18th century also loved makeup tutorials. Women AND men put their best foot forward with a made-up face, and now we’re going to join in on the fun. In this program, you’ll make and take home three all-natural, plant-based* cosmetics (*one product contains beeswax) that were popular in the colonial era (lip balm, rouge, and perfume).

For people ages 13+. 13-16 year olds must be accompanied by a paying adult. $30 for members. $39 for non-members.

Lead On, Harriet!

  • Date: Saturday, October 8
  • Time: 1:00-3:00 pm
  • Location: Chesapeake Children’s Museum, 25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Chesapeake Children’s Museum

Take a “ride” on the Underground Railroad” with a famous “conductor” from Maryland. Dress for outdoor activity. Recommended for ages 9 and up. Please ask about group rates. Cost: $15 per person.

Hands-On History Day: Come Sail Away with HA

  • Date: Sunday, October 9
  • Time: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Location: Museum of Historic Annapolis, 99 Main Street, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

In October, celebrate our maritime heritage and Come Sail Away with HA. Explore Annapolis: An American Story and find out all about the rich maritime history of Annapolis. Meet an 18th century sailor! Check out a 19th century spyglass during our Curator’s Corner! Create a sailboat craft and help build a lego boat!

Read stories about sailing in the Anne Arundel County Public Library Book Nook. The special Curator’s Corner experience will be offered at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm.

Advance registration not required. Cost: $5 General Admission; $2.50 Children (6-17); Free for Children under 6, HA Members and Active-Duty Military.

Fall Harvest Festival and Dinner and War of 1812 Remembrance

  • Date: Sunday, October 9
  • Time: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Location: Hancock’s Resolution, 2795 Bayside Beach Rd, Pasadena
  • Host Organization: Hancock’s Resolution

Join Hancock’s Resolution for a Fall Harvest Festival and Dinner and War of 1812 Remembrance. With special fall and historical reenactment activities throughout the day.

$10 per family or $5 per person. FOHR members FREE.

Paca’s Friends Take A Picnic: Living History in the Garden

  • Date: Sunday, October 9
  • Time: 11:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Location: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

Join the Annapolis Living Historians as they bring the William Paca Garden to life on a crisp, fall day. Visit the William Paca Garden, a charming respite in the heart of bustling Annapolis.  On this day, you’ll encounter the gentry of Annapolis enjoying a picnic! Interact with these finely dressed friends of William Paca and learn about the foods that were prepared to nourish and entertain their distinguished guests in the idyllic garden setting.

Advance registration not required, but is available. Cost: Included with admission to the William Paca House and Garden; Free for HA Members.

Contact us at [email protected] if you have a Fall Heritage event. As always, be sure to check the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area Events Calendar for the latest updates.