New Podcast Series: Explore “Destination Annapolis” with Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County
Although we’re excited that some our historic sites are reopening to the public, we understand that many potential visitors may still be looking for ways to explore the Four Rivers Heritage Area and Anne Arundel County virtually. We’re pleased to let you know about the new podcast series from Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, Destination Annapolis. Get to know Annapolis and Anne Arundel County through unique stories shared by locals. You can even listen on Spotify and Google Podcasts (among others)!
A new podcast is posted every two weeks. Here are some past highlights that feature partner sites in our heritage area, as described by Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County:
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center – Thanks to a little bit of serendipity and a lot of strategic leveraging, stewardship, hard work, and persistence, the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center has been conducting some of the best environmental research in the world right here in Anne Arundel County for nearly 56 years. Listen as SERC Director and Principal Investigator, Dr. Tuck Hines, explains how the organization’s findings on climate change, pollution, land use effects, fishing, and changes in biodiversity help provide policy makers with the information they need to make sound science-based decisions to safeguard the health of our planet for generations to come.
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts – Inside and outside, art experiences are alive and well at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis. And opportunities for engaging in the arts are poised for a quantum leap as the 40-year-old institution begins a community-wide conversation about creative space making. Listen as Director of Creative Advancement Damian Sinclair talks about the bold new dialogue to identify creative ways for using the shared Maryland Hall campus to help provide “Art for All” in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County.
Banneker-Douglass Museum – At a time when there is a heightened urgency for racial equity, for social justice, and for amplifying black voices, the Banneker-Douglass Museum in Annapolis is dedicated to spreading an understanding of African American history and culture. Listen as Executive Director Chanel Compton explains how knowledge of the past can serve as a blueprint for inspiring everyday African Americans to become agents of social change and innovation in their communities.
Historic London Town & Gardens – Historic London Town and Gardens has long attracted lovers of nature and the great outdoors to its scenic location on the South River. Captivated by the beauty of year-round blooms, visitors soon discover the 24-acre site has a deeper story to tell – that of commoners struggling to make ends meet in colonial America. Listen as Executive Director Rod Cofield and Deputy Director Lauren Silberman share what’s in store for visitors to London Town during its 50th anniversary year and beyond.
Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park – The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park is the perfect place to take a fun and engaging deeper dive into Chesapeake Bay ecology and the maritime history of Annapolis. Listen as President and CEO Alice Estrada describes the high tech, high touch, newly renovated museum, tours aboard the historic Wilma Lee skipjack, and new opportunities for exploring the Chesapeake in up-close and personal ways.
And more! Stay tuned for new episodes. There’s always something to discover before you venture out for a visit.