June 11, 2019
Farmers' Markets Offer a Taste of Summer
Summertime local flavors abound at nearby Anne Arundel County Farmers'
Markets. Customers can expect to find a wide variety of locally produced agricultural products including seasonal produce, milk, yogurt, cheese, beef, pork, chicken, eggs, baked goods, fermented foods, jams, candies, soaps, and local artists. Local Foods are fresher, and taste better than food bred to be shipped long distances with extended shelf life. These markets are coordinated by Lisa Barge, Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation.

Did you know? If every household in Maryland purchased just $12 worth of farm products for 8 weeks, over $200 million would be put back into our farmers' pockets and back in our local economy. Learn more here.
Events at Hammond-Harwood House This Week!
Jane Austen Tour
Wednesday, June 12
12:00 pm
Hammond-Harwood House 19 Maryland Ave, Annapolis

Tour of the house that compares the customs and social graces of the Loockerman family, who lived in the Hammond-Harwood House in the early 19th century, with those of characters in Jane Austen novels.

$10 per person/Members Free. For reservations, please call 410-263-4683×10 or email

Curator’s Talk
Thursday, June 13
12:00 pm
Hammond-Harwood House
19 Maryland Ave, Annapolis

Special curator led tour of the fine and decorative arts collection.

$15 per person/Members Free. For reservations, please call 410-263-4683×10 or email
HA Happy Hour: Trivia in the Garden
Thursday, June 13
5:00-7:00 pm
William Paca House and Garden
186 Prince George Street

Don’t know what to do with all those random facts you’ve accumulated in your brain over the years? Why not test your knowledge at the June HA Happy Hour: Trivia in the Garden! Join us for a lively evening of trivia surrounded by the Paca Garden in full bloom. Topics will include standard trivia favorites: music, pop culture and sport, but with a local flavor. As you ponder over answers, enjoy a Clue-cumber Cooler, June’s signature cocktail by Stoli Vodka. Bring a team or join one when you arrive; the more, the merrier!

Doors open at 5 pm; Trivia begins at 5:30 pm.

Cost: $18 General Admission; $15 HA Members and Volunteers. Entry includes one drink ticket and light fare; additional drink tickets available for purchase. Learn more here.
Preservation Maryland Announces Conference Keynote Speaker
Preservation Maryland will convene Maryland’s statewide historic preservation and smart growth conference, the "Old Line State Summit," in Frederick on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. 

Topics will include placemaking, smart growth advocacy, augmented and virtual reality technologies at historic sites, real estate development, architectural documentation and cemetery documentation, engaging new visitors with Latinx history and outreach, climate change, and a tour of Frederick’s architecture.

This Year's Keynote Speaker will be Jim Lindberg, Vice President of Research and Policy for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, on "Making Preservation the New Normal: Building Systems for Reuse." Lindberg will examine the ways the goals of preservation are interconnected with those of advocates for issues like the environment, community health, and equitable development. Research across these various fields demonstrates the need to build new rules and unwind entrenched thinking on building communities. The aim to create places that are greener, healthier, and more equitable applies to urban and rural communities alike.

Join your colleagues for a plenary that will explore the National Trust’s extensive research on topics of preservation, planning, and sustainable development and explore new ways for Marylanders to approach the case for preservation. Registration is now open.
Discover Summer Camp at the Annapolis Maritime Museum
Camping is fun with Annapolis Maritime Museum -- explore the camp calendar.
Sign-up now and use these coupon codes:
SUMMER19 - $30 off one session per camper
ADDON - $50 off one session per camper for 
campers already registered for camp

There are summer camp sessions for campers entering Kindergarten through ninth
grade. Activities are specifically designed with each age group in mind. Our youngest campers will enjoy hands-on animal investigations, water play, arts and crafts, and stories. 

Campers in grades 4-9th are challenged with water-based adventures including kayak and boat excursions, stand-up paddle boarding, and fishing. Camps run from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily with before and after-care available.
Get Ready for Maryland Humanities "Chautauqua" Events Around the State
This summer, North Pole explorer Matthew Henson, oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, and “Pirate Queen” Grace O’Malley come to life for the 25th anniversary of Maryland Humanities' Chautauqua! The theme for this year's living history series is “Making Waves.” The series will explore aspects of how water has shaped our history. Come celebrate those who have navigated ice, waves, and the depths below by experiencing three historical adventurers to life on the Chautauqua stage.The free series travels to eight Maryland counties (including a performance in nearby Crofton) from July 5 through July 20. Learn more:
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