February 12, 2019
Lecture: A New Paradigm for Oysters in the Chesapeake Bay
Wednesday, February 13
10:00 am
Historic London Town House and Gardens
839 Londontown Road, Edgewater

A lecture sponsored by Arundel Rivers and Historic London Town & Gardens

​Professor Stan Allen, Director of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science Aquaculture Genetics & Breeding Technology Center (ABC), will be a guest speaker. The ABC hatchery at VIMS currently operates the most extensive breeding program for oysters in the U.S., and arguably the largest in the world.​

The invention of the Triploid has revolutionized oyster aquaculture worldwide, including its recent rapid growth in the lower Chesapeake Bay. More than 90 per cent of Virginia’s farmed oysters result from the production method they created. Oysters improve water quality through filtration, create invaluable habitat to countless aquatic species, and support an international aquaculture industry. Oysters have been a mainstay of Chesapeake culture and economy for thousands of years, come find out what this exciting new scientific frontier has in store!
​Coffee and refreshments will be available.

​Free to attend, but pre-registration is required. Limited seats available. Learn more here.
Celebrate Valentine's Day at Hammond-Harwood House
Thursday, February 14
12:00 pm
Hammond-Harwood House
19 Maryland Ave, Annapolis

Valentine’s Day Concert
The Sound of the Viol: Songs and Love

You’re invited to a romantic concert of baroque music in the ballroom. Experience the sound of courtship in Early Modern Europe, rendered through viol – one of the most popular musical instruments of the 17th century – and voice. A valentine’s lunchtime concert featuring soprano Elissa Edwards and viol-player/musicologist Loren Ludwig.
Limited seating for 30 guests.

$30 per person/$25 Members. Buy Tickets. F or reservations, please call 410-263-4683×10 or email 
Lecture: Submerged Aquatic Vegetation -- Restoration Strategies for the Chesapeake Bay
Thursday, February 14
7:00 pm
Annapolis Maritime Museum
723 Second Street, Annapolis

Winter Lecture: M. Stephen Ailstock, Ph.D.

Dr. Ailstock will discuss the many techniques used to propagate Bay grasses that were pioneered by the Environmental Center at Anne Arundel Community College, as well as the evolution and ecological roles of submersed aquatic plants. He will outline propagation strategies and growth requirements for the plants and discuss the restoration efforts for and future of underwater grasses. Learn more here.

The 2019 Winter Lecture Series at the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park will be held on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. from January 10 to February 28. You will be challenged to question and to learn by engaging speakers on eight diverse topics including maritime history, local history, science and maritime art. Admission is $10 per person for non-members.
Celebrating Black History at the Galesville Community Center
Saturday, February 16
1:00 pm
Galesville Community Center
916 West Benning Road, Galesville

Featuring Tre M. Smith, Guest Presenter and CEO of EXPAND THE KINGDOM

A speaker of Gods Kingdom. A mentor and advocate for youth. A millennial builder in his generation. An innovative and intuitive author of “The Living Guide: A Word For Your Daily Life.”

The Galesville Community Center resides in the historic Rosenwald School of Galesville. It was built as an elementary school for African American children in 1929 as a one-room school and expanded to a two-room school in 1931 as part of the Julius Rosenwald Program. Today it is one of eleven school buildings remaining in Anne Arundel County.

Find the flier here .
Lecture: Historical Character Interpretation -- Connecting the Dots
Saturday, February 16
10:00 am
Historic London Town House and Gardens
839 Londontown Road, Edgewater

Each Saturday in February, learn from a noted scholar about the African American experience in the Chesapeake region

February 16- Historical Character Interpretation: Connecting the Dots

Brenda Parker will show how to create a more complete “story” of African American people in the past using whatever resources are available.
​$12 for adults, $10 for seniors. Free for members. Learn more here.
Sunday Afternoon Lecture, “Painted Pages: Illuminated Manuscripts, 13th–18th Centuries"
Sunday, February 17
3:00 pm
The Mitchell Gallery at St. John's College
60 College Ave, Annapolis

Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the exhibition “Painted Pages.”

Explore the rich pageantry of the Golden Age of handmade manuscripts. Many of these Western and Non-Western artisans employed elaborate gold leaf decoration, calligraphy, and intricate ornamentation on parchment and vellum.

This exhibition includes European and middle-Eastern medieval Bibles, prayer books, psalters, breviaries, and other sacred manuscripts. Examples from Hebrew texts, leaves from the Koran and the Persian epic poem, “Shahnameh” (the Persian “Book of Kings”), are included. Learn more here .
SAVE THE DATE: March 23, Celebrate Captain Avery Museum's 35th Anniversary Year at the Captain's Cafe
Coming Saturday, March 23rd
At the Captain Salem Avery Museum
1418 E West Shady Side Rd, Shady Side

Captain's Cafe

Join the Captain Salem Avery Museum for their maiden voyage of Captain's Cafe with local legends and friends of the museum Bob Israel and Eddie Czerwinski and their special guests playing blues, jazz, and rock. 7:00-9:00 pm,
$10 at the door. Learn more here.
Historic Annapolis Closes 99 Main Street, Moves Store to 77 Main
The Historic Annapolis Museum at 99 Main Street is now closed for renovations, as preparations begin to create a new and inviting space for the upcoming exhibit about the history of Annapolis. The renovations and exhibit are funded in part with grants from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.

The Historic Annapolis Museum Store, moved to 77 Main Street, features gifts from books to candles to kitchenware to children's toys. 
Wednesday - Thursday: 10 am - 4 pm, Friday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm, Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm 
Summer Internships for Architects, Landscape Architects, and Historians
Heritage Documentation Programs, in collaboration with the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE), seeks applications from qualified students and recent graduates for 2019 summer employment documenting historic sites and structures of architectural, landscape, and technological significance throughout the United States. Duties involve on-site field work and the preparation of measured and interpretive drawings and written historical reports for the HABS/HAER/HALS Collection at the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress. Projects last 12 weeks, beginning in late May or early June. Salaries range from approximately $8,000 to $12,000 for the summer, depending upon job responsibility and level of experience. Positions will be located at the HDP office in Washington, DC.

Applications are due March 1, 2019.

Positions are open to currently enrolled graduate students, and to undergraduate students who will have completed three years of course work by the beginning of summer 2019. Recent graduates (degree awarded October 2017 or later) may also apply. Successful applicants will be hired as U.S. Government contractors through NCPE.

For more information and details on application requirements, visit:
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