NEWS FROM FOUR RIVERS
April 16, 2019
The New Four Rivers Visitor Brochure is Here!
Big News!

The revised and updated Four Rivers visitor brochure is here. Let us know how many your site can use for the new season!

Call our office at 410-222-1805 or send an e-mail to heritage_area@aacounty.org

Four Rivers, one of Maryland’s state heritage areas, is an established heritage tourism destination on the Chesapeake Bay’s western shore. With Annapolis, Maryland’s historic capital city, as its “crown jewel”, the Four Rivers Heritage Area stretches from Sandy Point State Park at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, through southern Anne Arundel County, to Rose Haven at the Calvert County line. Framed by the Chesapeake Bay on the east and by Route 2/Solomon’s Island Road on the west, Four Rivers reflects Maryland’s rich historic, cultural, and natural legacy.
Lecture: "A Brief Outline of Annapolis History"
State House
Thursday, April 18
10:00 am
William Paca House and Garden
186 Prince George Street, Annapolis

Annapolis has a long, complicated history dating back to the 17th century, so getting a firm mental handle on it can be difficult. Back by popular demand, Senior Historian Glenn E. Campbell breaks down the history of Maryland’s capital city into thematic blocks of time to help you make sense of it all.

Cost: Free for HA Docents and Docents-in-Training; $5 HA Members and Volunteers; $10 General Admission. Learn more here.
London Town Plant Sale - Saturday!
Fall Plant Sale
Saturday, April 20
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Historic London Town House and Gardens
839 Londontown Road, Edgewater

Historic London Town's annual plant sale returns, featuring an emphasis on London Town’s horticultural collections. Members and volunteers receive a 10% discount on plants all weekend.​

What will you find at the sale?
  • Plants hardy to zone 7a and 7b
  • Plants that are well represented in our gardens and are thriving in our woodland gardens (filtered shade)
  • Our stock comes from reputed vendors and is hand picked
  • Part of our plant material is lifted and transplanted form the gardens and is well accustomed to clay/sand mix found at London Town
  • 80% of our stock is exotic plants that are of high botanical and ornamental value. But we will have a few natives too

Free to attend the plant sale. Learn more here.
"Lafayette’s Annapolis," A Walking Tour
Saturday, April 20
10:30 am-12:15 pm AND 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Maryland Inn
16 Church Circle, Annapolis

Follow in the footsteps of the Marquis de Lafayette, America’s favorite fighting Frenchman. Led by Senior Historian Glenn Campbell, this tour traces the itinerary of General Lafayette’s 1824 visit to Annapolis, with a few asides to sites he knew from his earlier trips to Maryland’s capital city in 1777, 1781, and 1784.

Follow in the footsteps of the Marquis de Lafayette, America’s favorite fighting Frenchman. Led by Senior Historian Glenn Campbell, this tour traces the itinerary of General Lafayette’s 1824 visit to Annapolis, with a few asides to sites he knew from his earlier trips to Maryland’s capital city in 1777, 1781, and 1784.
Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather, as the tour is held rain or shine.


Cost: $15 General Admission; $10 for HA Members and Volunteers
In and Out of Annapolis- The Art and Story Behind It
Artist Desiree Holmes Scherini on Exhibit at MTPA
April 5- May 20, 2019

Meet & Greet Reception
Thursday, May 2
6:30pm at MTPA
3 Park Place, Suite 4 Annapolis

Desiree Holmes Scherini enjoys capturing the essence and beauty in the world around her through her art. She particularly enjoys seeing and sharing the color of forms. She works in several different media, including pastel, oil, watercolor, pencil and charcoal. Desiree enjoys painting a variety of subjects, and particularly enjoys landscapes, portraits, and figure painting and drawing. She has painted extensively “en Plein Air” (outdoors, from life) and is one of the featured artists in the book “100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic”. Learn more about MTPA here .
Save The Date: Randi Korn, "Intentional Practice for Museums: A Guide for Maximizing Impact" Offered in Frederick, May 14
Tuesday, May 14
7:00-8:00 pm
Tenth Ward Distilling Company
55 East Patrick Street, Frederick

Visit another heritage area!

Social hour starting at 6 PM, talk to start at 7 PM

Randi Korn will discuss her book, Intentional Practice for Museums: A Guide for Maximizing Impact, with K. Allison Wickens, Vice President for Education, George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

Visitor-serving organizations of all types will learn how to employ an impact-driven way of thinking and working that places an organization’s reason for being—achieving impact—at the center of its work. It is sure to be a fascinating conversation that will deepen the knowledge of those considering or already pursuing intentional practice. This event, sponsored by the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area , is free and open to all. Learn more here.
Reserve Your Spot: "Resurrecting Histories: Cemeteries of the Four Rivers Heritage Area" Symposium in June
On June 8, 2019, the Anne Arundel County Trust for Preservation (ACT) in cooperation with Anne Arundel County’s Cultural Resources Division will hold an interactive discussion exploring the history, genealogy, and care of the more than 500 historic cemeteries in Anne Arundel County.

The event will be held at the Galesville Community Center, located at 916 W Benning Rd. in Galesville, Maryland

The event will focus primarily on cemeteries located in the Four Rivers Heritage Area and will feature an impressive panel of experts who will share their experience and knowledge, then answer your questions! The half-day symposium, “Resurrecting Histories: Cemeteries of the Four Rivers Heritage Area,” will help citizens and caretakers of these unique cultural resources unlock the secrets of historic burying grounds. Panelists will share their tips for how average citizens can help protect these important historic spaces. The public is invited to attend and participate. Attendees will also have the opportunity to take an exclusive guided tour of the Historic Quaker Burying Ground in Galesville, Maryland that afternoon.

Symposium registration is capped at 75, so don’t delay. Registration opens April 12, 2019. A limited number of scholarships are available for students. To reserve your spot or find further information go to http://www.aacounty.org/cemeteries or contact Anastasia Poulos, Archaeological Sites Planner of the County's Cultural Resources Division, at (410) 222-7432.
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