May 21, 2019
May is Preservation Month - Get Connected!
During Preservation Month make the decision to get connected! Join Forum Connect , the online community for people just like you—people passionate about saving places.

Forum Connect is your community. A place for you to ask questions, share ideas, learn from best practices, and build relationships with your peers from across the country.

Join one of the following threads currently taking place on Forum Connect :
  • Preservation Month—How are you celebrating?
  • Preservation Month—Share a photo!
  • Preserving culture through food
  • A guide to becoming a professional historic preservationist
  • Economic benefit of preservation project

Preservation Leadership Forum—A Network of Preservation Professionals
  • Forum Connect is brought to you by Preservation Leadership Forum at the National Trust. Membership benefits include access to the Forum Journal, discounts on trainings and conferences, and access to grant funding. Become an active participant in Forum today.
William Paca Public Garden Tour
Thursday, May 23
2:00-3:00 pm
William Paca House and Garden
186 Prince George Street, Annapolis

Join Historic Annapolis for a guided tour of William Paca’s enchanting 2-acre English pleasure garden. Your knowledgeable docent will take you on a stroll through the features of the Chesapeake falling garden, highlighting 18 th century plants and a beautiful array of heirloom roses.

Painstakingly restored to its original splendor using details drawn from historic artwork and archaeological excavations, the two-acre colonial William Paca Garden is a picturesque retreat from the bustle of the city. Visitors can view native and heirloom plants while exploring the terraced landscape’s formal Parterres, naturalistic Wilderness, and practical Kitchen garden. The charming Summerhouse beckons guests to cross the latticework bridge over a fish-shaped pond.

Cost: $10 General Admission; $8 for HA Members and Volunteers; $6 Child. Register here.
Sea Level Rise: The Risks and Realities
Tuesday, May 21
7:00-8:00 pm
Schmidt Conference Center
647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater

In this lecture, NOAA oceanographer William Sweet will talk about water level data from around the U.S. and decipher important patterns that directly impact coastal communities. He will focus on how the frequency of “nuisance” tidal flooding has been changing over the last century, and framing possible “futures” under continued and accelerated sea level rise projections.

SERC's monthly evening lectures run every third Tuesday of the month, from March through October. Lectures are free and open to all: No RSVP required! Learn more here.
Porch Stories: #ArtsEducationMatters
Thursday, May 30
6:30 pm
Maryland Theatre for the Performing Arts
3 Park Place, Suite 4 Annapolis

Join Maryland Theatre for the Performing Arts as a group of storytellers discussed how arts education has impacted their lives.

Storytellers include:
  • April Nyman- President of Anne Arundel County Arts Council
  • Lacey Sheppard- AACPS, Arts Integration Specialist
  • Emily Cory- MSDE, Fine Arts Project Consultant
  • Gabrielle Morgan- AACPS, Dance Teacher
  • Brian Cahalan-Economic Policy Analyst, Office of the Mayor
2019 Secret Garden Tour Coming Soon!
Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, 2019
Noon to 5:00 p.m
Hammond-Harwood House
19 Maryland Ave, Annapolis

• $30 per person in advance 
• $35 day of the event 
• 10% discount for group tour of 10 or more

The 2019 historic Hammond- Harwood House Secret Garden Tour features private gardens in the Historic District of Annapolis. The area between City Dock and Spa Creek holds architectural gems from Annapolis’ earliest days as well as Victorian-era and 20th-century homes. The gardens range from extremely small to surprisingly large, from formal to cottagelike, and from well-established to quite new. All the gardens epitomize the goals of the home gardener: to have a beautiful space filled with flowers, trees, shrubs, grasses, and other garden elements, a space that is a pleasure to live in and inspirational to work in.

All proceeds from this tour will benefit the 1774 Hammond-Harwood House, an Anglo-Palladian home on Maryland Avenue, and its museum collection of paintings, furniture, and colonial decorative art. This special event is made possible by the owners who graciously open their outdoor areas for this annual fundraiser. Learn more and buy tickets here.
ArchiTrex Tour this Saturday!
Saturday, May 25
10:00am-12:00 pm
Tour departs from City Dock Information Booth, 1 Dock Street

The historic district of Annapolis is a museum without walls, a treasure trove of architecture and preservation. Celebrate and learn about the city’s most notable and celebrated examples of 17th and 18th century architecture on a two-hour walking tour, developed and led by local architects.

Cost: $22 Adults; $14 Children 3-11; Free for Children 2 and under. Register here.
Upcoming "We Rise" Events
 Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture 50th Anniversary
"We Rise!" Events

"We Rise" Youth Conference:
Black Youth Through A Beautiful Lens

Friday, June 28
9:30 am – 2:30 pm 
Banneker-Douglass Museum
84 Franklin Street, Annapolis

Curated by young people, for young people, this day will consist of a youth led panel discussion on imagery, education, and social justice, as well as an exhibit opening, featuring works from participants in the “We Rise: Photojournalism Project."

MCAAHC Legacy Symposium
Saturday, June 29, 2019
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Morgan State University
1700 E Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC) during the Legacy Symposium hosted on the campus of Morgan State University .

Learn more about these events here.
May 23–June 11

The Mitchell Gallery at St. John's College
60 College Avenue, Annapolis

The Mitchell Gallery's Bi-Annual Juried Exhibition featuring the work of Anne Arundel County Artists selected by Juror LuLen Walker, Art curator at Georgetown University. Works created in diverse media within the last two years will be on display and feature both two-and three-dimensional artwork.

Cash prizes are awarded for Best in Show, Best Two-Dimensional, and Best Three-Dimensional. Learn more here.
Save the Date! Strawberry Festival
Saturday, June 8
10:00 am–4:00 pm
Rain date: Sunday, June 9
Benson Hammond House
7101 Aviation Blvd, Linthicum

You are invited to the Annual Strawberry Festival at the Benson-Hammond House, 7101 Aviation Blvd, Linthicum on Saturday, June 8, 10 AM to 4 PM. Family Fun, Food and Fellowship in the house and on the grounds. This year's Festival is highlighting the Gaither Family. Come and see Marva Gaither's 7-generation genealogy exhibit that helps to tell the fuller story of Northern Anne Arundel County. See the flyer here .
Reserve Your Tickets for the Maryland Traditions Heritage Awards
Event will honor musical and cultural traditions from across the state.

Reserve your free tickets today for the Maryland Traditions Heritage Awards, hosted Friday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Proscenium Theatre on the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The Maryland Traditions folklife program of the Maryland State Arts Council hosts the Heritage Awards, which are given annually to outstanding stewards of Maryland’s living cultural traditions.

The ceremony will feature performances by Jay Armsworthy and Cultura Plenera, as well a big band performance and documentary premiere highlighting the Arch Social Club. The ceremony is free and open to the public, and will take place in conjunction with the Maryland Arts Summit , a convening of artists and arts leaders from around the state.
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