The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and Historic Annapolis present this story is about strategic location on a great estuary, human interactions with rich natural resources, and the founding history of the United States.
It is an evolving story built around the science of archaeology and the inferences of oral and written history for the 2,650-acre campus of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), five miles south of Annapolis and 25 miles east of Washington, DC. It relies upon volunteer citizen scientists who have been piecing together a fabric of place and time that is entirely local, yet it forms a quilt of context for America today.
The story extends back 3,000 years to the earliest people who gathered oysters from the Bay and developed an elaborate culture here, and it continues to the present with surprising new discoveries almost weekly.
Virtual lecture. Advance registration is required.
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Tags: Chesapeake Bay, historic annapolis, history, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Tuck Hines
Explore 300 years of architecture in historic Annapolis, the museum without walls, with a professional guide during this varied and informative walking tour. Highlights of the tour include the Shiplap House, the Paca House, Patrick Creagh House, Hammond-Harwood House, and the Chase Lloyd House.
Presented by Historic Annapolis in partnership with in partnership with Watermark (a Founding One Hundred supporter)
Tour departs from 25 Market Space
Cost: $22 Adults; $10 Children (11 and under)
Tags: annapolis, architecture, ArchiTrex, historic annapolis, history, Watermark
Historic Annapolis invites you to make a bee-line for the William Paca Garden to find out what the buzz is all about during this fun-filled afternoon celebrating all things bees while you discover the important roles bees play in our world. Experience the wonder of a honey extraction demonstration from HA’s beekeeper, Peter Quinton. James Gagliardi, Horticulturist for Smithsonian Gardens and editor of the Smithsonian’s first gardening book, Encyclopedia of Garden Plants for Every Location, will provide a lecture about pollinators. The lecture will be followed by a book signing. Family activities.
- Doors open: 1 p.m.
- Honey Extraction Demonstration: 2 – 3 p.m.
- Lecture: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free for Family and Garden Circle Members; $5 General Admission; $4 for HA Members and Volunteers; $3 for Children 3-17; Free for Children 2 and under.
Tags: bees, Encyclopedia of Garden Plants for Any Location, family activity, historic annapolis, honey, James Gagliardi, Paca House, Peter Quinton, pollinators, Smithsonian