• Architect’s Apprentice

Wednesday, August 1 at 10 am

$15 per family

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A 90 -minute program designed especially for children who want to discover an architect’s world.


Concert in the garden.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Tickets: $ 28 per person


ACMF returns to Annapolis’ historic Hammond-Harwood house for a second year—with a twist. As we look to explore how setting can affect and inform chamber music, we bring our performance outside to the serene garden of this landmark home. Works by American composers, many of which draw inspiration from the natural world, will be featured in a unique intersection of sound and place that’s sure to reveal hidden depth in each work.

Charles Ives has often been viewed as America’s most anachronistic composer. An insurance agent by trade, his compositional output is riddled with experimental techniques, many of which were years before their time. Combined with his deep understanding and love of folk music, the result was a catalog that paved the way for American musical modernism. His first string quartet serves as the cornerstone of this concert, full of the melodic beauty and rhythmic peculiarity that makes Ives so unique.

Samuel Barber’s “Summer Music,” a standard of the woodwind quintet repertoire, offers an evocative journey through pastoral landscapes. Each instrument is featured virtuosically as different characters emerge. Pulitzer Prize winner and a founding member of the New York City’s acclaimed Bang on a Can festival, Julia Wolfe has been creating a striking, energetic style of her own for several decades. “On-seven-star-shoes” for wind quintet is an exciting, angular work that’s sure to inhabit the outdoor space like no other piece can. Another Pulitzer Prize winner, John Luther Adams is best known for his nature-inspired music, most notably from his time living in Alaska. His string quartet, “Dream of the Canyon Wren,” brings to mind the birdsong-influenced work of Olivier Messiaen, replete with natural and animalistic imagery that results in a placid yet sublime musical snapshot.

Julia Wolfe – Seven Star Shoes for woodwind quintet

John Luther Adams – Dream of the Canyon Wren for string quartet

Samuel Barber – Summer Music for woodwind quintet

Charles Ives – String Quartet no. 1

repertoire subject to change


  • African American Experience Tour

Saturday, August 4 at 2 pm

$5 per person/Members Free

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Join Hammond-Harwood House docent, William Ridgley Sr, for an African American Experience Tour at the Hammond-Harwood House. The African American Experience Tour will cover the stories of men and women, both enslaved and free, who built, maintained, and lived in Hammond-Harwood House.

A focus will be three enslaved women — Mary, Matilda, and Juliet — who worked at the house in the early to mid-19th century.

Other topics include how petitions for freeing certain enslaved men and women were handled, the aims of the American Colonization Society, and the successes and setbacks of one early African-American artist.


  • William Buckland’s Annapolis Walking Tour

Tuesday, August 14th at 4 pm (Buckland’s birthday)

$15 per person/$10 Members

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A walking tour of downtown Annapolis to celebrate William Buckland’s birthday, and learn about his life, see firsthand his designs, and explore the unique features he created.  Tour will start at Ridout House at 120 Duke of Gloucester Street in Annapolis.


  • Jane Austen Tour

Wednesday, August 15th at noon.

$10 per person/Members Free

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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.


  • Garden Party at Thanksgiving Farm Winery

Saturday, August 18 at 5:30 pm

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Hammond – Harwood House’s annual fundraiser will take place at Thanksgiving Farm Vineyards & Winery, a family owned and operated business dedicated to grape growing and wine making!

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  • Behind the Canvas with the Curator: A Make & Take Program
    Chilled in China: The Export Porcelain Collection

Thursday, August 23 at noon

$15 per person/Members Free

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Special curator led tour that explores the Hammond-Harwood House collection of Chinese export porcelain including the green celadon dishes in the dining room painted with flora & fauna and the Nanking Fruit coolers that have an interesting connection to the first American women in China. After the half hour lecture there will be a 20 minute workshop to make jewelry using blue and white china.


  • “…how hard the hands had to work…”: Artisanship, family ties, & African – Americans at the Hammond-Harwood House

Join us at the Hammond-Harwood House on August 29 at 12 pm to hear Dr. Christopher Mielke discuss his latest research about the African-American men and women associated with the early days of the House. This lecture will feature updates on the eventual fate of Mary and Matilda Matthews—two enslaved sisters owned by members of the Loockerman family—as well as a discussion of objects the sisters would have interacted with on a daily basis. The emphasis of the talk will be about the nature of their work as well as the skilled and artistic labor enslaved men and women were capable of, such as the silhouette attributed to Moses Williams (right), a man once owned by Charles Willson Peale.

Free To The Public

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

12 Pm (Noon)

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