Thu, 09/30 — 10/2.

The Slave Dwelling Project Conference


Hosted by The Slave Dwelling Project

The Slave Dwelling Project, like so many museums, historic sites, and institutions of higher learning, entered 2020 with robust and ambitious plans. We were well on our way to celebrating our 10th anniversary by organizing a fall conference on the theme “Ten Years of Changing Narratives.” But the outbreak of COVID-19 dictated the postponement of those conference plans and the adjustment of our work to the realities of social distancing and remote communication.

Thu, 10/07.

Phoenix Rising 2021 at Bengies Drive-In

Bengies Drive-In Theatre 3417 Eastern Blvd, Middle River, MD 21220

Hosted by Preservation Maryland

Cost: $75

Back by popular demand, Preservation Maryland will host a special evening at a Bengies Drive-In Theatre on Thursday October 7, 2021.

Our largest event of the year, Phoenix Rising is heading back to Bengies as we feature our 90th anniversary celebration, the Best of Maryland Awards, a video update on Preservation Maryland’s programs and projects, and a screening of Back to the Future under the stars!

The safe and celebratory event will showcase two of our favorite events of the year – Phoenix Rising and the Best of Maryland Awards. The Best of Maryland Awards show us what is possible when we work together to preserve Maryland’s rich history.

Stay up to date on this year’s event at

Phoenix Rising and Best of Maryland Awards Schedule:

5:45pm – Gates Open

6:00pm – Network & Mingle

7:00pm – Preservation Maryland & Best of Maryland Awards Preview Video

7:30pm – Feature Film Back to the Future

$90-for-90yrs. Donation Tickets: In honor of Preservation Maryland’s 90th Anniversary, consider making a $90.00 match and make our next 90 years even better!

Sat, 10/09.

2021 Nanticoke River Jamboree

4837 Indiantown Rd Vienna MD 21689

Hosted by Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance

Cost: Adult Admission $5, children under 12 free

The event will include the unveiling of the restored Handsell front porch, a dedication of a memorial to Handsell’s enslaved community, the special exhibit: “Vienna Attacked”, exploring the 1780 British and loyalist raids on Nanticoke River villages and plantations.

Learn of three cultures – Native People, African Enslaved, Colonial Settlers. Open Hearth Cooking demos all day featuring Jerome Bias, interpreting an enslaved cook in the Handsell Kitchen. Revolutionary War Military interpreters Noah Lewis as “Ned Hector” and the Chesapeake Independent Blues. Exhibits and demonstrations including rug hooking, blacksmithing, spinning, quilting, and colonial woodworking. A complete list and all info can be found on 

Wed, 04/27 — 05/01/22.

Society of Architectural Historians Annual International Conference

The Westin Pittsburgh, 1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Hosted by Society of Architectural Historians

The Society of Architectural Historians is pleased to announce that it will hold its 75th Annual International Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 27–May 1, 2022. Pittsburgh is home to 90 unique neighborhoods, 165 parks, and miles of hiking and biking trails. Once an industrial hub, Pittsburgh is now a leader in the green building movement and a top-10 city for certified green building space.  The city boasts an impressive range of buildings by architects such as H.H. Richardson, Pittsburgh’s first woman architect Elise Mercur, Pittsburgh’s first African American architect Louis Arnett Stuart Bellinger, Walter Gropius, Marcel Breuer, Richard Neutra, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Robert Venturi, and Philip Johnson.  Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater is just 60 minutes away in the Laurel Highlands.

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