PHG hosts its first VIRTUAL Patapsco Days in March.
While the environment presents some challenges, we are excited to share our plans to explore the theme of Innovation and Adaptation. We acknowledge that our current moment demands these approaches and values. We also recognize they have guided human creativity for centuries and contributed to the place we know today.
During the month we will premiere Patapsco Shorts, a series of brief multimedia presentations that explore the rich and diverse history, culture, and environment of the Patapsco Valley Heritage Area. A range of topics are in the line-up, including explorations of Brewing and Distilling, Quarrying, and Vernal Pools, among many others. Watch for Patapsco Shorts to continue throughout the year and we encourage others to share their stories as part of this new endeavor. If you have ideas for topics, email us. We would love to hear from you!
Other Patapsco Days 2021 plans include a Birding Webinar, a discussion on Patapsco River monitoring, and a Community Oral History Workshop that invites submissions below. In addition, we have launched a virtual Patapsco Show & Tell to gather creative responses to the prompt, “How has nature nurtured you during the pandemic? We invite all ages to submit drawings, poems, essays, songs and other creative pieces.
Stay tuned for additional updates and details on these and other upcoming Patapsco Days 2021 programs.
SHOW AND TELL
We invite you to come along on the journey and share YOUR story with us by clicking on and responding to the following question: “How has nature nurtured you during the pandemic?” with a drawing, picture, poem, essay, song or any other creative output that shares your story.
COLLECTING AND PRESERVING STORIES
With support from a Maryland Humanities grant, we will host a virtual oral history workshop on Saturday, March 27. To learn more about the project and how you can contribute your perspective on civic engagement, please click here.
LIVE VIRTUAL EVENTS
Saturday March 13, 3 PM: Howard County Virtual History Day-Patapsco Valley History Award Presentation. Click here for more information.
Thursday March 18, 7:30 PM: Maryland/DC Breeding Bird Atlas webinar with Sue Muller, Howard County Parks and Recreation. Zoom Registration Link Here
Tuesday March 23, 6 PM: Patapsco Monitoring Update with William Harbold, Maryland DNR. Zoom Registration Link Here
Saturday March 27, 10 AM: Collecting and Preserving Patapsco Stories with Aaron Shapiro, Patapsco Heritage Greenway. Zoom Registration Link Here
Patapsco Days has been financed in part with State funds from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, an instrumentality of the State of Maryland. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.
Funding for the Collecting and Preserving Stories program of Patapsco Days was provided by Maryland Humanities’ Voices and Votes Electoral Engagement Program and the “Why It Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation” initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Preserve. Protect. Interpret. Restore.
Patapsco Heritage Greenway, the non-profit managing organization of the Patapsco Valley Heritage Area, is dedicated to preserving, protecting, interpreting, and restoring the environment, history, and culture of Maryland’s most dramatic river valley for the enjoyment of all.