Rosa Parks: One Person Can Change the World

Rosa Parks: One Person Can Change the World

Visit with Rosa Parks – The Mother of the Freedom Movement – at the historic Liriodendron Mansion, and learn how her quiet determination sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott and inspired generations to continue the fight for civil rights.

On Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 pm, Janice Curtis Greene – award-winning Author, Master Storyteller, and American Griot – will bring Rosa Parks to life with her enthralling reenactment of the African American icon.

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required as seating is limited. Visit  for reservations. 

Event is appropriate for ages 12+ and is fully accessible.

This special presentation is part of Dr. Kelly’s Liriodendron: Life, Legacy & Community – a year-long series of programs, supported by The Dresher Foundation, which explores the interests and influences of Dr. Howard Atwood Kelly – world-renowned surgeon, naturalist, philanthropist, and author, and one of the founders of Johns Hopkins Medical School and Hospital. Dr. Kelly was a champion of women’s suffrage.

About the Performer

Ms. Greene has been telling African, African American and Multicultural stories for over 30 years. She is Past President and Life Member of both of the Griots’ Circle of Maryland, Inc. and the National Association of Black Storytellers.

Janice Curtis Greene has delighted adult and student audiences at various venues throughout the United States and abroad. Janice mesmerizes her audiences with folktales, original and personal stories and Bible Stories set to syncopated Rap rhythms. Janice has narrated for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and is also known for her portrayals of historical African American women. Her poem “Black Women in Power” is featured in the newly released book, “Dear Kamala: Women Write to the New Vice President”.

In 2017 Commissioner Greene was appointed by Governor Hogan to serve on the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture.

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One Life – The Exquisite Florals

One Life – The Exquisite Florals

ONE LIFE – The Exquisite Florals

Recent Still -Life paintings by Jonathan West

Slow motion explosions of prismatically clarified lightwaves describing the way water splashes when mixed with stardust.”


We’re thrilled to kick off our 2022 gallery season with this beautiful exhibit by local artist Jonathan West, which features thirty-two floral still-life paintings of wildflowers painted from life and placed in exquisite vases, vividly presented with pure white backgrounds.

The exhibit will be on view beginning on Sunday, March 13 from 11 am to 3 pm, on Sunday, April 10 between 2 and 5 pm, and on Wednesdays from 1 to 6 pm through April 27. It will also be viewable during public-facing events.

The Wednesday Artists Group will be creating new floral paintings on Wednesday, April 6, which will be for sale on Sunday, April 10.

Please note:  Due to the historic nature of our venue, the 2nd floor gallery space has limited access.

Winter Walk in the Woods

Winter Walk in the Woods

Join us on Presidents’ Day (2/21) for this free popular annual outdoor event!

Enjoy an easy walk through the woods around the Liriodendron Mansion and along the Ma and Pa Trail as you learn about what’s happening in the colder months from Naturalist Scott McDaniel from Susquehannock Wildlife Society.

We’ll meet in the Broadway parking lot at 1 pm, and make our way to one of the Mansion’s porticos, where free light refreshments will be provided.  All ages welcome! Please wear sturdy shoes and warm clothes!

Special thanks to The Dresher Foundation for support of this event.

Holiday Raffle to Benefit The Liriodendron Foundation

Holiday Raffle to Benefit The Liriodendron Foundation

Purchase your raffle entries today to be entered into a drawing to win a Crabby Christmas basket overflowing with goodies, valued at more than $350!

Basket includes:

– Gift card and candies from Log Cabin Candies

– Gift card and items from Conrad’s Crabs

– Hand painted decorative tile by Jo Houtz

– Framed Chadwick the Crab print signed by the illustrator

– Copy of the Chadwick Treasury signed by the illustrator and author 

Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.

Donations provided by Conrad’s Crabs & Seafood Market in Bel Air, Log Cabin Candies in Fallston, and artist Jo Houtz. All proceeds benefit the non-profit Liriodendron Foundation. 

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Holiday Open House at the Liriodendron Mansion

Holiday Open House at the Liriodendron Mansion

A holiday tradition returns to the Liriodendron!

Visit us from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, December 4 to tour our beautifully decorated historic mansion and enjoy holiday favorites including:

  • Art and craft vendors selling one-of-a-kind gifts and decorations
  • Greenery and arrangements for purchase
  • Live music throughout the day
  • Refreshments for sale from Waffle’n Joe Food Truck
  • Activities for kids
  • Visits with Santa outside on our portico
  • A holiday basket raffle with lots of Maryland goodies
  • A special exhibit featuring original illustrations from the beloved Chadwick the Crab children’s book series

And more!

Suggested donation – $5 per family

Please note: Due to the historic nature of our venue, our 2nd floor gallery space has limited accessibility. 

Funding for the Liriodendron Mansion and this event is provided, in part, by a grant from Harford County.

Chadwick the Crab & All of His Friends – The Original Illustrations by A.R. Cohen

Chadwick the Crab & All of His Friends – The Original Illustrations by A.R. Cohen

The exhibition CHADWICK THE CRAB & ALL OF HIS FRIENDS presents a rare opportunity not only to view the stunning original illustrations from the beloved children’s book series but to also purchase them.

The 92 watercolor, and pen and ink illustrations were created by Harford County artist A.R. Cohen. Alan began his collaboration with the author Priscilla Cummings in 1986 with the publication of CHADWICK THE CRAB. Eight other books have followed in addition to an activities book and an anthology of four of the Chadwick books. Three of the series focus on Chesapeake Bay wildfowl. There is a bookish blue heron who stars in OSWALD AND THE TIMBERDOODLES, a pair of enterprising egrets featured in SID AND SAL’S FAMOUS CHANNEL MARKER DINER, and there’s TOULOUSE THE STORY OF A CANADIAN GOOSE.

This exhibition will be enjoyed by children (and adults!) of all ages and will open at The Liriodendron Mansion on Sunday November 14 from 11:00 to 3:00.  The show will be open every Wednesday, from November 17 through December 29 from 1:00 to 6:00 and Sunday December 12 from 11:00 to 3:00.

Along with the illustrations, books will be on sale and the illustrator A.R. Cohen and the author Priscilla Cummings will be there to sign them.

Don’t miss this charming and fun exhibition and the chance to purchase one of these engaging works of art! All sales benefit The Liriodendron Foundation.

The Bel Air Library will hold Storytime at the Liriodendron on Wednesday November 17 and Wednesday December 8 at 10:30 am.