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Founding Freedoms: The Essential American Documents

Image courtesy of Historic Annapolis. American History Buffs Unite! Gather ye patriotism and head to the Maryland State House until November 14, 2021 to catch the exhibit “Founding Freedoms: The Essential American Documents,” sponsored by Historic Annapolis in partnership with philanthropist…

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Alex Haley Day, a New Tradition Unfolds

Like most American cities rich in colonial history, Annapolis has its fair share of statues honoring white men who played a central role in it. A few of the most visible include one honoring Baron Johann De Kalb, a German-born Revolutionary War hero, outside the Maryland State House, and another…

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Banneker-Douglass Museum Re-Opens

Autumn air carries with it a bounty of fall festivals, but none with as much meaning and purpose as the Banneker-Douglass Museum (BDM) Grand Re-Opening Block Party. Held in and around the museum September 18, 2021 from 1 – 5 pm, organizers of this free epic event invite you to enjoy music & food…

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A History Lover's Itinerary

Given Maryland’s nearly 400 years of history – it became a colony in 1632 and a state in 1788 – you could easily spend a month in the state and visit a different historic site, museum, or attraction every day. But if you’re big on history and short on time, just a few days spent in and around…

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A “Guardians of the First Amendment” Salute

When Founding Father James Madison envisioned what became known as the Bill of Rights, he must have had good reason to address freedom of the press as a crucial part of the first of ten Constitutional amendments on his list. Why we have a First Amendment at all will be the central theme at 10:00…

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Four Rivers Heritage Area: Key to Meaningful History

Four Rivers Heritage Area (4Rivers)—its legal name is Annapolis, London Town & South County Heritage Area, Inc.—makes history come alive for Anne Arundel County residents and visitors. The organization will celebrate its 20 th birthday this October. It’s called “Four Rivers” because the South…

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The Chase Home Garden

Set behind the impressive Chase-Lloyd House on Maryland Avenue lies a lush garden landscape of native plants that supports the ecology of the region and the Chesapeake Bay! Image courtesy of Annapolis Discovered. The Chase-Lloyd House The Chase-Lloyd House was built in the 1770's…

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Hammond-Harwood's Secret Garden Tour

There is something magical about peeking through gardens, exploring behind gates, not knowing what you might find around the next corner. I have been on the Annapolis Secret Garden Tour many times, and it never ceases to inspire and delight. For me, it conjures up memories of reading The Secret…

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Goshen Farm: Preservation, Restoration, Education

We first visited Goshen Farm for the Spring Open House event in April. Following the shaded winding access road to a parking area, we began the adventure of self-touring this unique 22-acre parcel located behind Cape St. Claire Elementary School. It’s one of the few existing examples of a Colonial…

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