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23 Sites to See in Anne Arundel County

In December 1649, the first European settlers supplanted the Susquehannocks and formed a new settlement north of the Severn River. They named it Providence. Now almost 375 years later, Anne Arundel County encompasses 376,000 acres and sits at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, enticing visitors from…

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A Brief History of the Tug of War

Once again, the Maritime Republic of Eastport has declared war on the City of Annapolis, its colonial overlord on the “mainland.” The just-for-fun annual smackdown continues this year on Saturday, November 5th, when the two villages work out their differences in an annual Tug of War billed as the…

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Visit the Maryland WWII Memorial in Annapolis

Sitting on a hill overlooking the Severn River is the Maryland WWII Memorial. Dedicated in 1998, this dramatic memorial pays tribute to Maryland’s men and women who gave their lives during World War II. A visitor at the WWII Memorial. Image courtesy of Drawn to the Image. Designed by…

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Maryland Day: History Hop Your Way Through the County

The State of Maryland cordially invites one and all to celebrate her 388th birthday at a weekend-long party called Maryland Day, held this year from March 25-27, 2022. That’s right, Maryland Day is back this year with over 60 in-person and virtual events within Anne Arundel County that celebrate…

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Unprecedented Presidents Presence in Annapolis

A bronze statue of General George Washington in the Old Senate Chamber, commemorating the resignation of his commission to command the Continental Army. Image courtesy of Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County. As any student and teacher eager for a mid-winter break can tell you, Presidents Day is…

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Honoring the 200th Birthday of Harriet Tubman

“I had reasoned this out in my mind; there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty, or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other; for no man should take me alive.” — Harriet Tubman to Sarah Bradford in Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman, 1868. True stories of the…

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Annapolis, an American Story

If you are looking for an engaging and exciting history lesson on our great city of Annapolis, look no further than the Museum of Historic Annapolis to see the brand new exhibition, Annapolis: An American Story. The exhibition follows 400 years of Annapolis, chronologically, as you weave your way…

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Black History 365 Collaborative

Black history and heritage are American from the ancient Olmecs to Frederick Douglass, Cynthia Abney Carter, DeJuan Gay, and beyond. African and American history are inseparably intertwined. Every month boasts of African American voices and events that changed history and continue to transform the…

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