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Discover the Historic James Brice House

Thirty-five happy years ago I met my husband. We worked together at a Maryland real estate firm where, early on, I noticed a framed snapshot in his office. In the amateur photo, my youthful future spouse posed in sporty 1980s attire beside his little BMW sedan on East Street in Historic Annapolis…

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African American Heritage Tour Lends Perspective

African American history in Annapolis is a story about much more than staggering numbers, chilling tales, or attention-grabbing facts. It is a story about human tragedy, individual fear and greed, and conditions of extreme suffering. It is also a story of hope, industry and perseverance. Like it or…

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Seeing the Holidays through a Historic Lens

The different ways we celebrate the holidays are rooted in family traditions, religious customs—and history . Every single day in the Annapolis area, we are treated to a wonderful mix of modern times and history, so it’s no surprise the holiday season gives us a chance to experience the same…

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Take a Haunted Tour of Historic Annapolis

Instead of doing the usual American Halloween rituals this year – walking a haunted trail or watching horror movies – I opted to join Watermark’s Historic Ghost Walk in downtown Annapolis. I’m not one to actively search for a way to scare myself in celebration of All Hallow’s Eve, but I do love…

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In Annapolis, Gone But Not Forgotten

There’s so much history you can see in Annapolis. It’s in the architecture, the bumpy brick sidewalks and the plaques honoring a building’s old age. In a town lauded for its historic preservation, it can be fun to recognize all that has disappeared...or, in certain cases, simply been hidden from…

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A Tour for the Architecturephiles

When you think about what makes a city unique or what defines its look, its character, its je ne sais quois, there is perhaps nothing more important than its architecture. Okay, maybe food, but certainly architecture is one of those things we think of when we think of a place. Miami = art deco. Palm…

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The Hammond-Harwood House, an Annapolis Jewel

In historic Annapolis, there are basically three kinds of buildings: old, older, and oldest. The elegant Hammond-Harwood House is one of the oldest--and perhaps the most remarkable and beautifully furnished. Open to the public for tours, this fancy mansion on the corner of King George Street and…

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