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Listen and Learn at a Winter Lecture Series

Yes, holiday parties are fun – but there comes a time when the last appetizer is consumed and the last carol is sung – a time when you find yourself wondering if nourishing the intellect might be a better choice. When the New Year rings in, why not bundle up and venture out to listen and learn at a…

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Celebrate the Holidays and History

The holidays are in full swing in Annapolis and so have the special events. All around our state capital, there are various spectacles and storefronts that are worthy of your attention during December. We know about the fantastic deals for Midnight Madness and cruising through Lights on The Bay at…

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Festive Events for a Historic Holiday Season

With the countdown to Christmas officially on, we found a variety of fun things to do that take in the lights of the season, draw us back in time and celebrate the history of holiday traditions...with a Rock & Roll icon thrown into the mix just for fun! Make this year a historic holiday season…

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Experience Historic London Town & Gardens

A former site of a colonial seaport founded on the South River in 1683, Historic London Town and Gardens is now a 23-acre park that features an abundance of history, archaeology, and horticulture. Owned by Anne Arundel County and managed by the London Town Foundation, I had the pleasure of…

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Historic Renovations to the James Brice House

James Brice would be pleased. The Annapolis native and colonial-era leader died in 1801, but these days he just might be smiling down on Historic Annapolis’ renovations to the famed James Brice House. In 1767, the twenty-year-old James Brice was flush with cash and endowed with two inherited empty…

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Follow Historic Markers of Anne Arundel County

Annapolis, Maryland is filled with charm, intrigue, secrets, and stories that span 400 years. But did you know that Anne Arundel county is filled with just as much history? There are forty-eight historic markers scattered throughout Anne Arundel county, and you’re bound to spot one or two if you…

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The Meaning of the Marker

Annapolis is, by United States standards, a very “olde towne.” It was founded in 1650 before becoming the state capital in 1695. Along the way, many human beings including dock workers and politicians, business owners and craftsmen, immigrants and artisans, have all altered and added to this city’s…

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Navigate Your Way Through History in November

There’s no better way to enjoy the heritage of our region than experiencing history in November. It's a month packed with tours, events, and activities that lead us right into the holiday season. We’ve picked our top events to reminisce, learn how history is preserved and, perhaps most excitingly…

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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. Designed by New-York based architect, Secundino Fernandez, this memorial is an open-air…

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Meet Me in an Old Cellar at Reynolds Tavern

What could be more fun than hanging out in a 280-year-old cellar? Annapolis is home to many downstairs pubs, but the 1747 Pub under Reynolds Tavern (7 Church Circle, Annapolis, MD) just might be my favorite. This colonial-era watering hole is to this day the coziest venue for meeting friends for a…

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