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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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Art & the Maryland State House

History is the Maryland State House’s biggest lure for visitors. Fine art is easily overlooked when standing under the great dome of the only state house ever to have served as the US capitol. George Washington Comes to Town When you’re soaking in the aura of the restored Old Senate Chamber…

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Honoring Maryland-Native African American Icons

There are so many reasons to visit the Maryland State House in Annapolis, and now there are two more. Statues of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman were unveiled on February 10, 2020, in the very room where the Maryland State Constitution of 1864 was ratified and slavery was abolished. Research…

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Brick Wall Sessions at the Maryland State Archives

Genealogy is a great hobby until you hit a brick wall that prevents you from finding out about a key part of an ancestor’s life. The wall could be anything from the maiden name of your great grandmother to your immigrant ancestor’s country of origin. Hours go by quickly sitting at your computer…

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Maryland State Archives: Home of Historical Records

The Maryland State Archives building is not easily noticed on Rowe Boulevard. It’s setback from the road with a low profile behind a stand of trees. Inside, Maryland’s historical records since 1634 are maintained with organized precision. Image courtesy of the author This accumulation of hundreds…

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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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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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A Slate of Historic Things to Do in August

The month of August is quintessential vacation time for many of us. If your summer fun finds you in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, our area heritage sites are a great avenue for finding unique, fun, historic things to do. We dug up our favorite events for this curated list of concerts, premier…

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11 Can't-Miss History Events in Annapolis this May

For the rest of the month, we’ve curated our favorite picks of events happening at our area heritage and historical sites. Learn a little, have a little fun, make some memories! Grab your calendar and schedule a momentous May with these can't-miss history events: ArchiTrex Take a 2-hour walking…

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