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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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A Visit to the Maryland State House

One of my favorite things in Annapolis is the Maryland State House. It was built on the highest point of land so from almost every vantage point you get a glimpse of the beautiful dome. It’s the largest all-wooden dome in North America, built of cypress beams held together by wooden pegs instead of…

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Art in Unexpected Places

Annapolis’s Art District contains many galleries and outdoor murals, but art also abounds throughout the town and elsewhere in Anne Arundel County, often in unusual places. At BWI Airport, for example, you can explore one or more of the seven art galleries and historical displays in various…

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State House by Candlelight

Maryland has, at many times, been referred to as “America in Miniature”— with its “purple mountain majesty” to the west, “amber waves of grain” and “fruited plain” in its midsection, and the eastward “shining sea”, it is easy to understand why. What better way to celebrate these vast natural…

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Dining in History: Drummer’s Lot Pub

Any true Annapolitan knew about the “secret” Starbucks tucked away near the Maryland Inn at the top of Main Street. It's also known that the "secret" Starbucks recently emerged from the shadows to occupy a new larger location now prominently situated at the foot of Main Street. However, there's now…

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The Annapolis Pottery Fifty Year Anniversary

The perfect art, the perfect gift, the perfect little store: The Annapolis Pottery on State Circle offers vibrant handmade ceramics brimming with color, functionality, and local meaning. The historic shop’s inviting window displays will draw you in to browse the abundant wall-to-wall pottery…

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A Merry Time in Annapolis

Sweeping harbor views, brick streets, charming locals and scrumptious food - not the kind of expressions I expected to share about my recent visit to Annapolis. A short one hour flight from Toronto Pearson to BWI Airport was ideal for our weekend jaunt to the city. After a long day of work and…

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Earth Day on Maryland Avenue

Image courtesy of shopmarylandavenue.com Mark your calendar for Sunday, April 28th 10am-5pm to save the date for the annual Earth Day & Spring Festival in one of the most quaint streets in Annapolis. Festivities will be located between State Circle and the Naval Academy gate, taking place primarily…

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