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Historian Annapolis Written by local bloggers, our stories are Your Guide to the City. Created by Annapolis Discovered. Written by local history buffs, blogs on Historian Annapolis bring readers insider perspectives on the newest museum exhibits, centuries-old landmarks, preservation initiatives happening within our historic city, and spotlights on leading local historians.
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For local perspectives on Annapolis’ rich colonial, maritime, and African American history, click on Historian Annapolis.

Annapolis is truly a Museum without Walls!Bones unearthed around Church Circle today during BGE work will be reinterred....
04/21/2021
Maintenance workers discover bones under Church Circle in Annapolis, again

Annapolis is truly a Museum without Walls!

Bones unearthed around Church Circle today during BGE work will be reinterred. #history #visitannapolis #annapolis #churchcircle

https://www.capitalgazette.com/maryland/annapolis/ac-cn-annapolis-burial-site-20210421-20210421-k4vnyk6hi5bqzjbgkbeggs7qp4-story.html?fbclid=IwAR2ZqbyZYESk8-69D_fbZLg8iHFki5W39fiXbraZzY3F_LygfTpx3bE_PdE#icb-arc-story-id

Maintenance crews completing work on Church Circle in Annapolis Wednesday found bones under the roadway, police said.

04/20/2021
Sign of the Hogshead

Although Hogshead is currently closed to the public due to Covid restrictions, take a walk down memory lane with Annapolis Discovered and learn a little more about what life was like for the average person during the 1700's.

#hisorytour #livinghistory #historicannapolis Historic Annapolis #hogshead #annapolis #historianannapolis

Join the Hammond-Harwood House this Wednesday for their Jane Austen Tour. It's a perfect time to get outdoors in #Annapo...
04/19/2021
Jane Austen Tour | Hammond-Harwood House

Join the Hammond-Harwood House this Wednesday for their Jane Austen Tour.

It's a perfect time to get outdoors in #Annapolis!

#VisitAnnapolis #janeausten #historytour #annapolishistory

https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/event/jane-austen-tour-december2020/

Tour of the house that compares the customs and social graces of the Loockerman family, who lived in the Hammond-Harwood House in the early 19th century, with those of characters in Jane Austen novels.

Join the historic skipjack Wilma Lee for a Blue Angels Watch Party! If you have never witnessed the Blue Angels performa...
04/16/2021

Join the historic skipjack Wilma Lee for a Blue Angels Watch Party! If you have never witnessed the Blue Angels performance during Comissioning Week, watching them from a boat is the BEST! Hit the link to book your tickets!

https://72332a.blackbaudhosting.com/72332a/Wilma-Lee-Blue-Angels-Performance-Day

#usna #visitannapolis #annapolis #blueangels #annapolismaritimemuseum Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park

Join the historic skipjack Wilma Lee for a Blue Angels Watch Party! If you have never witnessed the Blue Angels performance during Comissioning Week, watching them from a boat is the BEST! Hit the link to book your tickets!

https://72332a.blackbaudhosting.com/72332a/Wilma-Lee-Blue-Angels-Performance-Day

#usna #visitannapolis #annapolis #blueangels #annapolismaritimemuseum Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park

Join the Hammond-Harwood House for a Scavenger Hunt, on your hunt you will see the avenue through the eyes of the Loocke...
04/16/2021

Join the Hammond-Harwood House for a Scavenger Hunt, on your hunt you will see the avenue through the eyes of the Loockerman family who moved into the house in 1811. Participate by downloading the PDF or play on your mobile device! Details linked!

#livinghistory #historicannapolis #annapolishistory #americanhistory #scavengerhunt

https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/hhh-on-md-ave-quest/

Join the Hammond-Harwood House for a Scavenger Hunt, on your hunt you will see the avenue through the eyes of the Loockerman family who moved into the house in 1811. Participate by downloading the PDF or play on your mobile device! Details linked!

#livinghistory #historicannapolis #annapolishistory #americanhistory #scavengerhunt

https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/hhh-on-md-ave-quest/

Exciting news! The William Paca Garden reopens today! Join them in the garden Thursday-Sunday, 10 am- 2:30 pm. Walk in o...
04/15/2021

Exciting news! The William Paca Garden reopens today! Join them in the garden Thursday-Sunday, 10 am- 2:30 pm. Walk in or register in advance, details on their website.

#visitannapolis #annapolis #historicannapolis #gardentour

The William Paca Garden reopens to the public TODAY! Come enjoy the fresh air and spring blooms of our 2-acre English garden secreted away in the middle of bustling Annapolis.

The William Paca Garden will be open Thursdays through Sundays from 10 am - 2:30 pm. Guided tours are offered on the half hour starting at 10:30 am.

Walk-ins welcome, or register in advance at https://www.annapolis.org/historic/paca-garden-tours.

Are you a Foodie? A History buff? This event checks BOTH boxes! Join Historic Annapolis for their first Wine & Dine in t...
04/12/2021

Are you a Foodie? A History buff? This event checks BOTH boxes! Join Historic Annapolis for their first Wine & Dine in the Garden event of the season! A meal from Ken's Creative Kitchen in the splendor of the William Paca garden? Sign us up!

Time is running out- details linked!

#visitannapolis #anniversary #diningunderthestars #alfresco #datenight

**UPDATE** - Registration is now closed. Check out annapolis.org/historic/events for our May and June dinners!

Registration has been extended for our first Wine & Dine in the Garden of the season! On Wednesday, April 14, enjoy some amazing wine and a top-notch four-course dinner from Ken's Creative Kitchen while surrounded by the lush beauty of the Paca Garden in spring.

Registration now CLOSES MONDAY, April 12 at 9 am (or while seats last) - so check out the menu for this month's dinner and register now: https://www.annapolis.org/media-content/dinner-in-the-garden-apr-14-2021.

The Galesville Hot Sox were formed in 1915 as a traveling sandlot baseball team made up of members of the thirty to fort...
04/11/2021
Galesville Offers Maryland’s Own Field of (Negro League) Dreams

The Galesville Hot Sox were formed in 1915 as a traveling sandlot baseball team made up of members of the thirty to forty African American families who lived in Galesville.

Read the full story on Annapolis Discovered!

#blackhistory #galesville #galesvillehotsox #baseball

Located in Southern Anne Arundel County

Back by popular demand!Make reservations by tomorrow- April 7th - to dine al fresco in the William Paca gardens!https://...
04/06/2021
Wine & Dine in the Garden - Historic Annapolis

Back by popular demand!

Make reservations by tomorrow- April 7th - to dine al fresco in the William Paca gardens!

https://www.annapolis.org/media-content/dinner-in-the-garden-apr-14-2021

Home > Calendar of Events > Wine & Dine in the Garden Wine & Dine in the Garden Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2020 Location: William Paca Garden, 186 Prince George Street Time: 5 pm - 7:30 pm Back by popular demand! Dine al fresco at the William Paca Garden, the crown jewel of Annapolis. Experience a ....

Historic London Town and Gardens turns 50 this year! Read about their story on the Historic London Town blog!#annapolis ...
04/02/2021
London Town at 50: The Creation of Historic London Town and Gardens

Historic London Town and Gardens turns 50 this year! Read about their story on the Historic London Town blog!

#annapolis #historic #historichome #gardens #visitannapolis

https://www.historiclondontown.org/post/creation-of-london-town

On April 15, 1971, the first visitors to the London Town Publik House and Arboretum signed the original registry. They toured the c.1760 William Brown House, even as it was being restored to how it may have looked originally as a colonial tavern. Interestingly, two of the first visitors that day wer...

Historic Annapolis returns this year with their candlelight tour! Read all about it on Annapolis Discovered!#historytour...
04/01/2021
Annapolis Discovered

Historic Annapolis returns this year with their candlelight tour! Read all about it on Annapolis Discovered!

#historytour #historicannapolis #visitannapolis #annapolis

Historic Annapolis returns this Spring with their beloved Candlelight Tour! Reimagined as a virtual tour- you can really see more and go in-depth like never before!

#visitannapolis #annapolis #historicannapolis #historytour #candlelighttour

https://www.visitannapolis.org/blog/stories/post/annapolis-by-candlelight-goes-virtual/

Do you know the history behind the famed "Don't Give Up the Ship"? If you ever wondered where the phrase came from, read...
03/29/2021
Don’t Give Up the Ship!

Do you know the history behind the famed "Don't Give Up the Ship"? If you ever wondered where the phrase came from, read this article from U. S. Naval Academy Store.

#gonavy #usna #visitannapolis #annapolishistory

“Don't Give Up the Ship” is more than just five words. These words are an everlasting reminder of the Navy's mission to protect our beloved country.

Have you heard of Carr's beach? Hoppy Adams? Carr's Beach, and venues like it were a mainstay for the African American c...
03/26/2021
Annapolis Discovered

Have you heard of Carr's beach? Hoppy Adams? Carr's Beach, and venues like it were a mainstay for the African American community during segregation. Read about their impact on @Annapolis Discovered.

#BlackHistory #segregation #annapolis #visitannapolis #MarylandDay #WANNRadio #HoppyAdams

Many Marylanders may remember Carr's Beach. It was the hub of African American Culture during a time of segregation in Maryland. BBQs, beach days and world class musical performances from the greats, like Billie Holiday, Ray Charles, Etta James and so many more! Read more on Annapolis Discovered.

https://www.visitannapolis.org/blog/stories/post/remembering-carrs-beach-the-most-popular-african-american-beach-and-music-venue-on-the-chesapeake/

#carrsbeach #segregation #JimCrow #BlackHistory #marylandhistory #annapolis

Join Hammond-Harwood House and The Chase-Lloyd House and Chase Home for a two house tour this Saturday, March 27th! Deta...
03/26/2021
Two Great Houses Outdoor Architecture Tour

Join Hammond-Harwood House and The Chase-Lloyd House and Chase Home for a two house tour this Saturday, March 27th!

Details linked!

Hammond-Harwood House Chase-Lloyd House and Chase Home #historytour #historichome #architecture #visitannapolis #annapolis

https://www.visitannapolis.org/event/two-great-houses-outdoor-architecture-tour/8302/

The Hammond-Harwood House Museum and Chase Home invite guests to an hour long tour that explores the two architectural treasures in downtown Annapolis. The tour will cover architectural details and the longstanding social history that connects these two great houses on Maryland Avenue. Tour will be....

03/25/2021
Annapolis Discovered - History

Happy Maryland, Day! Do you know the history of our state flag? Watch this throwback video to learn more!

#marylandday #visitannapolis #lordbaltimore #calvert #marylandflag

https://youtu.be/caJku88ePB0

Home to more original 18th-century buildings than any other U.S. city, the United States Naval Academy, and the oldest State House in continuous legislative...

Maryland Day is officially March 25th, and there are plenty of events scheduled for this weekend to celebrate!Check out ...
03/24/2021
Visit BWI & Beyond

Maryland Day is officially March 25th, and there are plenty of events scheduled for this weekend to celebrate!

Check out the events available at the B&O Railroad Museum!

#visitannapolis #annapolis #visitbwi #railroad #familyfun #MarylandDay

Join the B&O Railroad Museum for a weekend of Maryland Day festivities. Get your tickets at the link below!

http://www.borail.org/mdhistory.aspx

#marylandday #bandorailroad #railroadmuseum #trains #familyfun #kidfriendly #history

Mark your calendars for what is the first of many lectures and events celebrating Historic London Town and Gardens 50th ...
03/23/2021

Mark your calendars for what is the first of many lectures and events celebrating Historic London Town and Gardens 50th anniversary! Details below!

50th Anniversary Lecture Series: Colonial London Town!

Tuesday, April 6, 10:30am

To celebrate Historic London Town and Gardens' 50th Anniversary, this year's lecture series will connect our past, present, and future. Kicking off the series, executive director Rod Cofield will paint the story of London Town's founding in 1683 and explain its rise and fall as a critical port town in Colonial Maryland.

Free for members; $10/ non-members includes admission.

https://historiclondontown.z2systems.com/np/clients/historiclondontown/eventRegistration.jsp?event=1818&

03/20/2021
Annapolis Discovered

The Pride of Baltimore II is at City Dock, the sun is shining! We couldn't ask for a better Maryland Day weekend!

#marylandday #visitannapolis #annapolis #webchamberlin

Our latest video is all about Maryland Day! Tell us which events you will be attending this year.

#marylandday #visitannapolis #historicannapolis #annapolis #history

Four Rivers Heritage Area Maryland Day Historic London Town and Gardens

https://www.visitannapolis.org/blog/stories/post/maryland-day-2021-better-together/

For history lovers, you are in luck! There are so many free and virtual events to take part in this Maryland Day weekend...
03/20/2021

For history lovers, you are in luck! There are so many free and virtual events to take part in this Maryland Day weekend.

Tune in on Facebook Live as Historic Annapolis strolls up Pinkney Street and visits the Shiplap House and Hogshead. You will visit with women from our shared history who contributed to Maryland's culture and economy as we celebrate Women’s History Month.

https://www.annapolis.org/media-content/virtual-maryland-day-celebration-the-fabric-of-our-diverse-history

#marylandday #visitannapolis #facebooklive #annapolis

A perfect lecture for #womenshistorymonth! Get your gals and gather around to hear what contributions women have made to...
03/17/2021

A perfect lecture for #womenshistorymonth! Get your gals and gather around to hear what contributions women have made to the fields of aero space and engineering!

#STEM #stemforkids #virtuallecture #WomensHistoryMonth #HerStory #historicannapolis

Tonight! Join HA, a Smithsonian Affiliate, and Smithsonian Affiliations for a Smithsonian Virtual Scholar Talk - Women in Aerospace: Stories from the Smithsonian Collection.
Dr. Margaret Weitekamp, Curator and Department Chair of the Space History Department at the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution will talk about stories of trailblazing women in the space industry, including Bessie Coleman, Amelia Earhart, and Sally Ride.

This Virtual Scholar Talk is FREE but requires advance registration at https://bit.ly/3r1mm5n.

#BecauseOfHerStory

Women's History month is at the half way mark, and today we heap our praise on the United States Naval Academy's brigade...
03/16/2021
Annapolis Discovered

Women's History month is at the half way mark, and today we heap our praise on the United States Naval Academy's brigade commander, Sydney Barber! What does the brigade commander do? Find out on Annapolis Discovered

#womenshistorymonth #womenshistory #HerStory #annapolis #visitannapolis #usna

Meet Sydney Barber, the first Black woman to be tapped as the brigade commander at the United States Naval Academy. With a true heart for service, she is an inspiration who is leading the way for future service men and women in our nation's military academies.

#usna #annapolis #navalacademy #WomensHistoryMonth #blackhistory

https://www.visitannapolis.org/blog/stories/post/meet-sydney-barber-midshipman-brigade-commander-usna/

Celebrate Women's History Month with tales of women who lived at or near London Town during the 18th century!#WomensHist...
03/15/2021

Celebrate Women's History Month with tales of women who lived at or near London Town during the 18th century!

#WomensHistoryMonth #HerStory #annapolis #strongwomen #visitannapolis

It's #WomensHistoryMonth! To celebrate, we're re-sharing the profiles of actual women who lived in or around colonial London Town during the late 18th century. We'll continue by sharing the story of Mary Jones:

Mary Jones hailed from the crowded streets of London, England. Widowed at a young age and probably desperate, Mary stole nineteen yards of linen from a tailor’s shop and was caught. Tried at the Old Bailey, she was sentenced to seven years banishment.

She was crammed aboard the Trial with 83 other convicts and sold into seven years servitude at Annapolis, presumably to the London Town carpenter, ferry and tavern keeper William Brown.

During her servitude in Brown’s house and tavern, she was introduced to an Annapolis servant by a fellow convict and fell in love. Their forbidden love bore a child.

Mary was punished by William Brown for the work time he lost while she recovered from childbirth. He brought her before the county court where she was sentenced to an additional three years of servitude.

Mary Jones was recently portrayed by volunteer living historian Esther Brown during last January's Immersion Day. This photo of Esther as Mary Jones was taken by Elizabeth Beaudoin.

Great resources for learning about the history of our local historic sites!#annapolis #londontown #americanhistory #virt...
03/11/2021

Great resources for learning about the history of our local historic sites!

#annapolis #londontown #americanhistory #virtuallearning

New Educational Resources from Historic London Town and Gardens

With schools unable to visit London Town, the staff has developed new ways to share the site’s colonial history with teachers and students. Including:

Virtual School Tours
Watch a series of short videos cover topics in the history of Colonial Maryland. This includes an introduction to London Town (shown above), trade in the Chesapeake, slavery at London Town, colonial taverns, and cooking during this time. There is also a resource guide with vocabulary and activities.
https://www.historiclondontown.org/virtualschooltours

Traveling Trunks
One of the best parts of a field trip to London Town is the opportunity to see, touch, and experience life in the Colonial Chesapeake. If you can’t come to us, let us come to you! We have a series of Traveling Trunks with objects and lesson plans to bring the hands-on learning of London Town into your classroom.
https://www.historiclondontown.org/travelingtrunks

Topics include Colonial Childhood, Trade, Archaeology, and Work.

@HistoricLondonTown

Timely for Annapolis as it's #AnnapolisOysterFest - read more about the African American Watermen of the Chesapeake on A...
03/10/2021
Annapolis Discovered

Timely for Annapolis as it's #AnnapolisOysterFest - read more about the African American Watermen of the Chesapeake on Annapolis Discovered. Article linked!

Downtown Annapolis Partnership Jay Fleming, Photographer Annapolis Collection Gallery #visitannapolis #annapolis #chesapeakebay

Read about the contributions and history of some of the African American Watermen of the Chesapeake Bay, now on Annapolis Discovered.

Through the images of Jay Fleming, Photographer, we get a glimpse into their hard work and dedication in serving up the Bay's bounty!

https://www.visitannapolis.org/blog/stories/post/african-american-watermen-of-the-chesapeake/

#chesapeakebay #watermen #Annapolisdiscovered #fishermen #blackhistory #marylandhistory

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Preciosa ciudad, la he visitado en varias oportunidades y hemos disfrutado mucho sus restaurantes de mariscos.
Let's save Historic Annapolis and move the state capital to west Baltimore. Then maybe the legislature will pay attention to what the city needs!