Historian Annapolis

Historian Annapolis Written by local bloggers, our stories are Your Guide to the City. Created by Annapolis Discovered.
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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. For local perspectives on Annapolis’ rich colonial, maritime, and African American history, click on Historian Annapolis.

Mission: To promote the historical experiences that can be found in Annapolis Maryland.

If you interested in how satellites have been developed over the last hundred years, stop by the Sea, Sun, and Space lim...
12/15/2019
Sea, Sun, and Space: Satellites from the Naval Research Laboratory - Annapolis Discovered

If you interested in how satellites have been developed over the last hundred years, stop by the Sea, Sun, and Space limited-time exhibit at the US Naval Naval Academy Museum.

Are you interested in how satellites have been developed over the last hundred years to shed light on exploring and understanding space, weather and solar observation, communications, and navigation? If so, or to learn about the subject, there is an exhibit you should visit. This opportunity is avai...

Founded in 1984, the Banneker-Douglass Museum is a staple in Maryland history as its aim is to preserve and educate on t...
12/13/2019
A New Age for the Banneker-Douglass Museum - Annapolis Discovered

Founded in 1984, the Banneker-Douglass Museum is a staple in Maryland history as its aim is to preserve and educate on topics of African American history and culture.

Founded in 1984, the Banneker-Douglass Museum is a staple in Maryland history as its aim is to preserve and educate on topics of African American history and culture. And thanks to the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture, even its foundations, once Mt. Moriah A.M.E. Church, c...

The Maryland State Archives provides Brick Wall Sessions, where staff members help people break through brick walls of t...
12/12/2019
Brick Wall Sessions at the Maryland State Archives - Annapolis Discovered

The Maryland State Archives provides Brick Wall Sessions, where staff members help people break through brick walls of tracing their genealogy!

The Maryland State Archives provides Brick Wall Sessions, where staff members help people break through brick walls of tracing their genealogy!

Everything in Annapolis has history, and chocolate is no exception. Celebrate the history and pleasure of chocolate at t...
12/10/2019
Chocolate, History, and Fun, All in One Day - Annapolis Discovered

Everything in Annapolis has history, and chocolate is no exception. Celebrate the history and pleasure of chocolate at the annual Chocolate Binge Festival.

Everything in Annapolis has history, and chocolate is no exception. Celebrate the history and pleasure of chocolate at the annual Chocolate Binge Festival.

The region has received two designations from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, & Cultural Organization, for A...
12/09/2019
Local Landmarks Named UNESCO “Sites of Memory” - Annapolis Discovered

The region has received two designations from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, & Cultural Organization, for Annapolis City Dock and for London Town and Gardens.

The region has received two designations from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, & Cultural Organization, for Annapolis City Dock and for London Town and Gardens.

The Tug of War, a celebration of the geographical and, some would argue, philosophical differences between Eastport and ...
11/05/2019
A Brief History of the Tug of War - Annapolis Discovered

The Tug of War, a celebration of the geographical and, some would argue, philosophical differences between Eastport and Annapolis, is a not-to-be-missed maritime event unlike any other.

The Tug of War celebration of geographical and philosophical differences between Eastport and Annapolis, is a must-see maritime event unlike any other.

The goal of Historic Annapolis is to provide educational experiences and opportunities to engage the community and sprea...
11/04/2019
Annapolis by Candlelight - Annapolis Discovered

The goal of Historic Annapolis is to provide educational experiences and opportunities to engage the community and spread awareness! This weekend, they will be hosting, Annapolis by Candlelight, a tour through historic Annapolis!

Every year hundreds of residents and visitors from across the country gather rain or shine for the tour, which helps to raise money for Historic Annapolis.

The new “African-American Voices, Memories, and Places: A Four Rivers Heritage Trail” is a virtual trail of African Amer...
10/25/2019
Walking a Block on the African-American Heritage Trail: Eastport - Annapolis Discovered

The new “African-American Voices, Memories, and Places: A Four Rivers Heritage Trail” is a virtual trail of African American stories, voices, video interviews, historical photos, and documentation in Anne Arundel County.

The new “African-American Voices: A Four Rivers Heritage Trail” is a virtual trail of stories, voices, video interviews, photos of Anne Arundel County.

The Oyster Festival is a yearly event, voted Best Community Event of 2018 by Bay Weekly readers, and features, drinks, l...
10/19/2019
22nd Annual Oyster Festival Captain Avery Museum - Annapolis Discovered

The Oyster Festival is a yearly event, voted Best Community Event of 2018 by Bay Weekly readers, and features, drinks, live music, vendors, and oysters of course!

The Oyster Festival is yearly event, voted Best Community Event 2018 by Bay Weekly readers. It features, drinks, live music, vendors, and oysters of course!

Visiting used bookshops? Perhaps you may be inspired by the descriptions of these unique local businesses that buy and s...
10/07/2019
For The Love of Used Bookshops - Annapolis Discovered

Visiting used bookshops? Perhaps you may be inspired by the descriptions of these unique local businesses that buy and sell second hand books.

Visiting used bookshops? Perhaps you may be inspired by the descriptions of these unique local businesses that buy and sell second hand books.

09/27/2019

Just south of Annapolis is The Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, the last remaining screw-pile lighthouse in its original spot on the Chesapeake Bay. Come along with us as we explore this lighthouse deep roots (and structure) in Annapolis history!

09/14/2019

The Four Rivers African American Heritage Trail allows people to hear stories first hand from generations who were a part of establishing these communities.

Gibson's Lodgings of Annapolis
09/14/2019

Gibson's Lodgings of Annapolis

Today at noon, check out the Eye On Annapolis podcast! Thanks to John Frenaye for sharing our history. (Ok, we can’t wait either, there’s a link to listen below😉)

Love Annapolis? Then VOTE #Annapolis! Spread the word about our area's amazing art, food, maritime and history, PLUS ent...
09/10/2019

Love Annapolis? Then VOTE #Annapolis! Spread the word about our area's amazing art, food, maritime and history, PLUS enter for a chance to win a grand prize of $2,500! Click on over to Southern Living's site now! https://bit.ly/2lOr5KY

The Maryland State Archives has wonderful old photos on display that capture the history of Maryland by showing people e...
09/04/2019
Maryland State Archives: Home of Historical Records - Annapolis Discovered

The Maryland State Archives has wonderful old photos on display that capture the history of Maryland by showing people engaged in activities of the day.

The Maryland State Archives has wonderful old photos on display that capture the history of Maryland by showing people engaged in activities of the day.

Mark your calendar, September 22nd, Hammond-Harwood House is throwing yet another great party in #Annapolis. Venice on t...
08/30/2019
Visit Annapolis - Venice on the Avenue

Mark your calendar, September 22nd, Hammond-Harwood House is throwing yet another great party in #Annapolis. Venice on the Avenue will include architectural tours, garden gazing, raffles, masquerade mask making and of course food and wine! Click to learn about even more! #marylandave #hammondharwoodhouse #veniceontheavenue #italianarchitecure #foodandwine #history #events

Did you know… Hammond-Harwood House was commissioned by a colonial patriot …and designed by an Englishman…who was inspired by a 16th-century Italian architect?   Celebrate colonial Annapolis’s Italian connection …with food, wine, music, architecture tours, garden gazing, and more at Hammond Ha...

Any hour of the day or night is a beautiful time to enjoy the scenery from the top of the Spa Creek Bridge--or from a bo...
08/24/2019
Over and Under the Spa Creek Bridge - Annapolis Discovered

Any hour of the day or night is a beautiful time to enjoy the scenery from the top of the Spa Creek Bridge--or from a boat as you cruise underneath.

Any hour of the day or night is a beautiful time to enjoy the scenery from the top of the Spa Creek Bridge--or from a boat as you cruise underneath.

Drummer's Lot Pub, an iconic tavern, continues with the reputation of a watering hole for lawmakers, travelers, and loca...
08/21/2019
Dining in History: Drummer’s Lot Pub - Annapolis Discovered

Drummer's Lot Pub, an iconic tavern, continues with the reputation of a watering hole for lawmakers, travelers, and locals alike.

Drummer's Lot Pub, an iconic tavern, continues with the reputation of a watering hole for lawmakers, travelers, and locals alike.

07/26/2019
A Look Inside The National Cryptologic Museum

As one of the first public museums within the Intelligence community, it provides a place for people to learn and interact with exhibits that showcase the role of cryptology in the United States and in our world.

The Rising Sun Inn, a historic tavern and museum is located on Route 178 (1090 Old Generals Highway) in Crownsville, and...
07/12/2019
Rising Sun Inn Tea and Tour - Annapolis Discovered

The Rising Sun Inn, a historic tavern and museum is located on Route 178 (1090 Old Generals Highway) in Crownsville, and is included on the list of Scenic & Historic Roads by the Office of Planning and Zoning.

Friends of the Rising Sun Inn, Crownsville, MD

The Rising Sun Inn has had its colorful history carefully documented and is filled with its original floors, educational displays, dishes, and clothing.

The Rising Sun Inn is a rare surviving example of pre-Revolutionary planter's framed-house, that now acts as a historica...
07/10/2019
Rising Sun Inn Tea and Tour - Annapolis Discovered

The Rising Sun Inn is a rare surviving example of pre-Revolutionary planter's framed-house, that now acts as a historical site and museum that centers around educational programs to engage the public to explore Anne Arundel's history!

The Rising Sun Inn has had its colorful history carefully documented and is filled with its original floors, educational displays, dishes, and clothing.

07/03/2019
A Brief Tour of Government House

If you have ever walked in Downtown Annapolis, there is a good chance you passed the Government House! Jamie gives us an inside look into the history of the beautiful brick home that adornes our city's center.

There is history on every street. The intersection of Prince George and East Streets  circa 1940 | Charles Emery  (📸 @an...
06/28/2019

There is history on every street.
The intersection of Prince George and East Streets circa 1940 | Charles Emery
(📸 @annapolis_collection )

Resting Skipjacks | Charles E. Emery (📸 IG @annapolis_collection )
06/27/2019

Resting Skipjacks | Charles E. Emery (📸 IG @annapolis_collection )

Franklin House, a white Federal Colonial house located in downtown Annapolis, was built in 1908. What does it serve as n...
06/26/2019
A Peek Inside of Franklin House

Franklin House, a white Federal Colonial house located in downtown Annapolis, was built in 1908. What does it serve as now? Read our blog to see!

“What goes on in this house?” That’s a question owner Sean Finter often hears from by passers-by and visitors of Annapolis when he’s out working in the yard at 59 Franklin Street. The answer is a lot. Franklin House, a white Federal Colonial house located in downtown Annapolis just two block...

House moving up Main Street | Charles E. Emery "For three days in the middle of the week back in October 1955 this ho...
06/25/2019

House moving up Main Street | Charles E. Emery 

"For three days in the middle of the week back in October 1955 this house was moved from the corner of Main and Conduit Streets, up and around Church Circle and down College Avenue to St. John’s campus. This historic building now sits facing King George Street and houses the administrative offices for the college. "

(📸 IG @annapolis_collection)

Crabs and Natty Boh, circa 1950by  A. Aubrey Bodine. (📸 IG @annapolis_collection)
06/24/2019

Crabs and Natty Boh, circa 1950
by A. Aubrey Bodine. (📸 IG @annapolis_collection)

Our favorite historical sites and places that thrive on learning about our own histories are offering up ways to immerse...
06/23/2019
5 Ways to Have a Fun Historic Experiences in Annapolis this June - Annapolis Discovered

Our favorite historical sites and places that thrive on learning about our own histories are offering up ways to immerse yourself in the past and take away a lesson for the present day. Read our blog to discover the ways to explore our city!

You don’t have to look far to find something fun, educational — or both — this Summer! Here are a few history events that will carry us into the Summer Solstice of 2019.

Photo of the Four Rivers Garden Club May Day at City Dock! Have you seen this photo on West Street? (📸 : @annapolis_coll...
06/22/2019

Photo of the Four Rivers Garden Club May Day at City Dock! Have you seen this photo on West Street?

(📸 : @annapolis_collection )

#WestStreet #annapolis #annapolisdiscovered #visitannapolis #historicannapolis #historianannapolis #annapolishistoricdistrict #downtownannapolis

Fun at the Beach - Aubrey Bodine.(📸 : @annapolis_collection )#annapolis #annapolisdiscovered #visitannapolis #historiana...
06/21/2019

Fun at the Beach - Aubrey Bodine.

(📸 : @annapolis_collection )

#annapolis #annapolisdiscovered #visitannapolis #historianannapolis #annapolishistory #historicannapolis

Since summer is fast approaching and the halls of the schools all around the country are slowly drifting into hibernatio...
06/20/2019
Historic Academies in Anne Arundel County - Annapolis Discovered

Since summer is fast approaching and the halls of the schools all around the country are slowly drifting into hibernation mode, we took some time to appreciate the history of Higher Education in Annapolis and throughout Anne Arundel County. Read our blog to learn more about it!

Since summer is fast approaching and the halls of the schools all around the country are slowly drifting into hibernation mode, take some time to appreciate the history of Higher Education in Annapolis and throughout Anne Arundel County.

Grist Mill Office (1948) - A. Aubrey Bodine.John W. Amosin the office of Grist Mill.(📷: @annapolis_collection )#annapoli...
06/19/2019

Grist Mill Office (1948) - A. Aubrey Bodine.

John W. Amosin the office of Grist Mill.

(📷: @annapolis_collection )

#annapolis #annapolishistory #annapolisdiscovered #visitannapolis #historianannapolis #historicannapolis #annapolislocal #MDinfocus

Old Annapolis - in black and white prints by Charles Emery(📸 : @annapolis_collection)#Annapolis #visitannapolis #annapol...
06/18/2019

Old Annapolis - in black and white prints by Charles Emery

(📸 : @annapolis_collection)

#Annapolis #visitannapolis #annapolisdiscovered #historianannapolis #annapolishistory #historicannapolis #oldAnnapolis #annapolishistoricdistrict #downtownannapolis #MDinfocus

Goldie Hawn - World War II Memorial Overlook, Annapolis, MD Photo by Joseph Kipple, May, 1964 #annapolis #historicannapo...
06/13/2019

Goldie Hawn - World War II Memorial Overlook, Annapolis, MD
Photo by Joseph Kipple, May, 1964

#annapolis #historicannapolis #historicalphotography #visitannapolis #annapolisdiscovered #historianannapolis #annapolismd #annapolishistory
( #📷 @ajkatzart )

Fun Fact: From 1782-1784, prior to the construction of Washington D.C, Annapolis served as the United States Capitol!  (...
06/12/2019

Fun Fact: From 1782-1784, prior to the construction of Washington D.C, Annapolis served as the United States Capitol!

(📸 : @tipsypilot )

#annapolis #maryland #mdinfocus #marylandphotographer #churchcircle #visitannapolis #annapolisdiscovered #historianannapolis #chesapeakebay #annapolisharbor #annapolislocal #downtownannapolis #annapolishistory

Does anyone know what stores live here now? ? Table for Ladies by Charles E. Emery#annapolis #dta #shoplocal #artgallery...
06/11/2019

Does anyone know what stores live here now? ?

Table for Ladies by Charles E. Emery

#annapolis #dta #shoplocal #artgallery #painting #historicannapolis #photogtaphy #annapolisartdistrict #historianannapolis #annapolishistory #visitannapolis #annapolisdiscovered #historicannapolis

( #📷 @annapolis_collection )

Although it took 22 years to build, it was finally finished in 1794 and is the oldest US state capitol still in use!(📸 :...
06/09/2019

Although it took 22 years to build, it was finally finished in 1794 and is the oldest US state capitol still in use!

(📸 : @tipsypilot)

#annapolis #maryland #mdinfocus #marylandphotographer #churchcircle #visitannapolis #annapolisdiscovered #historianannapolis #chesapeakebay #annapolisharbor #annapolislocal #downtownannapolis #annapolishistory

Can you believe Church Circle is 300 years old?? ( #📷 @tipsypilot )#annapolis #maryland #mdinfocus #marylandphotographer...
06/08/2019

Can you believe Church Circle is 300 years old??

( #📷 @tipsypilot )

#annapolis #maryland #mdinfocus #marylandphotographer #churchcircle #visitannapolis #annapolisdiscovered #historianannapolis #chesapeakebay #annapolisharbor #annapolislocal #downtownannapolis #annapolishistory

You see them once then you see them everywhere! Where are your favorite historical markers? #historianannpolis #historic...
06/07/2019

You see them once then you see them everywhere! Where are your favorite historical markers?

#historianannpolis #historicannapolis #annapolisdiscovered #annapolis #annapolismd #annapolislocal #downtownannapolis #annapolishistory

Old radio towers pictured in Annapolis. ☎️ 📷 @_batphotography )#historicannapolis #annapolishistory #historicannapolis #...
06/06/2019

Old radio towers pictured in Annapolis. ☎️

📷 @_batphotography )

#historicannapolis #annapolishistory #historicannapolis #annapolisdiscovered #visitannapolis #annapolis #annapolismd #annapolislocal #naptownlocal

An alternative perspective of the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial in downtown.( #📷 @jafer.zoubi )#annapolis #downtownann...
06/05/2019

An alternative perspective of the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Memorial in downtown.

( #📷 @jafer.zoubi )

#annapolis #downtownannapolis #annapolismemorial #visitannapolis #annapolisdiscovered #naptownlocal #citydock #egoalley #historicannapolis

Work in progress of a new exhibit being installed at the Waterfront Warehouse! It is a large-scale model of the colonial...
06/03/2019

Work in progress of a new exhibit being installed at the Waterfront Warehouse! It is a large-scale model of the colonial Annapolis seaport. It has been recently cleaned and restored and installed on a new base for its re-debut! 🛳

(📸 : @historicannapolis )

#historicannapolis #visitannapolis #waterfrontwarehouse #downtownannapolis #annapolis #annapolisdiscovered #historianannapolis #annapolishistory

Annapolis is known for diligently preserving and sharing their history!  This historic marker and ones like it can be sp...
06/02/2019

Annapolis is known for diligently preserving and sharing their history! This historic marker and ones like it can be spotted all over downtown to indicate where historical sites are! This one is in yellow which means this home has 20th-century distinctive architecture.

( 📸: @towerteamannapolis)

#historicannapolis #annapolisdiscovered #historianannapolis #visitannapolis #annapolis #annapolismd #downtownannapolis #annapolislocal #annapolishistoricdistrict

Another one of Annapolis' historic spots is the Georgian mansion built in 1769 by Samuel Chase, a signer of the Declarat...
06/01/2019

Another one of Annapolis' historic spots is the Georgian mansion built in 1769 by Samuel Chase, a signer of the Declaration of Independence!
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(📸: #jamessabulsky )

#annapolishistory #annapolis #annapolismd #historicannapolis #annapolisdiscovered #visitannapolis #historianannapolis

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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!