Last week, Maryland joined a growing number of states with the establishment of its Semiquincentennial Commission via an executive order from Governor Larry Hogan. As part of larger federal efforts known as "America 250," this group is tasked with planning local commemorative activities leading up to the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution in 2026.
The Maryland Center for History and Culture's 1844 founding was spurred in part by a desire to preserve the remnants of the fight for independence and it is honored to be named as one of the commission's statewide nonprofit partners. Guided by our core values of Community, Authenticity, Dialogue, and Discovery, we are excited for this opportunity to explore the American legacy and Maryland's critical role as one of the founding colonies.
(January 14, 2021) ANNAPOLIS, MD–Governor Larry Hogan today announced Executive Order 01.01.2021.03, establishing the Maryland Semiquincentennial Commission, to coordinate the commemoration and observance of the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, Revolutionary War, and founding ...