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Virtual Lecture - A Return to 1774: The 21st Century Restoration of the James Brice House

Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Location: Zoom Virtual Lecture

Time: 7 pm (EST)

Please note: If you previously registered for the March 2021 lecture, you will need to re-register for the August lecture.

Join Michael K. Day, Senior Vice President, Capital Projects at Historic Annapolis, as he offers a behind-the-scenes look at the daunting task of researching, investigating, and painstakingly restoring one of the most iconic 5-part colonial mansions in Annapolis. Historic-Annapolis-Brice-HouseMostly shrouded in mystery for decades, the James Brice House Restoration Project will allow it to be open to the public like it never has before. The ultimate goal of this state-of-the-art restoration is to return both the interior and exterior of the house to its appearance when construction was completed in 1774. Of course, no tour of the Brice House would be complete without some discussion of the spirits that still walk its halls and climb its staircases...or not. 

Presented in partnership with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, a live Q&A with Michael Day will follow the virtual video tour. 

Registration Required.

Cost: Free


Go deeper into the mystery of the James Brice House with Building the James Brice House:Building-the-James-Brice-House 1767 - 1774, written by Annapolis's own Orlando Ridout IV. The book is available for purchase at the HA Museum Store at 77 Main Street. Purchase the book online here!


This lecture will be offered virtually by Zoom, an online video conferencing platform. To learn more about Zoom and to download the app to your computer, visit the Zoom website.

Presented in Partnership with: VL-New-SERC-logo-2019---2


State-House-Lecture-and-TourAbout Our Presenter: Before joining HA in 2019, Mr. Day served in various capacities with the Maryland Historical Trust, including MHT’s first Chief of the Office of Planning and Educational Outreach. His responsibilities over the years have included authoring successful legislation and zoning ordinances at the state and local levels; the administration of historic preservation easements held by MHT; the administration of the capital grants and loan programs; the administration of both state and federal tax credit programs; and the administration of the state’s underwater archeology program. Michael has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Goucher College’s former Historic Preservation Certificate Program and in the Anthropology Department at Washington College. He was a lead member of the team overseeing the stabilization and re-roofing of the Hessian Barracks and the restoration of the Old Senate Chamber at the Maryland State House. Prior to joining MHT, Michael worked at Lee Meyer and Associates, a prominent preservation architectural firm in Savannah, Georgia, assisting with the development and rehabilitation of several historic properties in the Victorian historic district.


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