Historic Annapolis wants you: Nominate items that represent city's history
Date: May 6, 2015, Capital Gazette
Like Uncle Sam circa 1917 "I want you for the U.S. Army" posters, Historic Annapolis is in search of a few good men and women.
In order to curate a new exhibit, "A History of Annapolis in 99 Objects" Historic Annapolis is asking people to nominate items they believe played an integral role in the history of the city.
"We want to know about the objects that are out there in the community that can be used to tell stories that are important to the Annapolitan community," Historic Annapolis Senior Historian Glenn Campbell said.
The inspiration for the exhibit, which is expected to open November 2016, came from books such as "A History of the World in 100 Objects" by Neil MacGregor and "The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects" by Dr. Richard Kurin.
Historic Annapolis decided to feature 99 items instead of 100 or 101 because some of the items will be displayed at the museum on 99 Main Street. The majority of the objects will be displayed at Brice House.
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