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A Message From Our President: Preservation is Climate Action

Recently, a local asked, why does Historic Annapolis care about resiliency? This was a surprising question to us, but if the same one has crossed your mind, here is our answer: preservation is climate action. The inverse is also true. Protection of the heart of our local and National Historic Landmark district – City Dock… Continue reading A Message From Our President: Preservation is Climate Action

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Advocacy Alert: Historic Preservation Commission Hearing on City Dock

This Thursday, March 28 at 7 pm, the Annapolis Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) will review City Dock Project 1 – the park and flood barrier protection. Please note: this public hearing will be virtual only, unfortunately (HA believes a public hearing of such importance should be both in person and broadcast). Written comment for the Commission’s review… Continue reading Advocacy Alert: Historic Preservation Commission Hearing on City Dock

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Cornerstone Society Appreciation Reception

Historic Annapolis was pleased to welcome our Cornerstone Society donors to the James Brice House on Thursday, February 29 for a peek-behind-the-curtain at the museum-grade restoration occurring at this National Historic Landmark. Our new leadership giving community provides crucial support for HA to provide cultural experiences and educational opportunities for residents, visitors, and students in… Continue reading Cornerstone Society Appreciation Reception

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A Message From Our President: Something New to Preserve the Old

Earlier this month, City Dock experienced the third highest water level in the city’s history, reminding us of the fragility of Annapolis’s historic landscape and the importance of the City’s accelerated planning effort to protect it. Environmental resiliency is the key feature of this $90 million effort. A comprehensive planning strategy is critical so that… Continue reading A Message From Our President: Something New to Preserve the Old

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Historic Annapolis’ Colonial Yuletide – Photos

Capital Gazette, , Jeffrey Bill

Historic Annapolis hosted its annual Colonial Yuletide event Saturday at William Paca House and Gardens and the Hogshead Tavern. Costumed interpreters explained 18th century holiday traditions to visitors and the musical ensemble Bedlam performed period music. Go to capitalgazette.com for the full gallery of photos of Colonial Yuletide and annapolis.org for Historic Annapolis’ December holiday events.

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Historic Annapolis Annual Meeting Recap, 2023

Historic Annapolis was pleased to celebrate a year of accomplishments with our donors, partners, members, and supporters at our recent Annual Meeting, held at the Governor Calvert House on November 16, 2023. In the fabulous historic setting, we were pleased to welcome keynote speaker Sara C. Bronin, Chair of the President’s Advisory Council on Historic… Continue reading Historic Annapolis Annual Meeting Recap, 2023

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Seawalls and a welcome center — did Annapolis get its flood plan right?

The Baltimore Banner, , Rick Hutzell

“Annapolis unveiled its long-awaited design for a maritime welcome center Wednesday, part of an $88 million reimagining of City Dock to protect the historic city from rising seas and climate change. It now faces an ambitious timeline and uncertain public response. The City Dock design goes before three key bodies with approval powers next month,… Continue reading Seawalls and a welcome center — did Annapolis get its flood plan right?

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A Message from our President & CEO: What Is Historic Preservation?

“What is historic preservation?” my 14-year-old niece recently asked me. “What exactly does Historic Annapolis do?”   Hmmm. How to answer what is seemingly an easy question. Do I launch into Preserve, Protect, Connect? Do I speak to the day-to-day care of state buildings that belong to all of us? Do I speak to the importance… Continue reading A Message from our President & CEO: What Is Historic Preservation?

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