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As the leading nonprofit preservation and history organization in Annapolis, MD, Historic Annapolis strives to offer informative and engaging lectures that promote the organization’s legacy in the history of preservation of Maryland’s capital city. Historic Annapolis offers a variety of lectures throughout the year. Please visit our Calendar of Events for the most up-to-date offerings.

Virtual Lecture Series

Each year, HA offers a selection of Virtual Lectures via Zoom webinar. Learn about a variety of topics right from your own couch, courtesy of HA staff, guest lecturers, and multimedia presentations. Please visit our Calendar of Events for the most up-to-date Virtual Lecture offerings.


Annual Lecture Offerings
  • Orlando Ridout V Memorial Lecture Series (November)
  • Intern Research Project Presentations (August – as available)
  • Winter Lecture Series (January – March)
  • Preservation Month-themed lecture(s) in May
  • Virtual Lecture Series (new in 2020!)
Past Lectures

Lecture topics of the past have included: historic preservation, historic textiles, colonial health and hygiene, historic research, history of the Paca Gardens, Carvel Hall History, Annapolis History throughout the Ages and research presentations from our summer interns.

Watch some of our past lectures here:

Orlando Ridout V Memorial Lecture, 2023
Featured Speaker: Dr. Julia King

Orlando Ridout V Memorial Lecture, 2021
Featured Speaker: David Rubenstein