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February 2023

Virtual Lecture – The Real First President of the United States

"The Real First President of the United States" explains and answers the question on whether Maryland's own John Hanson, as the first president of the United States under the Articles of Confederation, should or should not be considered the nation's "first president" rather than George Washington.

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March 2023

Read Across America Storytime

Celebrate ‘Read Across America Day’ at the Museum of Historic Annapolis! Local author Pricilla Cummings will read aloud her book, Chesapeake Rainbow, at a special Storytime presentation. After the reading, explore the Museum on a special rainbow scavenger hunt! Chesapeake Rainbow helps youngsters learn their colors. Blue is the color of the water in the… Continue reading Read Across America Storytime

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Virtual Lecture – The Development of the American Mantle Clock: 1815 to 1855

It’s about time! Join guest presenter Steve Sieracki for a full discussion and demonstration of Early American Mantle Clocks! This lecture will reveal the common stylistic and mechanical changes in the explosive youth of the American clock industry. We will discuss how changing resources and advances in technology coupled with American style and ingenuity, led… Continue reading Virtual Lecture – The Development of the American Mantle Clock: 1815 to 1855

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Hands-On History Day

Visit the Museum of Historic Annapolis on the second Sunday of every month for Hands-On History Days. Drop in any time between 10 am and 2 pm for special family activities.

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April 2023

Virtual Lecture – Let it Begin Here: The Battle of Lexington and Concord

This presentation addresses the events that led to, and the outbreak of, the armed conflict known as the Revolutionary War. Starting with resistance to British colonial policies that Americans perceived as arbitrary and violations of their liberty, and efforts to seek a redress of grievances, the Colony of Massachusetts Bay was declared to be in… Continue reading Virtual Lecture – Let it Begin Here: The Battle of Lexington and Concord

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Revolutionary Annapolis Walking Tour

Join Historian Glenn E. Campbell for a “Revolutionary Annapolis Walking Tour.”  Walk in the footsteps of patriot leader William Paca as you follow his dramatic personal and political story through the revolutionary era.

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May 2023

Virtual Lecture – An Introduction to Annapolis Architecture

oin us to celebrate Preservation Month as Rachel Robinson, the new Vice President of Preservation at Historic Annapolis, examines the styles of architecture found in the city and introduces many of the outstanding examples of these styles among buildings you may know well or may not have noticed before.

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June 2023

Virtual Lecture – What We Commemorate on Juneteenth

Over the course of four years, enslaved people worked to turn the Civil War into a freedom war. Slowly but surely, they pushed President Abraham Lincoln and his commanders in the field toward embracing emancipation as a war aim and to compel them to take the giant steps forward needed to abolish slavery once and for all.

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