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Throwback Thursday Historian Annapolis Fact brought to you by Federal House Bar & Grille! "Anchors Aweigh", the classic United States Naval Academy Band song was composed by Charles A. Zimmermann, Naval Academy Bandmaster & Music Director, with lyrics by Midshipman Alfred H. Miles. The song was dedicated to Alfred's graduating class in 1907 and can still be heard around the Academy and sporting events like Navy Football games.
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Historian Annapolis and Visit Annapolis are hosting a special contest of historic proportions for #MarylandDay! Check it out - it'll be a great time!
Check it out! Historian Annapolis and architect Craig Martin give you a little taste of the ArchiTrex Tour, a walking tour developed and led by local architects through our unique city.

The last ArchiTrex Tours of the season are coming up on September 14 and September 28! Register for one of the final two tours here: https://annapolistours.com/our-tours/architrex-architecture-tour

ArchiTrex Tours are presented by partners Historic Annapolis and Watermark Tours Charters Cruises.
Historian Annapolis and architect Craig Martin give you a little taste of the ArchiTrex Tour, a walking tour developed and led by local architects through our unique city.

The next ArchiTrex tour is this Saturday, June 8! Register for one of these summer tours here: http://annapolistours.com/our-tours/architrex-architecture-tour

ArchiTrex Tours are presented by partners Historic Annapolis and Watermark Tours Charters Cruises.
Annapolis is a museum without walls, a treasure trove of architecture and preservation. Learn more about our popular Architrex tour in this video by Historian Annapolis!
Here are some fun facts about the Bay Bridge from Historian Annapolis. Did you know at the time of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge's opening, it was the longest continuous over-water steel structure AND third longest bridge in the world? That's pretty cool! #ChesapeakeBayBridge #Annapolis #WednesdayWisdom
#NationalBeerDay

Have a cold one where George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and many other leaders of our country have shared a 🍻.

Middleton Tavern - history is cool here.

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Preciosa ciudad, la he visitado en varias oportunidades y hemos disfrutado mucho sus restaurantes de mariscos.
Let's save Historic Annapolis and move the state capital to west Baltimore. Then maybe the legislature will pay attention to what the city needs!

Written by local bloggers, our stories are Your Guide to the City. Created by Annapolis Discovered. Written by local history buffs, blogs on Historian Annapolis bring readers insider perspectives on the newest museum exhibits, centuries-old landmarks, preservation initiatives happening within our historic city, and spotlights on leading local historians.

Timeline Photos 07/08/2021

Join Historic London Town and Gardens for Revolutionary London Town this weekend, July 10 - 11!

Step back in time with musket firings by the US Marine Corps Historical Company and the Chesapeake Independent Blues. Meet individuals from London Town's past and discover what they thought of the Revolution. Join them on guided tours, listen to a reading of the declaration, and participate in some colonial crafts!

Two days of activities means you and your family won't miss a thing! Details on their website.
https://www.historiclondontown.org/events

#revolutionarywar #reenactament #muskets #declarationofindependence #history #americanhistory #colonialhistory #visitmaryland #maryland

07/01/2021

Join the Seafarers YachtClub for a special July 4th weekend presentation. They are hosting a talk this Friday at 11 AM. Attendees will receive free ticket vouchers to tour the Tall Ships at Annapolis City Dock July 3-5, 2021.

ASL Interpretation will be provided.

Learn more at this link!

#fourthofjuly #independenceday #blackhistory #AmericanHistory

https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?id=C656F3F6-D8F3-3F7C-1F320524E96491F6

06/25/2021

Mark your calendars for the grand reopening of the Captain Avery Museum!

#chesapeakebay #history #annearundelcounty #southcounty #heritage #oysterfarming #fishing

A sneak peek at what you'll see when we reopen! (While the blue painters tape does complement the space, it won't be in the final exhibit.)

Join us Sunday, July 18, 12 PM - 4 PM to celebrate our museum reopening and a special exhibition of Shady Side artist, Norman Gross! More details at captainaverymuseum.org/events.

#captainaverymuseum #shadyside #annearundelcounty #chesapeakebayhistory

06/24/2021

Join Historic Annapolis for some festive Fourth of July fun. William Paca was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and you can enjoy his home and gardens on your visit to #Annapolis!

#fourthofjuly #independenceday #america #visitannapolis

https://www.annapolis.org/historic/events

Tall Ships in Annapolis for July 4th Weekend - Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park 06/22/2021

Tall Ships in Annapolis for July 4th Weekend - Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park

Historic and patriotic, spend the Fourth of July weekend in #Annapolis! #visitannapolis #FourthOfJuly #America #fireworks

https://amaritime.org/event/tall-ships/

Tall Ships in Annapolis for July 4th Weekend - Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park (AMM), National Park Service – Chesapeake Chapter, and the City of Annapolis invite Tall Ships to Celebrate the re-opening of Annapolis. Ships include: Tall Ship Providence Pride of Baltimore AMM’s historic skipjack Wilma Lee Programs throughout the weekend i...

Celebrating Freedom at the Inaugural 2021 Annapolis Juneteenth Festival 06/18/2021

Celebrating Freedom at the Inaugural 2021 Annapolis Juneteenth Festival

Celebrate the history of Juneteenth this Father's Day weekend at the inaugural Annapolis Juneteenth - 2021 festival.

#fathersday #fathersdayweekend #Juneteenth #visitannapolis

Celebrating Freedom at the Inaugural 2021 Annapolis Juneteenth Festival The parade route starting at this historic landmark and marching toward the celebration of music and heritage at the Bates Complex (also rich in African American history) echoes the message behind the entire festival: honor the past while celebrating the future.

Events & Programs | Historic London Town and Gardens | Maryland 06/16/2021

Events & Programs | Historic London Town and Gardens | Maryland

Explore history in Maryland and learn something new!

Join Historic London Town and Gardens for one of their tours or lectures this month! All of their programs can be found at this link.

https://www.historiclondontown.org/events

#historytour #livinghistory #familyvacation #summervacation

Events & Programs | Historic London Town and Gardens | Maryland London Town offers a wide variety of family friendly events and programs throughout the year

The Best Summer Family Road Trips for 2021 06/15/2021

The Best Summer Family Road Trips for 2021

Historic Family fun courtesy of New York Family ~

#familyvacation #summervacation #historicannapolis #annapolis #AmericanHistory

The Best Summer Family Road Trips for 2021 We know that while road trips can be intense, especially with younger kids, this time together will be part of the fabric of our children’s memories.

Photos from Historic London Town and Gardens's post 06/11/2021

It's garden season and we are so fortunate to have so many historic gardens in Annapolis & Anne Arundel County!

#visitannapolis #gardens #historicgarden #secretgarden #horticulture

A Glimpse into William Paca's Garden 06/10/2021

A Glimpse into William Paca's Garden

The William Paca House and Garden has reopened to visitors! Guided tours are offered on the half hour. Learn more on their website.

#historicannapolis #visitannapolis #annapolis #visitmaryland

https://www.visitannapolis.org/blog/stories/post/a-glimpse-into-william-pacas-garden/

A Glimpse into William Paca's Garden The William Paca House is one of the original five part Georgian Manor Homes built in Annapolis. A glimpse into Mr. Paca's Garden isn't just recommended, it's an absolute must! The Gardens, which were restored to their original grandeur as part of the bicentennial in 1976, are broken....

06/08/2021

Chase Home Garden

Stop by for a stroll at the Chase Home Garden at the Chase-Lloyd House and Chase Home. Not only was it built by a Founding Father, but it is a beautiful example of Georgian architecture and has an exquisite, native garden.

Watch the video for more info! #gardentour #secretgarden #visitannapolis #foundingfathers

Hammond-Harwood's Secret Garden Tour 06/04/2021

Hammond-Harwood's Secret Garden Tour

Hammond-Harwood House hosts its Secret Garden Tour this weekend! To learn more about this annual event and the features neighborhood, head to Annapolis Discovered's latest blog!

#secretgarden #gardentour #historichomes #VisitAnnapolis

https://www.visitannapolis.org/blog/stories/post/hammond-harwoods-secret-garden-tour/

Hammond-Harwood's Secret Garden Tour There is something just so magical about peeking through gardens, exploring behind gates, not knowing what you might find around the next corner.

Celebrating Freedom at the Inaugural 2021 Annapolis Juneteenth Festival 06/02/2021

Celebrating Freedom at the Inaugural 2021 Annapolis Juneteenth Festival

Learn more about the history behind 'Juneteenth' on Annapolis Discovered.

#juneteenth #annapolis #VisitAnnapolis #AlexHaley

Celebrating Freedom at the Inaugural 2021 Annapolis Juneteenth Festival “When I found I had crossed that line, I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything; the sun came like gold through trees, and over the fields, and I felt like I was in Heaven”. –Harriet Tubman, Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman...

Celebrating Freedom at the Inaugural 2021 Annapolis Juneteenth Festival 05/26/2021

Celebrating Freedom at the Inaugural 2021 Annapolis Juneteenth Festival

The Alex Haley-Kunta Kinte Memorials at City Dock are the country’s only memorials recognizing the name and point of entry for an enslaved person in America.

#Juneteenth #blackhistory #AmericanHistory #annapolishistory

Celebrating Freedom at the Inaugural 2021 Annapolis Juneteenth Festival “When I found I had crossed that line, I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person. There was such a glory over everything; the sun came like gold through trees, and over the fields, and I felt like I was in Heaven”. –Harriet Tubman, Scenes in the Life of Harriet Tubman...

05/25/2021

Join the historic skipjack Wilma Lee for the Blue Angels performance tomorrow. Two tickets left!

#blueangels #gonavy #visitannapolis

05/25/2021

Since the U.S. Navy Blue Angels begin their practice today across #Annapolis, we thought it might be fun to learn about the program and the history of their flight demonstrations!

Read more here: https://www.blueangels.navy.mil/history/

#usna #commissioningweek #visitannapolis #GoNavy #blueangels

05/24/2021

Join the Hammond-Harwood House for the return of the Secret Garden Tour! Tickets are available for purchase now.

#visitannapolis #americanhistory #secretgarden #historichome

The Secret Garden Tour is back!! After last year’s virtual gardens, this year’s tour will features private gardens in Murray Hill area! Tickets and volunteer sign up links are now open!

https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/event/secret-garden-tour/

05/21/2021

Enjoy some history this weekend and tour the Maryland State House!

It reopens today!

#visitannapolis #maryland #americanhistory

Amazing news- our State House is set to reopen to the general public this Friday, May 21st! For details head to their website- it's good to be back!

Be sure to check their website for additional information before planning your visit.

#statehouse #annapolis #visitannapolis #visitmaryland #statecapitol #statecapital #washingtondc #revolutionarywar #georgewashington #historic #capitoldome #visitthecapitol

Goshen Farm: Preservation, Restoration, Education 05/20/2021

Goshen Farm: Preservation, Restoration, Education

Full of history, hiking, a sharing garden and an apiary! Get to know Historic Goshen Farm & Educational Center!

#historichome #goshenfarm #visitannapolis

Goshen Farm: Preservation, Restoration, Education Following the shaded winding access road to a parking area, we began the adventure of self-touring this unique 22-acre parcel located behind Cape St. Claire Elementary School.

05/17/2021

The The Lost Towns Project is hosting a FREE virtual lecture Tuesday, May 18th at 12 pm.

The subject will be all about the County-led preservation efforts to save the historic Earleigh Heights B&A Ranger Station located in Severna Park.

The Zoom talk will highlight the building’s history as a 19th century general store and post office, its role as a Railroad platform, and how, without it Severna park might not be what it is today!

Register for this FREE presentation here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeymCY_bMZgHE2o2Mth1NR6pgIBOPIU606BL6-2aaY9UKofIg/viewform

The Maynard-Burgess House and the History of Free African Americans in Annapolis 05/14/2021

The Maynard-Burgess House and the History of Free African Americans in Annapolis

Learn more about the historic Maynard-Burgess House which was purchased by a free black man, John Maynard, in 1847. He then went on to marry and purchase the freedom of his wife and several members of her family.

#slaveryinamerica #blackhistory #americanhistory #africanamericanhistory #artifacts #maynardburgesshouse

The Maynard-Burgess House and the History of Free African Americans in Annapolis The Maynard-Burgess House and records from the time provide insight on how free African Americans lived alongside their white neighbors from the time when most black Americans were enslaved to the post-Civil War period when racism remained ever present.

05/14/2021

Want to experience archaeology first hand?

The Anne Arundel County Archaeology Lab accepts volunteers to help process artifacts, including washing, labeling, sorting, and cataloging. No experience is needed; children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Currently, the lab is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00-3:00.

Volunteers must sign up here in advance. https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/366982120990830090/false#/invitation

#juniorarchaeology #archaeology #londontown #annapolis #artifacts #science #stem

05/13/2021

This Friday, May 14th, join County Archaeologist Jane Cox when she unveils an exciting new archaeological discovery made just last month on the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. Be one of the first to see artifacts that have been buried for nearly 350 years!

Register here for this in-person event: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeymCY_bMZgHE2o2Mth1NR6pgIBOPIU606BL6-2aaY9UKofIg/viewform

#archaeology #parksandrec #visitannapolis #preservation #americanhistory

From the Past and Into the Future: Horse Racing in Annapolis and Eastern Maryland 05/12/2021

From the Past and Into the Future: Horse Racing in Annapolis and Eastern Maryland

As the Preakness rides into history this weekend, learn more about the birth of horse racing in America and its early roots in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County!

#preakness #horseracing #horsetrack #marylandjockeyclub #visitannapolis #visitbwi

From the Past and Into the Future: Horse Racing in Annapolis and Eastern Maryland Not just the birth of a nation, but the birth of horse racing in Colonial America! According to historians, that first (horse) track was built somewhere along West Street presumably where the Graduate Hotel lies today.

05/11/2021

Book a heritage cruise on the Historic Skipjack, Wilma Lee! Perfect for learning about the bay's history and ecology while enjoying the views of #Annapolis from the water.

Visit their webiste to book your cruise!

#visitannapolis #annapolis #visitmaryland #annapolismaritimemuseum

https://amaritime.org/wilmalee/

05/10/2021

Exciting news, the Tall Ship Lynx returns to the Annapolis Waterfront! This tall ship we be docked along the #Annapolis waterfront, you can't miss it!

#visitannapolis #annapolismaryland #tallship #Annapolis

Tall Ship Lynx returns to the Annapolis Waterfront & Sailing Center May 8-24. The ship will be docked at the dock at the end of Prince George Street in downtown Annapolis. Annapolis City Recreation and Parks is organizing, in cooperation with the Annapolis Waterfront & Sailing Center, sailing experiences for underserved youth. Lynx will be open for deck tours Tuesday through Sunday 11:00 am to 4:30 pm starting Sunday, May 9, except for 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm on Saturdays. #mdinfocus #Annapolis #annapolissailing #tallships #tallshiplynx #citydock

Photos from Historic London Town and Gardens's post 05/07/2021

History and Nature! Take mom for a stroll through the azalea glade or tour one of this historic building at Historic London Town and Gardens. Make sharing time with family this weekend a priority!

#visitannapolis #annapolis #londontown #gardens #historicgarden #mothersday #weekendplans

Historic London Town and Gardens Celebrates 50 Years with Anniversary Lecture Series 05/04/2021

Historic London Town and Gardens Celebrates 50 Years with Anniversary Lecture Series

From a seaport town on the South River founded in 1683, to an Almshouse in the late 1800's to a 23 acre historic garden, historic property and wedding venue today- Historic London Town and Gardens has been busy over the last 50 years!

📸 Historic London Town and Gardens

#londontown #annapolis #visitannapolis #50thanniversary #visitmaryland #southriver #colonialhistory #tavern #archaeology #historicsite #gardens

Historic London Town and Gardens Celebrates 50 Years with Anniversary Lecture Series The first visitors to Historic London Town and Gardens in Edgewater, Maryland, signed the fresh new registry book on April 15, 1971. At that time, the gardens were still being developed, and the c.1760 William Brown House had not yet finished its restoration work. However, the site still offered

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