Maryland Day celebrations abound

| March 20, 2014
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Maryland-FlagMaryland Day marks the formal founding of the colony of Maryland, when settlers from England celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving on St. Clement’s Island in what is now St. Mary’s County, Maryland. The Maryland settlement was authorized under a charter granted on June 20, 1632 by Charles I of England to Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron of Baltimore. On March 25th, the English settlers held a day of thanksgiving on the island for the safe end to their voyage. In 1916, the Maryland General Assembly authorized Maryland Day as a legal holiday devoted to Maryland history. 

For the seventh year in a row, Four Rivers Heritage Area is partnering with regional heritage organizations and businesses to showcase the area’s historical, cultural and natural heritage. Events and activities will take place throughout the Maryland Day Celebration weekend of March 21, 22, and 23 for one dollar or less; many of the activities are FREE!

Participants include:

Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Conference and Visitors Bureau: 26 West Street and Annapolis City Dock 

Annapolis Maritime Museum: 723 Second Street and Creek View Drive, Eastport 

Annapolis Tours by Watermark®

Anne Arundel County Trust for Preservation (ACT, Inc.) with the Lost Towns Project: Galesville Community Center, 922 West Benning Road, Galesville, MD 

Annapolis Commission on Maryland’s Constitution of 1864 and the Abolishment of Slavery with Our Legacy Tours; Susan Campbell Park, City Dock, Annapolis 

Banneker-Douglass Museum: 84 Franklin Street, Annapolis 

Captain Avery Museum: 1418 East West Shady Side Road, Shady Side 

Charles Carroll House: 107 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis 

Chase-Lloyd House: 22 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis 

Chesapeake Bay Foundation: Philip Merrill Environmental Center, 6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis, and 4800 Atwell Road, Shady Side 

Chesapeake Children’s Museum: 25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis 

Courthouse Museum in the Anne Arundel County Courthouse: 7 Church Circle, Annapolis 

Deale Area Historical Society at Historic Village Museum, 389 Deale Road, Tracey’s Landing 

Galesville Heritage Museum: 988 Main Street, Galesville 

Hammond-Harwood House: 19 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis 

Historic Annapolis Museum: 99 Main Street, Annapolis 

Historic London Town and Gardens: 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater 

Hogshead: 43 Pinkney Street, Annapolis 

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts: 801 Chase Street, Annapolis 

Maryland State Archives: 350 Rowe Blvd, Annapolis 

Maryland State House: 100 State Circle, Annapolis 

Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College: 60 College Ave, Annapolis 

St. John’s College: 60 College Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401 

United States Naval Academy Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center: 52 King George Street, Annapolis 

West Annapolis Heritage Partnership with MainStreets Annapolis Partnership: Wimsey Cove Maps & Art, 103 Annapolis Street, Annapolis 

William Paca House: 186 Prince George Street, Annapolis 

Bring the whole family to Annapolis and Southern Anne Arundel County for three days of fun, interactive and educational activities that celebrate the best of Maryland’s unique history, natural resources, and culture. New this year: Maryland Day Passports! Pick up your Four Rivers Maryland Day Passport and start exploring the heritage area. This special activity allows visitors with a passport to receive a free stamp from participating sites throughout Maryland Day weekend. Also NEW this year will be free transportation services, courtesy of Towne Transport, from Downtown Annapolis to West Annapolis on Saturdday, March 22, and from Downtown Annapolis to South County sites on Sunday, March 23.

Four Rivers, one of Maryland’s 12 certified state heritage areas, is a nonprofit organization operating in partnership with the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, Anne Arundel County, the City of Annapolis, the Town of Highland Beach, and heritage-related organizations and businesses. Its mission is to stimulate preservation and economic development of the region by supporting and promoting its natural, historic and cultural resources. Our website URL is www.fourriversheritage.org. For more information about the Maryland Day Celebration event, please visit the event website, www.marylandday.org, or call Carol Benson at 410-222-1805. E-mail contact: Heritage_Area@aacounty.org.

Comprehensive List of Maryland Day Celebration 2014 Events: 

Friday, March 21, 2014 

AAACCVB Visitors Center, 26 West Street, and City Dock Information Booth, Annapolis. Volunteer Information Specialists can help you plan activities for your Maryland Day Celebration adventures. Free, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Stop by to pick up your copy of the Maryland Day Passport!

Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis. Visitors can join one of our trained docents for a guided tour of the historic McNasby oyster packing plant. The exhibit features an 850 gallon aquarium filled with Chesapeake Bay critters as well as a waterman workboat “Miss Lonesome.” The interactive exhibit allows visitors to participate in activities such as hand tonging from the washboards of our workboat, dressing as a waterman, and culling oysters. Event is free, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 4800 Atwell Road, Shady Side. Help restore the native oyster population by constructing concrete reef balls that will serve as habitat for oysters, fish, blue crabs, and other critters. Dress appropriately – gloves, boots, and warm clothes that can get wet and dirty – as this is an outdoor event. Tour the Oyster Restoration Center afterwards to learn all that CBF is doing to restore the native oyster population in the Bay. Limited to 25 people. Children and teenagers welcome with adult supervision Event is Free, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Advanced registration is required, contact mhoffman@cbf.org or call 410-268-8816.

Courthouse Museum, Anne Arundel County Courthouse, 7 Church Circle, Annapolis. If you like the shows CSI or Law and Order, this exhibit is for you! Come to the Courthouse to see the exhibition Crossroads of the Community that illustrates the history that happened right here in Annapolis. Members of the team who created the exhibit will be on hand to provide more details. There is no need to go through the Courthouse security to visit this exhibit. Free, 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis. In 1906, Hester Harwood placed an advertisement in the local newspaper to help her rent out rooms in her 18th-century home. Follow in the footsteps of the people who responded to her ad, touring the home (now a museum) and viewing the Harwood’s family heirlooms. Tours are $1 and last for approximately 30 minutes; the last tour is at 5:30pm. $1 per person, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Info: www.hammondharwoodhouse.org, 410-263-4683.

Maryland State Archives, 350 Rowe Blvd, Annapolis. “That hereafter, in this State, there shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude.” Under Article 24 of Maryland’s Constitution, all enslaved people in the state were emancipated. The enslaved people of Maryland weren’t freed by President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which only applied to those slaves that were held in states in rebellion. Today, visit the State Archives for a behind the scenes tour that includes stops in the stacks, conservation lab, and viewing original documents related to the 1864 emancipation of Maryland’s enslaved people. You will need to show a photo-ID when you arrive. Free, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Maryland State House, 100 State Circle, Annapolis. “All persons held to service or labor as slaves, are hereby declared free.” With these words, 150 years ago this year, Maryland freed its enslaved population under its new state constitution. This momentous act was required because Maryland’s enslaved individuals were not freed by President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, which only affected the states in rebellion. Emancipation in Maryland was not without great debate, and its passage was not easy nor was it comprehensive. Today, visit the restored Old House of Delegates Chamber in the Maryland State House to see the room where the Constitution of 1864 was debated and to hear historians and curators from the Maryland State Archives discuss the importance of the Constitution of 1864. Photo ID is required to enter the State House. Formal remarks will be given on the half hour. Free, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College, 60 College Ave, Mellon Hall, Annapolis. Survey the history of the word-image relationship in art from the Renaissance to the aftermath of the First World War, in the exhibition, “Dialogues: Words and Images and Art, 1500-1924.” Simple titles for works of art, the inclusion of words within images, literary descriptions of objects, visual illustrations of texts, and embedded texts inseparable from images are explored through works on loan from the National Gallery of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art, Syracuse University Art Collections, Georgetown University Special Collections, the Enoch Pratt Library Special Collections and private collectors. This exhibition of over 45 prints, paintings, and texts, is curated by David Gariff, senior lecturer at the National Gallery of Art. Free, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

United States Naval Academy, Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center (Enter at Gate 1, Randall Street). Enjoy a one and a half hour guided walking tour of the Naval Academy, including the crypt of John Paul Jones, Revolutionary

War naval hero. At the tour, cross the street to tour the USNA Museum and see the original DONT GIVE UP THE SHIP flag from the War of 1812. Receive a FREE booklet on John Paul Jones upon request at the Information Desk. $1.00 when presenting a printed coupon from the Visitor Center webpage at www.usnabsd.com/for-visitors. Or, show the coupon on a smart phone. (Must have coupon to receive special deal) Visitor Center Hours: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Tour Times: Fri. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

West Annapolis Heritage Partnership, Illustrated talk to help you relive the era of the Baltimore Annapolis Short Line Railroad. “Ride the Rails” with Ken Rucker of the National Capital Trolley Museum. Learn how the 1887 line from Annapolis to Baltimore changed the history of West Annapolis, incorporated as a town in 1890 with two railroad stations. Free. Event will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 22, 2014 

SPECIAL MARYLAND DAY FLAG-RAISING CEREMONY, 10:00 a.m. Flag Pole at Susan Campbell Park, Annapolis. Four Rivers Heritage Area and partners present a spirit-lifting flag raising ceremony! All are welcome, free and open to the public. Music by the Annapolis Drum and Bugle Corps and flag detail by the award-winning USNA League Cadets of the Training Ship Mercedes. Info: www.marylandday.org, 410-222-1805.

Start off your day with this interesting walking tour lead by Francis Scott Key! A tour through downtown Annapolis and the United States Naval Academy, full of interesting facts, sponsored by Annapolis Tours by Watermark®. Learn about the local War of 1812 connections. There is no advance registration required. The tour starts at City Dock at Susan Campbell Park and ends at the State House exterior. Free and open to the public, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PLEASE bring a US Govt. issued Photo ID. Walk will start directly after the official flag raising ceremony! www.annapolistours.com.

As part of the commemoration of the sesquicentennial (150th) anniversary of Maryland’s Emancipation in 1864, join Our Legacy Tours, in partnership with the Annapolis Commission on Maryland’s Constitution of 1864 and the Abolishment of Slavery, as we walk from the Docks of the City, where the first inhabitants of Maryland stepped on soil in the new world. We’ll pass the Kunta Kinte Memorial, the Chase Lloyd House, and the State Capital where Article 24 was signed into law making Maryland the first State to voluntarily end slavery, on November 1, 1864. On this route you will meet: Pvt. Joshua Savoy, USCT, Company D, from Annapolis, Maryland; Sall Wilks, slave of Edward Lloyd, IV, and great grandmother of Daniel Hale Williams; and Frederick Douglass will also make an appearance before retiring to his summer home at Highland Beach. The tour starts at Susan Campbell Park, City Dock, Annapolis. Meet the tour at the Flag Pole. Free, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

AAACCVB Visitors Center, 26 West Street, and City Dock Information Booth, Annapolis. Volunteer Information Specialists can help you plan activities for your Maryland Day Celebration adventures. Free, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Stop by to pick up your copy of the Maryland Day Passport!

Banneker-Douglass Museum, 84 Franklin St., Annapolis. Making it Work: Three Emerging Women ArtistsDrop by the Banneker-Douglass Museum for FREE docent led tours on Saturday, March 22. Explore the museum with experienced guides who will lead you on a tour of Maryland’s African American heritage. Free, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Charles Carroll House of Annapolis, 107 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis. Learn about the 3 generations of the Charles Carroll family who lived here and explore the newly updated family tree. See if you are a descendant! A genealogist will be present to help you with researching your family history. Fun, educational

activities will be provided for children to start tracing their own family tree. See the photography exhibit of ancestral Carroll homes on both sides of the Atlantic and come to photographer Denny Lynch’s presentation at noon. (There will be no presentation by Denny Lynch on Sunday). Free, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Chase-Lloyd House, 22 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis. 443-994-1830. Please join the Weems Creek Jammers at the Chase Lloyd House, to celebrate Maryland Day. These local musicians will be taking us back to earlier times in our Free State to hear and waltz to the tunes of the day. The beautiful dining room of the house will provide plenty of space for waltzing the afternoon away. After warming up, you will be welcome to join the discussion in the Chase Home garden about early spring organic gardening and composting. The Jammers will perform throughout the afternoon, but for the convenience of all, please arrive at the Chase Lloyd House on the hour or half-hour between 2:00 PM and 4:30 PM on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Free.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Merrill Center, 6 Herndon Ave., Annapolis. Attend a lecture about the Chesapeake Bay! Learn about the current state of the Bay and the forecast for its future and how you can make a difference in the health of this beautiful, fragile waterway. Tour CBF’s environmentally sustainable headquarters building and find out why it is one of the world’s most energy efficient buildings. Get a firsthand look at how CBF incorporated natural elements into a fully functional workspace which has minimal impact on its Bay and creek-front surroundings. You are welcome to walk the grounds and enjoy the beautiful natural scenery on your own after the formal tour. Free, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Space is limited to 25 people. Advanced registration is required. To register, go to www.cbf.org/calendar and look for MD Day activity on March 22, 2014. Questions? Contact Heather Tuckfield, htuckfield@cbf.org or call 410-268-8816. Info: www.cbf.org.

Chesapeake Children’s Museum, 25 Silopanna Rd., Annapolis. What was it like to live here before the English came? Acorns were for flour, clay was for pots, and sticks were for children’s games. Take a walk through the timeless woodlands along the creek. Join in some games, crafts, and storytelling to find how Native Americans incorporated nature into their daily lives. $1.00 per person, ages 2+, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Historic Annapolis Museum and Store, 99 Main St., Annapolis. Visitors will see and hear the story of resistance to servitude and slavery in the Chesapeake region. The interactive exhibit takes visitors from the Colonial Period through the Civil War. Historic Annapolis volunteer exhibit guides will be on-hand throughout the exhibit to answer questions. Free. LAST ENTRY TIME INTO THE EXHIBIT WILL BE AT 3:45 PM.

Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road; Edgewater. Come explore the 23-acre museum and park of London Town, which includes the circa 1760 William Brown House, a National Historic Landmark, reconstructed colonial buildings, and an ongoing archaeological investigation in search of the “lost Town” of London. Wander the eight-acre Woodland Garden of native plants and exotic species arranged along a one-mile trail before enjoying the seasonal Ornamental Gardens overlooking the South River. $1.00, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Hogshead, (Historic Annapolis), 43 Pinkney St., Annapolis. Experience the working class life of 18th-century Annapolis. Historic interpreters will relate the labor intensive and difficult lives of the lower class working men and women of Annapolis during the 18th century. Experience hands-on activities and hear tales of travel to the western frontier—you might be surprised how close it was! Free, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. LAST ENTRY TIME INTO HOGSHEAD WILL BE AT 3:45 PM.

Maryland State Archives, 350 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis. “That hereafter, in this State, there shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude.” Under Article 24 of Maryland’s Constitution, all enslaved people in the state were emancipated. The enslaved people of Maryland weren’t freed by President Lincoln’s Emancipation

Proclamation, which only applied to those slaves that were held in states in rebellion. Today, visit the State Archives for a behind the scenes tour that includes stops in the stacks, conservation lab, and viewing original documents related to the 1864 emancipation of Maryland’s enslaved people. You will need to show a photo-ID when you arrive.

Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College, 60 College Avenue, Mellon Hall, Annapolis. Survey the history of the word-image relationship in art from the Renaissance to the aftermath of the First World War, in the exhibition, “Dialogues: Words and Images and Art, 1500-1924.” Simple titles for works of art, the inclusion of words within images, literary descriptions of objects, visual illustrations of texts, and embedded texts inseparable from images are explored through works on loan from the National Gallery of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art, Syracuse University Art Collections, Georgetown University Special Collections, the Enoch Pratt Library Special Collections and private collectors. This exhibition of over 45 prints, paintings, and texts, is curated by David Gariff, senior lecturer at the National Gallery of Art. Free, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

St. John’s College, Francis Scott Key Auditorium, 60 College Avenue, Annapolis. Enjoy and learn about the music of the War of 1812 with Dr. David Hildebrand, a specialist in early American music. From Jefferson’s Embargo in 1807 through the triumphs at Fort McHenry and North Point, Americans sang against political opponents, and of great sea battles and naval heroes like Stephen Decatur and Oliver Hazard Perry. By late 1813 in Maryland and beyond, at home, on the streets, and in city hotels and theaters resounded “The Defence of Ft. M’Henry,” later known as “The Star-Spangled Banner.” This program climaxes in the true telling of the birth of the “Star Spangled Banner” in September, 1814, dispelling several lingering myths along the way. Francis Scott Key, author of our national anthem, was an alumnus of St. John’s College, Class of 1796. Free, 11:00 a.m.

United States Naval Academy, Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center (Enter at Gate 1, Randall Street). Enjoy a one and a half hour guided walking tour of the Naval Academy, including the crypt of John Paul Jones, Revolutionary War naval hero. At the tour, cross the street to tour the USNA Museum and see the original DONT GIVE UP THE SHIP flag from the War of 1812. Receive a FREE booklet on John Paul Jones upon request at the Information Desk. $1.00 when presenting a printed coupon from the Visitor Center webpage at www.usnabsd.com/for-visitors. Or, show the coupon on a smart phone. (Must have coupon to receive special deal) Visitor Center Hours: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Tour Times: Fri. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

William Paca House (Historic Annapolis), 186 Prince George St., Annapolis. Visit the 1765 Paca House and Garden to “get a glimpse” into the lives of a wealthy Annapolis family during the years leading up to the American Revolution. A historic interpreter portraying William Paca, a Signer of the Declaration of Independence, will be on-site, inside the home, from 12-4 to lend insight into Paca’s life. Historic Annapolis volunteer docents will be stationed inside the home to answer questions. $1.00; Free for HA members, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Garden); 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Tour). LAST ENTRY TIME INTO THE HOUSE WILL BE AT 3:45 PM.

West Annapolis Heritage Partnership. Wimsey Cove Maps & Art, 103 Annapolis St., Annapolis. Relive a day of adventure celebrating the 135th anniversary of West Annapolis’ involvement with the WB&A Railroad. Grab your copy of the new “Walk the Village of West Annapolis: A Scavenger Hunt for History.” From kids’ activities, decking yourself out for an imaginary train trip, or grabbing a bite to eat, you will rediscover a wonderful era in our history. Special guests include: Sam Shepherd, President of the Severna Park Railroad Club, the Friends of the B&A Trail, and their exquisite exhibit of train dioramas highlighting the WB&A. Free, 10: a.m.

Free, 11:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. www.westannapolis.org/heritagepartnership —Special Attractions at Each Store:

• Pick up your copy of the new Walk the Village of West Annapolis: A Scavenger Hunt for History at Wimsey Cove Maps & Art, 103 Annapolis St.

• 10:45-3:45: Ride the free Annapolis Trolley to and from West Annapolis, greeted each hour by a model from Retropolitan clothed in fashions from different decades – 1910-1960.

• 11:00-4:00: See the three models (dioramas) of the Bladen Street Station, Train on the Severn River Bridge, and the Severna Park Railroad Station, hand crafted by the Severna Park Railroad Club. Ask railroad questions of Mike Zitzmann, Hal Olson and Sam Shepherd (at Green Pedals, Wimsey Cove Maps & Art, and Cottonseed Glory on Annapolis St.).

• 11:00, 1:00 and 3:00. Re-live a day on the B&A with a talk by Sam Shepherd, historian of the B&A Trail at Cottonseed Glory, 104 Annapolis Street Lower Level.

• 12 – 4:00: Children’s Activities at Tara’s Gifts, 10 Annapolis St.

• Shop: Visit every store in West Annapolis and discover something to make your railroading day special, from everything needed for travel (Wrayban), gifts from around the world (Tiger’s Eye), antiques and railroad china (Bon Vivant Antiques, West Annapolis Antiques) and that special train outfit for kids (The Giant Peach).

• Dine: Pack a picnic from the local produce at Graul’s Market, grab a cookie or loaf of bread at Great Harvest, munch on a B&A Turkey Ruben at Regina’s or an exotic treat at the Mexican Café.

Sunday, March 23, 2014 

AAACCVB Visitors Center, 26 West Street, Volunteer Information Specialists can help you plan activities for your Maryland Day Celebration adventures. Free, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Stop by to pick up your copy of the Maryland Day Passport!

Anne Arundel County Trust for Preservation (ACT, Inc) with the Lost Towns Project, Galesville Community Center, 922 West Benning Road, Galesville. The Anne Arundel County Trust for Preservation along with archaeologists from The Lost Towns Project will hold a community education and outreach event entitled, “Discover Archaeology in Your Backyard”. This event will highlight recent archaeological findings from the ca. 1870 Henry Wilson farmstead in Galesville, Maryland, the home of a freed slave who went on to become one of the wealthiest African-American landowners in South County. Professional archaeologists will be on-hand to display artifacts found during recent excavations at this and other South County sites. Community members are encouraged to bring questions about history in their own backyards. Free, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Captain Avery Museum, 1418 East West Shady Side Road, Shady Side. Come to the Captain Avery Museum for the unveiling of a new, exciting exhibit, “Seasons of the West River Waterman.” Learn about watermen, their knowledge and tools of the trade, from oystering, boat building and repair, to crabbing, fishing, and the roles they played in their families and communities. Free, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Charles Carroll House of Annapolis. 107 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis. Learn about the 3 generations of the Charles Carroll family who lived here and explore the newly updated family tree. See if you are a descendant! A genealogist will be present to help you with researching your family history. Fun, educational activities will be provided for children to start tracing their own family tree. See the photography exhibit of ancestral Carroll homes on both sides of the Atlantic. Free, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Chesapeake Children’s Museum, 25 Silopanna Rd., Annapolis. What was it like to live here before the English came? Acorns were for flour, clay was for pots, and sticks were for children’s games. Take a walk through the

timeless woodlands along the creek. Join in some games, crafts, and storytelling to find how Native Americans incorporated nature into their daily lives. $1.00 per person, ages 2+, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Deale Area Historical Society at Historic Village Museum. Herrington Harbour North Marina, 389 Deale Rd. (Rt. 256), Tracys Landing. Join Deale area residents at our nineteenth century Historic Village as they perform their daily chores. Churn butter and ice cream, spin yarn, weave fabric, decorate with embroidery or candle wicking, and tong for oysters. Children, take a lesson in ciphering at our one room school. Attend a Beneficial Society meeting. Learn about local War of 1812 skirmishes, and see our new informational sign. Refreshments sold by Honey’s Harvest. Free, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Galesville Heritage Museum, 988 Main Street, Galesville. Visit the Galesville Heritage Museum and explore local and South County history. Learn about the people that built the framework for the Galesville village as we know it today, and who would lay the foundation for the surrounding area. Search through videos, oral histories, photos, artifacts, and the enlightening “Stories of Stores” videos. Children can participate in a fun and educational archaeology program to see how our history is pieced together. Free, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road; Edgewater. Historic London Town and Gardens will celebrate Maryland’s birthday by offering $1 admission per day. On Sunday, the site will be open with over 30 costumed interpreters bringing the 300 year old seaport of London Town to life! Hearth cooking, demonstrations and colonial children’s games in the Lord Mayor’s Tenement, militia drills from the Anne Arundel county Militia, crafts and much more! Admission still only $1.00, 12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis. ARTFEST — Explore all that Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts has to offer at ArtFest on Sunday, March 23 from 1- 4 pm! From performances to art demonstrations; hands-on projects to gallery events, this FREE event will be an exciting afternoon full of fun and creativity for children and adults.

Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College, 60 College Avenue, Mellon Hall, Annapolis. Survey the history of the word-image relationship in art from the Renaissance to the aftermath of the First

World War, in the exhibition, “Dialogues: Words and Images and Art, 1500-1924.” Simple titles for works of art, the inclusion of words within images, literary descriptions of objects, visual illustrations of texts, and embedded texts inseparable from images are explored through works on loan from the National Gallery of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art, Syracuse University Art Collections, Georgetown University Special Collections, the Enoch Pratt Library Special Collections and private collectors. This exhibition of over 45 prints, paintings, and texts, is curated by David Gariff, senior lecturer at the National Gallery of Art. Free, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

United States Naval Academy, Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center (Enter at Gate 1, Randall Street). Enjoy a one and a half hour guided walking tour of the Naval Academy, including the crypt of John Paul Jones, Revolutionary War naval hero. At the tour, cross the street to tour the USNA Museum and see the original DONT GIVE UP THE SHIP flag from the War of 1812. Receive a FREE booklet on John Paul Jones upon request at the Information Desk. $1.00 when presenting a printed coupon from the Visitor Center webpage at www.usnabsd.com/for-visitors. Or, show the coupon on a smart phone. (Must have coupon to receive special deal) Visitor Center Hours: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Tour Times: Fri. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Village of West Annapolis, Shops along Annapolis Street, Annapolis. Discover the Creativity and can-do spirit of the shops along Annapolis Street. Free, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Get a complete listing of the activities at www.westannapolisbusiness.com or at www.westannapolis/heritagepartnership.org or stop in at 103 Annapolis Street.

Free Transportation schedule:

Saturday, March 22, 2014: Annapolis Trolley Stop  LOCATION 
on the hour every hour  CVB Visitor Center  25 Northwest Street 
:10  Charles Carroll House  on Duke of Gloucester 
:15  Historic Annapolis Museum  Front Door 
:20  USNA Gate 1  Gate 1 Parking Lot 
:25  Paca House  Prince George Street at East Street 
:30  Chase-Lloyd House  Front Door 
:35  St. John’s College  College Avenue at Prince George Street 
:40  Maryland State Archives  Front Door 
:45  Regina’s Restaurant, 26 Annapolis Street, West Annapolis  Front Door 
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