The Annapolis History Consortium will give the panel presentation “Annapolis 1865: Peace At Last!” at St. John’s College. The presentation is the fifth in a series that tells the story of Annapolis during the Civil War through the words of the people of that time and contemporary illustrations. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium on Tuesday, April 21 at 8 p.m.
At the conclusion of the Civil War, Annapolis experienced a visit from President Lincoln and his subsequent assassination, the departure of the Union Army, and the return of the U.S. Naval Academy, among other important moments in history. The Annapolis History Consortium’s panel presentation, part of the Maryland History Lecture series at St. John’s College, examines the city’s reaction to these events and the adjustments that followed.
The Maryland History Lecture series is co-sponsored by the Friends of St. John’s College and the Anne Arundel County Trust for Historic Preservation.