September 27, 2023
Annapolis, US 60 F

St. John’s celebrates 3 centuries of silver in Annapolis

stjohnsIn celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College, the community is invited to the special event “Three Centuries of Silver in Annapolis: Creating, Collecting, Cherishing.”  Participants will explore the integral role that silver objects played in the history of our city, state, and nation—from the colonial era to American naval ships at sea. The event, which features illustrated talks by noted experts about historic silver in Annapolis and a Silver Tea and Wine Reception catered by Reynolds Tavern, will take place on Friday, May 15 from 1 to 5 p.m. in Mellon Hall’s Conversation Room at St. John’s College. All participants will receive a souvenir program and guide to local silver collections.

Admission is $50. To purchase tickets and for more information, visit or contact Kathy Dulisse at [email protected] or 410-626-2530.

Schedule of the Day:

1 – 1:10 p.m. Welcome and Introductions

1:10 – 2:15 p.m. State History in Silver: The Story of the USS “Maryland” Silver Service

  • Louis Feuchter’s Role in the Design of the USS “Maryland” Silver Service Thomas R. Dawson, Dawson Gallery
  • The USS “Maryland” Silver Service: An Illustrated Talk Elaine Rice Bachmann, director of Artistic Property, Maryland State Archives

2:15 – 3:15 p.m. William Faris and the Silversmiths of Annapolis’s Golden Age

  • Mark B. Letzer, Maryland Historical Society

3:15 – 5 p.m. Silver Tea and Wine Reception, Catered by Reynolds Tavern

  • Special Demonstration of Silver Leaf on Vellum by Artist and Educator Jean Brinton Jaecks

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