Tag: History

: “Sail Away” while learning the history of the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind

: “Sail Away” while learning the history of the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind

| July 9, 2018

Tunes and Tales of the Golden Age of Annapolis by Tom Guay Tom’s fiddle playing takes you on a trip back in time to The Golden Age of Annapolis (1750-1783). Tom plays brings the life and times of Annapolis to life with stories of the social and musical events that enriched the lives of this […]

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Sail Away” while learning the history of the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind

Sail Away” while learning the history of the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind

| July 2, 2018

Before the Bay Bridge, History of the Chesapeake Bay Beach Resorts by Stephanie Sperling. From the mid-1800s through the 1950s, countless resorts and summer communities sprung up along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. People from Washington D.C. and Baltimore flocked here using new transportation networks, like steamships, trains, and paved roads. Most resorts featured […]

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Sail Away” while learning the history of the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind

Sail Away” while learning the history of the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind

| June 25, 2018

The Key to Annapolis History, by Jeff Holland. The Key to Annapolis history lies right there in the harbor. It can’t be found by looking port; and it can’t by looking starboard. It’s only when you drop the hook that the secret can be found when you anchor, you’ll discover that the bottom of the […]

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Sail Away while learning the history of the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind

Sail Away while learning the history of the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind

| June 18, 2018

Legends and Lore of the Annapolis Waterfront by Dave Gendell Dave brings aboard and entertaining and compelling set of stories and insights around Annapolis history, the Naval Academy, the sailing scene, and the personalities that make Annapolis one of the world’s most unique waterfront communities. Cruise departs from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel at 6:30pm and […]

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“Sail Away” while learning the history of the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind

“Sail Away” while learning the history of the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind

| June 11, 2018

The Life of Frederick Douglas with William Ridgley. Frederick Douglass was described as a living counter-example that blacks we’re ignorant and unable to learn to read or write. Come learn how his everyday life was as a slave and how he was able to escape slavery. Born in Baltimore, raised in Annapolis, William grew up […]

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John Beakes and Washington’s Officers: Otho Holland Williams in the American Revolution

John Beakes and Washington’s Officers: Otho Holland Williams in the American Revolution

| May 19, 2018

The Rising Sun Inn Spring Author Series presents John Beakes and Washington’s Officers. Join us on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at the Rising Sun Inn in Crownsville, Maryland, for John’s presentation on Otho Holland Williams in the American Revolution. Admission for Friends of the Rising Sun Inn members is $12.00 and $15.00 for non-members. John’s […]

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“Sail Away” while learning the history of the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind:

“Sail Away” while learning the history of the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind:

| May 14, 2018

Enjoy a historically guided 2 hour sunset sailing cruise with one of our local historians. Cruises depart from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel at 6:30pm and return at 8:30pm. Tickets are $46/adult, $29/child under 12 yrs. and include a soft drink and snack. Beer and wine are available for purchase. www.schoonerwoodwind.com 410-263-7837

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Shore Party

Shore Party

| May 12, 2018

Join living history sailors to try your hand at rope making and seamanship, learn how sailors lived day to day, and experience the art and science of navigation. Free costume rentals are available to children.

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John Beakes and Washington’s Officers: “Light HOrse Harry” Lee in the War for Independence

John Beakes and Washington’s Officers: “Light HOrse Harry” Lee in the War for Independence

| April 21, 2018

The Rising Sun Inn Spring Author Series presents John Beakes and Washington’s Officers. Join us on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at the Rising Sun Inn in Crownsville, Maryland, for John’s presentation on “Light Horse Harry” Lee in the War for Independence. Admission for Friends of the Rising Sun Inn members is $12.00 and $15.00 for […]

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Rising Sun Inn Spring Author Series: John Beakes and Washington’s Officers

Rising Sun Inn Spring Author Series: John Beakes and Washington’s Officers

| April 7, 2018

The Rising Sun Inn Spring Author Series presents John Beakes and Washington’s Officers. John’s lifelong passion for military history was the driving force to tell the largely untold story of George Washington’s success in building a team of outstanding military leaders from the young clerks, shopkeepers, farmers, and sons of the landed gentry who fought […]

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Entertaining the Troops: The USO in World War II

Entertaining the Troops: The USO in World War II

| February 11, 2018

Join the Friends of the Rising Sun Inn on February 11, 2018, at the historic Rising Sun Inn located at 1090 Generals Highway, Crownsville, Maryland, for a special educational program, Entertaining the Troops: The USO in World War II. Historical interpreter Vincent”Spam” Turner and son, Vince “Bubba” Turner, share the history of World War II […]

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Sail Away” while learning the history of the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind

Sail Away” while learning the history of the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind

| September 25, 2017

The Maritime Republic of Eastport…Still Revolting After All These Years with Kevin Brooks Join Eastport Oyster Boy and Local Revolutionary Kevin “Brother Shucker” Brooks for an entertaining look at the upstart “Maritime Republic of Eastport”‘s interesting and down right fun history through the past four centuries. Historic forts, world class boat building centers, proud diversity, […]

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“Sail Away” while learning the history of the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind

“Sail Away” while learning the history of the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind

| September 18, 2017

Pirates of the Chesapeake with Heather Ersts. Pirates have plied the waters of the Chesapeake Bay for hundreds of years, and still do today. Hear tales of Black Beard, the town dubbed the “Nest of Pirates,” and today’s modern pirates as you sail along the same waterways they have sailed. Cruises depart from the Annapolis […]

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Sail Away” while learning the history of the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind:

Sail Away” while learning the history of the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind:

| September 11, 2017

History Cruise: Eating, Drinking and Making Merry in Colonial Annapolis with Diane Rey. Set sail with Anne Catharine Green, Annapolis’ 18th century Printer to the Province, a woman far ahead of her time; to discover the kinds of activities that helped make Annapolis the “Athens of America” during its golden age. Learn about early tavern […]

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Sail Away” while learning the history of the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind:

Sail Away” while learning the history of the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind:

| September 11, 2017

History Cruise: Eating, Drinking and Making Merry in Colonial Annapolis with Diane Rey. Set sail with Anne Catharine Green, Annapolis’ 18th century Printer to the Province, a woman far ahead of her time; to discover the kinds of activities that helped make Annapolis the “Athens of America” during its golden age. Learn about early tavern […]

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“Sail Away” while learning the history of the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind

“Sail Away” while learning the history of the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind

| June 30, 2017

Environmental History of the Bay by Alice Christman How is the Bay? It’s a popular question to ask when you are cruising. But how has the Bay changed is also a good question. We’ll talk about the environmental history of the Bay, starting with what John Smith saw leading up to today. Hosted by the […]

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New Book Highlights Towns Of Chesapeake

New Book Highlights Towns Of Chesapeake

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cities and Towns of the Chesapeake, by William B. Cronin was recently released. The book pictorially tells of Maryland’s history as it unfolds along the waterways of the Chesapeake Bay, where European exploration, colonization, and commercial development of the Bay’s resources connected the cities, towns, and ports. Blockade running from three different wars brought national conflict […]

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Thanksgiving Essay Contest For Students

Thanksgiving Essay Contest For Students

| October 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

In honor of Thanksgiving, The Arc Central Chesapeake Region is hosting an essay contest celebrating diversity within our community. Students are asked to answer the following: Knowing people who have different abilities, ideas and cultures helps us to learn compassion, empathy, and grow as human beings. The first Thanksgiving in America brought together two groups […]

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“Land Of The Free” Celebrated In September

“Land Of The Free” Celebrated In September

| September 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Several special events are coming up this fall in Maryland to honor the state’s history and those who served for freedom. In conjunction with the Office of Tourism’s Spotlight on “Land of the Free” this September, which will highlight the state’s deep ties to independence, these events – and others throughout the state, including the Eastern Shore — are the […]

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