6 Inspired Ways to Celebrate June

By: Katie Redmiles

Savor June and the beautiful weather that’s finally come our way by enjoying a history themed — or inspired — event in the coming days. We found concerts, lavender fields and a whole lot of soul to connect our past to the present as we welcome the Summer solstice. Douglass Reading Room In celebration of […]

June 18, 2018


11 Can’t-Miss History Events in Annapolis this May

By: Katie Redmiles

For the rest of the month, we’ve curated our favorite picks of events happening at our area heritage and historical sites. Learn a little, have a little fun, make some memories! Grab your calendar and schedule a momentous May with these can’t-miss history events: ArchiTrex Take a 2-hour walking tour and 300 year journey of […]

May 11, 2018


Make a Date with History this Spring

By: Ann Powell

Just a couple more weeks of indoor time, and soon we’ll be out smelling the lilacs and strolling the sunny streets of Annapolis enjoying its history this spring. Until then, check out some of these terrific events that the good folks at Historic Annapolis have organized for us. Are we the luckiest people in the […]

March 13, 2018


Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Celebration

By: Kat Spitzer

Born into slavery in Talbot County, MD sometime during 1818, Frederick Douglass grew to be an author, abolitionist, social reformer, and the first African American to hold a high U.S. government rank. His achievements still resound today throughout Maryland and the the country today. During the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Celebration (a state-wide, yearlong event), celebrate […]

February 12, 2018


Secrets are Revealed at the National Cryptologic Museum

By: Ann Powell

Enigma…Sigsaly…Cryptanalytic Bombe…If you recognize these terms, then you’ve probably read lots of spy novel—or you’re employed in our nation’s defense. Either way, you can actually see these historic code-making and code-breaking devices at the National Cryptologic Museum. This absolutely fascinating museum is located adjacent to the National Security Agency headquarters at Fort Meade, right here […]

August 07, 2017


Take a Walk through the Naval Academy Museum’s Gallery of Ships

By: Kat Spitzer

For many first time visitors to Annapolis, and even for some locals in the area, the United States Naval Academy can seem like a bit of a mystery. Many don’t know that the USNA grounds – known as the “Yard” – are open to the public, free of charge, all year-round (with valid ID). Once […]

May 12, 2017


The Banneker-Douglass Museum

By: Kat Spitzer

Seeking a bit of African-American History the next time you’re in historic Annapolis? Look no further than the Banneker-Douglass Museum (84 Franklin St., Annapolis, MD 21401), Maryland’s official museum of African American heritage. Named after Marylanders Benjamin Banneker and Frederick Douglass, the Banneker-Douglass Museum highlights the innovations, resilience, and achievements of African-American Marylanders. Among other notable Maryland […]

April 12, 2017


Visit the Ruth Starr Rose Exhibit at the Mitchell Gallery

By: Kat Spitzer

If you love art and Maryland history, there’s no better exhibit to visit this winter than what’s going on at the Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College from January 11th through February 26th. Ruth Starr Rose: Revelations of African American Life in Maryland and the World is the first comprehensive exhibition of paintings and […]

January 27, 2017


A Trip to the Maryland State House

By: Kat Spitzer

You may know a few historic facts about the Maryland State House: It’s the oldest state house in continuous use; the only state house with its original, wooden dome; once stood as the U.S. Capitol Building; and was the signing place of the Treaty of Paris in 1783. What you may not know is that […]

November 09, 2016


Historic London Town and Gardens

By: Kat Spitzer

Historic London Town and Gardens is one of the crown jewels of Four Rivers Heritage Area, and Annapolis as a whole. Situated on 23 acres of land against the South River in Edgewater,  London Town is steeped in history. An active archaeological site on location offers a glimpse into the lives of London Town’s early […]

September 23, 2016